Usher's Ex-Wife Tameka Foster Files for Custody of Sons

Celebrity News Aug. 7, 2013 AT 9:45AM
Usher arrives with Tameka Foster at the 15th annual Trumpet Awards After son Usher Raymond V was hospitalized following a scary pool accident on Aug. 5, Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster has filed for temporary custody of their two boys. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Tameka Foster isn't happy with ex-husband Usher following their firstborn son's scary pool accident. The 42-year-old celebrity stylist filed legal documents in Fulton County, Ga., asking for an emergency custody hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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According to TMZ, Foster, 42, is demanding custody of their sons, Usher Raymond V, 5, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 4. She claims that Usher, 34, who currently has primary custody, is allowing other unfit people to care for their children, thereby and creating an unsafe environment. (Usher filed for divorce from Foster in June 2009 after nearly two years of marriage. Since then, the two have had an ongoing, heated custody battle over their children.)

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The filing comes one day after their son Usher was hospitalized after nearly drowning in the singer's pool on Aug. 5. TMZ reported that the little boy got his arm stuck in the drain while being watched by his aunt. After struggling to free his arm, he was given CPR and admitted to the intensive care unit. Usher was not home at the time, but arrived in time to ride in the ambulance with his son.

"This was a tragic, unfortunate accident. He is just so relieved that Junior is OK," a source close to Usher tells Us Weekly. "He was shaken to hear the news but just so relieved."

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In July 2012, Foster's 11-year-old son Kile Glover, Usher's stepson, was fatally struck in the head by a jet ski. "I'm still in shock," Foster told Entertainment Tonight in September 2012. "I think this will probably be the greatest pain I will ever experience, losing him. But, it gave me strength beyond measure and it made me determined to fight for my other [children]."

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