Usher has been awarded primary custody and joint legal custody of his two sons with Tameka Foster Raymond, bringing to an end a bitter custody battle that has raged since the couple separated in 2008.
The new custody arrangement for Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 3, will begin Sept. 1, a court clerk said Friday in Atlanta.
It's another blow for Tameka, whose 11-year-old son Kile Glover died July 27 after a boating accident left him brain-dead July 6. Though not the boy's father, the singer — real name Usher Raymond IV — was reportedly distraught over Kile's death, though in court documents filed early this month Tameka disputed the authenticity of her ex's grief.
Usher had petitioned to have an Aug. 13 hearing delayed on the basis that it would be too stressful for all involved so close to Kile's passing, according to TMZ. He also said Tameka might get an unfair advantage because of sympathy for a mourning mother.