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If things continue to go down this road, Pilar Sanders is in trouble.
Last Wednesday, A Dallas court ruled that while Deion Sanders and soon to be ex-wife Pilar will share custody of their three children in a week on/week off schedule, Deion is the only parent that will hold exclusive rights over the children. Well, at least until the final divorce trial, according to The Dallas Morning News.
What does this mean? Judge Ray Wheless decided that Deion will solely be allowed to make decisions about the kids’ primary residence, school(s) they attend and choose their athletic activities. Athletic activities? That sounds weird that they would eve be involved in the ruling. They’ll share all other decisions.
In December, a court granted Deion custody of their two sons, Shilo and Shedeur, while Pilar was granted custody of their daughter, Shelomi. She also had her child support reduced from $10,000 to $5,000.
Pilar has also maintained that she is a victim of Deion’s celebrity status and that his finances are doing all of the talking.
Their divorce trial should begin somewhere around March 4th.
In the meantime, Deion will have to pay legal for the amicus attorney who represents the interests of their children. Both he and Pilar will share the medical bills.
Wow, this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Based on reports, it seems like the adults may have forgotten about the most important thing: the kids (which explains why they had to bring in another attorney).
Do you think Pilar has a point in saying that Deion’s money is actually doing all the talking or has she presented herself in such a way that isn’t pleasing to the courts?
The Tameka and Usher Raymond custody saga hasn’t painted either parent in a positive light, but say what you want about Tameka. She recently told UPTOWN magazine in an exclusive interview that she knows she’s a good mother.
According to Tameka, her and Usher’s custody issues started long before the recent media frenzy over her request that he take a drug test and filing for sole custody of their sons. In fact, Usher first filed for sole custody of their kids in January 2011, which Tameka says had to do with control and him wanting the kids to move around as he does.
“He is a man very accustomed to having his way. “This has nothing to do with how I parent. Trust me, I never will have a desire to keep a man away from his kids. I am not June Cleaver or head of the PTA, but I know I am a good mother.”
More than a good mother, Tameka says she’s also a good business woman and doesn’t take too kindly to claims that she is or was ever a gold digger. She currently operates two busnesses, Estella, a clothing and home-decor boutique in Roswell, GA, and KangaZoom, an indoor children’s play facility in Alpharetta that she opened at the beginning of last year.
“Usher and I met because I was one of the top stylists in the game. You don’t get to work with someone of his stature in music, especially back then, without being one of the best, and I still am hardworking.”
As a single mother of five, the 40-year-old says everything she does is about her boys: Darrin, 21; Ryan 12, and Kile, 10, (children with her first husband, music exec Ryan Glover); and Usher V, 4, and Naviyd, 3. Even though her journey hasn’t been perfect, she says she’s still blessed to have had the experiences she has.
“I never imagined some of these things to be obtainable. And my sons teach me the meaning of true, unbiased love.”
Check out the full article on UPTOWN. Do you think Tameka is truly only interested in looking out for her boys in this custody battle?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Has anyone else ever seen the film, War of the Roses, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner? If you haven’t, here is the quick summary: it’s about a couple caught up in a bitter divorce who refuse to give up the house they both once lived in while happily married. To get the other person out, they do the most ratchet of things, and in the end [SPOILER ALERT], they wind up destroying the house because of all their beefing. Well, it looks like we might have a real life War of the Roses on our hands, folks.
According to the folks over at TMZ, Deion and Pilar Sanders will continue to share the same residence, even as they go through their divorce proceedings. Even worse, they will continue to live together after Deion’s oldest daughter publicly called Pilar out for allegedly cheating and being a bad mother (again, come get your kids!), embarrassing her stepmother. However, they might be able to stay out of each other’s way, and the kids can even keep their distance too, as the house that the soon-to-be ex-couple resides in is a whopping 29,122 square feet. The home has 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms on 109 acres. As crappy as this setup does indeed sound, Pilar has no plans to gather up those boxes of clothing she packed (that her angry stepdaughter tweet pic’ed) and leave, so let the battle continue!
I’m sorry folks, but I couldn’t go through with a hot mess agreement like this, especially if my husband’s children are attacking me and not being set straight. But then again, I’m not sure what they both should do. I’m so used to hearing about men manning up in these situations and moving out and letting their soon-to-be ex and kids stay in the home, but like Pilar, Deion doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. So what do you think? Who should go?
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