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After a time period, which was barely over a year, R&B/soul singer and part-time actress Jill Scott (pictured left) is ending her marriage to a man named Mike Dobson (pictured right).
According to numerous reports from different national media sources, Scott, 45, is divorcing Dobson, 49, 15 months after the pair wed in a private ceremony in the backyard of Scott’s house. Scott and Dobson were in a longtime relationship prior to exchanging nuptials.
In September of this year, Scott filed divorce papers in a Tennessee courthouse citing “irreconcilable differences,” as well as “inappropriate marital conduct that such further cohabitation would be unsafe and improper.”
Dobson and Scott are not currently living together, according to court documents. The behavior that Dobson is accused of exhibiting is described in vague legal terms and is not generally specified. There are also no particular references to isolated adverse incidents.
Scott’s marriage to Dobson was her second. After the end of her first one, Scott gave a 2011 interview with a British newspaper and divulged some quite fickle details, which outlined some of the grievances she had with her first husband.
“One of the reasons my ex-husband and I broke up is that he stopped eating my food,” she told The Guardian. “He was pissed [off]for other reasons, but the best way to show me was by leaving what I’d made for him uneaten for days on the kitchen counter. It was a smack in the face,” Scott continued.
Since Scott filed for divorce from him this past September, Dobson gave an incendiary interview with Bossip and explained his personal grievances about Scott. He accuses her of a being a manipulative diva who is not used to being told no.
“She’s an evil woman. 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 told Bossip.
“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. She’s made other men look bad, but I’m not the one. I said (to her) ‘you’ve met your match,'” Dobson also said.
“She likes to have men that she can control. You’re not gonna control me. What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong,” he added.
Dobson has not yet responded to the divorce filings, according to court documents.