There's only room for one woman in Usher's life. So in May 2007, before he and Tameka tied the knot, he fired his longtime manager, mom Jonetta Patton. Happy Mother's Day, right? At the time, the singer told Vibe magazine that he wasn't firing his mother, but instead he was paying her "the ultimate compliment" by having her retire. Right. Either way, he brought her out of retirement and back on board as his manager in August 2008.