Lifestyle Style Mary J. Blige Celebrates Turning 50 Rocking a Gold Halter Bikini: '#MaryJFly' "Wow. 😍 50 never looked so good!" one fan wrote in response to the singer's sultry snapshots By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Associate Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 12, 2021 12:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Robert Ector Mary J. Blige is living her best life! On Monday, as the superstar rang in her 50th birthday, the "Be Without You" crooner shared a selection of snapshots from a beach vacation in honor of her milestone birthday. Donning a gold snakeskin halter bikini for the series of photographs, Blige accessorized her high-shine look with a pair of tinted sunglasses and an array of gold jewelry. The Grammy award-winning singer also showed off her toned physique and blonde braids in the two pics. "Tough love is the therapy! #MaryJFly," Blige wrote as she struck a pose in her first photograph, adding "#WhereTheMoneyReside" in the caption of her follow-up post. In the comments section, a slew of Blige's fans sent the singer well wishes on her birthday. "50 years young😩❤️," one user wrote on the first as another added, "Wow. 😍 50 never looked so good!" on the other. Mary J. Blige 'Just Sang' to Get Through Her Childhood: 'The Environment Was Terrible' Last month, while chatting with Taraji P. Henson for an episode of her Facebook Watch show, Peace of Mind with Taraji, Blige opened up about her life and spending the holidays as a single woman following her contentious divorce from ex-husband, Kendu Isaacs, which was finalized in 2018. "It gets lonely and it gets sad, but I just gotta thug this out until something excellent comes along," Blige told Henson, also 50, during their empowering conversation. "I don't know when that's gonna happen. But, I'd rather be myself than to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. I'm going to be patient and sift through this thing and love on me right now." The "Family Affair" hitmaker quickly assured fans, "I'm not gonna deprive myself of living [and] I'm not gonna deprive myself of romance, if it ever shows up." "I hear you girl! Yes, that's right!" the talk show host said with a smile. Henson currently shares a similar experience with Blige — she revealed in October that she and her now-ex fiancé Kelvin Hayden had ended their engagement. RELATED VIDEO: Mary J. Blige Says She 'Learned to Be Happy' on Her Own After Divorce: 'I'm Grateful' But, despite a tumultuous couple of years, Blige previously told PEOPLE that she "learned to be happy with just Mary, just enjoying my own company, me by myself most of the time. I'm grateful." "I'm very content, and I'm happy with myself," she added.