After suddenly canceling his wedding to Tameka Foster last week, Usher and the stylist were married on Friday in Atlanta, the singer’s representatives confirmed to UsMagazine.com on Monday (August 6). “I exchanged vows with Tameka Foster in Atlanta on Friday and we are happily married,” Usher said.
The couple, who are expecting their first child together, were married in a simple ceremony held in the office of Usher’s lawyer — a far cry from the lavish event planned for last weekend at the Long Island, New York, home of Island Def Jam head L.A. Reid (see “Usher And Fiancee Tameka Foster Cancel Wedding” ). Despite rumors to the contrary, Jonetta Patton, Usher’s mother and former manager, was in attendance.
Rumors about possible causes for the wedding’s cancellation — ranging from the disapproval of Usher’s mother to disagreements over the prenuptial agreement — were rife last week, leading Foster to make several guarded comments to People (see “Usher’s Fiancee Says Rumors About Canceled Wedding Are ’Completely Untrue’ “ ). Foster dismissed those rumors, but did confirm that she had a pregnancy “scare.” “I was pushing myself way too hard,” the five-months pregnant Foster, 37, told the magazine. “But I am fine and the baby is fine.”
Usher and Foster’s relationship has been a complicated one. News of their engagement was mentioned almost casually by Usher during an interview with MTV News earlier this year (see “Usher Plans New LP — And Marriage — By End Of Year “ ) and the pair have been dogged by rumors ever since. Just a couple of weeks ago, Usher wrote an open letter to People angrily responding to gossip about his relationship with Foster. The singer also reportedly personally called radio jocks at certain stations asking for lenience.
And while Foster did not confirm whether she and Usher still planned to marry after last week’s cancellation, Usher chimed in on the matter soon after, telling UsMagazine.com in a story published Tuesday: “As of right now we don’t have a date, but we will let you know when we do. Everybody’s fine. Tameka and the baby are fine.”
[This story was originally published on 8.4.2007 at 9:26 p.m. ET.]