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Usher: Marriage is ‘irretrievably broken’

A divorce petition obtained by The Associated Press says the couple has lived separately since July. The two were married in a glitzy ceremony in…

A divorce petition obtained by The Associated Press says the couple has lived separately since July. The two were married in a glitzy ceremony in August 2007, but split nearly a year later. The petition was filed Friday in Fulton County Superior Court.

he Raymonds have two young sons: 1 1/2-year-old Usher Raymond V and 6-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. Tameka Raymond has three children from a previous marriage.

The petition says there is “no reasonable hope of reconciliation” between Usher, 30, and Tameka Raymond, 38.

Usher is seeking joint custody of the children.