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Usher Runs Home To Momma!


Usher wedding was derailed by one woman, his mother – Jonetta Patton.

The singer has been estranged from his mom for a while now, since he and his shady fiancee ten years his senior, Tameka Foster, have been together.

The singer is said to have flown back to Atlanta on Sunday to apologize to his mom and try to make amends, the New York Daily News is reporting.

“The reason he called off the ceremony is that he couldn’t go through with it without Jonetta,” one insider tells the paper. “He had an eleventh-hour epiphany.”

The nuptials appeared to be going full-steam ahead late last week. After some negotiation, Foster had signed a prenuptial agreement, according to people close to the singer. “Usher conceded to some of her terms,” said one source.

On Thursday night, he had his bachelor party. But, on Friday, “he started having second thoughts again,” said a source. “He was obviously troubled that Jonetta wasn’t coming.”

For weeks, it had been unclear whether there was a wedding hall big enough to hold Patton and Foster, who’ve long been at odds. Last week, sources said, Foster agreed that Patton could come to the wedding – but, by then, Patton had resolved to stay in Atlanta.

“Usher woke up on Saturday and said he couldn’t go through with it,” said a source. “Apparently, he also couldn’t bring himself to call all the people who were invited. He had the wedding planner call everyone in the wedding party.”

The word also went out to stunned guests who were about to board a shuttle bus from a nearby inn to the Sagaponack estate of Island Def Jam chief Antonio (L.A.) Reid. Foster was furious: “She was marching around, cursing,” said a source.

Also factoring into the crisis was a National Enquirer story alleging that Foster had served time for petty crimes and had once dated a drug dealer killed in an ambush.

The story quoted Foster’s half-sister, Valencia Foster, as saying, “Poor Usher has no idea who he’s marrying.”

For a decade Usher and his mom were inseparable. She functioned as his manager and traveled with him.

All that changed when Foster entered the picture!

Shortly before Mother’s Day this year, Usher announced that his mom, who had guided him toward superstardom, would no longer be his manager. He denied that Foster planned to take over the role Patton once held.

Not only is Foster ten years older than Usher, but she’s also a divorced mother of three and had at one point worked as Usher’s stylist – only to be forced out by his wise manager-mother, who knew better.

Once she became Usher’s gal pal, she began to have confrontations with several of his longtime friends and handlers.

It is unknown if Foster flew with Usher to Atlanta or if they even remain a couple.

[Image via Celebrity Babylon.]

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Jul 30, 2007 08:36am PDT

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