Divorce benefited my career: Usher

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 10:48 AM IST

Los Angeles: Singer Usher believes that the trouble in his marriage actually benefited his career.

Usher filed for divorce from Tameka Foster last year and though the turmoil affected him personally, the singer believes that the "sensationalism" increased his popularity, a magazine reported.

"In an era when sensationalism is more prevalent than anything, yeah, the split helped my popularity," Usher told Playboy.

"People love a train wreck. Lindsay Lohan ? Everybody is eager to see how that comes out. This is somewhat the same thing," the 32-year-old star said.

Usher, however, has no plans to settle down anytime soon. "Seeing how marriage didn`t work out for me the first time, I`m in no rush to do it again. Maybe I can find a couple of women who are open-minded. Look at how Hugh Hefner does it, with a harem of women," he said.

PTI