The pic above is the first time I'd ever seen Tameka Foster surface. From that point on, I had to get more information on her because I thought she was a man! I searched the net high and low to find the scoop on Tameka Foster-Raymond and all I turned up was negative information which I intend to share, but first, lets focus on some positive talk about Tameka.
Tameka Foster Raymond was born in 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her age is supposedly 38. She is a stylist and the owner of Swanky Image Group, an egg crate company? Its said to gross 43K/yr in sales!! She also owns Hides & Dungarees denim and leather collection in Atlanta but google that and see what you come up with.... She used to be a celebrity stylist and had celebrity clientele that included Usher, Ciara, Patti LaBelle, Jay-Z, Diddy, Keri Hilson and Lauryn Hill. She may want to explore that option again now that her cash cow has other plans.
Prior to becoming romantically involved with Usher in November 2005, she split from her then husband Ryan Glover,(thats him in the white shirt and glasses). Hes the co-founder of Noontime Music and the father of a few of her children. She and Usher had been friends and for nearly seven years and she was his personal stylist for five years. It appears to me that Tameka loves business owners, Usher is also an entrepreneur and business man who owns US Records, and is a part owner of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers.
She married Usher in August 2007 in a private office of the singer’s lawyer in Atlanta. Wow, sounds romantic! Previously, the couple’s July 28, 2007 lavish, star studded wedding at the Southampton, NY estate of music mogul L.A. Reid had been canceled, fueling rumors and speculation. Foster said a “pregnancy scare” and a brief hospitalization is what led to the postponement of the wedding. On September 1, 2007 the couple had a formal wedding before 200 guests at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort and they released some staged wedding pics.
Tameka Foster Raymond gave birth to the couple’s first child, Usher Raymond V, in November 2007 and, the second child, Naveid Ely Raymond, was born in December 2008. She also has joint custody of the three children from her previous marriage which brings the grand total of children to a whopping 5!!
Tameka has had run-ins with the law. Back in 1991, she'd been arrested twice for theft/fraud related offenses. Tameka served twenty days in the Los Angeles County Jail for petty theft back in 1991. She was sentenced to an additional term of two years probation. Her first lover was gunned down in a drug-related execution-style shooting, the celebrity stylist’s half-sister Valencia tells The National Enquirer.“Poor Usher has no idea who he’s marrying.” “He’s a wonderful guy- but Tameka is giving him a big-time snow job.”
According to The Enquirer:
The scene for deception was set at a “getting to know the in-laws” dinner in Tameka’s hometown of Oakland, Calif., on July 7 as the couple finalized plans for a July 28 wedding.
Valencia, 49, explained that Usher led a prayer before dinner, then turned to her and said: “’You know all the family secrets- tell me about them.’ Before I could say a word, Tameka kicked me so hard under the table she almost put a hole in my leg,” Valencia said. “Then she pulled me aside and whispered: ‘Don’t tell him anything.’”
There were also rumors and whispers when Usher did the video for "LOVE IN THIS CLUB" as Keri Hilson played his love interest in the video. Tameka Foster happened to be the celebrity stylist for Keri Hilson in that particular video shoot. Heres how they explained the video set:
Our on-set source said Foster was upset when she found out stunning singer/songwriter Keri Hilson was personally picked by Usher to play his love interest in the video.
"It was supposed to be a sexy video shoot," our spy said. "And Tameka was there the entire time guarding like a watchdog. It was ridiculous - she knows Keri and knows she’s no video ho or Karrine Steffans." Steffans, nicknamed "Superhead," wrote the book, "Video Vixen," about her alleged flings with Usher and several other artists.
"Tameka is very insecure," our source said. "Even in rehearsals she was weird and clearly not happy that Keri is so gorgeous. Tameka threw a lot of attitude. The day of the shoot, Tameka dressed Keri very badly - she looked like an extra. Tameka wouldn’t let Keri have her hairdresser there - she had to use the hairdresser who was doing the extras."
Foster also took a dislike to Usher’s longtime choreographer, Jamaica, and banned her from the set. When Usher and Foster were spotted at the Beverly Hills Hotel last week, "They barely said one word to each other," we’re told.
The two have had a choppy past. After they got engaged, Usher fired his mom, Jonetta Patton, as his manager and also axed his publicists. "Tameka was the one and only one to call the shots," spies said.
Thats not all, Keri chose not to comment when asked what happened during the video shoot. Theres an age old saying, if you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all. Maybe Keri chose that route in regards to the tension at the video shoot?
Tameka Gave birth in December 2008 to their second child, and 2 months later she decided to get plastic surgery. According to Ellen Dasptry, a rep for Sao Paulo plastic surgeon Dr. Silvio Sterman, who was to have performed the surgery, Tameka Foster Raymond arrived on Friday, February 6, 2009 for the liposuction. Shortly after going under general anesthesia, she suffered cardiac arrest, i.e., a heart attack.
“When an attack like this happens, the doctors put the patient to sleep… and make sure that everything is okay and that there has not been any damage,” explains Dasptry. “This is the protocol every time and this is what was done.”
After spending a day in the ICU, Foster Raymond was transferred to Sao Paulo’s Hospital Sírio-Libanês, a larger facility which Dasptry says is considered to be one of the finest in Brazil. Nearly a week after the cardiac arrest, Daspry says that she “is doing very well.”
Usher was set to perform at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party on February 7, 2009, but it was that very day that his wife went into cardiac arrest. He flew to Brazil. They said Usher knew nothing of the surgery and found out the same time the press found out about the surgery.
Because Tameka Foster Raymond had given birth to the couple’s second son two months ago, this incident has stirred some debate in the medical community as to whether or not two months after the birth of a child is too soon to undergo liposuction.
People Magazine interviewed a doctor, cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist Neil Sadick of New York City, who asserted that a woman should wait at least three months before undergoing such a procedure, and that “no abdominal surgery should be performed within eight weeks because of the distension and inflammation of the abdomen/uterus due to pregnancy.” However, the Brazilian doctor’s spokesperson, Dasptry, said that Foster Raymond was determined to be “in good health.” She went on to say, that there was not a rule saying a woman couldn’t have surgery two months after childbirth. They speculate the reason she went to Brazil is because no american doctor would operate on her so soon after giving childbirth.
After days of talk and speculation, it is finally confirmed that Usher has filed for divorce from his wife Tameka Foster, with whom he's been married for nearly two years. The Grammy-winning artist filed the petition in Superior Court in Fulton County, Ga. on Friday, June 12.
According to the divorce document obtained by E! News, the first hearing of the case is scheduled to be held on July 15. The document, nevertheless, doesn't specify on the reason that prompts the pair's separation.
Usher and Tameka Foster, who used to be his assistant, tied the knot on August 3, 2007. They are parents to two sons; Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond.
Prior to Usher's official divorce petition, the pair was reported breaking up last year. However, both of them denied their marriage was on the rock, insisting everything was okay between them. Rumors of them divorcing resurfaced in February this year, but the twosome called reports of a split "100 percent not true."
Usher himself added fuel to the long persistent rumors after he was photographed recently hanging out with a woman while Tameka was nowhere to be seen. It's not clear though if the woman is his new girlfriend.
The night his divorce papers were filed, Usher spent a low-key night at the Los Angeles club MyHouse. He arrived late and came in through the back then was seated at a table where he spent time with a few friends chatting and drinking. The singer, who was smiling and talkative, seemed to be in a good, but mellow mood. source
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