Usher Spills His Guts to Oprah Because That’s What People Do
It's been a hell of an uphill battle for Usher as of late. Not only did he suffer the devastating loss of stepson Kile Glover a month ago, but his successful custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster over their two sons has made some call him heartless for ripping the kids away from their mom.
Publicly, he's stayed largely silent through the whole mess, but when he was ready to talk about it, of course he chose Oprah as his very own sympathetic ear.
In an episode of 'Oprah's Next Chapter' that aired Sept. 16, the R&B superstar sat down with the former talk show host and left no subject untouched. "This will be the only time that I've ever chosen to speak about it. I've been a man of integrity throughout the entire process, which I hope my boys will understand," he said. "That's the way to go. That's the way to be."
And because Oprah's superpower is making everyone forget the cameras are even there, Usher talked openly about his 2007 shotgun wedding and eventual divorce filing just two years later. The dirty battle over the kids followed, and this August, Usher was awarded primary physical custody of the couple's two sons.
But his love for his kids aside, we're not sure Usher is such a prince. He says he only knew other women in a Biblical way after he was separated, but one of those ventures included a little personal time with one of his wife's own bridesmaids. Oh, and he listens to his own music during sexytime.