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Massive Debt, Claims Of Child Abandonment Behind Tamika Fuller Losing Custody; Luda Celebrates Decision On IG

January 29th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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:

 

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

A photo posted by @ludacris on

 

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.

 

Ludacris Awarded Primary Custody Of Daughter Cai, Says He’s “Gratified” By Decision

January 28th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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”

January 28th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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[Watch] Tamika Fuller Claims Ludacris Tried To Bribe Her Into An Abortion: "I Didn't Want To Take His Money"

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Things are getting particularly messy in the custodial battle for Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges’ daughter, Cai Bella Bridges. In footage obtained by TMZ from a recent court hearing, the child’s mother, Tamika Fuller, testified that the Crash actor cried when he learned that she was expecting, but the tears shed were not tears of joy.

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

January 21st, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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My 🌎 My ❤️ My Tink 😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by Tamika Fuller (@tam911tam) on

Say cheese!

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:

#fundayfriday with my Tink ❤️

A photo posted by Tamika Fuller (@tam911tam) on

#tbt Christmas Eve 2013. Me and Mine ❤️😍❤️✨🌟💫

A photo posted by Tamika Fuller (@tam911tam) on

 

“We Chose A Simple Intimate Wedding That Was Perfect For Us:” Eudoxie Quiets “Quickie” Wedding Critics

January 8th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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#Weddingbliss Mr. & Mrs. Bridges

A photo posted by eudoxiee (Eh-dox-ee) (@eudoxiee) on

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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Why Wait? Ludacris and Eudoxie Tie The Knot!

January 6th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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.”

Love it!

Check out some of the images the couple posted below and on the following pages.

Monica & Shannon Brown, Ludacris & Eudoxie And LeToya Luckett And Her Man Take A Holiday Couples Trip To Costa Rica

December 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If there’s one thing that looks like an absolute blast, it’s a couples trip!

Unless of course, you’re watching Why Did I Get Married?…  

But anywho, after celebrating Christmas with their families, Monica & Shannon Brown, Ludacris and his fiancée, Eudoxie, Letoya Luckett and her man, and auto racing driver Marco Andretti and his lady all met up and hopped on a private jet to take a couple’s trip to Costa Rica, presumably to ring in the new year together. The good-looking group has engaged in all kinds of fun (with a side of foolishness thanks to Luda and his hilariously intrusive sleeping pics), as they have gone ziplining and wave jumping on jet skis. Must be nice *in a Lyfe Jennings voice*

Check out all of the fun that the couples have had so far and get ready to be a teensy tiny bit jealous. Hey, it happens to the best of us.  

 

 

Thank you for all of the love and your well wishes.

A photo posted by eudoxiee (Eh-dox-ee) (@eudoxiee) on

 

“She said Yes!” Ludacris Proposes to Longtime Girlfriend Eudoxie!

December 27th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Love is truly in the air this holiday season. Ludacris proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Eudoxie on Friday (12/26) according to Instagram.

The rapper proposed to Eudoxie in what he calls a #milehighprosal. While on a private flight going to Costa Rica, from Atlanta, the rapper popped the question. As the couple flew over a field of flowers, the words, “Eudoxie, will you marry me?”, appeared in the field. According to Ludacris she responded with, “She didn’t say yes. She said HELL YES!#milehighproposal,”

Monica, Shannon Brown and LeToya Luckett all witnessed the proposal. The group of friends were headed to a holiday vacation.

As for Eudoxie and Ludacris, this will be each of their first marriages. The couple began dating back in 2008. Ludacris has two children from previous relationships. Congratulations to the beautiful couple! We love them together.

Ludacris’ Baby Mother Calls BS On Claims He’s Too Broke To Pay $15K Child Support, Wants Financial Records For Last 2 Years

September 3rd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The host of this year's BMAs, Ludacris. Judy Eddy/WENN.com

The host of this year’s BMAs, Ludacris. Judy Eddy/WENN.com

Earlier in the year the news broke that rapper Ludacris had fathered a child with a woman named Tamika Fuller while on break from dating longtime girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan. Soon after, the child support battle began. She was seeking $15,000 from him per month, but the rapper admitted that he wasn’t living as lavishly as everyone thought. He claimed that he only made $55,000 in 2013, and the money he was looking forward to from his work on Fast and Furious 7 was out of reach because shooting went on hold after the death of Paul Walker. He only wanted to pay her $1,800 a month, but a judge ordered him to pay $7,000 for his newborn daughter, Cai.

Well, shooting for the film has continued. The rapper has filmed swanky music videos, and he not only hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, but he also was co-host of the ABC reality show, “Rising Star.” The checks are coming in. With that in mind, Fuller thinks Ludacris has been lying about his finances and wants proof and receipts of how he has been spending his money for the last two years…

According the the JasmineBrand, who got their hands on court documents, Fuller wants all of the following financial records in order to prove that Luda can afford to pay her the initial $15,000 per month she was asking for:

“All receipts, sales or purchase notices … of any tangible personal property including … any gold, silver, jewelry, watches, furs, automobiles, stereo equipment, televisions, cameras, video equipment or any other purchases over $499 since June 1st 2012.”

Just when he thought the drama from this situation was dying down, Fuller is back and going for the jugular –and his pockets. Do you think the rapper can afford $15,000 per month? Do you think Fuller’s support request is way too much?

 

Braid My Hair…Or Not: Famous Men We Were Glad To See Let Their Cornrows Go

August 28th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Cornrows have been popular since the ’70s, but everyone (and their mother) was wearing them in the early ’00s, including many of the famous fellas whose music we do or did jam to. Here are 10 celebrity men who we were glad to see leave these looks behind:

Jason DeRulo

When you see Jason DeRulo these days, he looks like this:

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Judy Eddy/WENN.com

But as you’ll see if you click on the video below, at one point, while trying to get his career off the ground, DeRulo rocked some very interesting cornrows and a whole different sound: