Sadly, both of Usher’s parents won’t be attending the biggest show of his career.
But the superstar headed to the Super Bowl is still feeling the love!
Usher performing at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 11, 2024. While many celebrity guest stars are set to perform, having his family in the house means a lot to him.
Of course, his four children will be thrilled, as well as his lovely girlfriend.
But what about Asher’s parents? Their father passed away some time ago, but here’s what we know about both of them.
Usher’s father, Usher Raymond III
Usher was named after his brother, Usher Raymond III.
However, for most of their lives, they actually shared one name.
during a interview with oprah In 2017, Usher revealed how his father struggled with drug addiction. He also revealed that he was absent for most of his life.
Many years later, when Asher has become an adult man himself, he decides it is time to reconnect with his father. But by then, it was basically too late.
Usher’s father was admitted to the intensive care unit in 2007, requiring a liver transplant.
After taking advice from her good friend Nelly, Asher puts her anger aside to help her father get treatment. life had other plans
His father went into a coma during the transplant and never recovered.
“The hardest part of this story,” Usher told Oprah during her interview, “is the fact that, within the process of deciding whether my father would live or die, if they removed him from the house. [breathing] Machine, my son is just across town to be born.
His eldest son is also named Ashar after the men who came earlier in the family.
Asher’s mother, Johnetta Patton, the OG “Momager”
Given that Usher’s father was absent for many years, he was raised by his single mother, Johnetta.
Although he remarried, it is clear that his priority was always his son and his career. For 17 years, Jonetta was Usher’s manager, which he said he was grateful for, especially when he began to get very angry.
“It’s a true testament,” Usher later said in the Oprah interview, “to an entrepreneurial woman who really made it a lot easier for me to focus on my craft, while she was able to climb up this ladder and be in them. was one of the biggest acts of all time. She was no bullshit. And I benefited from it.”
After managing her son’s success, Jonetta became the owner of a management company and production space, Per Summary,
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