Usher Wins Primary Custody of Two Children
Usher has won primary physical custody of his two sons with ex-wife Tameka Foster, the Associated Press reports.
The Grammy winner was awarded primary custody of Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 3, it was ruled by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane, a spokesperson for the court clerk told AP. The custody will begin Sept. 1.
Usher and Foster, however, will still have joint legal custody of the children and visitation has yet to be determined for Foster.
Usher, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, and Foster wed in 2007 before divorcing two years later. The couple had been separated since summer 2008, according to the singer and that there was "no reasonable hope" for any type of reconcilation.
Earlier this year, Usher testified that Foster attempted to fight his girlfriend during a visit and that she hit him during the encounter, but did not press charges. Foster's lawyer claimed that Usher provoked her.
This comes after Foster's son Kile Glover died after he was injured in a boating accident. The 11-year-old was run over by a boat on Lake Lanier, about 40 miles away from Atlanta.