Usher remains a sought-after ladies man. The “Caught Up” singer had several high-profile relationships, including a public romance with TLC’s Pepper. While Usher and Pepper were once one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, his marriage to Tameka Foster did not receive as much support.
Many criticized the union because of the age difference, with Foster being nine years Usher’s senior. It was also rumored that Foster had a negative influence on his career. They share two sons and Foster says they are wonderful co-parents but believes that real friendship does not exist.
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Before they even walked down the aisle, there were clear signs of trouble. The day before their scheduled wedding, Usher called off the marriage. Foster was five months pregnant at the time. He later told Oprah Winfrey that he just wasn’t ready. Despite this, they married months later in an intimate civil ceremony, which Usher’s mother refused to attend.
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The couple had two children, Ashar V and Naveed. As of 2007, Ashero filed for divorce After only two years of marriage. He cited irreconcilable differences. Foster later accused him of fraud. After separation, he admitted to sleeping with one of his bride and groom. The singer also says that he had many emotional affairs.
A fight ensued for the custody of their two children. Usher sued for full custody, but amid their legal battle, Foster’s 11-year-old son from a previous marriage died in a jet skit incident. At that point, Usher put off the custody battle, only to return to court and win full custody. Foster tried to switch power when his son Naveed nearly drowned in a pool but was defeated. Now, they are in a more amicable co-parenting space.
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Despite being cordial as co-parents, Foster says she doesn’t consider her ex to be her friend. In a recent interview Hollywood Open, she admits that she prefers if they can one day make the transition to be friends.
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“He and I are definitely cordial and we co-parent very well,” she says. “Are we friends? I’d say no. I want us to be friends. I miss my friend, he was my best friend before anything else happened. He’s my homie. We [are] cold.”
Foster says that being friends will make things easier. “He’s a stylish guy and he’s really cool,” she continues. “I want her to bounce things off like, ‘Yeah, what do you think of this? Should I put it out there,’” Foster says. She’s a well-known celebrity wardrobe stylist and worked for her several times throughout their relationship. does.
Usher has a new partner and extra kids
The “You Got It Bad” singer had no trouble moving on. He married his manager Grace Miguel in 2015. The couple separated in 2018, before Usher filed for divorce, with news of her having shingles became public later that year. It was also rumored that Miguel wanted children and Usher did not.
He is now dating music executive Jen Goicochia. The couple has a daughter together and are expecting their second child soon.