Usher Raymond and his wife Grace Miguel are separating. They confirmed the news in a joint statement saying:
“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives. The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.”
Sources close to couple say that their marriage has been in a ‘negative place’ for awhile now.
“They’ve been fighting non-stop over the past year.”
One of the main issues in their relationship allegedly is that Grace wanted to have children. Usher has two children with ex wife Tameka Foster: 9-year-old Naviyd and 10-year-old Usher. Grace has two teenage kids, a son and a daughter.
“Grace REALLY wanted to have kids and Usher wasn’t necessarily open to the idea.”
Because of Grace’s age, having children naturally wasn’t an option.
“Grace wanted to have a surrogate, but Usher was only willing to adopt. He didn’t want a surrogate at all. Ultimately, he was the deciding factor of them not having a kid together.”
According to the sources, the singer’s controversy surrounding the herpes allegations allegedly didn’t help their marriage either.
“It put a serious strain on them. The headlines and accusations were brutal. And it was really tough on them. They were fighting about it non-stop.”
Usher and Miguel have kept their relationship largely out of the spotlight, they secretly wed in late 2015 when he was spotted wearing a gold band on his wedding finger while out and about in L.A.