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Three time Grammy-Award winner Jill Scott has officially split from her husband of 15 months, according to BOSSIP.

The soul singer filed divorce papers on September 15, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and “inappropriate marital conduct that such further cohabitation would be unsafe and improper,” according to the outlet.

Scott, 45, married Mike Dobson, 49, in a June 2016 secret ceremony much to the surprise of her fans and supporters.

The grounds listed in Scott’s divorce petition could range anywhere from meaning cruel treatment, infidelity, verbal or physical abuse or sexual impropriety, according to Tennessee law, where the couple exchanged their vows.

Dobson, who spoke to BOSSIP, maintains none of the above happened in their relationship. He told the outlet that he was “blindsided” by the news, even though court documents listed the couple’s separation date as September 5.

“She’s an evil woman,” Dobson said in the interview. “I’m telling you. It’s like what Jill Scott wants, Jill Scott gets. People are in her ear, and if someone comes in to challenge the dumb s**t, they made me be the bad guy and that got me outta there.”

Dobson also said that the couple decided to live separately while they worked on their marriage, agreeing to continue wearing their wedding rings.

“She’s got issues. There’s no men in that family, there’s only women. And when a man comes in, it’s like a challenge,” he continued.

On the divorce petition, Scott listed her occupation as a writer and PhD student, marking Dobson as unemployed. He told BOSSIP that Scott tried to smear his name by doing so, saying he’s maintained a job with the city of Atlanta since 2011. She also asked the court to enforce an existing prenup agreement between the couple.

Dobson also warned that he’s geared up to fight dirty.

“She likes to emasculate men – that’s her problem,” he said. “I told her, she’s from Philly, but I’m from New York, and if you want to try to disgrace me, try to slander me, I can fight dirty.”

This is Scott’s second divorce. She was previously married to Lyzell Williams from 2001-2007. She shares an eight-year-old son named Jett from her previous relationship with drummer John Roberts. Scott and Dobson have no children together.



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Jill Scott Calls It Quits After One Year Of Nuptials was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

6 thoughts on “Jill Scott Calls It Quits After One Year Of Nuptials

  1. I agree with T. Rochelle 100%! Jill Scott sisters is filling her head up with negative thoughts. Jill Scott knew about this man background before she tied the knot with him. She will never have a perfect relationship with no man as long as she let her sisters interfere in her personal business.

  2. T.Rochelle on said:

    I don’t find it hard to believe…and I believe everything he is saying.. coming from a family of all women, where no one has a husband, effects a woman’s own ability to have a Black King in her home. My mothers family is exactly the same… and to one extent, Black woman have had to be the Strong Shoulder in our families, over time, and have had to assume the Man Role of Provider and etc… so once you have all of these generations of Strong-I can-do it by myself- woman, it makes it extremely difficult for us to allow ourselves to, “fall Back” and allow a man to BE A MAN. and seriously, for a successful Black woman who makes MILLIONS, to marry an every day “Joe-City Job” black man, is about nothing but CONTROL. Because in that woman’s mind, she will ALWAYS have the Upper Hand-see how quick she referenced that pre-up- and dude really aint bringing nothing to the table that she Needs but Dick and a gentleman escort. She clearly doesn’t respect him, and frankly, would maybe be more successful in relationships if she kept herself yoked up with men that are as financially secure and successful as she is… but maybe the lifestyle of Control is too easy for her… because if she dated on her OWN Level, I bet it would be a different tune. But she picks drummers, musicians and city workers to have relationships’ with. Need I say more.

  3. specialt757 on said:

    Well dang, one year of marriage? Secret ceremony? Why, was something not right about it in the beginning you had to hide it? Bummer.

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