Grace Harry is a multi-talented person who has been described as an inspirational boss. Harry was married to legendary R&B singer Usher. Usher’s ex-wife found joy and love after her divorce from another musician.
Before we reveal how Grace Harry found joy and love again after her three-year marriage to legendary musician Usher ended, there’s a lot to know about this talented woman.
Born Michelle Grace Harry in Brooklyn, Harry is said to have been executive chef of the famous television show “The Cosby Show”. With the leader having many contacts in the entertainment industry, from musicians to photographers and artists, Harry decided to switch to music in 1992 after the show ended.
Usher and Grace Harry on November 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
This is how her career in the music industry began, and she has since worked for top record labels such as Island Def Jam Records, MCA Records and Jive Records.
She is a mother of two, animal lover and promoter of artists passionate about abstract art. Grace Harry is also a philanthropist and has worked with Usher’s charity New Look as a board member. She once said her mother taught her “the importance of giving back” at a young age.
Harry was a huge supporter of her former husband personally and professionally and has been by the singer’s side for nearly a decade. Usher’s ex-wife was the musician’s manager while the pair were together. Harry, whom Usher once called “an incredible partner”, helped him “through some of the toughest times” in his life and career.
Harry has since found joy and happiness again and has opened up about his journey of self-discovery. The self-proclaimed “joy strategist” revealed in an interview with Coveteur how quarantine has helped her come to terms with some apprehensions.
As well as solving her unhappiness, the lockdown helped Harry gain a deep understanding of herself and what she would rather do with her life.
She also explained how certain bizarre societal norms and definitions of right and wrong made it very difficult to live for yourself.
According to the mother-of-two, deciding not to be inhibited by these restrictions was an essential step in finding joy and true happiness. She explained:
“Nobody teaches us a daily connection of a toolbox that leads us to joy. It starts with a relationship with you and you.”
Harry has revealed his intentions to lead a ‘joy revolution’. She thought it would help people discover the truth and understand that joy was a birthright.
Harry’s journey to this liberating new chapter began years ago, shortly after his divorce from ex-husband Usher. The two divorced in 2018 after spending three years together.
They revealed their intention to stay connected while nurturing their shared love and friendship.
During their years together, Harry served as Usher’s manager, leading many to believe that Usher’s divorce filing could threaten their professional relationship.
Harry and Usher announced the impending split in a joint statement ahead of their divorce, calling it a mutual decision.
However, they revealed their intention to stay connected while nurturing their shared love and friendship, saying:
“We remain deeply connected and loving friends who will continue to support each other through the next phases of our lives.”
Their divorce came months after the musician was criticized for spreading the herpes virus to three people without their knowledge.
Usher faced three lawsuits from two women and a man who claimed they had sex with the singer years ago.
The clients, who then hid their identities, accused the singer of having transmitted the virus to them during their sexual charades.
Harry supported her husband throughout the lawsuits and resulting scandals. As a result, many thought their marriage would survive for years. Consequently, their 2018 split came as a shock to the public.
Although the fate of their love and friendship is debatable, they are clearly making the most of their next phases.
Harry found love again with musician, songwriter and drummer Questlove. Questlove, who was born Ahmir Khalib Thompson, is a member of the hip-hop group “The Roots”. The lovebirds sometimes share messages from each other on their social media. Questlove tweeted in late 2020 that he was in his “best relationship” and extremely happy.
Harry and Questlove also moved in together after the songwriter bought a house in New York after Covid-19. The flat overlooks the city and Harry described their home aesthetic as “bright and colorful”.
The former spouse of the businesswoman has also turned the page and is currently in a relationship with Jennifer Goicoechea. Usher’s partner is a music executive, and the two reportedly started dating in June 2019 after they were spotted at a party together.
Usher and Jennifer were pictured kissing together later that year in a photo that photographer Jennifer Johnson shared on Instagram.