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Congrats are in order! Ludacris and his wife Eudoxie are pregnant with their first child together. The newlyweds announced the big news earlier today on Instagram by sharing a photo of Luda kissing his wife’s growing baby bump. The announcement confirms pregnancy rumors that have been floating around for weeks about the couple.
There has been quite a bit of excitement going on in Luda’s household lately. A couple of months ago the actor was awarded full custody of his infant daughter Cai Bridges. Just before that, he and Eudoxie tied the knot over the holidays.
“The good thing is things are still the same,” Luda said of married life. “Everybody would always have conversations with me and say, ‘Man, something changes within that one day. The next day it totally changes.’ Everything is still the same. It’s better in the sense that I’m glad that everything is official, but in terms of the attitudes and things of that nature, everything is the same. It’s a good thing…so far.”
Luda is also the father of 12-year-old Karma Bridges.
Unfortunately, over the years, we’ve had to watch quite a few custody battles play out in the public eye. For reasons ranging from funny money and poor behavior, we were shocked when news came out that these famous men were granted primary and sole custody of their children over the mothers of their kids. Here are a few examples that definitely had people talking.
Over the holidays, Ludacris proposed to and married his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie within a very brief time span. There was much speculation regarding the ceremony and why it was so rushed. Some believed that he sprinted to the altar so that the courts would rule in his favor regarding the custody battle for his daughter, Cai. However, the rapper insists that his swift move was about Eudoxie and their relationship.
“In my opinion, it’s so many people out here — and to each his own — when you do this big ceremony and you take all this time, and a lot of times these marriages aren’t even lasting. I just wanted to make it special, you know. I spoke to her about it and we just decided to do it,” the actor told Angie Martinez.
He didn’t really comment on why he chose to be so open about their engagement and wedding when he was so private about everything else, but he did explain—or at least attempt to– why he waited so long to marry Eudoxie.
“I’m almost in the mindset, that you go 5 and 10 years and then go ‘head and have a ceremony and celebrate and invite everybody. Then you’ve accomplished something and that’s what it’s all about. You know me, I’m unorthodox. I hate doing the norm.”
Although the engagement was supposedly a surprise, Luda says he wasn’t too concerned about the risk he took by planning to propose and get married so quickly.
“We talked about it. Like I said, this is something that we both understood. When you think about it, it was the end of the year. I was like, ‘We’re going to go into 2015 and we’re going to make this thing happen. It’s gon’ be all the way live.”
While he has been married for over a month, the rapper insists that not much has changed.
“The good thing is things are still the same. Everybody would always have conversations with me and say, ‘Man, something changes within that one day. The next day it totally changes.’ Everything is still the same. It’s better in the sense that I’m glad that everything is official, but in terms of the attitudes and things of that nature, everything is the same. It’s a good thing…so far.”
One thing the actor did not comment on is whether or not his wife is expecting. Earlier this week, rumors began circulating that she is six months pregnant. I suppose we’ll have to keep an ear out to find out what the word is with that.
Watch Ludacris’ full interview on the next page.
Some weeks we really can’t call the news and this was definitely one of those times. Out of the blue, Mya stepped back in the limelight, though instead of (only) being behind the mic she was also on the pole – a move which dramatically upset Bow Wow of all people. And during the same time Ludacris was granted custody of his love child with Tameka Fuller which came as a big surprise to all of us. There was also our lively discussion on whether it’s appropriate to use soap down there after being encouraged not to do so by one doctor, and Keke Wyatt’s baby shower controversy. We’re talking about all that and more in this episode of Did Y’all See? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Massive Debt, Claims Of Child Abandonment Behind Tamika Fuller Losing Custody; Luda Celebrates Decision On IG
We shared with you yesterday that rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges ended up winning primary custody of his daughter, Cai. This decision has left Tamika Fuller with only visitation after raising the 13-month-old as primary guardian all this time. The news was shocking to a lot of people, who expected that Fuller would be able to maintain primary custody, especially after hearing the story she shared of the rapper allegedly bribing her to have an abortion. But it wasn’t a shock to Ludacris, who seemingly celebrated the custody news by posting this meme on Instagram last night. It was about the truth:
People who follow the rapper had a mixed reaction to his straightforward message:
“You ain’t shit for that.”
“I’m truly upset about this. The mother must have been doing something right if she has been raising the baby from the beginning and the baby is healthy and not hurt. Money truly is the bigger evil.”
“you are dead wrong. GOD is watching. I’ve lost respect for you.”
“Good job Luda, it’s about time men got some justice instead of getting screwed over by these gold diggers”
“Still love you eff everyone else. Karma is growing up to be a beautiful young lady so I know you’ll do great with this one.”
“You don’t interfere with a child’s right to know their father and without a toxic environment being created. Judges don’t make this move lightly but they will when it’s NECESSARY!”
Since the news broke, reasons why Fuller lost primary custody have surfaced. According to an exclusive report from Bossip (who contacted a source in the courtroom when the decision was handed down), shaky finances and questionable parenting of her first child were a big issue for presiding Judge Dorothy Downs. It was an issue of “her instability versus his stability.”
The judge said Fuller’s $800 a month salary as a housekeeping supervisor for a national hotel chain couldn’t compare to the lifestyle her millionaire rapper baby-daddy – and his new wife, Eudoxie – could provide the tot.
