RadarOnline.com has uncovered the secret behind Usher's pending divorce with stylist Tameka Raymond
Sources tell us that the R&B star has "fallen" for a female industry executive.
As Usher is preparing to dissolve his rocky marriage with 38-year-old Tameka, his family and friends sit elated with the choice--one they say is long overdue.
"He can’t dump Tameka fast enough. No one likes her. Since the day it became known he was dating Tameka, friends and family have been telling him she’s not right for him," a source tells us.
None more than Usher's mother, Jonetta Patton--who boycotted Tameka and her son's planned August 2007 wedding after her future daughter-in-law attempted to have her fired from her post as Usher's manager.
"And Tameka threatened to ban her own mother from the ceremony because her mom had lost her false teeth," says the insider.
The ceremony in question never took place. A week after the scheduled date, Usher and Tameka exchanged vows in an attorney's office in Atlanta, GA.
It's been downhill ever since. A shady criminal past on Tameka's part skewed their trust--she's been busted for petty theft and even welfare fraud when in her teens and early twenties.
Last fall, rift rumors really heated, making Tameka desperate.
"Tameka was fighting to save the marriage," our source says. Even recently, when the singer "traveled to Cleveland for basketball play-offs last month, Tameka followed him. You had the farcical situation of Tameka running around town trying to find him and Usher ordering friends not to tell her where he was staying."
Friends were all happy to oblige in concealing his whereabouts. It remains unseen how they feel about his new, and older, lady love.