Usher gains sole custody of children
August 26 , 2012
R&B singer Usher has been awarded primary custody of his two sons with ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, according to a source with knowledge of the Atlanta judge’s ruling.
Usher was seeking sole custody of Usher V, 4, and Naviyd, 3, while his ex-wife was looking to maintain joint custody rights and receive an increase in child support payments.
The public custody battle had been marred with claims from both sides alleging the other was an unfit parent.
In July, personal tragedy also took its toll when Foster’s 11-year-old son Kile Glover, Usher's stepson, died after suffering a brain injury during a jet-ski accident.
Usher filed for divorce from Foster in 2009 after being married for less than two years.