Grace Raymond before and after SPL

Rumors have been swirling that image conscious singer Usher Raymond begged his new wife Grace Raymond to undergo extensive cosmetic surgery before they tied the knot recently.

Insiders whisper that Usher grew wary of hearing people cracking jokes about his matronly girlfriend and manager. He allegedly suggested she get a little nip and tuck here and there to give herself a more youthful appearance.

Sources say Grace finally gave in to Usher's demands. She allegedly chopped her nose and shaved down her strong chin.

I don't see much of a difference but, apparently, Usher was happy enough with the results to marry Grace after 6 years of dating.

Allegedly it was Usher's nit picking that drove his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, to go under the knife when he cheated on her with Grace back in 2009.

Tameka nearly died on the operating table after she went into cardiac arrest at a clinic in Brazil.

If these rumors are true, shame on Usher. Looks aren't everything. It's what's inside that counts. His single mother should have raised him better than that.

Photos: Ron Asadorian/Splash News and
BlayzenPhotos / Splash News

  • Mel

    I don't believe it

  • ATL White Guy

    Love your mom....oops, er, your wife for who they are.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    But wasn't someone on this blog last week talking about how he finally got him a natural woman (#NoTransJenner), that had no work done?
    Somebody lying....

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Just looks like she put on makeup in the second pic. I think she's an attractive lady. If she did get surgery, then kudos for the subtle, natural look. If she likes, I love it!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I don't believe it either. Maybe to get a makeup artist but surgery to the face, nah! Plus she looks the same , the only thing is, one picture is with makeup and the other without. I'm pretty sure Usher is not that vein bcuz if he was, I'm sure he would be with an instagram H*E, oops I mean an instagram model instead of Grace so yeah I don't believe it either. I'm all #teamnatural and I'm sure Usher is too.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Stop mixing real logic with blog logic! LOL!

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Im just saying...chick is naturally pretty....but her sense of style is horrible, she always look frumpy. are those fringes on her pants? Icant with her fashion! that is all

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Man these lies here. Hell Usher didn't push Meka to get no damn plastic surgery his azz was at the Grammy's when she damn near died in that back room hotel room. He ain't ebben know her azz was down there.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    conscious singer Usher Raymond

    ____________________________

    When did he become a conscious singer????????

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    What was I thinking.....

  • Chitsngiggles

    She ain't go underneath no surgery. And I doubt Usher encouraged that being that Tomeka almost died undergoing plastic surgery. Plus I don't see nothing wrong with Grace. She don't look old to me. She looks to be in her mid 30's.

    Fuk is wrong with folks. Folks really wanna be "forever young" you can, if you die right now.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I just said this!

  • Buttercup

    Question: was Grace the bridemaid who Tameka was referring to in regards to Ursher cheating close to their nuptials?

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    She dont need plastic surgery...she needs a stylist, something!

  • stav

    She look absolutely the same in both pictures , she is just at a different angle in the picture on the right. She looks great , and there was no surgery involved . obviously!

  • Chitsngiggles

    I think Sandra getting her friends of the blog mixed up. You mean Clifford made....I mean encouraged Tomeka Harris to undergo surgery. I know ATL is small, but get the story right sheesh.

    Ain't no pork in Grace....

  • SummerBaby

    Whale I don't think she meant it like hotep conscious more like paranoid ?

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    No.

  • Chitsngiggles

    I love celebs who act and dress normal. Its breath of fresh air.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Give her a few dozen neck rolls and she looks a lot like Jackie Christie in the pics with make-up and struggle pony tail.

  • Chitsngiggles

    ???

  • 88

    She could use some of that neck tightening cream that's all.

  • yallcrazy

    For some reason the fact that Usher likes older women makes me like him even more. And the fact that he dates black women. It just makes me really like him. He doesn't buy into the hype. He does what he wants to do and what he's attracted to. Not what everybody else say to do. That's commendable in the world that he lives in.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Its sexy....and rare in this time and era.

  • MissHarlem

    Grace looks like grace. If that's saying something. ?

  • Buttercup

    She could definitely use some help. The has nice pieces (I'm not a fan of the fringe on the hirem pants, but they could work). They're competing too much with each other- the blazer, lace cami, fringed pants, printed pumps, foot chain....too busy.

