I dropped a hint on Twitter yesterday that quite a few people took note of. In case you missed it:
Somebody just told me some tomfoolery is going on at Fulton County Courthouse. Those papers shoulda been stamped & filed by now. Friday, June 12th 4:54pm
Well, a source informed me a few weeks ago that Usher’s divorce papers were in the works and swore me to secrecy. The same source called me yesterday confused as to why the papers hadn’t been released and expressed concern as to how someone inside Fulton County could block public documents from being revealed. As you know, court documents are open record, so today they were finally posted via Fulton County’s website, with a hearing scheduled for July 15, 2009:
The R&B Superstar has caught flack from the very beginning for his decision to marry Tameka Foster-Raymond and became quite defensive time and time again about his relationship:
“People are so attracted to drama. That’s easier to take than a story of righteousness,” Usher said at the time. “I decided to marry this woman, then I decide to be a father to my child,” he said. “… It’s not like I got caught with a gram of coke in my car or speeding or was caught for murder, so why would I be ridiculed, that’s why I don’t understand – that’s the part that is mind boggling. Why would I be ridiculed for that, even a year later.” (Source)
Rumors of a split began almost immediately after Tameka Foster-Raymond was almost killed during a botched plastic surgery procedure in Brazil. When word hit the streets that Usher’s wife had snuck away to get a lil nip/tuck without his knowledge, most assumed Tameka had hit rock bottom by attempting to alter her appearance in order to keep her man. Although Usher ran to her side, he seemed to have had enough of all the drama and was soon spotted everywhere flirting with other women and showing off his ringless ring finger. It also didn’t help matters when Usher was spotted playing ‘weekend daddy’ with his young son in Malibu while Tameka stayed home in Atlanta.
The couple has two young sons together, 1 1/2-year-old Usher Raymond V and 6-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond and Tameka has three children from her previous marriage to Ryan Glover.
Divorce is hard. Life is hard. Let’s just say a lil prayer for all the children involved.
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