Well, Tameka Raymond is hitching her U-Haul and moving on—literally and figuratively. Ex-hubby Usher is evicting her from his $3.2 million dollar Georgia home and she’s gonna have to find herself some new digs quick, fast, and in a hurry. As of last week, the house was listed and on the market, much like its owner, I suppose.
Raymond was given permission to live in the 12,544 square-foot mansion as part of the now-defunct couple’s 2009 divorce settlement, but the agreement also stipulated that her R&B heartthrob ex-hubby was also allowed to put the home up for sale any time, so long as he gave her two months’ advance notice. Raymond, however, has presumably spent that time grieving the loss of her 11-year-old son, Kile, who passed away in a tragic jet skiing accident in July.
All’s fair in failed romance and contentious divorce decrees, I guess, and apparently three months is more than enough time to mourn the loss of a child in a house owned by a rich and powerful ex-hubs, so tick tick tick, Tameka. Time’s a-wastin’.
Since Kile’s death, the two have also continued to be embroiled in a battle over their two adorable little boys, Usher V, 5 and Naviyd, 3. (Kile was one of Tameka’s kids from a previous marriage.) The elder Usher was awarded custody of his sons in August, but Tameka is fighting the decision, calling Usher an “absentee father” and probably a million other things I haven’t been able to keep up with because this saga is ever-developing. There’s probably something going on with them right now, as I’m typing.
Losing one son and losing custody of two more has probably made summer 2012 the worst time ever in Tameka Raymond’s life. Though they were able to put aside their pre-existing differences for a fleeting moment while they tended to Kile and made some difficult decisions when doctors declared him brain dead, it still seems like such a tragic event should’ve made their split more amicable. Guess not, since Tameka has fresh marching orders to be out of the house.
Is Usher showing his coldhearted side by booting his ex in such a highly emotional time?