Usher, Wife Grace Miguel Confirm Separation

Now we know what Usher meant when he captioned a photo of his new neck tattoo “new era // new ink.”

The R&B singer and wife Grace Miguel announced Tuesday they have separated after two years of marriage and nearly a decade together.

“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” reads a joint statement. “We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives.

"The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.”

The couple reportedly split up shortly after Usher was sued by two women and a man for allegedly exposing them to herpes.

Usher was previously married to Tameka Foster, with whom he has two children.