Mary J. Blige has always been like a wayward big sister in my head who looks great and always has a bunch of advice for me, even if said advice is based on mistakes in her past. She’s always got problems but is self-aware enough to take a look at herself and think about what those problems really are and what she needs to fix them (and if you’ve listened to her music the answer is usually love and self-esteem and such). Mary has always been open about her past abuse of drugs, and now she’s opened up to CNN’s Piers Morgan about hitting rock bottom with alcohol.
It’s so hard not to love her and wish her well. Let’s hope for her continued success in healing!