Months after announcing their separation, Usher and Grace Miguel have officially started divorce proceedings.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Usher filed for divorce Friday in Atlanta. The 40-year-old singer married Miguel in September 2015, about six years after they began dating. Grace previously worked as Usher’s manager. The couple did not share any children.
TMZ reports that the legal documents list Dec. 24, 2017 as Usher and Grace’s date of separation. The documents state that the former couple have reached a confidential settlement agreement awaiting court approval. According to The Blast, Usher is using the same attorney he retained in his a previous custody battle with ex-wife, Tameka Foster.
Usher and Miguel confirmed their split in March of this year, issuing a joint statement that read:
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 statement read. “The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.
The announcement was made after Usher was hit with multiple lawsuits in which he was accused of knowlingly infecting people with herpes. Usher denied the allegations, insisting he had no intentions to cause harm. He also argued that the plaintiffs “assumed the risk” when they consented to have sex with him.