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R&B singer Usher has been in a heated custody battle for three years over his two sons, Usher V, 4, and Naviyd, 3. On August 24th of this year, a judge awarded him primary care of the boys, over their biological mother, Tameka Foster.
In his first sit down interview in a very long time, Usher opens up to Oprah on her show, Oprah’s Next Chapter, saying; “I’ve been a man of integrity throughout the entire process.” He goes on to admit he did try to make the relationship work with the celebrity stylist, “I impregnated this woman, we were in a relationship, we were in love. . . I was taking responsibility.” Wow, did you use those exact words in your vows?
Usher’s mom kibosh’d the first attempt at the couple getting married in 2007 – before a 5 month pregnant Foster could waddle down the aisle. However, the singer didn’t listen and ran off with Foster to tie the knot a week later. But it wasn’t until 2008, before son Naviyd was born that he realized the marriage was in trouble. “She wasn’t coping well with being in this position, being married to Usher, and all that came with that.” Cause you’re hot and woman throw their underwear at you.
Plus, Usher confides, “(I) married someone that people don’t approve of.” Mom still not hot on the hairdresser?
Usher was also pressed about this very nasty custody battle with Foster. “Is there still respect for her as the mother of your children?” Winfrey asked him. “I really feel like we were friends. She made us enemies in a way that I could never, I could never understand,” he said.
TELL US – SHOULD USHER HAVE PRIMARY CUSTODY OF HIS KIDS OVER THEIR OWN MOTHER?
TMZ is reporting that the ugly custody battle between the two exes finally ended today after a judge awarded Usher, 33, custody of his two sons with Tameka, 41.
Usher’s argument was that Tameka was an inattentive and irresponsible parent, while Tameka fired back alleging Usher was an absentee dad who did drugs in front of his kids.
A lot of dirt came out during the trial including the fact that Tameka herself admitted she once threatened Usher and his new girlfriend.
TMZ adds that while Usher got primary custody, Tameka will still have some custodial rights to her kids.
Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster is pictured above at her late son’s funeral in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday (July 27).
TMZ reports that following the sad funeral, the 11-year-old was buried in a nearby cemetery. There’s no word yet on whether or not Usher attended the funeral.
Kyle was declared brain dead accident earlier this month following after he was struck by a jet ski while riding in an inner tube. He then passed away over the weekend from injuries he sustained. RIP Kyle.
Another photo from the funeral is below.
Kyle suffered from a very serious head injury in early July after he was struck in the head by a jetski while he was riding in an inner tube with a friend. That accident, which was caused by Usher’s family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard, remains under investigation.
Tameka, 38, reportedly struggled with the decision to remove Kyle from life support after doctors determined his injuries were simply too severe to recover from.
She is said to be “devastated.”
UPDATE – Photos of Jeffery Hubbard and Ryan Glover are below -
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?
And according to a new report, a family friend of the former couple is now under investigation for the jet ski accident which left 11-year-old Kyle brain dead.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources confirms 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard was driving the jet ski when he ran over Kyle and an unidentified 15-year-old girl, who were being towed on an inner tube by a pontoon boat.
Kyle was struck in the head and never regained consciousness while the 15-year-old girl is said to be doing better despite also suffering some serious injuries.
The somewhat good news is that officials confirm that alcohol was not a factor in the incident. They also do not believe it was a result of a mechanical malfunction in the jet ski.
“One minute the jet ski was running around, the next he ran over the top of them — it happened that quickly,” Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told the New York Daily News. “It appears the watercraft did strike both juveniles, with the male taking the brunt of the force.”
Tameka, 38, also briefly spoke to Radar Online simply stating, “He’s bad” when asked about the condition of her son with ex-husband Ryan Glover. Here’s to hoping Kyle will be able to make a miraculous recovery.
Another photo of Kyle is below -