  • Futuredocdonte

    I don't see how you bring somebody home that's damn near old enough to be your mama. MamaFuture, would not be having it

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Taco Juice

    Actually, she looks younger in the first pic. Thing about an older woman is while there is experience and maturity, nature is still gonna take over. Asking her to look like Team Pretty from RHOA isn't fair.

  • CookieMobster

    He ain't no prize to be won with his bell pepper nose. I've never found him attractive at all.

  • Sincerity7

    Maybe Usher can hire Tameka to style Grace.

  • Buttercup

    Do you think she's already styling her which would explain why she looks like that?

  • Buttercup

    Who has two thumbs and doesn't find bell pepper noses unattractive? THIS GIRL!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Cosign. And I just know I would've hit him in the face with a lunch box if we were in elementary school together.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I agree. She looks just like Ring Toss Neck in that side view pic.

  • iWasteTime

    Which is before or after?

  • Di Ana

    Grace looks beautiful either way.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    The pic on the left was taken in 1977, and the one on the right was taken in 1996

  • iWasteTime

    **dead**

  • IntroSpective

    Could just be better makeup...*shrugs*

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Or Pearl or Ruth. Maybe even Celestine.....

  • SummerBaby

    That is hilarious! ?

  • MissHarlem

    Lawd ? I tried to keep it cute

  • MissHarlem

    Hobo chic

  • SummerBaby

    She's not much older than Chili I think #shrug

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    So is this what you plan on doing all day? Huh?

  • ShadeMstr

    I think his first wife was prettier and had more style. She was just a tad crazy. This wife Grace appears to be motherly - I am sure Usher likes it. But it's something about her that rubs me the wrong way

  • Simplicity

    Same here. She looks the same...its the makeup.

  • Chitsngiggles

    ??????

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *teehee* I'm sick and at work, wishing I could be home. So yes, I choose to not be an ounce of chit today.

  • Di Ana

    Hell You Talmbout ... I luv his music.

  • iWasteTime

    funny!
    I just saved this gif last week!
    How you doing? The Lurks?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Everybody's good. Hope you and your lil TimeWasters are doing well.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Morning All!! :waves:
    So I just started to looking at HTGAWM, I'm only a couple epi's end...them having the husband's body in the carpet has me confused..and I started watching Power, I like it...#blackcardrenewed..

  • Chitsngiggles

    Off topic:
    You think Kim really had a stroke or is she faking it so she can quit DWTS

  • Bootcampgirl

    And I saw The Visit, glad I did not pay movie theater money...#trash

  • SummerBaby

    Nope, I don't think she had a stroke

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Anytime Kim says anything, all I hear is.....

  • Bootcampgirl

    His single mother should have raised him better than that.

    ______________________
    Oh Sandra...

  • Chitsngiggles

    She play too much. Bish just quit the show. Nobody expected you to get far no ways

  • MissHarlem

    Welcome back into the club ??

  • SummerBaby

    His mom had help raising him from Diddy ?

  • Kimmy

    all I see is a woman without makeup and with makeup

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Oh gawd...I bootlegged that ish and I sat there like "WTF am I doing..this ain't even worth my illegal stream..lol"

  • MissHarlem

    I love it. Stay with it

  • TheRealLee

    And when are you getting yours Usher.

  • SummerBaby

    I don't like Kim at all.

  • Chitsngiggles

    And Devante from Jodeci.....

  • Sincerity7

    I don't even think Tameka would ruin her own reputation letting that girl come out of the house like that. She might as well have on a silk bonnet and some SpongeBob flannel pajama pants and walk around WalMart trying to sell the funds off her EBT card looking like that.

  • Chitsngiggles

    I swear I listen to Zero, like 5 times a day. Breezy never loses....

  • Dani B.

    Hope you feel betta

  • Chitsngiggles

    Speaking of Breezy, Kurruche got a new man....I'm sure he will be receiving death threats soon .....

  • Bootcampgirl

    That's what I said to myself, I haven't seen any shows, Scandal, Power, Have and Have Nots, Empire...*whispering* I also just started watching OZ Season 1...

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    She had mini strokes and then they found that she had a heart issue that she had to have surgery for. Ish was real.

