Usher is having the time of his life right now. His My Way Las Vegas Residency is one of the year’s most anticipated shows, and his NPR Tiny Desk Concert is a unanimous favorite. He seems to be enjoying the resurgence of his professional life. However, he’s really in love with the state of his personal life.

On the latest episode of Angie Matinez’s IRL podcast, the R&B legend talked about his relationships and the path he had to take to get true happiness.

The singer, born Usher Raymond IV, has had some messy issues with the ladies in the past. His 2004 masterpiece, Confessions, documented the infidelities that led to the breakup with TLC vocalist Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The fallout from his divorce from his ex-wife Tameka Foster was widely publicized.

During the interview, Raymond expressed that his current confidence and happiness stem from having a “great partnership.” He got candid about his relationship with his current girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea. Goicoechea is the SVP of A&R at Epic Records and has been with Raymond since 2019.

Raymond recalls his healing journey to finding true love and how his two months of being single were difficult bumps along his path.

@TheJasmineBrand shared the clip from the interview where Raymond got deep in his feelings about his girlfriend.

Raymond also disclosed how his mother feels about Goicoechea.

“I said she likes her and loves her,” the singer emphasized the word “and.”

“That’s hard to come by!” he added.

Martinez sang Goicoechea’s praises, mentioning the offer to bring her Puerto Rican food before the interview.

Usher and Goicoechea have two children together. They welcomed their first child, Sovereign Bo Raymond, in 2020.


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“We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond. “Isn’t She lovely” by Stevie Wonder on repeat,” the singer wrote in an Instagram caption.

They announced the birth of their second child a year later.


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“Hi my name is Sire Castrello Raymond … I am the newest addition to the Raymond crew. I was born Sept 29 2021 at 6:42pm weighing 7lbs 13oz. Hear me roar … A.K.A Ra Ra,” the singer wrote.

Raymond also has two older sons from his previous marriage with Foster.


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Raymond expressed his gratitude for his present relationship with Goicoechea stating, “Sometimes you have to go through s**t to get s**t.”

Earlier this year, Blavity reported that Kirk Franklin’s wife, Tammy, potentially spilled some tea on the couple after seeing the Vegas show.

In Tammy’s Instagram story, she revealed that the couple possibly were engaged.

“Ladies he is taken! This is his beautiful fiancé @boogsneffect thank you for being so gorgeous and kind,” she captioned a photo taken with the couple.

The 44-year-old singer continued to gush over his girlfriend during the interview with Martinez, but never confirmed if the two were planning on taking that next step.