Mary J Blige credits her husband Kendu Isaacs with restoring her faith in men, insisting it was his love which inspired her to write new song THE FATHER IN YOU.

The 35-year-old singer, who wed Isaacs in 2003, is convinced destructive past relationships almost destroyed her chances of finding happiness.

She says, "It has made me look at men differently. My husband isn't perfect, but he's not lying, cheating or beating on me - those are all the things I went through before.

"Now I'm able to see what a real man is. That's why I wrote the song The Father In You telling him I trust him like the father I never had in my life.

"I need to be able to trust him, he has to nurture me. Marriage has made me work on myself a lot too. I see how proud and stubborn I can be, but you have to bend before you break."