Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Prayers for Usher’s Ex Wife Tameka Foster and Family


Tameka Foster’s soap opera like life took a tragic turn this weekend. Her 11 year old son, Kyle Glover, is brain dead after an accident in which a man riding a jet ski literally ran over Kyle, who was in an inner tube in Lake Lanier in Atlanta. It’s an unimaginable tragedy for a mother to endure. Everyone is sending prayers to Foster, to her ex husband R&B singer Usher, and Kyle’s father, an Atlanta clothier. Usher and Foster were married a short time, but their union produced two other sons. During the course of their relationship,

Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton, who is also his sometime manager, was vocally against the couple. Foster is nine years older than Usher. Rumors circulated frequently that Foster was a Scientologist, and that she’d converted Usher. But when I asked her about it in February 2008, she said, with a laugh: “Scien-what? Honey, I can’t even spell it! No, I am not a Scientologist.”

The handful of times I met Foster she was like that, very direct and with a good sense of humor. She’s going to need every ounce of strength now, and support from everyone.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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