Usher's Ex-Wife Tameka Raymond Posts Sexy Shirtless Pic of the Star in the Middle of a New Court Battle

Celebrity News Oct. 9, 2013 AT 5:50PM
Tameka Foster and Usher Raymond during the 2007 Trumpet Awards Credit: Jill Ann Spaulding/FilmMagic

What court battle? R&B sensation Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Raymond have been in a heated custody battle for the past two years, with Ush winning primary custody of the former couple's two sons in August 2012. 

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Raymond vowed to appeal the court's decision, and after her son Usher "Cinco" Raymond V, 5, almost drowned in a pool accident at the singer's home in August 2013, Raymond called an emergency custody hearing the same week. The judge ultimately dismissed Raymond's tearful request, and Usher continued to have primary care of his two boys. 

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With no end to the fight in sight, it was surprising to see a tweet from Raymond on Oct. 8 featuring a sexy shirtless picture of Usher from his November 2013 Men's Health cover shoot. 

The caption reads, "......well dizzzzzam @Usher . Yep!!! Thats it ;-)."

Could this public display be a sign that the former couple plans to reunite or is it simply Raymond showing that there's no bad blood?

Usher and son Usher Raymond V on July 21, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia
Usher and son Usher Raymond V on July 21, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia
Credit: Chris McKay/Getty

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The "OMG" crooner married stylist Raymond in August 2007 after dating for almost two years. Usher filed for divorce in 2009.

Raymond tragically lost her son Kile Glover, 11, in July 2012 after a jet skiing accident. A month later psych tests revealed that Raymond had a "moderately severe mental disorder," which largely contributed to Usher receiving full custody of his sons. 

In August 2013, Raymond made an appearance on Good Morning America to defend herself in the midst of the on-going battle. 

"I'm going to be retested," she said of her diagnosis. "I mean, you would think from hearing that, that’s like, ‘Wow, she must be cutting the kids or beating them excessively or smoking crack.’ It is hurtful sometimes because it’s so far from the truth. You’re talking about a woman that had her own career and to be reduced to some baby mama that’s bitter and a gold digger, that’s hurtful.”

Usher is currently preparing to star as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film Hands of Stone, which is set to come out in 2014.

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