Usher Separates from Grace Miguel; Were Herpes to Blame?!?

Usher is headed for divorce number-two.

In a joint statement the singer made with wife Grace Miguel, the couple has announced that it is separating after two years of marriage (and a decade together overall).

This is what the aforementioned statement says:

After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple.

We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives.

The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.

The artist last posted a photo of himself and Miguel on Instagram way back in October, while Miguel did include a snapshot of Usher on her account as a way to ring in 2018.

The pair never spoke much in public about their romance.

They were business partner and lovers and Usher was simply spotted a wedding ring in September of 2015.

It took an insider speaking to E! News to confirm that a wedding had indeed taking place around this time, with the outlet simply reporting the ceremony was “sweet and romantic.”

“He can’t wait to spend the rest of his life with her,” this same source said about two and a half years ago.

So…what changed since then?

No definitive reason was given as a basis for this break-up, but we’d have to imagine that multiple reports of Usher giving ex-lovers Herpes couldn’t have helped the situation.

Last July, a former fling came out and accused the six-packed singer of giving her this STD…and then paying her hush money to not tell anyone about it.

A few days later, another woman came out with the same gross accusation.

Allegations of Usher cheating on Miguel were associated with these charges, specifically by a woman named Lauren Helm who claims she slept with Usher last April.

He was a married man at that time, of course.

This is the second high profile, messy divorce for the performer.

He split from Tameka Foster in 2009 and won primary custody of the former couple’s kids years later.

In between, there were other allegations of infidelity and even some of abuse against Usher.

In response, he said Foster had a mental disorder and the dispute turned very ugly very quickly.

Considering the Herpes chatter that continues to make its way around the Internet, might Usher separation from Miguel follow a similar path.

Stay tuned. Find out!


The Bachelor Secrets Exposed: Affairs, Herpes & More!

The Bachelor has been on for 22 seasons… and counting.

It's the rare network show that continues to rise in the ratings every season, despite practically every couple breaking up long before they ever make it down the aisle.

What is the secret to its success? That's hard to say.

But what are the secrets behind The Bachelor itself?

Reporter Amy Kaufman has penned a book titled "Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure Hardcover" that aims to answer this question.

Here's a look at some of the more unexpected tidbits and stories we learned from the memoir…

1. Sharing Her Experience

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Kaufman is a journalist for The Los Angeles Times, who was actually once banned by ABC for her coverage because she uncovered one too many secrets from backstage. In this book, she relies on that experience to shape her narrative, while also conducting interviews with countless staff members.

2. Help from… Heidi Fleiss?

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Did you know that Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss is cousins with the infamous Hollywood madam, who ran prostituion rings that included clients such as Charlie Sheen? Kaufman writes that Mike learned from his cousin just how hard people would fight for love… or companionship.

3. High on… Ideas

“If you go into his office or you were brought in for a meeting, you were probably going to smoke,” ex-production coordinator Brad Isenberg told Kaufman of Mike Fleiss and his penchant for marijuna. Who says stoners are lazy?!?

4. Hatred for Harrison

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“He was the dullest guy I’ve ever seen,” Fleiss famously said years ago about host Chris Harrison, following their first meeting. It took a second meeting for Fleiss to reverse course… and the rest is rose ceremony history.

5. A Real-Life Affair

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Kaufman writes about an affair between Fleiss and executive producer Lisa Levenson, with one casting associate saying the flirting between the pair was pretty apparent to everyone on set. (They were both married at the time.)

6. More Real-Life Affairs!

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And then there was Elan Gale, the current executive producer. Kaufman alleges that she dated Casey Shteamer after the contestant was eliminated from Ben Flajnik’s season. (Gale is now dating actress Molly Quinn, the author adds.)

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