Poor…poor Tameka! First she was forced to walk Tyler Perry’s red carpet alone and now THIS! BlackVoices columnist Jawn Murray recently wrote of receiving a call from a “friend” of the Raymonds who gave him details of an alleged affair between Usher and an unnamed female singer. The buzz surrounding the column is that the caller was hinting at the singer being Kelly Rowland and that Mrs. Raymond is actually te mastermind behind the call. I did a quick search and found a few pics of Usher and Kelly during fashion week in Paris. Jawn said that the callers dates and times didn’t add up and that the two were on separate continents but the pic above was taken September 28th at the Marlies Dekkers Paris Catwalk Show during Paris fashion week.
I’m not one gossip, but word around the “A” is that the Tameka and Usher have been separated for quite some time now and live in separate residences. Usher has been spotted with several different women these past few months and Jawn confirmed in his column what we all know to be true about Usher not speaking to his wife during his 30th birthday bash:
Lastly, though Foster-Raymond showed up at his birthday dinner at Mansion in Atlanta last week, it was clear to most in attendance that their lack of interaction spoke volumes about the reality of this relationship.
Several sources told me that she arrived more than an hour late, appeared to be upset for unknown reasons upon her arrival and despite sitting at the host table next to Usher, it appeared that he made it his business to stay as far away from her as possible throughout the dinner and never once posed for photos together.
More so, I am told that the 30-year-old star really wanted to wait until after Foster-Raymond gave birth to his second child in December before deciding whether to dissolve this marriage or not – because after the backlash he received in 2007 from the fallout with his mother, the last thing he wanted was to now be perceived as a man abandoning his pregnant wife! (Source)
Separating himself from Tameka is definitely a smart ploy to resurrect his failing career. Who knows…Kelly and Usher could become another Beyonce & Jay-Z if they play their cards right.