It isn’t surprising that child custody battles can make parents extremely emotional. Just because a marriage or romantic relationship doesn’t work between two adults, that doesn’t mean that those parties lose any love for their kids. The breakup can put kids through the ringer, adding to parents’ emotions during a divorce.
Not even famous celebrities are safe from the regret and sadness that come with a child custody battle. And their pain is often broadcasted across the globe through the media. Recent reports depict R&B star Usher as the emotional father in the midst of fighting for his children.
Usher and his wife divorced in 2009, but the details of their child custody arrangement are still not settled. The couple has had a difficult time keeping the custody process a friendly one, leading to some reportedly sensitive matters for Usher to address during their child custody trial.
CNN reports that attorneys questioned Usher this week about his suitability as a parent. They even went so far as to suggest that Usher used drugs, therefore, making him unfit to have custody of the kids. Sources do not disclose how the singer answered those questions, only that they hit him hard and brought tears to his eyes while on the stand.
In his attempt to keep his ex from getting full custody of the kids, Usher had concerns of his own to bring up in court. He claims that his ex has a violent temper and that she tried to attack his girlfriend in a recent incident.
Kids need to be with suitable parents that can offer them a stable and healthy environment. Usher’s ex claims that people are siding with Usher because of his fame and money. The court, however, is responsible to look past that and solely at what is sincerely in the best interests of the kids.
Source: CNN, “Usher tears up in court over custody battle,” May 23, 2012