Mary J. Blige's Heart of Gold

June 17, 2008 By:
Mary J. Blige's Heart of Gold

Once in a while you hear stories about celebrities and their generosity that makes you adore them that much more--this is one of those stories.

While shopping at the Diane von Furstenberg store in the Meatpacking District, Mary J. Blige overheard a girl at the register having problems with the bill.

A spy said, "The girl had a dress on hold that she loved, and the bill was $900. She thought it was only $500, and she couldn't afford it." Blige told the saleswoman, "Go get the girl. I want to pay for the balance on the dress."

At first the surprised customer declined her generous offer but Blige insisted saying, "I know what it's like to want something and not be able to have it. I insist." The customer offered to send her a check for the remaining balance, but Blige said, "Just enjoy it. I'm blessed, so let me do this."

How awesome is that? Not only did she make that customers week/month/year, she probably felt really great being able to help someone out like that. It's safe to say Mary J gained a fan for life.