The bitter custody battle between Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has finally come to an end, and shockingly, it's Usher who's getting primary custody of the couple's two sons, Usher Raymond V, 4; and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 3. The ruling is surprising in that it isn't every day you see the father getting custody over the mother; and the ruling is heartbreaking in that Tameka is still mourning the loss of her 11-year-old son, Kile Glover, who tragically passed away in July from injuries from a jet-skiing accident. Ouch.
The details of the arrangement haven't been released yet, but I will say, I'm kind of shocked that Usher is the one who will be the primary caretaker of the kids. During the acrimonious trial between Foster and Usher, Tameka accused the singer of being too invloved in his career to be a good father, and claimed that he's used drugs in the presence of their kids. Usher was also held in contempt of court at one point for canceling his ex-wife's Saks Fifth Avenue credit card. He was ordered to reinstate the card due to Foster's arguement that she needed it in order to "fulfill her duties as a stylist." Hmm ...
Hopefully, the decision is the right one for the kids -- and hopefully what Tameka said about Usher isn't true. It would be terribly tragic if these young boys wound up in the wrong parent's hands and had their lives screwed up because of it. They're still extremely young and impressionable. Their needs always should come first -- no matter how busy Usher is. He's their father, and that is his most important job.
What do you think of this ruling?
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