Honestly, I can’t think of an individual currently more deserving of a hug from heaven than Usher‘s ex-wife Tameka Raymond.
While Nicci Gilbert’s ankles clock in at a close second, I can’t begin to imagine what she is going through following their 5-year-old son Usher V‘s recent near-drowning experience.
During her appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ yesterday she explained that getting the horrifying phone call about Usher V sent her mind into instant deja-vu, recalling the July 2012 jet skiing accident that resulted in the death of her 11-year-old son Kile Glover.
“It was like I relived it. Like, my brain just went into all those modes . . . I even said on the phone, ‘I’ve had this call before,’” Tameka said.
A day following the accident, she requested an emergency hearing in hopes of winning temporary custody of Usher V and younger brother Naviyd, but but a judge ruled that Usher will retain primary custody.
“I’d like to have my first right of refusal, which means that when he is not present, the kids come home to their mom. They don’t stay home with the nanny and Skype him all night. They don’t stay with the nanny and watch whatever show he’s on,” she said.
“I had to see on Instagram that my 4-year-old lost his first tooth. That’s my baby, you know? Things that are precious moments, milestone moments, I’m just missing them,” she added.
Still, Tameka doesn’t harbor resentment to Usher as a father. ”He is the father of my children and I love my kids more than life itself.”
Watch the interview below.