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Usher Raymond's Ex-Wife

LOSES CUSTODY WAR

8/24/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Usher
's ex-wife Tameka Raymond just lost in the former couple's bitter custody battle -- TMZ has learned, a judge has awarded Usher primary custody of their two sons.

It's a shocking development -- considering both sides were trying to strip each other of custody. Tameka felt the singer was an absentee father who was too absorbed in his career to be a good dad. She also accused him of using drugs in front of the kids.

Usher argued Tameka was inattentive and irresponsible.

The ruling marks the end of an emotional custody trial -- involving wild accusations and name-calling ... Usher even broke down at one point on the witness stand.

But today, we're told a judge sided with the singer -- awarding Usher primary custody of the ex-couple's two sons, which means the children will be spending the majority of the time with their father.

Tameka still retains some custodial rights -- but the extent to which Tameka will be able to see her kids is unclear.

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121.

HumanNature    

TAMEKA WILL BE OUT OF THAT MANSION BY CHRISTMAS!!!!

735 days ago
122.

customcalendars4u2    

Um,um,um and SMDH @ that heartless judge! There are women in this world who shouldn't be allowed to have custody of a Tarantula, that have primary physical custody of children. She didn't deserve that "Life Sentence" and neither did they're two young son's. Maybe Tameka was a Horrid, Horrid woman in her past life, but in this one I just can't see what she did to have the book thrown at her like that! Award her a Sak's Fifth Avenue card one week & take her kids away the next UMP,WHAT A JUDGE!

735 days ago
123.

HumanNature    

Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher on Friday was awarded primary physical custody of his two sons, ending a long legal fight with his ex-wife.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane ruled that the singer, 33, will have primary custody of 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond, according to Cherrise Boone, spokeswoman for the court clerk's office. His custody will start Sept. 1.

Boone said Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond will have joint legal custody. The type of visitation hasn't been determined yet for Tameka Raymond.


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/rb-singer-usher-wins-custody-fight-sons-17075848#.UDk4hKM14_w


TAMEKA


NO SPITTING, CUSSING, FUSSING AND FIGHTING IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

735 days ago
124.

Gigohead     

I am happy Usher got his sons because Tameka never came off as a person who was "all there". She reeks of narcissism from what I've read in the press. She takes every opportunity to make it all about her every time she is in court. Her Saks card, her not having enough money after thousands of $$ in support, her not having a BMW, her not having a luxury lifestyle anymore. The world circles around her. I'm glad the judge saw right through her and at least allowed the boys to steer away from her for now.

735 days ago
125.

Anna    

I am sooooooo sorry that Ms Foster has placed money and sax 5th Ave before the children welfare and GOD. Ms Foster lost this batter because of deception. From the start to finish you went into that relation ship to break up Usher's relation ship with his mother , his family members and money...every time i see you... you have a drink in in your hand .Why don't you leave well enough alone..Think about you child who died because of all of this money wickedness. You are a money hungry women...Money can not buy happiness. And I don't understand . Kyle just wanted to love Usher and his brothers.. and live a simple life style.it seems like you were the only one that needed other people's money. NO you do not need those kids..Please find God.

734 days ago
126.

rash on my ass    

this is funny watch lmao http://youtu.be/GUgNP0v228Y

734 days ago
127.

Lisa    

Ha ha ha!!!!!

733 days ago
128.

dr murphy    

I wonder is tamekas mum or dad or family giving her some family wisdom about lifes dos and donts,its one thing to be a celebrity,she must be caught up in the entertainment business,the lime light my guess.she should of tied her tubes,dont have kids if you dont have the time for them.this must have been plan B,let a rich jock or rich entertainer get her pregnant and now shes vested for 18 years,tell me if im wrong...

733 days ago
129.

wenona Hollis    

its sad people fight over their own children, when only the child suffers. Its better if two who once loved each other could stop being selfish just for the next 18 years to show the child how life is with love. show a child love In the heart of others starting with us as parents, isn't this how our children were born. One night with perfection no hate, no envy, no jealousy, no be-trail just good old fashion love. God help the broken heart-ed . yours truly "The Forgotten City"

732 days ago
130.

wenona Hollis    

Usher so you think u one. when fighting over a child the only one who one is the world of hate and the only one who has really lost is the child.
its sad people fight over their own children, when only the child suffers. Its better if two who once loved each other could stop being selfish just for the next 18 years to show the child how life is with love. show a child love In the heart of others starting with us as parents, isn't this how our children were born. One night with perfection no hate, no envy, no jealousy, no be-trail just good old fashion love. God help the broken heart-ed . yours truly "The Forgotten City"
if she is unfit help her instead of judging her. how can you say you love your fans, and all the while all you stars fight over a child like they are some kind of property. This is not love, so there for you don't know what love is. I feel long as a child can not be born with just one parent then their should be two allays there know matter what.

732 days ago
131.

cindy    

God some of the comments are just disgusting I hope none of you saying this stuff are Mothers.
I dont know the woman nor do i know anymore than what the press reports on either she or Usher. Yet as a mother i cannot imagine what pain it would be to lose all your kids in one year. I pray they find a place in the future where they can get along even just for the sake of those kids.
some of you ourght to be ashamed of what you are posting. I ope you can look at both your parents and feel happy that they care about you.

729 days ago
132.

Cee Cee    

Probably because of the death of her other son, it does look irresponsible when a parent is there when a child dies

729 days ago
133.

Tom Clancy    

Can you believe the poor Child feels while getting ripped between to people... Buy Usher Replica Watches online

729 days ago
134.

Sadden Fan    

Mr. Raymond is not the victim here, the children and Mrs. Raymond are the true victims in this case. The judge should be drug tested. What was she thinking? Mr. Raymond is a performer and what a performance he has given. I have had to do battle for child support with my ex for over 10 years to get a proper support judgement for our child. Unfortunately the system is works for the wealthy, not in the best interest of the child. This man is the Director of Department of Corrections and is fully aware of how much little black boys need their fathers and mothers in their lives. Yet he continued to fight me along with his new wife in order not to pay. He makes 210K yr. yet gives me $400.00 mo. for our child. His BMW and AMG Benz payment equal $1,944 mo. This monies could have helped me pay for tutoring, child care so I could go to school to continue my education, allowed me to participate more at his school in lieu of working a double shift subjecting our child to be a "latch key kid", lessons in a foreign language to help our son become a commodity instead of an statistic. Luckily I have witness karma in action when he was diagnosed with cancer and is losing everything he cherished more than the mental/physical well being of our child. I plan on peeing on his grave. Hope Tameka gets the same chance.

727 days ago
135.

Dott Cunningham    

Nobody truly knows but the two of them what went on and what went wrong. But I do think that Tameka as to deal with her own issues, ugly as they maybe, and let go of anger, she had alot to say about Usher not being there much when her son was in the hospital, which was a big sign of her state of mind (anger). God forbid a lovd one was in such a tragic accident, who came and how many times would not be my focus.

718 days ago
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