News: Usher Breaks Silence On Failed Marriage, "It Just Was Never Going To Work Out"
Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 9:48AM
Grammy-winning singer Usher has broken silence on his failed marriage to R&B singer Tameka Foster and said the mother of his two sons could not fully see eye-to-eye with him.
Promising no ill will toward Foster, Usher was still appreciative for his time with her.
"I appreciate the relationship for what it was," he says. "Even though it didn't work out, I'm glad we got together. I love her as the mother of my children; we just couldn't be married. We're two different people -- and we have two different goals. It just was never going to work out 100 percent. We had to put our issues aside and focus on raising [our sons]. There will never be another mother for my sons, and I'll always be their father." (PEOPLE)
Last fall, a leaked 911 phone call hit the Internet with Usher accusing Foster of damaging his vehicle.
"I actually wanted to report a situation where my car has been keyed," Usher told the 911 operator. "Yes ma'am, property damage. Can you hold on for one second? It happened last night apparently, I had called and filed a complaint because of a potential domestic violence between me and my ex-wife because she had come to my house, they sent the police there last night, we filed a complaint. My name is Usher Raymond...It was around 12 o'clock, last night [the car was fine]. It was after I had an altercation between my ex-wife and after I filed a complaint and the police came, she fled the scene. But when I woke up this morning I saw my car..." (YouTube)
Foster's camp later released a statement regarding the situation.
"This is just another attempt to disparage Tameka," a rep said. "It's simply an angry ploy that has no merit. Tameka's own truck was scratched but it's not clear how. The truck is registered in her name, it's not even Usher's car. Why would she vandalize her own vehicle?" (TMZ)
The separation between Usher and Tameka made headlines last summer.
From the beginning it seemed like sentiments were against the marriage between Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster Raymond. She was older than the 20-something-year-old singing sensation whose career has catapulted him into the realm of first name only fame. She was also married at the time they met and already the mother of three children. So news that Usher had filed for divorce from his wife of less than two years has been met with a collective "I told you so" from fans and industry watchers alike. (CNN)
Usher and Foster wed in August 2007 and officially split mid-2009.
Check out some past Usher footage below: