Ludacris Awarded Primary Custody Of Daughter Cai, Says He’s “Gratified” By Decision
Despite allegedly requesting that Tamika Fuller have an abortion after finding out that she was pregnant with his child, Ludacris has been designated as the most “fit and proper parent” for 13-month-old Cai Bella Bridges by a judge.
According to People, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was awarded primary custody of Cai on Monday after an ongoing court battle with Fuller. She was granted visitation. In an exclusive statement given to the magazine, Bridges shared his thoughts on the decision:
“After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem, and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter.”
But as previously mentioned from a court hearing, according to Fuller, Bridges asked her to get an abortion when she shared the news of her pregnancy:
“I told him the same day that I found out. He was not happy. He cried. It wasn’t that he wasn’t happy because he did say, ‘This wasn’t something that we planned. Let’s move forward and get an abortion. We’re not going to have a family. The baby is not going to be with the mother and the father in the same house. This is all bad.’ [He said] it would ruin his life. It’s going to ruin his career.”
Bridges would allegedly go on to try and offer Fuller thousands of dollars and a house to keep quiet, and a little over $900 to cover the cost of an abortion.
But according to People, these type of comments may have hurt Fuller. Bridges reportedly claimed that Fuller damaged his reputation as she sought increased child support payments from the rapper. He reportedly used her statements against him and public inquiries into his finances as an underlying reason why he would be able to provide a better environment for their daughter to grow up in. But there were obviously deeper reasons behind this decision, aside from a few statements here and there about him. In the end, Ludacris will be the primary guardian for their daughter, and it looks like Fuller will have to provide child support.
Fuller and Bridges conceived Cai while the rapper was in a relationship with longtime girlfriend Eudoxie. They were able to carry on their relationship despite his cheating, and after popping the question to Eudoxie in December, he married her on the same day in Costa Rica. Cai is Bridges’ second child and daughter. He has a 13-year-old daughter named Karma from a previous relationship.