Tameka Foster Raymond discussed her new memoir "Here I Stand... in a Beautiful State" on Wednesday's edition of "Tamron Hall."
Tamron Hall was joined by celebrity stylist and ex-wife of singer Usher Raymond, Tameka Foster Raymond to discuss her new memoir "Here I Stand... in a Beautiful State" and how she coped with the tragic loss of her son, Kile Glover, almost 10 years ago.
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Raymond is pictured with Usher and her sons Kile (center) and Ryan Glover (right) in 2008.
Tameka Foster Raymond on her reaction to her son's grave prognosis and how she remained hopeful:
"Oh yeah, there were several moments. But I was very vigilant. I would say in the hospital - I didn't let you into the room if your energy was off. If you were speaking anything but life over my son, you couldn't come in. So when the doctor would come in and say, 'we've been watching' I'd be like, 'hey, change your tone,' because I really think you know there's power in your words. And there's power in the tongue and I felt like he could hear you. So it was very hard, they told me, you know, early on, and it was very hard to hear."
Tameka Foster Raymond on how she learned to process her son's death:
"I did come to a realization that we all have a certain amount of time on Earth, whatever our time is, we don't know how much time we have. And I realized that he had fulfilled his contract, he had done what he was supposed to do on earth. And I know it's hard when people hear me say that because they go, 'How can you say that? He's only 11!' But he had made such an impact and he had such good energy and he was such a good person. I remember we would go see horror movies and Kile would say, 'I'm not going to watch that!' Like he didn't even like that energy in his headspace. So I knew he was amazing..."
Tameka Foster Raymond on overcoming years of denial:
"It took a long time to get here. I probably figured this out in the last year. I spent 10 years not believing it, in denial, still throwing parties, you know what I mean. I would give the most huge something on his birthday. I would go in, like rent a whole museum and start this and balloons and we'd have food and cake and performances. Like I would go crazy about this thing I was like, 'This is my right, he's still here!' I definitely wasn't in this space. It took a while, it took many losses and me replaying all these different things for me to say, 'our lives are predestined.' I think our path has already been decided. What we're going to be, what we're going to do is already in God's hands."
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Tameka Foster Raymond is set to publish her new memoir titled Here I Stand . . . in a Beautiful State.
The memoir covers Tameka's career, her marriage to pop singer Usher Raymond, her divorce, her son Kile Ishmael Glover's death in 2012, and dealing with Instagram stalkers.
According to Eurweb.com, Tameka decided to document her life story after speaking with three women on a beach in Bali.
Tameka was surprised when they insisted there was no way she could be Usher's ex-wife because his wife had died.
The title of the book is inspired by Usher's fifth studio album, Here I Stand (2008).
The album was followed up by Usher's 6th studio release, Raymond v. Raymond, which was recorded in 2009 amid their contentious divorce.
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Usher married Tameka, his former stylist, in 2007 after dating for two years. They share two sons, Usher "Cinco" Raymond V, 13, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 12.
Usher filed for divorce in June 2009 in Atlanta.
Tameka said her book will clear up many misconceptions about her life after divorce.
She said the book's title is "a double-entendre. Here I stand after going through all the media crap, the divorce, the loss, the grief."
Here I Stand ... in a Beautiful State is available for pre-order beginning July 25, 2021, online at https://www.tamekaraymond.com. Hardback copies retail for $26.00 and paperback copies retail for $21.00.
Celebrity stylist Tameka Foster emailed Sandrarose.com to correct some misinformation in my post about her sons, titled "Usher recreates magazine photo shoot with his sons for Father's Day."
I incorrectly wrote:
"Usher and [Tameka] Foster have worked together to co-parent their sons. Foster moved from Atlanta to L.A. so their sons would not have to fly coast to coast for visitations with her every month."
Tameka responded, writing:
Good morning Sandra,
It's Tameka. Hey girl hey.... Thank you for posting about my boys. But the post is a bit negative and inaccurate.
Usher and I share the boys 50/50. They are with me half of the time, if not more than half. Primary custody has to do with "tie breaking" decision making re: school, religion, health, extra curricular. We agree on those things and I’m involved in the decisions. Which was never really a debate anyway. I didn’t move to visit my kids. LOL. We moved to be closer to their Dad so HE didn’t have to commute, he was already there. I’m from Cali so it’s great. I pray you’re well and staying safe.
It was not my intention to post negative or misinformation about Tameka.
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