Usher Moves to Settle Custody Battle After Stepson's Jet Ski Accident
The singer has reportedly filed paperwork that will give his ex-wife "a majority" of guardianship of their two children.
In an attempt to settle his long and nasty custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster, Usher has reportedly filed a new proposal in the wake of his step son's tragic jet ski accident.
As The Hollywood Reporter previously reported, Foster's 11-year-old son Kyle Glover was left brain dead after being struck with a jet ski in Georgia's Lake Lanier. Usher's family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard is under investigation for the situation.
Usher and Foster's divorce was finalized in 2009 after two years of marriage, but the former couple's battle over custody and child support of their two sons, Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd, 3, has continued to wage on. According to TMZ, Usher had spoken with Foster over the weekend, offering a slight increase in child support but refusing to budge on his 50/50 custody demand.
Now, the R&B singer has apparently changed his tune. TMZ reports that Usher met with his lawyers earlier this week to draft a new proposal, which would give Foster "a majority" of custody and a "significant" increase in child support. The offer has not yet been presented to Foster.
Usher is said to be aware of Foster's suffering and does not believe it is a good idea to continue to fight given the tragic circumstances.
The news comes just one month after Usher's seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
"We know God's in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time," Glover's family said in a statement to CNN. "We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it's the best way we can all support him now."
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