Source: Adriana M. Barraza / IF / IF
Usher’s first wife Tameka Foster is ready to tell her truth. The celebrity stylist has published his first book, Here I stand, to set the record straight on things that the public was wrong about.
Foster told Page six that one of the biggest misconceptions was that she got married because she was after his money, something she vehemently denies.
“The truth is, I really, really loved my husband,” Foster said. “It was not bull ****. It was not gold digging. I always said I took a pay cut when I married him. ”
Throughout their relationship, there was a great deal of turbulence. There were headlines that she could not cope with Usher’s mother. Besides being accused of being a gold digger, there was criticism because she was also eight years older than him. The “Rivals” singer even canceled their wedding when his mother told him Foster was five years older than she actually was. All of this played out in the media, and Foster said the most hurtful comments came from gossip queen Wendy Williams.
“I think she really had tied me up wrong and she just ran with it; it was great clickbait, ”Foster recalled. “I was like a low-hanging fruit for her to fight. And what I know about celebrities is … celebrities are always the person who is preferred. And I’m an underdog. I was no one, it’s easy to choose me. I do not have a great team that will ever be able to fight back. ”
They ended up divorcing in 2007 after two years of marriage. After things were settled, Usher walked away with primary custody of their two sons, Usher V and Naviyd. Foster said there was also another myth that she came out of their divorce with millions. She said she actually walked away with “not much money at all … less than a million dollars.”
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