Inside Usher’s Romance Rollercoaster

Jun. 15 2009, Published 7:28 a.m. ET

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Before he was a soon-to-be-divorced man with two kids, Usher was just another sexy singer with a string of A-list beauties at his side. takes a look back at the R&B star’s public ex-loves- groupies not included!

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In 2001, Usher fell for TLC’s Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. The couple were hot and heavy for two years.  An instant media frenzy ensued, with reports claiming Usher had cheated. The buzz escalated with the release of Usher’s fourth album “Confessions.” Some thought he was admitting his infidelity through the album’s lyrics. The controversy helped the album top the charts.

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In 2004, Thomas told an Atlanta interviewer, “Usher did the ultimate no-no  to me…I will never be with him again, and that is that.” The R&B singer  denied cheating was the cause of the breakup.

Following his breakup from Thomas, Usher briefly dated British supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Usher was also romantically linked to model Eishia Brightwell and R&B singer Alicia Keys. Rumors flared after the two recorded the song My Boo. Keys neither confirmed nor denied the reports.

In 2007, Usher proposed to stylist girlfriend Tameka Raymond. That  February he announced his engagement, they were wed in August, and they had their first child in November.

"In 2008, the couple welcomed their second child."

"In 2009, Usher files for divorce from Tameka after living separately for nearly a year."

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