R+B hunk Usher has declared his admiration for sexy actress Gabrielle Union - despite her marriage to American football ace CHRIS HOWARD.

The Yeah?! singer, who recently split from TLC star ROZONDA 'CHILLI' THOMAS, finds Union highly desirable even though she is unavailable.

He says, "If I put it out here I'll probably never have a chance - ever - right?

"I'm gonna be honest with you, even though Gabrielle Union is married... thank you Gabrielle Union for being as beautiful as you are."

And BAD BOYS II star Union is happy with the singer's complimentary remarks. She says, "He's so sweet!"

Usher also names Lucy Liu and Halle Berry among his long list of celebrities crushes.

17/05/2004 13:49