During the three-day trial, the judge heard that Fuller disappeared for a few years after the birth of her eldest daughter, leading to questions about child abandonment.
The judge also recommended that Fuller get a better paying job. It came out in court that Fuller’s expenses are four times her $800 a month salary.
Based on the decision, Fuller will get to see Cai 11 days out of each month, but Bridges will have her for the rest of the time.
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.
[Watch] Tamika Fuller Claims Ludacris Tried To Bribe Her Into An Abortion: “I Didn’t Want To Take His Money”
According to Fuller’s testimony, she first learned of her pregnancy while seeing a doctor for unrelated reasons.
“I told him the same day that I found out,” she explained. “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.”
Fuller went on to say that he never swayed in his desire for her to terminate her pregnancy and even alleged that he attempted to bribe her into doing so.
“He never changed his mind. He did not. He did [attempt to get me to have an abortion]. He gave me the money for an abortion, actually. It was $900 and some change. We were having a conversation and he was like, ‘I can take you back to the house. I got 10 grand. I can help you out. I’m going to work it out. I can help you out with whatever it is you need. I can help you with a house. We’re going to work together.”
Despite being offered all of these things, Fuller says she wasn’t going for it.
“I just kept thinking that was a strange direction to go in. And I didn’t want to take his money at the time because I did not know if that was something that I was going to do. He was like, ‘Take this and later, I’ll give you more.’ I didn’t want that from him.”
Watch footage from Tameka’s testimony below.
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Tamika Fuller Shares New Picture Of Cai Bridges, Her Daughter With Ludacris, As They Prepare For Custody Battle
How cute is Cai Bella Bridges? The little lady, who turned one on December 9, is the daughter of Ludacris and Tamika Fuller, and as you can see, she is her father’s twin. Fuller has shared a few pictures here and there of Cai, but this is the first shot where you actually get to see the child’s face.
With her big smile, Cai is unaware of the fact that her mother and father are preparing for a pretty contentious custody battle over her. As was previously reported, Fuller wanted the rapper to fork over $15,000 a month for Cai, but when he said that he couldn’t afford that, a judge brought payments down to $7,000. Still, Fuller was last seeking his financial records for the past two years to prove that he is capable of paying the $15,000.
Since all that has happened, Ludacris has decided to try and fight for full custody of Cai, and there were rumors that Fuller felt the rapper’s surprise wedding to Eudoxie Agnan was a ploy to appear as though he has the more stable living situation since she is a single mother. Whatever the reason behind their quick nuptials, Ludacris does think he can provide a better living for Cai and be a better parent.
According to TMZ, court proceedings for custody are supposed to begin before this month is over.
Check out a few more discreet pics that Fuller has shared of Cai below:
“We Chose A Simple Intimate Wedding That Was Perfect For Us:” Eudoxie Quiets “Quickie” Wedding Critics
During the holidays, fans were shocked to learn that Chris “Ludacris” Bridges had proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue. We were even more surprised to learn that the lovebirds went ahead and got married the very same day.
Reps for the rapper recently spoke with E! News about the wedding and revealed that while the wedding was rather spontaneous as far as the bride was concerned, Chris had everything planned out. According to the rep, Eudoxie’s dress came from her closet and had sentimental value. Her “something borrowed” was a set of pearl earrings given to her by a loved one. Lastly, her “something blue” was blue hydrangea in her wedding bouquet. While some have criticized the couple for “rushing” their nuptials, Eudoxie says that she’s happy with the way things turned out.
“We chose a simple and intimate wedding that was perfect for us,” said the newlywed. “We wanted the day to be about our loving commitment to each other.”
Interestingly, Eudoxie is speaking out just as reports that Chris proposed and held a “quickie” wedding with an ulterior motive are surfacing. According to TMZ, sources are claiming that the mother of Chris’ 1-year-old daughter believes that he only married Eudoxie to gain leverage in their custody dispute. The two are expected to meet in court later this month.
It’s unfortunate that such a joyous occasion is being stained with such negative speculation, but we’re still wishing Chris and Eudoxie all the best.
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It seemed like it was just a few days ago that we were breaking the news that rapper Ludacris and his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie were engaged to be married. And that’s because it was just a few days ago.
Now, the couple are back in the news after having already tied the knot. That’s right. According to a source for TMZ, the couple got engaged on Christmas Eve, Ludacris took her out to dinner and when they got back home, there was a wedding dress, that Ludacris’ mom had picked out, draped over the furniture. And the two got married on the spot.
As you know Ludacris, Eudoxie and several friends spent the days after Christmas in Costa Rica…But that’s where the source says they took their honeymoon. Which would mean they were already married by the time Luda posted that “she said yes” engagement photo.
So, either Ludacris was pulling the wool over our eyes with that “milehighproposal” bit or this source is making stuff up. I’d bet on the latter.
But what does it really matter? They’re married now!
Isn’t this a surprise?! And a pleasant one at that. Not that Ludacris or Eudoxie need my approval, but I’m here for this. What’s the sense of a long engagement when you know that you know that you know you’ve found the right one. These two probably realized that ages ago. And in the words of Jagged Edge, “We ain’t gettin’ no younger we might as well do this.”
Check out some of the images the couple posted below and on the following pages.