June 13, 2009

Singer Usher files for divorce from wife

Documents filed in Fulton County, Ga., indicate R&B singer Usher is seeking a divorce from his wife, Tameka, who he married in August 2007.

TMZ.com said the Here I Stand singer filed papers seeking a divorce from his wife, whose full name is Tameka Foster Raymond, and an initial hearing on the matter has been scheduled for July 15.

E! Online said the divorce filings come months after Raymond gave birth to the couple's second son, Naviyd Ely, in December. The couple also has an 18-month-old son, Usher V.

The Fulton County Superior Court filing also comes in the wake of Raymond's hospitalization with life-threatening conditions in February brought about by a liposuction procedure she underwent in Brazil.

Usher, whose complete name is Usher Raymond IV, is known best for hits like Confessions Part II, Burn and Yeah!