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Guests included Luda’s teen daughter and proud big sister Karma Bridges, singers Monica Brown and LeToya Luckett, Monyetta Shaw, Laura Govan and a host of relatives and friends. The gorgeous shower was decked out with beautiful floral arrangements, a donut tree and plenty of other scrumptious-looking goodies.
The couple tied the knot last year following a brief engagement last December.
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Anthony Anderson Defends Ludacris Against Child Custody Critics: “We Don’t Know What The Real Story Is!”
Earlier today, we published an essay by Tamika Fuller in which she discussed her troubling child custody dispute with rapper Ludacris. In an interesting turn of events, “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson took to Instagram to come to the rapper’s defense against fans who say that they’re disgusted with him after hearing Tamika’s side of the story.
According to Anderson, people should refrain from commenting on the situation because no one knows the full story. His comment in its entirety reads:
“Why should Luda be ashamed of himself?! Do you know how hard it is for a father/man to get custody of a child from the woman/mother? We don’t know what the real story is and it’s none of our business what that story is! But know this, the same courts that determine how much child support a father should pay regardless of the relationship or time he has spent with the ex-wife or ex-lover or where that child should live and what the visitation arrangements should be has awarded custody of their daughter to Ludacris for reasons we’ll never know nor should we know because it’s THEIR business!
For this act to happen speaks volumes about both parties involved. I wish nothing but the best for the child and an amicable parenting relationship between the parents. Far too many fathers are not present in their children’s lives especially their daughters. I commend Ludacris for stepping up and bucking the system and standing up for what he believes is the best for his daughter cause he could’ve easily given in and wrote a check.
None of you know who this woman is so you can’t make judgments or assumptions about her. You know the public persona of Ludacris but not the private man Chris Bridges. I pray for the best for all involved. The courts have spoken and they know far more than any of us!”
It’s pretty interesting that Anderson came seemingly out of left field to defend the Furious 7 actor. What are your thoughts on his comments?
There is nothing like the very first moment a woman connects with the child growing inside of her womb. Those first stirrings of life may be barely visible to some people, but when I found out that I was pregnant with my baby, my heart immediately made room for her in my life. I would sit in the stillness and wait for a sign from her like I was waiting to hear the voice of God.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for her father. And having him rip my baby from me feels like an act of willful violence that reoccurs every single day that I wake up and realize that she’s not by my side.
Let me start from the beginning.
When I found out that I was pregnant two years ago, I immediately told Chris. The world knows him as an internationally famous Hip-Hop artist and actor (Ludacris), but despite the hurtful things said about me, that’s not why I was attracted to him. We had been good friends for many years, and when he told me he was newly single in spring 2013 we became intimate. Things took an ugly turn, however, when I found myself unexpectedly throwing up in his bathroom, and ultimately learning that I was pregnant.
The psychological manipulation began immediately. He broke down in tears when I told him that I wanted to keep our baby, and he begged me to abort the child whose heartbeat was developing in rhythm with my own. He told me that it would destroy his career and his image. I contemplated heavily on terminating my pregnancy. I don’t believe in forced parenthood or trapping anyone into raising an unwanted child. However, when I visited the clinic and heard my daughter’s heartbeat on the ultrasound, I knew I couldn’t go through with it.
He promised me the world – trips on his private jet and other perks of the rich and famous – if I would just have the abortion. He made me feel as if I was ruining us. It was as if he believed that our friendship should take precedence over the life growing inside of me and when he realized that it didn’t, it couldn’t, my real nightmare began.
I am fully aware that people often assume an average woman who gets herself impregnated by a celebrity is a gold-digger looking for a quick and easy payday. However, contrary to popular belief, I was fully cognizant that I was going to be a single mother. I knew that he was not going to be involved – I was okay with that. I went through my entire pregnancy alone and worked full time with no support from him. Most of the people in my circle never even knew he was the father until our court case made headlines. Deep down, even though I knew he never wanted the baby, I was hurt at the idea that there was a real possibility that my daughter’s father might not be part of her life. I thought that he would accept our daughter’s impending arrival and want to take part in the process, but I now know that thinking was naive.
Knowing that he had no desire to have a baby, imagine my surprise when he filed for physical custody of our daughter and a judge ruled in his favor. I was stunned, devastated, and overwhelmed. I asked myself over and over again, “How could this happen to me?” What had I done wrong? It felt as if I were screaming into howling winds and no one could hear me say, “I’m a good mother. I love my daughter. I’m a good mother. I love my daughter.”
What kind of mother gets her child taken away from her? I only cut back on my work hours following my maternity leave to ensure that I had enough time to spend with my daughter during the first year of her life. However, it was this financial reasoning along with events that transpired 20 years ago in my teens that were the justifications used when issuing the decision. The retribution continued to roll in because apparently taking away my child wasn’t enough of a punishment. I was then denied assistance with lawyer fees and told that her father needed to authorize the pictures I posted on my personal social media page. As I apologized to my friends and family for not being able to share imagery of the evolution of my child, I scratched my head: What does Instagram censoring have to do with disparate income levels? Subsequently, I now have no child, no First Amendment rights, and I’m in debt to the tune of six figures.
Ludacris Says Quickie Wedding Had Nothing To Do With Paternity Dispute: “I Got Married For All The Right Reasons”
Earlier this month, we told you that Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges may be heading back to court. In case you missed our previous report, it’s being alleged that the Furious 7 actor failed to reveal that his new wife Eudoxie Agnan is with child–so his daughter’s mother Tamika Fuller believes that this entitles her to a new case. Bridges recently interviewed with Sway Calloway and opened up quite a bit about this whole custodial fiasco.
