Photo: NY Daily News

Diva Mary J Blige recently bought a newly-constructed house for a reported $12.3 million in Saddle River, NJ. I didn't know Mary J Blige was stacking chips like that. Blige's new 4.2-acre digs originally went on the market last year for $17 million. Blige's home boasts a fitness center, hardwood basketball court. The mansion features a spiral staircase and an elevator. It's modeled after a French country manor and is equipped with a gourmet kitchen and wine tasting room.

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  • Bubbles

    She deserves it. Go Mary!

  • cupcakes

    Very nice!! Love it!

  • preciousfromomaha

    I love the house. Sandra I love the site keep doing what you are doing.

  • brwnsugga4you

    go mary!

  • Terry .W

    Thats the Hotness...

  • http://www.myspace.com/birdshu Bird

    Everyone seems so surprised to hear that Mary has money. She has been in the game dishing out platinum albums for over a decade. Now will someone PLEASE tell me how I apply to be her live-in maid, gardner, personal trainer, cook, chauffer, homegirl, anything. I can do braids too. Call me Geoffrey, Benson, Inga, whatever man.

  • Krysi – yes the same one

    WOW.....Mary is on another level....so far from where she started. Now that what i call a house!

  • aqtpie

    I love the house and Mary!

  • ldorisca

    That is what happens when you leave bad boy

  • Brookiebaby0506

    Nice house!

    But an elevator?? Come on! I just seen pics of you workin out Mary! Tell me you ain't using that elevator to go all the way up to the penthouse suite a.k.a. the second floor! lol

    Either way, you go girl :)

  • tdl74767

    Do your thing Mary!

  • kpakpando

    who is writing for you Sandra?

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    This house is beautiful!!!!

  • bloggergirlz

    mary got new and old money, she been in the game so long...

    there was recently a music seminar in philly...why did the organizers/radio station have to pay 30k for her a private jet because she doesn't fly commercial?! reportedly she doesn't fly commercial since aaliyah died...if you're confused at this point so am i since aaliyah wasn't on a commercial flight was she died...

    mary is truly about her business though and she is the bomb though!!! i know kendu is glad he snatched her up

  • http://www.myspace.com/mzmekpage Tmekio

    I'm not surprised at all...

    I love Mary's DIRTY draws!! LOL!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Kpak:
    I just copied the captions under the photos of the mansion. Why?

  • MzDetermined

    Mary deserves every bit of that house. Good for her!

  • krbinc

    mary doin it big

  • shhhh

    Don't know how you didn't know Sandy. Mary been in the game since I was 10 year's old. She better have them kind of stacks. Plus she's a ring tone hit and Chevy endorsements. So yea she got it. Not to mention the concert. She deserves it all too! She brought a lot to the game for many years, if anyone deserves it, it's her. Plus anyone Aretha loves, I love. Mary was on her last album too and it was banging.

  • hellava10

    That's why she didn't want Hustleman cutting into her stacks with the bootleg t-shirts at the concert ;)
    Now can she please go back to the old Mary days of Reminisce, You Don't Have to Worry, and 411?

  • ms.peaches

    That is a really nice house, excuse me home you go Mary Saddle River I think thats the same neighborhood that Russell & Rev Run's family lives in so all those homes are nice!! I hop people werent expecting her to be living in an apartment or a single family size home(lol) this looks like something she would live in!!

  • sunny

    I heard she paid cash for it!

  • mrsdawn

    People have always underestimated MJB if you ask me
    and I know no one did. Anywho,I cant see how anyone
    would be surprised with a damn near 16 year career. I wouldnt expect anything less. I love her to death! Cant wait till April 5th for the show in NC, she's not coming
    to Va, but I will make the drive. I hope she will be very happy in her new home!

  • mrsdawn

    @idorisca,
    Mary was never a BADBAOY artist. She was down w/Puffy when he was under Andre Harrell and Uptown. Ask Sandra she knows
    the story. That's where Jodeci, AL B. Sure, and Mary worked w/ Puffy. People crack me up thinking He ruins careers to be honest everyone that jumped ship and left BB
    aint had no real hits since ie. Total, 112,Carl Thomas.
    Total hasnt even had an album. Faith left and went to Capital the album was good because she has a beautiful voice, but it sucked in comparison to Keep the Faith and
    Faithfully her last 2 BB albums.

  • claire

    MARY IS THE QUEEN...I REMEMBER MARY SONGS WHEN I WAS JUST 7 YEARS OLD..OH,OH SWEET THANG DONT YOU KNOW YOUR MY EVERYTHING...BUT ANYWAY SANDRA I WAS GONNA E-MAIL YOU ABOUT MY GIRL MARY TO ASK YOU TO UPDATE US ON WHAT SHE UP TO....BUT YOU BEAT ME TOO IT, THANKS SANDRA YOU ONE OF THE BEST!

  • wiggy2272003

    @Mrsdawn

  • wiggy2272003

    oops sorry hit the wrong key lemme try again
    @mrsdawn
    I agree on both sides about Puffy and loving me some Mary.
    My mothers name and my husbands mothers name is Mary they also both have the same middle name. They and my husband decided I should name my oldest daughter Mary, I wasnt really convinced till I thought about MJB then I said alright.
    Mary if you or your people ever read this blog,remember
    BROWN EYES?

  • kdillon

    Mary has Earned It! Mary is a true Artist and Legend. Her Music out weighs so -so music that has been shoved down our necks.

  • Prissydiva71

    I can see her buying something this nice. Mary has been in the game since 91/92 and she has endorsements and tours with almost every album. I am happy for her. You go on Mary!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    Mary is in a better place in her life than she has ever been. We won't be getting those gutter songs like in 91- 92! i loved her then, love her even more now! Mary gave the business to Miami on the 26th, i was right in the midst of it all! Mary showed out for us, it got so good she started crying! Mary is truly THE QUEEN OF R&B/HIP HOP.

  • mina

    ldorisca Says:

    That is what happens when you leave bad boy

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    When was she ever with Bad Boy?

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    Dang Mary can I get a loan lol

  • katgirl33

    Sandra said: I didn’t know Mary J Blige was stacking chips like that. Blige’s new 4.2-acre digs originally went on the market last year for $17 million.

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    Mary been out for at least 15 years, with double and triple platinum albums...How could any one think she wasn't ballin???

    I don't think she was ever with Bad Boy...I believe Puff Daddy was her producer on the first album....

  • CHYNA

    THAT IS A NICE HOUSE.

  • candycane

    She has been putting it down since '91. I would hope she had a few chips stacks