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Usher Raymond celebrated his 34th birthday on Oct. 14 and the singer was joined by a number of his close friends, including actor Tom Cruise.
The R&B star hosted a birthday dinner, where he posed for photos with guests including Cruise, 50, and director Ridley Scott.
"Just an average pre-birthday for @Howuseeit…thank you Tom and Ridley for dinner lots of laughs and good conversation," Usher tweeted on Oct. 13 with reference to his Instagram handle.
Usher, who has remained out of the spotlight since winning his infamous child custody case in August, had plenty to celebrate after a judge awarded him primary custody of his children in his case against his ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Usher and Foster, 41, were embroiled in a long feud over their two youngest children, Usher V, 4, and Naviyd Ely, 3. After enduring a messy divorce, the pair was forced to battle out a child custody case, which Usher ultimately won.
Cruise, 50, who appeared to be in good spirits during Usher's birthday dinner, and can relate to the singer's legal woes as he recently endured his own divorce drama involving his now ex-wife Katie Holmes.
Holmes, 33, abruptly filed for divorce after five years of marriage in June and the divorce and child custody case was finalized just weeks later.
The "Rock Of Ages" actor was photographed looking seemingly unhappy in the weeks after his split from Holmes, although now, his upbeat persona has fueled speculation that he is optimistic about reconciling with the actress.
The devout Scientologist is now said to be contemplating cutting ties with his controversial religion in a bid to win back his ex-wife.
"Now he's lost the most precious thing in his life, he sees that his Scientology beliefs may not have hurt his box office but have ended not one but two marriages," a source close to Cruise reportedly told The People.