In Touch: Usher files for divorce from Tameka Foster

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I’m doing my best not to say anything snotty as I sadly report that Usher and wife Tameka Foster have officially parted ways. While Tameka is no one’s favorite person (even Usher’s), and the couple have long been reported as having marital issues, they have two very young sons and this is very sad for them.

In Touch can exclusively reveal that Usher and his wife, Tameka Foster, are divorcing. “The Grammy winner has been living apart from his wife for nearly a year after almost two years of marriage,” the insider exclusively tells In Touch, adding, “Usher’s primary concern is for his children. He is a great father and just wants to do what is right for them.” The soon-to-be exes have two kids together, Usher Raymond V, 18 months, and Naviyd, 6 months.

And the insider says that it’s more than just talk — the divorce papers were filed in Atlanta this morning. The couple has faced problems in the past. In November 2008, In Touch reported that Usher was flirting with girls at a party in Miami, and even asked a model what she was doing afterward. And in February, In Touch revealed that although Usher flew to Tameka’s side after she suffered cardiac arrest from cosmetic surgery in Brazil, he “had no idea that she was there to have surgery.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

It was loudly rumored that the pair was breaking up (or already had broken up) late last year – and then Tameka announced that she was pregnant with Naviyd. If they’ve been living apart for a year and Naviyd is six months old, that means they separated when Tameka was three months pregnant. Considering how loud the rumors were at the time, I wouldn’t be surprised if Usher and Tameka were already living apart, and then had a brief reconciliation.

Usher, you’ll remember, famously had doubts about the marriage from the beginning. Tameka came between him and his mother, who had been his manager for over a dozen years. Usher fired his mom at Tameka’s urging, and his career took a nosedive (she’s since been rehired). He canceled their lavish Long Island wedding the day before it was supposed to take place – though later ended up marrying Tameka – albeit at a courthouse.

This relationship has been on its last legs since before the pair walked down the aisle. It’s so sad since they have two little kids, but it’ll probably ultimately be better for them than growing up watching an angry, bitter marriage. Though I’m sure we’ll all have an angry, bitter divorce battle to witness first.

Here’s Usher shopping at Cross Creek in L.A. on June 2nd. Header of Tameka and Usher hosting the New Year’s Eve celebration at The Bank Nightclub in Las Vegas. Images thanks to .

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  1. deevah says:

    He should’ve married Chili from TLC

  2. me says:

    He needs to find someone who will love him for Usher and not for his money, I don’t think Tameka won over too many people.

  3. Jenna says:

    Agreed deevah. I couldn’t for the love of god understand why he married He-Man.

  4. ! says:

    The whole situation is just so confusing. You have to wonder what kind of stunt she pulled to get the wedding back on, and what caused the whole thing to be called off in the first place. I had my doubts about the relationship but figured Usher wouldn’t be putting up with all of it if he didn’t really love her.

  5. wonder woman says:

    Well, there is always The Real(X) Housewives of Atlanta.

  6. CC says:

    He is disgusting. I don’t know enough about her, but would have to assume that if she found him even remotely attractive she is also short a few brain cells (although I’m guessing it wasn’t attraction, but a wallet that attracted her). Either way, he’s a douche and she’s likely no better.

  7. j. ferber says:

    Usher reportedly cheated on Chili and sang about it on an album. The buzz gave a big boost to his career and I believe she found out about the cheating when she heard the song along with everybody else. So I don’t see her taking him back anytime soon. Looks like he used Chili and then got used by Tameka. Karma? Tameka also has three sons from another marriage, in addition to two sons with Usher. I suspect, though, Usher will be paying for them all, one way or another. Dumb Usher.

  8. Tia says:

    They are both pathetic !!He has always been an AHOLE and nobody has ever liked her. The poor children are the ones who suffer. People have children with people and don’t even think about divorce.. here are two more children from a broken home.. SAD and pathetic

  9. (The Original) Blondie says:

    She’s got 2 very young sons with Usher…MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Division of Child Support Enforcement, here she comes. She’ll never have to do another press and curl again.

  10. lisa says:

    Her motives were transparent, and he never should have have married her.

    She is an ugly troll with dollar signs in her eyes.

    He can go back to Chili now.

  11. Neelyo says:

    She’s going to take him to the cleaners in the divorce. This one is going to be ugly.

  12. Iggles says:

    Wow, I’m sad to see that they have broken up. Especially since so many children are involved. (5 kids – 2 biologically his)

    I really liked him with Chilli but there’s no way she’s gonna take him back.

    The only think Usher can do right now is let it burn. (so NOT funny, but pun IS intended.. 😉

  13. boomchakaboom says:

    It can never be repeated too many times:

    “Listen to your mother.”

  14. the original kate says:

    nah – chilli don’t want no scrub.

