A judge ruled in Usher's favor Friday in the emergency hearing called by ex-wife Tameka Foster. Foster had requested the court appearance following the near-drowning of the couple's five-year-old son earlier this week. She hoped to regain custody of the couple's two sons -- five-year-old Usher Raymond V and four-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond -- on allegations that Usher was to blame for Usher Raymond V's near-death experience. Foster was denied the motion and the hearing was dismissed, but not before the estranged couple curiously hugged it out.
In an impromptu interview with HLN following the verdict, Foster called Usher's hug a "media ploy" and by her lawyer's request would not share what he whispered in her ear.
"I just want to get back to where my son is," Foster said. "I'll be back in court on the 27th. And we'll revisit all of this. It was only a very small amount of evidence that was allowed because this was an emergency and we were trying to get something changed immediately. But for the long term, I'll see on the 27th."
According to TMZ, another battle between the estranged couple had been brewing over child support payments in the weeks before the accident. Foster still receives $8000 a month in child support payments that were allotted before Usher was given full custody of the kids in 2012. Usher plans to take Foster to court over the sum, which he intends to have lowered.