Usher, Tameka Foster

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Usher is leaving the one he's with.

The Confessions artist proved the rumor mill right Friday as he went ahead and filed for divorce from his wife of nearly two years, Tameka Raymond.

The couple have two sons together, 18-month-old Usher V, and Naviyd Ely, who was born in December.

There was talk of trouble in paradise earlier this week, the first we'd heard of the Raymonds' somewhat rocky road since Tameka was hospitalized in February after suffering life-threatening complications following a liposuction procedure in Brazil.

Usher's then-manager shot down the first round of breakup talk more than a year ago, calling reports of a split "100 percent not true."

The first hearing on the matter is set for July 15, according to the petition filed in Superior Court in Fulton County, Ga.

Usher and Tameka tied the knot twice in 2007, first in a superprivate civil ceremony that August in the groom's lawyer's office, and then a month later in front of about 200 guests at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Atlanta.

(Originally published June 12, 2009, at 8:10 p.m. PT)

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