Three weeks after Usher filed for divorce from Tameka Foster-Raymond, his wife of almost two years, she declared in court papers on Monday that she was surprised about her husband's move to end the marriage and that they had sexual relations less than a week before
In the court documents filed in an Atlanta superior court, Foster-Raymond maintains that she "had every reason to believe her marriage was intact" and that the couple was "intimately together as husband and wife as recently as June 6."
The marriage between Usher, 30, and Foster-Raymond, 38, had been reportedly strained for months, and sources said the couple hadn't lived together for quite some time, as Usher moved to Nevada to record an album. In his divorce filing, he stated that the marriage was "irretrievably broken" and there was "no reasonable hope of reconciliation."
The couple married in a private ceremony in August 2007 after canceling a more lavish event. Usher is seeking joint custody of their two sons, 1-and-1/2-year-old Usher Raymond V and 6-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. In Monday's filing, Foster-Raymond asked the judge to make certain that Usher continues to support his family and pay her legal fees as divorce proceedings continue.
As the divorce gets under way, Usher has been hitting the studio and is reportedly making a song about the ordeal. "I don't know what Usher is going through, but [songwriter] Sean Garrett made a song about filling out papers, divorce papers," producer Zaytoven recently told MTV News. "The beat, it's got a bounce to it. It's outta here."