15 Super Dads: Usher
This fortnight we bring you one celeb father everyday who deserves to be celebrated for his parenting skills and gives all dads #fathergoals to live up to. Today in focus is global music sensation and Grammy winner, Usher.
Claim to fame: A popular singer, dancer and actor, Usher has managed to make it big in the music world and Hollywood. He has many successful musical hits to his name, such as ‘U Remind Me’ and ‘U Don’t Have To Call’, both of which earned him a Grammy each. In all, he has won eight Grammys and eighteen Billboard Music Awards.
Fatherhood: The suave and cool singer does not mind showing off his sensitive side when it concerns his offspring. When his second son Usher Raymond V was conceived, he cut the umbilical cord himself and on hearing the new-born’s voice, he is reported to have shed tears. After having divorced from the children’s mother Tameka Foster, he underwent a bitter battle for his kids’ custody, which he managed to win despite his wife’s allegations about his irresponsible behaviour towards his children. Proving all these claims to be false, Usher loves spending time with his children and often makes breakfast with them and even takes them along on his world tours sometimes. During one such tour, he broke into a jig with them onstage, making for a cute father-sons moment for all the world to see!
Lessons learnt: Being a divorced parent is not a shameful thing. But obtaining legal custody of your children after the divorce is a matter of huge responsibility and should not be taken lightly. Children require more care, love and patience after their parent’s divorce, so make sure you don’t fall short on the care-o-meter.
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