Tameka Foster Raymond , ex-wife of R&B star Usher Raymond, who is embroiled in court proceedings released a statement.
“To begin, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the countless number of people who opened their hearts, extended their prayers, well-wishes and remained hopeful for my son Kile during the last weeks of his life.
I truly believe that he has always been an Angel from birth and the World was just too small to contain a spirit so vast. I’m thankful and blessed to merely be the vessel that carried him and humbled that God gave him to us to love.
I also feel humbled by everyone’s show of concern, and knowing that Kile Glover touched the lives of so many has given me strength during my worst & darkest hour … Again I THANK YOU ALL. I remain in the unfortunate position of having to respond to and attend court proceedings that were not initiated or begun by me. I did not file this custody case (January 2011) and was content with the ‘joint custody’ arrangement that we share. Most importantly, nor do I wish to appear in court while I am mourning the loss of my son. But I do not want to delay thus prolong these proceedings either; I’d rather continue this arduous process hoping it will help move me through this most difficult period in my life. This may sound really cliché but you must NOT believe everything you read or hear and never judge… especially without solid facts and always, but always consider the source. Discernment is key. My boys are my entire world and I will fight tooth and nail to keep all of my sons together as a family, I pray for a swift, peaceful resolution so that we all can move forward.”
The statement was released to Global Grind.
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Usher reportedly told Foster that they could re-schedule a custody hearing for their two shared children so that she could have time to grieve. While Raymond requested for a later court date so that the “unnecessary stress and strain” would not affect him or Foster, his ex-wife does not seem to think his intentions are genuine. According to TMZ reports, Raymond may be trying to buy time so that Foster is not given an advantage by a judge who may believe a grieving mother should not lose two more of her children to the singer who is battling her for custody.
Divorces are always messy. This one is going to need God.