Usher Marries Tameka Foster in Private Ceremony
After abruptly canceling his Hamptons wedding to stylist Tameka Foster last Saturday, Usher became a married man Friday in Atlanta, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The two reportedly exchanged vows in the office of his lawyer – a far different affair than the event planned for last weekend at music mogul L.A. Reid’s Sagaponack, N.Y., home. The couple had spent $10,000 on invitations alone, and had lined up singer Robin Thicke to perform and renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, along with Sylvia’s of Harlem, to cook.
“It would have looked amazing,” one source said of the plans.
But Friday, in their home state of Georgia, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, it was a much simpler ceremony for the couple, who are expecting their first child together this winter. (Foster also has three children from a previous marriage.)
The marriage came after speculation that the couple had called things off because of arguments involving everything from the wedding plans to the fact that Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton, didn’t approve of Foster.
The bride-to-be dismissed those rumors, but did confirm to PEOPLE that she had a pregnancy "scare."
In fact, the couple insisted that it was that hospitalization that caused the postponement, and nothing more. “I was pushing myself way too hard,” the five-months pregnant Foster, 37, told PEOPLE. “But I am fine and the baby is fine.”
A source also told PEOPLE that it was never a question that they would marry at some point and that Usher, 28, “wants to be there for a baby.”
• Reporting by TIFFANY McGEE