The embattled Tameka Foster is finally speaking out about the swirl of rumors surrounding her canceled wedding to R&B singer Usher last Saturday.
“No one knows why we canceled the wedding, but I can tell you that all of the reasons that everyone is speculating and writing about are untrue,” a defiant Foster told People.
She declined to reveal more about why the nuptials were abruptly called off.
Sources say that at the crux of the situation were family matters (Usher’s mom and former manager, Jonetta Patton, was against the wedding) and fights between the bride and groom over wedding details.
Foster, 37, who is now in Atlanta (as is Usher, 28) does address one rumor that spread on local radio stations and blogs – that following Saturday’s canceled ceremony, she was hospitalized and in pre-term labor.
“We had a scare,” she says. “But, I am fine and the baby is fine.”
The couple announced back in June (to the great dismay of many irate Usher fans) that they were expecting their first child together, due this fall.
Tameka Foster and Usher’s nuptials were scheduled to take place this past Saturday in Long Island’s Hamptons, at the residence of Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid.
But hours before the scheduled ceremony, the 70-100 guests expected to attend Usher‘s wedding were notified that it wasn’t taking place as planned.
At the time, a publicist for the R&B singer, Patti Webster, said in a statement:
“It was announced today that the wedding of Usher Raymond IV and Tameka Foster has been canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected.”