Tameka Foster isn’t happy with ex-husband Usher following their firstborn son’s scary pool accident. The 42-year-old celebrity stylist filed legal documents in Fulton County, Ga., asking for an emergency custody hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
According to sources, Foster, 42, is demanding custody of their sons, Usher Raymond V, 5, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 4. She claims that Usher, 34, who currently has primary custody, is allowing other unfit people to care for their children, thereby and creating an unsafe environment. (Usher filed for divorce from Foster in June 2009 after nearly two years of marriage. Since then, the two have had an ongoing, heated custody battle over their children.)
The filing comes one day after their son Usher was hospitalized after nearly drowning in the singer’s pool on Aug. 5. TMZ reported that the little boy got his arm stuck in the drain while being watched by his aunt. After struggling to free his arm, he was given CPR and admitted to the intensive care unit. Usher was not home at the time, but arrived in time to ride in the ambulance with his son.
“This was a tragic, unfortunate accident. He is just so relieved that Junior is OK,” a source close to Usher tells Us Weekly. “He was shaken to hear the news but just so relieved.”
In July 2012, Foster’s 11-year-old son Kile Glover, Usher’s stepson, was fatally struck in the head by a jet ski. “I’m still in shock,” Foster told Entertainment Tonight in September 2012. “I think this will probably be the greatest pain I will ever experience, losing him. But, it gave me strength beyond measure and it made me determined to fight for my other [children].”
Usher and Shakira are joining “The Voice” as new coaches next spring, when Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green take a break from the show, NBC said Monday. Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board in season four, the network said. The singing contest began airing its third season last week.
Aguilera is going on the road to support her new album, while Green is developing new music and a sitcom based on his life for NBC. “As I have expressed since Day One of the show … I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love,” Aguilera said in a statement. But she expressed eagerness about returning to “The Voice” in the future. The addition of the two new coaches will surely make for an interesting Season four.
Oprah recently had a close personal one on one conversation with pop superstar Usher. Oprah was heard saying that it was one of the best interviews that she has done on her “Next Chapter” series. “It’s good, really good.” says Oprah.
Announcing the Diamond-selling, Grammy-winning R&B singer as her next guest to appear on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” late Tuesday, Winfrey appears to have come away with a groundbreaking exclusive that answers many questions.
“He said that he would talk to me then he’s never going to talk again about his marriage, the fact his mother never came to the marriage, the fact that he has now gone through three years of a custody battle and now has primary custody of his own children,” Winfrey says in video below.
As widely reported, Usher had a turbulent summer that included an emotional breakdown in court during his custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Raymond, the death of his stepson (Tameka’s son) and garnering custody of his two boys.
According to Oprah, the “Confessions” and “Looking 4 Myself” singer will also discuss breaking down on stage in Berlin and what really made him cry during his custody case.
“He talks about everything no holds barred,” says Winfrey.
Usher joins recent “Oprah’s Next Chapter” guests including Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Fifty Cent, Carrie Underwood and The Kardashians.