Usher - Usher Opens Up About Divorce Heartbreak

0
0
Subscribe to Usher alerts

Singer Usher has opened up about his failed marriage and custody battle, admitting he fears he will never be friends with his ex-wife again.
The R&B superstar and his former partner Tameka Foster were embroiled in a fight over their two sons for more than three years until 24 August (12), when a judge awarded Usher primary care of Usher V, four, and Naviyd, three.
He broke his silence about the dispute in an episode of Oprah's Next Chapter, which aired on Sunday (16Sep12), telling host Oprah Winfrey, "This will be the only time that I've ever chosen to speak about it. I've been a man of integrity throughout the entire process, which I hope my boys will understand. That's the way to go. That's the way to be."
In the candid chat, Usher shot down Foster's allegations that he was an absentee father, insisting the claim hurt him because his own father was out of his life for 25 years.
He adds, "(I was) absentee from the aspect of having to go and work, that probably would be her version or idea what absentee would be. But no, I'm not an absentee father at all... I was born to do what I'm doing as a dad. I realised that once I had a child. When I had them, that's when they became a priority... Having not had a father (myself) wasn't a reason not to be a good father."
The Yeah! hitmaker reveals he and Foster, who wed in July 2007, tried to save their marriage by seeing a counselor, but they couldn't resolve their issues and he filed for divorce in June 2009 - and they still don't get along.
He explains, "We don't see eye-to-eye. The friend that I was to Tameka, I don't know that I could ever be again, because I really felt like we were friends. She made us enemies in a way that I could never understood (sic). It wasn't until I was on the stand, where I cried, when I realised, 'Oh, this is an attack.'"


Contactmusic

Tags: Usher

0
0
Subscribe to Usher alerts
Advertisement

More Usher

Chris Brown feat. Usher - New Flame Video

With the 16th September 2014 release of 'X', Chris Brown's sixth studio album, the R&B artist released 'New Flame' featuring Usher and Rick Ross as...

Kid Ink feat. Usher & Tinashe - Body Language (Explicit) Video

Kid Ink has released the music video for his 9th September 2014 single 'Body Language', featuring Usher and Tinashe.

Usher Reveals Strategy To Deal With Justin Bieber: "I'll Punch Him In The Chest When I Need To"

It seems the way Usher handles dealing with Justin Bieber's bad boy antics is by showing him some tough love. The R&B star fully understands...

Usher Is Working On A New Album And Tour, But Justin Bieber Is Still A Big Issue

Usher is working hard and he wants us to know as much. The R&B star hasn’t put out a new album since 2012, but he...

Advertisement

Kid Ink feat. Usher & Tinashe - Body Language Video

With the success of his second studio album, 'My Own Lane' in January, 2014, Kid Ink has released the first single for his next upcoming...

Usher Greets Fans During 'Today' Show Live Performance (No Sound)

Usher gets into an energetic live performance during a set on NBC's 'Today' show as part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series. He is seen...

Usher - Believe Me Video

With his eight studio album, 'UR', currently in the works, Usher has released the new single 'Believe Me'. The single has been produced by Mike...

Usher Announces Upcoming 'The UR Experience' North American Tour Dates

Earlier last week, Usher treated fans with the location and dates of eight shows that will be part of his upcoming The Ur Experience tour,...

Advertisement

Comments

Usher Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Usher

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All