Divorce is never pleasant. There is bad blood irrespective of how amicable the split is. And why not? You have many memories with this person and spent a significant amount of your life and emotions together. However, in many cases, divorce is inevitable, and the end of a few relationships benefit everyone involved.
The problem, however, crops in when the divorcing couple has kids. The custody battle tends to become an endless one, which traumatizes most children. While both the parents wish to have some time with their children, the court prefers to keep the child’s best interests ahead of everything else. And the custody of the children becomes the focal point of these divorces. Even most celebrities stand no exception to this.
In most cases, worldwide, the mother who wins the custody battle as courts believe they are better is raising children. However, there are exceptions to this. Numerous men from around the world have won the custody battle. Here is a list of a few male celebrities who are raising their children after a divorce!
Celebrities are constantly in the limelight, and under the radar of the paparazzi, everything they do gets covered. Their legal battles and relationship fallouts stand no exception. Gloria Govan and NBA player Matt Barnes walked down the aisle in 2013. The duo were parents to twin boys from their three-year-long marriage, which came to an end in 2016.
Since then, the couple has been battling over the custody of their children. Barnes recently won the sole custody of his children. The family court judge ruled in his favor and will be raising his twin boys all by himself.
Besides awarding full custody to the father, the judge also issued a restraining order against Gloria Govan, suggesting that she should stay at least 100 yards away from them all times!
After embroiling in a long court battle with Tamika Fuller, the rapper also got custody of his daughter, Cai Bella. He especially went for custody when Fuller wanted a certain amount, $15,000 as monthly child support.
This was yet another custody battle that has been going on for years. When the happy marriage of Tamika Fuller and Ludacris came crashing, the couple were at loggerheads over who raises their child. The judge also gave Ludacris the right to force Fuller into removing all pictures of their daughter Cai from the internet. The judge also ensured that neither of the parents could use their daughter during interviews, articles, and promotions.
Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster walked down the aisle in 2007 and had two children from their marriage. However, their relationship went downhill, and the duo part ways in 2019. Since then, they have been in a custody battle over their children.
In 2012 Usher was granted custody of their son. Tameka did try to gain back custody, but things did not go her way. For the moment, though, their sons are still with Usher, and the duo is trying their best to parent their kids separately.
Wade and his wife’s divorce settlement was a long road, and most of it was because of their custody battle. The going was rough for the entire Wade family. However, finally, Wade came out victorious and won the custody of his two sons, Zaire and Zio. The family did take time to settle down to a new rhythm, chalking out plans to find a way to make it all work, the visitation rights and all. It takes a lot of effort for an estranged family to pick the pieces and start again.
Keith Sweat and Lisa Wu rose to fame with the show Real Housewives of Atlanta. The couple had what we could call a fairytale romance from 1992 to 2002. And from their happy marriage, they had two children, making them a picture-perfect family.
However, things took a different turn, and they headed for a divorce. What followed was a long custody battle. He won the primary custody of the boys in 2003.
Being a single parent is never easy, especially for a celeb, since they are always under the spotlight. However, we are sure that they would give it their best and leave no stone unturned when raising their children!