After 2 Years Of Marriage, Usher And Grace Miguel Split Amid Herpes Allegations
In a statement released exclusively to the media outlet, the former couple revealed that the decision to part was a mutual agreement, but they will remain connected and will continue to support each other.
"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," the two said in a joint statement.
The pair reportedly separated months ago shortly after Usher was sued by three people -- two women and one man -- for sexual battery, fraud, and for allegedly concealing a herpes diagnosis from them.
As previously reported, the "Yeah!" singer was reportedly accused of spreading herpes. Reports that were leaked online in July 2017 allege that Usher has been a carrier of the disease since 2009 or 2010.
Usher proposed to Miguel in January 2015. Later that year, the duo eloped and spent their honeymoon in Cuba. Miguel and Usher began dating in 2009 after Usher parted ways with his first wife, Tameka Foster.
Usher and Foster share two children together, 10-year-old Usher Raymod V and 9-year-old Naviyd Ely.
Usher's STD Accusers
In August 2017, a woman named Quantasia Sharpton announced that she was suing the 39-year-old singer for exposing her to the sexually transmitted disease. Sharpton claimed that she attended an Usher concert in November 2014 and was picked from the crowd and invited backstage to meet him.
The 21-year-old then alleged that Usher called her and went to her hotel room and she has been carrying the virus ever since.
Although Usher has denied the allegations and has explained that Sharpton isn't his type, she claims to have evidence of a sex tape that features the two of them.
Following Sharpton's contentions, a Georgia woman named Laura Helm also came forward stating that she contracted genital herpes from the "You Got it Bad" singer.
In November 2017, TMZ reported that Helm then decided to file a $20 million lawsuit against Usher stating that he had unprotected sex with her and contracted genital herpes from him. Unfortunately for Helm, the case was dismissed.