Usher’s Ex-Wife, Tameka Raymond, Writes Memoir After Discovering Some Believed She Was Dead + Will Discuss Marriage & Divorce To Singer
Tameka Raymond is clearing up some things with her new memoir!
Tameka Raymond, who was romantically linked to Usher for four years, has a memoir that just dropped today (Tuesday, July 27th). The book is titled Here I Stand… In a Beautiful State, and it chronicles various aspects of Tameka Raymond‘s life–and also clarifies misconceptions about her.
In a press release regarding Tameka Raymond‘s memoir, it was revealed:
“After several years of contemplating writing about her life, [Tameka] decided to write a book after having a conversation with three women on a beach in Bali. As they spoke, they learned who Raymond’s ex-husband was and they were insistent there was no way she could be who she said she was because his wife had died.”
The press release continues:
“They were referring to her near-death experience in Brazil, which has been grossly misreported in the media. After that hilarious and memorable conversation on the beach, Raymond knew she had to write a book. It was time to clear up all the rumors and outright lies about her fashion career, her marriage, and her parenting.”
The near-death experience in question was a cardiac arrest she had in São Paulo, Brazil back in 2009. She was ultimately placed in a medically-induced coma for a short period following the incident.
In addition to clearing up her near-death experience, Tameka Raymond is also speaking on her former marriage to Usher, as well as the death of her son.
Tameka and Usher began dating back in 2005, when she was his stylist. They married in 2007 and divorced in 2009–just four months after Tameka‘s near-death experience.
Through their marriage, Tameka and Usher have two children, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond. Tameka also had three children from previous relationships.
However, tragedy struck in 2012 when Tameka‘s 12-year-old son was declared brain dead after an accident in Georgia’s Lake Lanier. He was later taken off of life support.
While Tameka Raymond is addressing heavy topics in her memoir, she claims it’s “not all about crying.” She told WENN:
“Here I stand after going through all the media crap, the divorce, the loss, the grief. It’s not all about crying. Readers are going to laugh. Even though there are chapters about death and divorce, this is not a depressing book.”
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