A decision has been made in the child custody case of rapper Ludacris and Tamika Fuller. The shocking deets inside, and Ludacris' statement...
Rapper/Actor Ludacris has just been awarded primary physical custody of his and Tamika Fuller's baby Cai Bella (who is now over a year old), this according to Ludacris' rep.
Luda issued a statement moments ago via his rep saying:
“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”.
News of Luda becoming a dad again shocked everyone when child support documents surfaced showing that he had a baby outside of his long-term relationship with then-girlfriend Eudoxie. Ludacris previously said he and Tamika were old friends who caught up with each other while he and Eudoxie were on an alleged break, and the two had sexual relations.
Once Tamika filed for child support, Luda challenged the amount claiming he only made less than $2,000 a month and could not afford to pay the $15K a month Tamika asked for. Interestingly, he then filed for full custody. And soon after, the rapper got married to Eudoxie in a surprise ceremony (a surprise to both his bride and to the world) this past New Year's Eve.
Tamika Fuller has since remarked that the surprise wedding was a ploy for Ludacris to appear he has a "more stable" household than Tamika in order to get the judge to rule in his favor.
Well, after a recent hearing where Tamika dropped the bomb that Luda bribed her $10,000 and a house for her to have an abortion over a year ago, it seems the judge did rule in Luda's favor.
Luda's rep tells us that Mr. Bridges does not have sole custody. Due to confidentiality, further details of the custody split are unable to be discussed.
Legally, primary physical custody usually means one parent has physical (not necessarily legal) custody more often than the another parent, but details of how much time the child spends with each parent is case by case.
Christina Milian and Raven Symone were spied in the streets of California yesterday. Peep their west coast candids inside…
New reality chick Christina Milian seemed to be in good spirits as she was spotted making her way inside the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood last night. C-Milli kept it cute in comfortable in all black everything, rocking her very own “We Are Pop Culture” sweatshirt (fromt he clothing company of the same name that she partners with) as she smiled for the photogs.
The "Start A Fire" singer has been heavy on the promo circuit promoting her new E! docu-series “Christina Milian Turned Up”, which premiered a few weeks ago. She recently spoke with VH1 about her new reality show where she talked about her upcoming album, making music with Lil Wayne and getting back into acting. Below are the highlights:
What are you working on musically right now? I’m wrapping up my album and doing some records with Wayne and working on my first mixtape. I have a new song called “Rebel” that will be coming out on my show.
What was it like performing “Start A Fire” with Lil Wayne at the 2014 AMAs? This wasn’t the first time you two have collaborated. It was amazing. We had so much fun! I love being on the stage with Wayne as well as in the studio. I think that we make great music together and I can’t wait to see what we do next. I know we have a couple things up our sleeves.
Post docu-series, are you looking to get back into acting as well as singing? Yes, in addition to music I can’t wait to do some films again. It’s been some time off so I want to take it to the next level and maybe even take some acting classes and try some new things. So who knows what I’ll do. I would love to do an indie film as I’ve grown to have a more serious side.
You can catch Christina getting "turned up" Sunday nights at 10pm ET on E!
Elsewhere in Cali....
Raven Symone, rocking a platinum blonde 'do and kept it laid back and casual on a shopping trip with a friend yesterday. Taking a break from her studies at the Academy of Art University, Raven grabbed her Uggs, leggings and a sweatshirt and made her way to Westfield Fashion Square mall in Sherman Oaks for a little retail therapy.
And she even took a moment to snap it up with a fan. Ha!
Recently, the former child star appeared on OWN's "Light Girls" documentary where she opened up about the insecurities she struggled with while taping her Disney show "That's So Raven".
She revealed she use to tan at least three times a week because she wanted to appear darker. Apparently, she took the artifical tanning a little too far. She said one day one of the production crew workers asked her to stop tanning because they having to relight the whole show. Her response? "I was just trying to be pretty!"
As Ludacris battles Tamika Fuller for full custody of their daughter Cai Bella, Tamika shockingly revealed that he gave her $900 to terminate her pregnancy AND offered another $10,000 and a home. Watch the courtroom testimony inside...
This spring, Ludacris is heading to the silver screen in Fast & Furious 7, but first, he's involved in a messy custody battle over his "break baby" Cai Bella. Luda (atop) headed to court yesterday where he hoped to prove to a family court judge that he and his "newlywed wife" Eudoxie would provide a more stable environment for Cai Bella - unlike her "single" mother Tamika Fuller. At least that's what Tamika says was Luda's intent.
Luda currently pays Tamika $7K a month in child support (Sidebar: she wants $15K), and Tamika thinks his ploy for custody is simply to keep money in his pockets..not for the love of Cai!
During testimony yesterday, Tamikia (above) revisited the moment she told Luda about her pregnancy and his reaction was not positive. She said he cried about the baby ruining his life and even encouraged her to get an abortion.
"I told him the same day I found out. He was not happy. He cried. He did say this isn't something that we planned. Let's move forward with an abortion. The baby's 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 just all bad. This is going to ruin his life and ruin his career."
When asked directly about the abortion offer, Tamika revealed,
"He gave me the money for an abortion actually. It was $900 and some change. We were having a conversation about it. He was like I can't take you back to the house. I got 10 grand. I'll work it out. I can help you out with whatever it is you need. If you need a house...we're going to work together."
Watch her testimony here:
We'll keep you posted as the battle for Cai Bella continues....