Usher is a happy dad right about now. That’s because an Atlanta judge has awarded the “Yeah!” singer primary custody of his two sons with ex-wife Tameka Raymond. An insider close to Usher (full name Usher Raymond IV), said it has been a long and difficult process for everyone but it’s good to see that an independent third party has made a decision.
While the 33-year-old R&B star retains primary custody, a Fulton County Court official adds that both parties will continue to share legal custody over 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3-year-old Naviyd Raymond. The former couple have both been locked in a nasty custody dispute in the intervening years since they got divorced in November 2009.
On Tuesday, Usher was found in a willful contempt by the court for violating provisions of their settlement agreement that required each parent to have the right to information about their kids’ respective health, education and extra-curiccular activities. The singer meanwhile, charged that his ex was “incapable of being a proper parent” and in previous, emotional testimony in May, claimed that Raymond demonstrated emotionally instability by spitting on his girlfriend, taking a swing at him and interfering with his time with the boys.
Apparently the judge agreed enough to hand him today’s victory. A representative for Tameka wasn’t available for comment.