The family law case involving celebrity entertainer Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster, as Luchina Fisher writes for ABC News, shows that fathers no longer seem to have as much work cut out for them – when it comes to fathers winning child custody – as they used to. In this case, Usher got primary custody of his two young sons (though Foster apparently wants a new trial on the matter).
Says Usher, “I really felt like we were friends,” referring to the relationship with his ex-wife, quotes Fisher. “She made us enemies in a way that I could never understand.” Though the ABC News story doesn’t speculate as to why they were made “enemies,” it might have had something to do with the fight over their children.
Fisher writes about the “presumption that the woman always wins,” and how it is fading away, in the wake of the outcome of this case, as well as other celebrity mothers who have not been awarded primary custody of their children.
The story, however, does not describe the reasoning behind why Usher was awarded primary custody, though there are typically a host of criteria a judge will evaluate, all centering on what is considered to be in the best interests of the child.
Perhaps the stark reality of Usher’s superior celebrity status (as compared to his ex-wife’s) played a role in this case – though that’s just pure speculation.