Even if you want it to be, it just doesn't work out that way." "But I'll always love him, forever, because he was my first adult love, a real love," she added. The "OMG" crooner filed for divorce in 2009; the couple have two sons together -- Usher V, 5, and Naviyd, 4.
Not just as a dancer or as a performer or as a singer, but as a humanitarian and a business man and as a person." PHOTOS: Unlikely celebrity couples Usher, who is dad to sons Naviyd Ely and Usher Raymond V, was previously married to Foster from 2007 to 2009.
"In any relationship, even when it came to my relationship with Usher, when it was time to make a move, I had to do that," she said.
previously reported “you wouldn’t think it was an engagement ring because it’s so big,” after the couple were spotted ringing in the New Year together at E11even nightclub in Miami. The 36-year-old singer only recently started opening up about his longtime love.
"I have an incredible partner and manager," he told magazine in October 2014.
But people kind of bought into it, it was just the timing of our breakup when the album came out." PHOTOS: 90s celebrity fashion flashback "So people assumed that album was about us, but it was not," she continued. We broke up because I guess it was that time or whatever," she added wistfully: "he was that real love for me." Thomas, who, together with Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, formed 90s mega girl group TLC, even admitted that she will "always love" Usher, despite the fact that the pair called it quits on their relationship in 2003.
"I don't care how much my heart was hurting, sometimes you're just supposed to be with people for a reason and it's not always a lifetime. It's all good." PHOTOS: Best girl groups of all time After the pair split, Usher went on to date and eventually marry stylist Tameka Foster in August 2007.
She told Entertainment Tonight in September 2012: 'I hate to say it, but I somewhat empathise with her [one of the bridesmaids].
Usher is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and business partner Grace Miguel, sources confirm to Us Weekly.
"She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career.