  15. Madelyn Rose says:

    I hate to say this, but Tameka prob. got pregnant the 2nd time to ensure she’d be financially secure until the youngest one is 18. That’s double the child support payments – which in most states is an automatic percentage of the supporting spouse’s income. We are talking serious money here.

  16. Anoneemouse says:

    That’s what happens to women who get pregnant in order to snare their man. I’m sure she got what she wanted though: a free meal ticket for the next 18 years in the form of child support for the kids…

  17. Cinderella says:

    Boomchakaboom: I was just about to say that.

  18. hatsumomogirly says:

    What I dont understand here is when a man wants to be a “player’ and/or screw as many women possible and complains when she gets knocked up that he was duped for cash? Why don’t these men get the big “V’? as in a vasectomy? I’m sure he has the cash to get it reversed or freeze his sperm for later in life when he wants kids on his terms. for real, there are women out there who really do try to get pregnant by a rich man for the money.

  19. Sakota says:

    “Why don’t these men get the big “V’? as in a vasectomy?”

    Having it all. They don’t want women to ask anything of them. They are also so arrogant as to think that women should be proud of having been propositioned by them.

    Having an op would mean surgery and pain for a while. They don’t want to sacrifice. Some men to who it is a surprise, they don’t think.

    Usher strikes me as the type that is fully a part of the R&B group of men who will screw around like bunnies and then seek out someone who is wife material.

    Then they realize that women who are wife material aren’t the ones they are meeting. If he did marry her to legitimize the kid, great, but for him to divorce her is low, pretty much stating that he deserves better. As if something better will come along.

  20. kelly says:

    I wonder if InTouch weekly puts them on the cover. No I’m sure they’ll put Brangelina on the cover again. Black celebs don’t sell celeb magazines.

  21. gg says:

    hatsumo, that’s the most intelligent thing I’ve heard in a long time. These dumbass guys that marry golddiggers need to stop knocking them up within months of hookup. By the time this cow is finished conceiving her “investments”, she’ll likely have at least 7 kids. It really burns me up thinking about people using babies as control/money devices. ! Unbelievably stupid and SELFISH! Those poor children. Money does not buy a stable home or happiness.

  22. UrbanRube says:

    I have no idea whether or not it’s true, but I had heard rumors about Usher’s true sexuality. Don’t hate on me — I’m just saying that it’s interesting that the marriage was as short as some predicted.

  23. Sam says:

    Usher really messed up with Chilli – he cheated on her then got some jump off pregnant – hence his album “Confessions”.
    Chilli knew about the infidelity and broke it off before the album came out. He decided to make money out of her misery.

  24. girl x says:

    Either way it goes, itz gonna be veeeerrrryyy ugly from here on out. Such a naive man having babies with that beastly heffa. The gov’t should classify goldigging as an actual job because there are some many of them out there, i.e kim porter(diddy’s baby mama), mel gibson’s knocked up ho/tim dalton’s baby mama, and the list goes on. Make them pay some taxes off of the jump-off cash, and the economy would be in the toilet..

  25. girl x says:

    would be in the toilet… my bad on the spelling

  26. Dillie-O says:

    I never saw the connection, but you never know what kind of quack quack her VJay Jay was talkin’ about behind close doors.

  27. georgiagrl says:

    You are correct. The rummour is the Usher is gay. My good friend went to HS with him and it was rumoured even back then. With that said, TF is was shady bitch, with the other kids and all. And nobody knows her true age, which she looks 45!
    MOST women find him attractive, so I don’t know whats wrong with you. I damn sure wouldn’t pass on him.
    I’m just saying….

  28. hatsumomogirly says:

    Well, i bring it up because my bro-in-law had his done a few years ago and said it was one of the best things he did. He has 3 kids from a previous marriage and when he divorced, knew he didn’t want more. And when he met my sister, it worked for them when they married.(she loves his kids by the way. And the pain is minuscule according to him….it was quick and easy. and cheap.

  29. georgiagrl says:

    Amen Kelly
    Unless your Obama,Oprah or Beyonce, you can forget about a cover.
    Shame on Hollywood

  30. morgs says:


    Hark! I hear a busy cash register.

  31. Wench. says:

    Hang on – Usher was married!?

  32. paranel says:

    The so called woman in this photo could pass for a man in any bright daylight. Was usher stupid or what ? I wonder where the brain of these celebrities is sometimes.

  33. BlueSkies says:

    Looks like a man.

  34. coconuts says:

    lol maybe he was attracted to tameka because she looks like a dude.

  35. Candi says:

    Not a shocker,Usher has a long history of cheating,and being a womanizer.

  36. TheDamnTruth says:

    you know what… who cares usher only got with oh girl after the whole confession album and knocked up his mistress. To me I think that he would stick anyone that walks by woman or MAN. rumor has it that he is bi. I just fell bad for all his kids. forget his baby mama’s pig.