Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher on Friday was awarded primary physical custody of his two sons. An Atlanta judge made the ruling after a lengthy legal battle in which the singer’s ex-wife, Tameka Foster Raymond, sought to maintain joint physical custody and receive an increase in child support payments.
Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster Raymond, will share legal custody of 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond, though visitation plans have not yet been decided. Usher’s custody will begin on September 1st.
Usher filed for divorce in 2009 after the couple had been married for two years. The couple’s relationship was fraught with drama with rumors that circulated about Foster reportedly controlling the singer, Usher’s mother’s disapproval, etc.