Usher confessed that being single was the hardest thing he's ever had to do in life.
"I don’t like to be alone,” the Grammy Award-winning singer explained during an interview with VIBE that was published on Friday (Aug. 4). “The idea of creating a life with someone is what I would like to do, maybe because I didn’t have or didn’t see that. And I get to remedy that idea by having an incredible partnership. I can then have the thing that I ultimately wanted to see. You know what I’m saying?”
After dating TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in the early 2000s, Usher married Tameka Foster from 2005-2009 and welcomed his first two children, Cinco, 15, and Naviyd, 14. After their split, he dated his former manager, Grace Harry in 2009. They tied the knot but unfortunately divorced in 2018. The Confessions hitmaker is currently with his girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea, with whom he shares a daughter, Sovereign Bo, 2, and a son, Sire Castrello, 1.
“Man, healing took a lot,” Usher continued. “Maybe I was suffering a lot from—just maybe not necessarily having the kind of love that I would’ve wanted as a kid. And wanting to figure out what that was all about. I didn’t have that relationship that I would’ve wanted to have with my father. And that the relationship that I had with my mother was slowly beginning to be under pressure. Because one, we were working together. Two, we had our differences. Three, I was getting older, but I think it was just life lessons. The therapy really did help me be able to be by myself.”
You can check out Usher's new VIBE cover below: