Tameka Foster & Son’s Real Father Ryan Glover Deserve Sympathy Over Usher; Family Speaks Out
It’s been almost a week since Usher’s stepson, a.k.a the son of his ex-wife Tameka Foster, was declared brain dead following a tragic accident in which he was struck a jet ski being driven by family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard.
Since then, most media headlines and outlets (Celebrity Pop included) have focused on the Usher angle. Some celebs have even gone as far as to send only Usher well wishes when it comes to his 11-year-old stepson Kyle Glover.
Well a family friend of Tameka and her ex-husband Ryan Glover (Kyle’s real father) is now speaking out, and urging the public to not forget that Tameka and Ryan should be getting sympathy first and foremost, rightfully so if I might add.
“I’ve seen celebs and media outlets alike continue to send their condolences to Usher. Kyle was Tameka and Ryan Glover‘s child and the sympathy should be given to them first and foremost,” an associate of Tameka’s tells Radar Online.
“Although Usher has been so kind in chartering a plane so she could be by Kile’s side, he didn’t necessarily play a huge role in Tameka’s other children’s lives after the divorce therefore it seems a little disrespectful that Ryan is being ignored as a father, in place of another just because he’s topping the Billboard charts,” the source continued.
The source adds: “Ryan was equally devoted and involved in Kile’s life — they shared joint custody and Kile was with his other family at the lake, so for those who are claiming Tameka’s at fault for not being there is just absurd — because of the joint custody, her two boys aren’t always directly in her eyesight, but she is a phenomenal mother.”
Very valid points. Also, Kyle’s family (we’re assuming Tameka and Ryan) released their first public statement about the condition of their son to CNN -
“We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time. We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it’s the best way we can all support him now.”
Kyle’s father Ryan is the president of Bounce TV. He is also a former executive with Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN. Our prayers are with Kyle.
TMZ also reported that in light of the recent tragedy, Usher is now hoping he and Tameka can settle their very nasty ongoing child custody dispute over their two sons together.
TELL US – WAS THE MEDIA INSENSITIVE IN FOCUSING ON USHER RATHER THAN RYAN?