|Filed for Divorce||6/12/2009||--|
Children of this Relationship
|Usher V||11/26/2007||10 yrs.||Male||Biological|
|Naviyd Ely||12/10/2008||9 yrs.||Male||Biological|
Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia
Where and/or how did Usher and Tameka Foster meet?
They met while Tamkeka was working as Usher's stylist.
Why did Usher and Tameka Foster break up?
Other Relationship Information about Usher and Tameka Foster:
The coupled planned to be wed on July 28, 2007, at record executive LA Reid's home in the Hamptons, but the wedding was abruptly canceled. On the scheduled day of the wedding his publicist Patti Webster released a statement, saying "It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected. Finally on August 2, 2007, Usher and Foster were married in a quiet ceremony in his lawyers office in Atlanta.
Usher and Tameka supported one another through their relationship problems, but never crossed the lines.
According to Tameka's friend, Nyeisha DeWitt, of over 20 years: "She didn't know that he was going to file. Of course, she knew that there were challenges in their relationship and had been some discord since March and was aware there were some things that needed to be worked through. But did she know that divorce was imminent? No. It was a total surprise."
Classic Quotes by Usher and Tameka Foster about their relationship:
"It was like, wow. Getting married and having a child is something that everyone should celebrate. What's happened to us as a culture and a people?" Usher 11/2007
"I'm not ignorant, so I'm not going to go out there and lash out. God says the role of the husband is to protect his wife. I hope people realize that my son is my son, and my wife is my wife...and when someone has an issue with them, they have an issue with me." Usher 11/2007
"Ours is not a typical love story, but it is a true one. Tamkeka and I have been fortunate enough to go through the thick of it in the beginning. We've had that opportunity to huddle up as a team, to make sure that we're clear and speak as one voice. Man, this has been a hard year, but it's taught me courage. It's taught me strength, most importantly. It has taught me what it is to stand as a man, really." Usher 11/2007
"Maybe I am a hustler. I started a career on my own with no agent; I pulled myself up by the bootstraps...but I hate when they put this negative connotation on it, like I'm trying to get over on something...and you can't even mention trying to get over and my love for Usher in the same voice, I'm in love." Tameka Foster 11/2007
"We don't like ourselves. If I were Hispanic, Usher would have the sexiest wife alive. If I were mixed, he'd have the sexiest wife alive, but he has a Black girl...and it's like, 'she's horrible and she's ugly.' Okay, maybe I don't fit the cookie cutter standard, 25 and a size 2, but this is who he loves. There are worse things to be mad about. There are women getting raped in Darfur, young girls being turned out every single day right here in Atlanta. We have bigger issues to worry about than two people in love with each other." Tameka Foster 11/2007
"I was determined to find the right woman...I just didn't know she was standing in front of me the whole time. Tamkeka is truly my best friend. She's been there to talk me back to a conscious place when things were tough and no one else knew what was going on. She brings security and stability to my home." Usher 11/2007
"Usher is a consummate perfectionist. Everything has to be just so. I thought he was this little young tyrant. He was really talented, a great size and he knew how to pose. He just wore the wrong clothes." Tameka Foster 11/2007
"Usher always advised me to try and keep my marriage together. It wasn't until I moved out that we started to date." Tameka Foster 11/2007
"Thank God I didn't listen to them. By this point, Usher was my road dawg. I'd seen him love and I'd watched him date women who were not worthy of him. He was so sweet, going out of his way to cater to their every need and I'd see them not even be grateful." Tameka Foster 11/2007
"...to strengthen our communication in Christ...working to become the woman described in Proverbs 31: A wife of nobler character no one can find. She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full faith and confidence in her. I've been independent for so long. How to mesh and become one, how to bond and listen are things I have to learn also." Tameka Foster 11/2007
"Tameka's given me one of the greatest gifts I'll ever have. With a child, now I have purpose. I understand love. I understand how my mother loves me the way she does. I get it now. Because I haven't met this guy, and I'm in love with him already." Usher 11/2007
"I asked my mom to just be supportive of [the path] I was taking and she said, 'Baby, I've got you. I just want you to do it right.' So, ultimately, I'm trying to be the man that she raised me to be...stand with my family and be the man of my house for my wife and my kids." Usher 11/2007
"I didn't like him at all when we first met." Tameka Foster 11/2007
"I have a very good man, and not because of his celebrity. It's because he treats me like a woman." Tameka Foster
"Usher loves my children. My ex husband and I have joint custody. It's a wonderful arrangement that allows me time to do things with Usher one on one and to spend time with the kids. I'm not looking for a father for my kids because they have one. They just happen to be lucky enough to have two strong men in their lives." Tameka Foster 3/21/2008
"In no way would I ever pimp out my child for money. I am livid that people talk about my child. What makes you a man more than being a father to your child? I recognize I gave anonymity away when I became an artist, but to have people try to paint a horrible picture of what's so beautiful - it's obvious someone is trying to stop something so beautiful." Usher 5/2/2008
"I stand by her as a man loving my wife and being there for my child...Opinions are like [bleep]holes. Everybody's got one. What I will say is, this is my wife and I would hope that [people] would respect my wife and my marriage and who I have chosen to spend my life with." Usher 5/2/2008
"Im going thru a hard & embarrassing time. Pls ask globalgrind not 2 print things like this.Its not truth, I have children. Thanks" Tameka Foster 6/17/2009
"In fact, I have read similar comments about myself that I am 'dark, aggressive, bossy and b#tchy.' It has been stated that my husband should have been with a 'younger, more beautiful' woman. Astoundingly, the majority of the remarks come from African-American women and are mimicked by others. Sadly enough, I don't know nor have I met 99% of those making these assertions. Funny, how we can judge another without having personally seen, interacted with or experienced a person's character." Tameka Foster 8/12/2009
"I had checked out. I went all the way into being super husband and super dad, thinking, 'I've got to be serious all the time. I've got to be the man.' I put my swagger down for a minute, but I didn't throw it away. Now it's time to get it back." Usher 3/2010