R&B singer Usher, who turned 29 on Sunday, and his new wife, Tameka Foster, 37, spoke to Essence magazine about their ‘true‘ love and how the coming birth of their son is going to bring them closer together.
When Tameka and Usher canceled their lavish wedding during the late summer, there was much speculation and doubt swirling around about their commitment to one another. Usher said:
It was like, wow, [getting married] and having a child is something that everyone should celebrate. What’s happened to us as a culture and a people?
Tameka added that she has experienced an openness with Usher that she has never felt in previous relationships. She explained:
I feel totally uninhibited with Usher. I’ve never been in a situation with anyone, even as far back as high school, where there were no secrets. I know I can tell him anything and he’s not going to judge me. I can finally share my dreams. And because of that, I know that man loves me.
Usher commented that he believes their bond will grow even stronger with the birth of their son. He said:
Tameka’s given me one of the greatest gifts I’ll ever have. With a child, now I have purpose. I understand love.
Usher and Tameka got married August 4 in a simple ceremony in Atlanta and their son is due sometime around December. This will be Usher’s first child and Tameka’s fourth.