Usher files for divorce from Tameka & has been seeing another woman

Usher and Tameka Foster
Over the weekend rumors of an impending split were confirmed when the news came out that Usher had filed for divorce from his wife of two years, Tameka Foster. Outlets reported that the two have been separated for about a year, with the birth of their second son sixth months ago only delaying the inevitable. Now RadarOnline is reporting that Usher, 30, has been carrying on with an “older female industry executive.” Tameka is somewhere between 37-39 (reports vary) so he seems to have a preference for older women: has uncovered the secret behind Usher’s pending divorce with stylist Tameka Foster.

Sources tell us that the R&B star has “fallen” for a female industry executive.

As Usher is preparing to dissolve his rocky marriage with 38-year-old Foster, his family and friends sit elated with the choice–one they say is long overdue.

“He can’t dump Tameka fast enough. No one likes her. Since the day it became known he was dating Tameka, friends and family have been telling him she’s not right for him,” a source tells us.

None more than Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton–who boycotted Foster and her son’s planned August 2007 wedding after her future daughter-in-law attempted to have her fired from her post as Usher’s manager.

“And Tameka threatened to ban her own mother from the ceremony because her mom had lost her false teeth,” says the insider.

The ceremony in question never took place. A week after the scheduled date, Usher and Foster exchanged vows in an attorney’s office in Atlanta, GA.

It’s been downhill ever since. A shady criminal past on Foster’s part skewed their trust–she’s been busted for petty theft and even welfare fraud when in her teens and early twenties.

Last fall, rift rumors really heated, making Foster desperate.

“Tameka was fighting to save the marriage,” our source says. Even recently, when the singer “traveled to Cleveland for basketball play-offs last month, Tameka followed him. You had the farcical situation of Tameka running around town trying to find him and Usher ordering friends not to tell her where he was staying.”

Friends were all happy to oblige in concealing his whereabouts. It remains unseen how they feel about his new, and older, lady love.

[From RadarOnline]

These two called off their planned lavish wedding in June, 2007 at the last minute and eventually married in a civil ceremony. Usher was said to have been upset that Tameka never told him about her criminal past, which was exposed in The National Enquirer just a few days before they were originally set to wed. There was also a lot of family drama with these two, with some claiming Tameka made Usher fire his mother as manager so she could step in and control his career.

In February, Tameka had life-threatening complications from elective plastic surgery in Brazil just two months after giving birth to a second son with Usher. (She also has three other sons from previous relationships.) She suffered cardiac arrest and had to be revived. Usher rushed to be with her and sent a specialist down to care for her. He was said to have been upset that Tameka never told him that she was going to Brazil to get liposuction. Maybe he wasn’t around enough to realize she was gone.

Usher and Tameka do have a prenuptial agreement, according to People Magazine, so Tameka is not likely to come away with a large portion of Usher’s earnings. She’ll probably get some excellent child support though.

Usher and Tameka are shown on 12/31/08. Credit: PRPhotos
Tameka Foster

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  1. ditzee says:


  2. Jazz says:

    Listen to your mama Usher!

  3. Cinderella says:

    What exactly was he thinking when he went forward with the marriage? Dumb move!

    Are both boys even his? I can’t believe he got her pregnant a second time.

  4. ditzee says:


    It can be very lonely if you’re the only child of a broken union. I think it’s a good thing there’s more than one here, as they’ll be able to lean on each other, be playmates and share their experiences together through the years to come…

  5. Eileen Yover says:

    I live in Roswell/John’s Creek GA and my friend lives in the same neighborhood they did-Tameka by herself now. Her house keeper is the same as theirs and she said that Tameka was so rude to Usher when she was cleaning the house that the she actually “councelled” Tameka and told her she’ll never keep her man if she’s going to treat him like that. She also said Tameka is one of the biggest slobs she’s ever seen and owns like 150 pairs of underwear because she refuses to wear it twice, but won’t throw it away either. So when she cleans she’s constantly picking up underwear thrown all over the house. Gross!
    She sounds a little mental to me.

  6. Tia says:

    They are both gross, and what great parents (NOT).. another broken family.. pathetic and sad.

  7. ash says:

    sry if i am being rude, but I felt compelled to post this.

  8. StarChild says:

    ash: you are SOOOO on point with your posting! Good to know I’m not the only one that sees that when I look at Usher. On topic: this is sad because there are children involved, and it just highlights the individual selfishness of both “adults”. If you want to play the field, don’t get married. If you want to get married, be truthful with each other. This hollywood divorce epidemic is annoying – ugh!

  9. Eden says:

    StarChild – I agree 100% times two!!!

  10. westindya says:

    serves him right. seriously. he should never have married her. he should have used condoms and they are both ridiculous human beings and it is unfortunate that they bring children into it all.

    besides, any Black woman who wears pink frosted lipstick is just… wrong.

  11. j. ferber says:

    The whole situation is weird and I’d love to read a book about this love triangle (Usher, his mom and Tameka) or see a movie of the week. I’d bet that there’s a lot of dirt yet to come out. Usher seems really immature and thoughtless. I thought Tameka’s 3 other boys are from her ex-husband? I didn’t realize they were from other “relationships.”

  12. Ursula says:

    You wonder why they bothered to have a second child. I guess Tameka wanted to make sure that she has a child benefit- read pension- big enough so she doesn’t have to steal again or when she does, she can hire a damn good lawyer. Maybe she threatened to abort and that is why Usher gave in after calling off the wedding.

  13. dercy says:

    Never believed in this marriage/relationship. Glad that they divorced cause i just can stand them, especially tameka. She’s ugly and horrible.

  14. Valerie says:

    OMG I thought Usher once said he only dated ’10’s’ – Tameka is a NEGATIVE 10 cuz she is BUTT UGLY!!!!