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Usher’s longtime girlfriend, Grace Miguel, is not just a romantic partner, but also a business associate to the singer.
On December 30, Love B Scott exclusively reported that the couple are engaged.
Here’s what you should know about her.
1. She Managed Usher
In the clip above, Usher brought his girlfriend on stage at Ahoy Rotterdam in March of 2011. The two give each other lap dances in front of the audience.
According to ushersnewlook.org, she is the “co-founder of Coup D’Etat, the management, branding and marketing force behind musical powerhouse, Usher Raymond IV.”
On the site, she is quoted with saying:
Usher is one of the most successful artists in the world and I can proudly say he understands the importance of using his influence to inspire and mentor young people. At Coup D’Etat my focus is on tying Usher’s philanthropic and creative energies together with his entertainment career, and making the connection between art and education. It’s a role I feel very fortunate to play.
Usher has expressed his happiness in dating her.
In an October interview with Billboard, he gushed, “She’s someone who has been able to support and understand all of who I am. Not just as a dancer or as a performer or as a singer, but as a humanitarian and a businessman and as a person.”
2. She Made Her Man Fire His Staff
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When they first started dating, she had recently worked at Island Def Jam Records, which is in competition with Usher’s Jive label.
At the time, a source told the Daily News, “It has complicated things tremendously. Usher has her calling the shots now. Grace has been taking calls with the big bosses at Jive regarding Usher’s CD, and the label doesn’t like it.”
In 2011, Page 6 reported that she was “urging her beau to clear out his staff including stylists, choreographers and tour managers and replace them with her people.”
3. She Has a Daughter
Hello Beautiful reported that Usher bought her a $12,000 puppy during the “Pencils Of Promise” charity auction in New York City in 2012.
Usher has two children with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, Usher V, 6, and Naviyd, 5.
Even though they are busy with their children, the couple still find time to travel the world together.
Usher told Billboard, “One thing that has come from having a great partner like Grace is being able to cherish the places that I’ve gone. We see the monumental sites, go to the museums, eat in the best restaurants. I’m that guy now! In the past I’d do what I have to do and get on the bus to the next city. Life has become a vacation.”
4. She Inspired This Twitter Handle
Usher’s ex wife, Foster, is referred to as well in the handle’s description.
The couple got engaged in February 2007, married a month later, and finalized their divorce in 2009.
The singer recently told O magazine that he doesn’t regret the failed marriage.
“Most people probably think I regret it because I ended up getting divorced, but it helped me learn that sometimes I think I know more than I actually do,” he said.
5. She Works for the New Look Foundation
Usher started the New Look Foundation in 1999 with his mother for the purpose of assisting disadvantaged youth.