Wonder no more, because he was! The R & B vocalist and, The Voice, coach, Usher Raymond, posted the cutest throwback photo of himself with his beautiful mother, Jonetta Patton.
The singer is father to two handsome sons, Usher Raymond V, 6, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 5, who happen to be the spitting image of their photogenic pop. Regarding fatherhood, the 35-year-old once told Essence magazine that he takes his role very serious, and he would love for his children to say, “I wanna be like my father. I wanna be a man of valor. I wanna possess what my father has as a man.”
Sadly, Usher’s relationship with his crack-addicted father, who walked out on the family when he was one, was troubled, but, he says he doesn’t judge because he forgave him. His dad passed away in 2008, due to a heart attack, and Usher admitted that he took comfort in knowing that he reconciled with him before his death.
The proud papa gushed to People magazine, “I’m a dad, first and foremost. Of course I have to travel and make a living, but my sons are my priority….I never knew I could be so happy just hanging out with them.”
Photo Credits: Usher Raymond/Instagram