Usher & Wife Grace Miguel Separate After 2 Year Marriage
Usher Raymond and his wife Grace Miguel are separating. They confirmed the news in a joint statement saying,
After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives. The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.
This is Usher’s second marriage. He married celebrity stylist Tameka Foster in 2007. They divorced two years later, in 2009.
Usher and Grace, who is also his manager, quietly married in 2015. No further details about their split have been shared.
Last year, Usher made headlines when documents leaked online alleging he has been a carrier of the herpes virus since 2009 or 2010 and that he infected a partner with it 2012. It alleged that Usher paid the woman’s doctor bills and settled what a civil suit for $1.1 million. Amid the allegations, it was reported that another woman filed a $10 million lawsuit against Usher claiming that he exposed her to the herpes virus without her knowledge or consent; a crime in certain states. The story was followed up with another alleging that she increased her lawsuit to $20 million after testing positive.
Three more claimants sued him on allegations of fraud, sexual battery, infliction of emotional distress and more, alleging that he was positive for the herpes virus and didn’t tell them in advance. All three are represented by attorney Lisa Bloom who said on 8 August 2017, that one of her three clients had contracted genital herpes allegedly from him. One of the accusers, Quantasia Sharpton, said she had unprotected sex with him after a concert she attended. The other two accusers, one male, one female, preferred to remain anonymous plaintiffs. Sharpton admitted she tested negative and Bloom stated she didn’t know if the singer had the disease. Usher’s camp has maintained his innocence.
Are you surprised that Usher and Miguel are ending their marriage?