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Tameka Foster is speaking out in a live interview for the first time since losing her son and since her ex-husband Usher Raymond was awarded primary custody of their children.
Foster, 41, recently filed to appeal a judge's ruling in her 3-year child custody battle against Usher, 33, though it was ultimately denied. The celebrity stylist gave a candid interview to "Entertainment Tonight" host Nancy O'Dell, and at one point she was asked about Usher's alleged extramarital affair with one of her bridesmaids.
"Well he admitted to sleeping with one of the two [bridesmaids], you know it was a very disappointing revelation. I had suspected it for some time and you have to understand this is like family to us, this is someone who was there when my children were born she took me to the hospital when I was in labor with one of [my children] but I hate to say but I somewhat empathize with her because I feel that she was vulnerable and she fell into somewhat of a trap," Tameka told O'Dell.
"I think that she got very close to him as a result of being my friend and I feel as though he used it to his advantage. I think we all would admit that he's very charming," she went on.
Usher, who was married to Tameka for two years, recently alluded to his alleged affair in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"Towards the end of our marriage, I found myself lost, and I just wanted out," Usher said in response to whether he was faithful in his marriage. "No. I was faithful at heart, but not faithful all the way. Even having a conversation with another woman, period, about matters of your relationship or emotions is, in my opinion, not being faithful."
"But were you with another woman sexually?" Oprah pressed. "When we were separated, yes, I was. We were not divorced," the singer responded.
Foster has been faced with a series of unfortunate circumstances in recent months, including the untimely death of her 11-year-old son Kile Glover following a jet-skiing accident. Usher, Kile's step-father, was also understandably devastated by his death.
Foster took to social networking site Twitter after Usher was awarded primary custody of her two youngest children, Usher V, 4, and Naviyd Ely, 3, and new reports suggest that the stylist believes that the ruling may have been corrupt.
"A woman's loyalty is tested when her man has nothing... A mans loyalty is tested when he has everything!" Tameka tweeted. "Don't fear the enemy that attacks you... Fear the fake friend that hugs you. There's not much worse."
"Money can buy many things... But in the end. Truth & goodness will prevail. I must continue to believe this. Stand firm," she wrote in another post.
Foster was reportedly baffled by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane's ruling. She also recently discovered that Usher's attorney, Ivory Brown, along with the law firm, had a direct connection to the same presiding judge since 2008.
Brown's firm reportedly threw an election fundraiser for Judge Lane back in 2008 and Foster believes that this connection may have influenced the unexpected ruling, according to TMZ.com. The campaign contribution report shows that Brown's firm raised $1,278 for Judge Lane in March 2008.