“This is a person I went to high school with,” Bridges said of Fuller, who according to some reports, believes that he quickly married Eudoxie over the holidays gain leverage in their custodial feud. Luda, however, claims that this definitely is not the case.
“I got married for all the right reasons,” he said. “Because this is my best friend. Because we wanted to make the union with God. It has absolutely nothing to do with a child custody case, period.”
He also addressed other reports that are circulating surrounding the case and his relationship with Fuller.
“Every one listens to what one source says, whether it’s the truth or not. And then everybody basically says what that particular source is claiming and it’s all entertainment in the end.”
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Bridges has found himself in the midst of a paternity dispute. However, in the other case, the rapper says that he never even met the woman who was coming after him.
“There’s a person that lives in Chicago and just went into someone’s office and said, ‘Ludacris, Chris Bridges is my child’s father.’ And they sent a letter to me basically saying that I had to take a paternity test. I had to go through the motions of getting a lawyer and all of these different things for a person that I came to find out that I never even met in my entire life.”
Sheesh, talk about drama.
Ludacris Child Custody Case May Be Reopened Because He May Have Failed To Disclose Eudoxie’s Pregnancy
In January, the courts granted Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges primary custody of Cai Bella Bridges, his one-year-old daughter with former lover Tamika Fuller. A little over a month later, the Furious 7 actor and his new wife, Eudoxie Agnan, announced that they’re expecting a baby. According to a new motion entered by Fuller’s attorney Lisa West, Bridges failed to disclose Agnan’s pregnancy to the courts so Fuller is requesting a new trial.
According to TMZ, Fuller’s attorney is also arguing that Bridges isn’t the best parent because he has hired a nanny to do most of the hard work. Sandra Rose is reporting that the recent motion was entered Thursday evening at the Fulton County Courthouse.
Last week we told you that Bridges briefly addressed the case and Fuller’s defense team’s attempts to discredit his parenting abilities by dissecting his lyrics. Attorneys for neither Fuller nor Bridges immediately returned our requests for comment regarding her recent motion, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as new details emerge.
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— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 19, 2015
Jeb Bush, Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential seat, happened to be in the same place at the same time as Ludacris, if you can imagine that. Ludacris was receiving honors at the Georgia Capitol for the work his philanthropic group, The Ludacris Foundation, has done over the years. The two came together for a quick snapshot, because you know. (It has nothing to do with Jeb’s attempts to appeal to minorities or anything.)
But Ludacris also saw the opportunity to take a shot at the Bush family.
Clearly, Ludacris isn’t one to get chummy with members of the Grand Old Party. Back in 2008, in a song called “Politics,” the rapper clearly expressed his disdain for the right.
“McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed. Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped. Ball up all of his speeches and just throw ’em like candy wraps. Cause what you talkin’ I hear nothin’ even relevant. And you the worst of all 43 Presidents,” he said.
Nonetheless, on Thursday, the presidential hopeful gushed about the rapper.
“I just came to see Ludacris,” Bush said, according to The Daily Beast. “I appreciate that there’s a successful guy who’s giving back.” The rapper’s foundation has donated over $1.5 million to youth programs in Atlanta and invested thousands of hours in community service to youth programs. For 14 years, the nonprofit organization has invested more than 100,000 hours to mentor and educate underserved youth throughout the nation, the foundation says.
Nice work Luda. But sorry Jeb — you still get no street cred.
Ludacris Breaks Silence On Custody Drama: “People Will Use Whatever They Can To Try To Paint A Picture Of Who You Are”
Speaking of custody wars, it’s been a little over a year since we first learned that Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges fathered a child outside of his relationship with now wife Eudoxie, but the Furious 7 actor hasn’t really said much publicly about the court case. However, during a recent interview with Vibe the father of two briefly touched on the scandal.
While in court fighting for custody of his infant daughter Cai Bella Bridges, the attorney representing Cai’s mother, Tamika Fuller, apparently attempted to use Luda’s lyrics against him. To that, Luda had this to say:
“People will use whatever they can to try to paint a picture of who they think you are. It’s as simple as that. Same thing as when Bill O’Reilly tried to tell me what type of person I am based off my lyrics.”
He went on to say that to the untrained ear, his lyrics don’t confirm anything about who he is as a person nor do they say much about the kind of parent he is.
“All I can tell you is that hip-hop is a coded language. It’s very misunderstood. If you don’t speak the language, then you’re only assuming that you know what we’re talking about. But you don’t, so there you have it.”
Back in January Luda was granted primary custody of Cai and as we just reported a few weeks ago, he and Eudoxie are expecting their first child together. He is also the father of 13-year-old Karma Bridges.
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Ludacris and his new wife Eudoxie allowed very little time to pass between their engagement and nuptials, which limited their ability to plan a lavish wedding ceremony. But the rapper says that he and his new bride may have a huge wedding after all; however, it probably won’t be for another five years.
“Man, I know some people don’t agree with this but I feel these days—and I actually have a conversation with her about this—I’d love to have a ceremony after about five years to celebrate actually being married for a certain amount of time. That’s just me,” the actor said during an appearance on the “Kyle, Kendra & Leon in the Morning” show.
Speaking of his relationship with Eudoxie, Luda went on to express that he’s trying to have his marriage withstand the test of time.
“Everything happened that way that it was supposed to. We’ve been through ups and downs like true relationships do. That’s my best friend at the end of the day. We’re going to try and Keith Sweat this thing, trying to ‘Make It Last Forever.’”
The expectant father also discussed his wife’s pregnancy and their upcoming baby shower. Apparently, he doesn’t intend to be a big part of the shower. Instead, he plans to hang out in the cut.
“I spoke to the wife about this. I don’t understand why we need to be there. Here’s the happy medium: I’m going to be outside smoking cigars with my homeboys.”
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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 13-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.