  • iWasteTime

    We good. Started karate this weekend.
    He mad, told me he ain't going back cause she had them doing jumping jacks and learning to block. He knew he was gonna leave a ninja..lolol!
    He going back next week though..

  • Chitsngiggles

    Oh....let me know then hunni.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    #HOOOHMAGAWD

    He looks like he steals girls' panniedrawls outta the locker room.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I always get a lil envious of kids who take karate and stick with it. Took one lesson when I was little and thought I had mastered everything, first day.
    Tried to do a roundhouse kick.... fell, split my pants and farted loud as hell in front of the whole class.
    First AND last day.....

  • iWasteTime

    The sweet looking dude that is always on the phone in the pics?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead* *dead* *dead*

  • CookieMobster

    I love his music but he defiantly is not attractive!

  • CookieMobster

    For sure! The kinda lunch box that came with the little thermas?

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Foot chain...thats what that was...I thought it was part of her shoe..sigh!

  • free

    different angles. SOMETIMES she is a homely looking something though.

  • iWasteTime

    Awww, I can see why it was your first and last.
    If he does these a 13 weeks and likes it I'll put him in a class at a martial arts place. Right now it is at the boys and girls club.

  • Buttercup

    I FINALLY downloaded those books. Thanks boo! It wasn't as painful as I'd thought.

  • Buttercup

    I'm obsessed with chains, but I don't own a single one. I should change that soon.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Or the metal ones???? Remember those???? I had a Barbie and the Rockers metal lunch box, til the school banned me from having one, or well, I mean, banned them from the school. Had to trade it in for a plastic Hotwheels lunchbox with the thermos. *ah memories*

  • iWasteTime

    I told you!
    Let me know if you need or want anything else.
    I got you!

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Maybe Usher should nip and tuck his nose!

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    He needs a nose lift, himself and some botox.

  • Chitsngiggles

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    ugh it just looks like is got better makeup

  • iWasteTime

    So Meek Mill BM was arrested for shoplifting hot food out of Shoprite.... but he in limos, counting money, with Nicki for GQ...
    I hope Bae cut her a check..

  • Sonny Johnson

    Sources say, rumors have been, allegedly this and that where is the evidence

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    If so, he has a lot of nerve looking like Curious George :coffee: *looks around* who are these new people?!?! lmao

  • Well.well$well

    She looks the same to me...

  • EasyBreezy

    Sidebar, please Auntie Sandra: Atl'iens, who spent Saturday evening in the rain enjoying Janet Jackson? She's looking good, but moving a bit slower. She's sounding fabulous..... Will go to see her (again) when she returns in March. #DoNotJudgeMe

  • Buttercup

    So you're saying Grace should get her a big, yellow hat? Le weep.

  • Buttercup

    Thank you for the reminder. Let me buy a couple of tickets and some extras to make a profit.

  • CaliYoruba

    I do that too! LOL Last time was Outkast

  • TheWildChild

    Looks like weight loss and she looks like Kelly Rowland, cute but still a moufBreather' ?

  • Smith Jane

    30s?! #bishwhere

  • CaliYoruba

    you made me snort!

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    I think she looks better in the left photo

  • Speshalgift

    It just looks like she has on make up in one of the pictures

  • MookieFly

    Usher is so odd to me. I don't know why.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    lmao

  • Zizzle

    For someone who doesn't see much of a difference you sure are going all in. LOL! Slow news day?

  • Tammie Reed

    I just think she just needs a glam squad but maybe she likes looking like that, who knows!

  • OSHH

    It's the nose and shape of his head. Dl dudes love him tho go figure

  • Buttercup

    I forget to do it most times. Miss Jackson will make me a grip though, so I need to get on it.

  • Zizzle

    Whose mama is 10-11 years older than them?

  • abby500

    She may have wanted to do it and he was like ..."ok". If it were me, I'd get a nip here and there to refreshen my look.

  • Guess Who

    That doesn't make any sense. Usher doesn't seem like he gives a sheit about what folks think of who he dates and he started dating this older woman, flaws and all well before marriage and was loving it. I find it hard to believe that he begged her to get nip/tucked because of folks clowning about her age. They been doing that when he dated her, when he married Tamika and even when Chili dated him (and she's only like 5 years older than he). So nah...I don't believe this. AT ALL.

