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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 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.