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By Chiamaka Ajeamo
Usher Raymond and his wife Grace Miguel have decided to separate after two years of marriage and nearly 10 years together.
In an interview with the US Weekly, the couple confirmed in a joint statement that “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.”
It was also revealed that the pair, who quietly wedded in September 2015, have been separated for a couple of months before this final split.
The “Yeah!” singer proposed to Miguel in January 2015. Later that year, the duo eloped and honeymooned in Cuba. They started dating in 2009 after Usher split from his first wife, Tameka Foster, with whom he shares 10-year-old son Usher Raymond V and 9-year-old son Naviyd Ely.
Though the singer, 39, and Miguel, 48, who is also Usher’s manager have kept their relationship largely out of the spotlight.
Usher had this to say about Miguel “I have an incredible partner and manager. She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career,”