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EXCLUSIVE: Usher's Wife is "Spitting Mad" at Alleged Smear Campaign

Jun. 23 2009, Published 8:32 a.m. ET

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R&B star Usher's estranged wife Tameka Raymond believes the superstar's camp has been purposely smearing her during the couple's bitter divorce battle. A source close to the couple spoke to exclusively about the behind-the-scenes turmoil including the truth about the DNA test rumors and how Tameka continues to wear her wedding ring.

“Tameka is spitting mad against the campaign that has been waged against her just before Usher filed for divorce in Atlanta," the source said. “He could have had the papers sealed but chose not to and stories were being leaked about the divorce two days before the papers were actually filed at Atlanta’s Superior Court."

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The source also pointed out some inaccuracies in the information that has been put forth about the couple's split and relationship.

“Claims that they had been separated for around one year are just not true - they only split up around March of 2009,” the source revealed. According to other reports, Usher had requested DNA tests to see if he is the biological father of their 6-month old son Naviyd.

“Neither Usher or Tameka are seeking such tests as they both know that Naviyd is their son and despite everything that has happened she is still wearing his wedding ring," the source added.


The couple got married in August 2007 and have another son Usher Raymond V.

While Tameka doesn't hold ill will against her husband and "is not trying to prevent him from seeing her sons", she feels that "she is up against a media machine in this divorce and is being portrayed badly by her estranged husband’s advisors."

The source also pointed out that Tameka was legally separated from her husband before she began dating Usher and was never operated on in Brazil since she had an allergic reaction to the anesthesia. The source also denied that Tameka ever suffered from a heart attack.

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