It’s been a busy quarantine for Usher and his girlfriend, Jenn Goicoechea. The couple is reportedly anticipating their first baby collectively after lower than a yr of courting.
The mom-to-be was noticed sporting a reasonably substantial child bump exterior a manufacturing studio in L.A. on Aug. 31, 10 months after she was first linked to the “Yeah!” singer. Usher’s private life has been a little bit of a large number in recent times, so right here’s a fast recap of his most high-profile relationships up to now.
A breakdown of Usher’s previous girlfriends
Usher, who entered the R&B scene in 1994, beforehand made headlines for his two-year romance with TLC member Chilli. The pair dated from 2001 to 2003, calling it quits earlier than the discharge of his fourth studio album “Confessions,” which sparked rumors of infidelity.
Chilli insinuated that studies of Usher dishonest have been true in a February 2004 interview with “The Bert Present” on Atlanta’s Q100. “Usher did the final word no-no to me. I’ll by no means be with him once more, and that’s that,” she advised listeners on the time. “He portrayed himself to be this sincere and nice man, and he actually wasn’t.”
Nonetheless, the now 49-year-old set the document straight a decade later, revealing that the duo’s break up was quite a bit much less dramatic than followers initially thought. “Folks assumed that [‘Confessions’] was about us, but it surely was not,” Chilli advised Us Weekly in 2013. “We broke up as a result of I assume it was that point or no matter… he was my first grownup love.”
The Grammy winner started seeing his private stylist in November 2005, and so they acquired engaged in February 2007. They tied the knot in a civil ceremony on Aug. 3, 2007 and welcomed their first son, Usher “Cinco” Raymond V, that November. The couple’s second son, Naviyd Ely Raymond, was born 13 months later.
The connection formally resulted in 2009, and the pair’s divorce led to a nasty custody battle that lasted longer than their precise marriage. Usher was in the end awarded main custody of his two children in 2012, a call that got here only one month after the loss of life of Tameka’s 11-year-old son, Kile, in a tubing accident.
“I’m a dad, at first,” the 41-year-old mentioned of the bond he shares along with his boys. “After all I’ve to journey and make a dwelling, however my sons are my precedence… I by no means knew I may very well be so comfortable simply hanging out with them. I used to be born for this.”
Usher quietly married his longtime girlfriend, who he started courting earlier than his divorce from Tameka was finalized, in September 2015. The actor confirmed their union throughout an look on The Ellen DeGeneres Present a number of months later.
“I’ve an unimaginable accomplice and supervisor,” Usher advised Billboard one yr earlier than their shock marriage ceremony in Cuba. “She has helped me via among the hardest occasions in my life and my profession.”
Sadly, the duo introduced their separation in March of 2018. “We stay deeply linked, loving associates who will proceed supporting one another via the subsequent phases of our lives,” they defined in a joint assertion. “The large quantity of affection and respect that we now have for one another will solely improve as we transfer ahead.”