  • missmiami305

    Usher seems like Usher might have a thing for women like his mother

  • missmiami305

    Usher seems like Usher might have a thing for women like his mother

  • Full Monty

    Sandra did you have to say her strong chin LMFAO!!!

  • Full Monty

    Sandra did you have to say her strong chin LMFAO!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Best wishes to him and Grace.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Best wishes to him and Grace.

  • jussaying

    LMFAO. So dead at this.

  • jussaying

    LMFAO. So dead at this.

  • jussaying

    When he had those condom skully caps on there looking like a baby bottle pop tho. Lmfao.

    He was cute during Confessions era tho and when Confessions era looking Usher made a comeback in that trading places video.

  • jussaying

    When he had those condom skully caps on there looking like a baby bottle pop tho. Lmfao.

    He was cute during Confessions era tho and when Confessions era looking Usher made a comeback in that trading places video.

  • http://www.mediakraze.me/ Kristi Luv

    men like that CLEARLY played with paper dolls and baby dolls growing up.... Did she ask him to start using a pickle pump?

  • http://www.mediakraze.me/ Kristi Luv

    right...i was thinking 50s.

  • http://www.mediakraze.me/ Kristi Luv

    call Tameka!

  • Theladiehuntress

    Don't see anything

  • Lulu

    The "source" must be Tameka, because his wife looks the same.....

  • 1/8

    I doubt Usher is criticizing anyone's nose.

  • Fendi

    *sings* She's just like you and meeeee, but she's home-less. She's home-less. As she stands there, singing for moneeeeyyyyy...

    My first thought when I saw Grace in that knit cap. She tried.

  • Fendi

    I almost thought he was Kris Jenner's bae. Then I thought he was Seal. ?

  • Fendi

    1,000 upvotes. Everyone doesn't have a good optometrist. Lettuce prey (sic).

  • Fendi

    *SR voice* Do you like your login? ?

  • Fendi

    Perhaps Audrey or Gertrude.

  • Fendi

    *uncontrollable laughter*

  • maleorderside

    He hit that?

  • Tea???

    lol didn't he learn from his last wife who almost died going out of the country for surgery or something like that. He loves him some older women, I guess it's nothing wrong with a nip and tuck here and there

  • Li

    Maybe she lost weight or had lipo to lose the weight?

  • Traci404

    We all knew Tameka and Usher were doomed from the start.
    in fact, the Huge Fancy Wedding was called off the day it was supposed to occur.
    That was an OMEN. Later He got married after some arm twisting by her in his lawyers office.
    Lets not revise history.
    Tameka left her husband for Usher she was NO ANGEL.

    Next, Grace is really a nice articulate and extremely intelligent woman. She is no joke!
    Don't lower her business acumen and intelligence by saying Usher pushed her to get a little "nip tuck"
    She is a smart woman. perhaps she wanted to do it on her own!
    Cant compare hollywood life to life in the suburbs. Everyone gets work done.
    Congrats to them. I hope they are happy.
    Smart move - get married tell people about it later.

  • eljjai

    Ursh got this sweet lil old lady out in these skreets in see-threw lace tops and all sortsa ish, making her look a damn fool. Let that woman wear her coat and slippers!

  • sunni_daze

    I can't see a difference in the pictures.

  • Allison G

    I don't believe this mainly because he likes older women so why would he want her getting surgery if that's is type...and also one of the main reasons he left Tameka is because she tried to get plastic surgery and almost died smh

  • Traci404

    As i stated earlier! Grace Is no joke. Dont insult her intelligence. If she did a "nip and tuck", its because SHE wanted it.
    Not Usher "begging"

  • Traci404

    Tameka would have done anything to save that "DOOMED FROM THE START" marriage.
    Its an Omen when the wedding gets called off an hour before.
    And you end up marrying your spouse in the Lawyers office

  • slim3542

    exactly!

  • pika12

    I guess something is wrong with my eyes because I swear that looks like two different women to me. She just looks nothing like the prewedding photos in my opinion. I guess it's the makeup which makes her look older and does not improve her looks in my opinion. She looks different, younger, and better without makeup.

  • Jessy

    Uum, she looks the same.

  • Jasmime

    This was usher pre cofession good thing she listen

  • B.Loveitt

    Amen!