American RnB singer,Usher, 36, and wife Grace Miguel, 48 are getting a divorce after two years of marriage. The couple who have been dating since 2009 released a joint statement to US Weekly on Tuesday, confirming their separation.
“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple, 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.”
Usher and Miguel have reportedly been separated for a couple of months. It remains unknown if their separation is connected to the herpes scandal that trailed the singer in the latter part of 2017.
A woman named Quantasia Sharpton had accused Usher of exposing her to genital herpes, saying the singer failed to disclose his condition before having sex with her. The 38-year-old Grammy winner was reportedly diagnosed with herpes — although he never confirmed having the incurable disease.
Sharpton had said she met the singer when she attended his concert some years ago.
The split from Miguel is Usher’s second marriage to come crashing down. He has a 10-year-old son Usher Raymond V and 9-year-old son Naviyd Ely with ex-wife Tameka Foster.