A little over a year ago, singer Usher revealed that one of his boys had just been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The father of two is now working to help raise awareness with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Celebrity dad Usher Raymond had a very important lunch meeting this week – in the school cafeteria with sons Naviyd and Usher V. The proud pop gushed, “Very Important Lunch Meeting with my favorite 6 year old…great building session…bright future!!” He then spent a lunch break with his other son, “Just turnt up a notch!!! Just got even better…look who showed up, my favorite 5 year old in the world.”
Last week Usher’s son, Usher V, with ex-wife Tameka Foster nearly drowned in the family pool in Atlanta. The couple faced off in court shortly after, with the judge finding in favor of Usher keeping custody of his sons.
Tameka appeared on Good Morning America today to talk about the accident. She shares her anger over the incident, “I was mad because I was like, ‘How did this happen? Who was watching him? Why was my son under water for nearly 3 minutes?'” In Usher’s defense, the aunt was right there and only left to go get help because she couldn’t get his arm free – it took two men to do it!
Even though she’s angry, Tameka says she doesn’t blame Usher, but she firmly believes it wouldn’t have happened on her watch. “I didn’t blame him for it, I just was angry that it happened on his watch, Because, while accidents happen, never have my children been injured on my watch.”
Tameka is hoping that the court will allow her more time with her sons, “I’d like to have my first right of refusal, which means when he is not present, the kids come home to their mom. They don’t stay home with the nanny and watch whatever show he’s on. They come home to their mother.”
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After Usher’s son, Usher V, was in a pool accident earlier this week, Tameka Foster-Raymond requesting an emergency hearing, fearing for her sons’ safety in their father’s care. The two faced off in court yesterday afternoon Tameka testified that she had concerns over Usher’s aunt Rena caring for her boys after the pool accident.
After hearing the parents’ testimony the judge sided with Usher, sharing that he didn’t feel there was any safety issue since the pool incident was an accident that could’ve happened under anyone’s watch.
It also came to light that there were still some underlying issues between Usher and Tameka that may have fueled their tensions. Usher filed a request last week to reduce the amount of child support Tameka receives. Usher has sole custody of their boys, but his child support paid to Tameka ($8,000) is still the amount that he was paying when they were sharing custody.
Hopefully these two can eventually get to a place of peace and positive co-parenting.
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