Battling for his or her infants. When there are kids concerned, divorce can get messy and flip exes into enemies.
“We don’t see eye-to-eye. The friend that I was to Tameka, I don’t know that I could ever be again, because I really felt like we were friends. She made us enemies in a way that I never understood,” Usher stated of his ex-wife Tameka Foster throughout a 2012 look on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
The “Burn” singer broke down in tears on the witness stand in May 2012 amid his prolonged battle in opposition to Foster for custody of their two sons, Usher Jr. and Naviyd. During the trial, the stylist’s lawyer accused Usher of infidelity and neglecting his youngsters. Usher later admitted to being untrue throughout the two-year marriage.
After almost three years of authorized drama, a decide granted the Grammy Winner primary custody of the two boys in August 2012. Foster advised Hollywood Unlocked that she hopes she and her ex-husband can restore their relationship sooner or later.
“He and I are definitely cordial and we coparent very well. Are we friends? I’d say no. I’d like for us to be friends. I miss my friend, he was my best friend before he was anything else. That’s my homie. We [are] cool,” she stated throughout the 2021 interview.
While the “U Remind Me” singer finally bought a contented ending — he welcomed daughter Sovereign and son Sire with girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea in 2020 and 2021, respectively — different stars are nonetheless preventing for custody.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have additionally been enmeshed in authorized drama for the reason that Maleficent star filed for divorce in September 2016. The exes — who’re mother and father to Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox — are nonetheless figuring out a custody settlement of their minor youngsters. In June 2022, a supply advised Us Weekly that Pitt had grown frustrated along with his estranged spouse’s authorized techniques.
“It’s very clear to him that Angie has gone out of her way to delay and stall the process,” the insider stated. “All he can do is work with his legal team and file the paperwork whilst responding to her claims. Month after month goes by with one piece of red tape after another, endless jumping through hoops and bickering between their lawyers with no resolution.”
The supply advised Us that the Fight Club actor was laying low to deal with the stress of the battle. “Brad has been holed up at his place. He occasionally enjoys downtime at his art studio,” the insider revealed.
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