London: Rapper Usher split from spouse Tameka Foster in 2009 after two years of marriage, but says they still share an "incredible" relationship.
The former couple have agreed to remain friends for the sake of their children -- two-year-old Usher V and 23-month-old Naviyd. They now get along better than ever.
"We have an incredible relationship. We keep it very positive and we encourage each other. I think that`s a matter of hurt. The more each person is hurt, the more difficult it is to find the positive," contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.
"But you have to remember why you got together in the first place. You just have to understand and help each other. With my ex-wife there was a lot of pressure in our relationship because of my career. Now that`s alleviated, we`re friends and make smart decisions for our children."
Usher also admits that parenthood has given him a bigger purpose in life.
"I love being a dad. It makes me who I am, it gives my job purpose. What matters and what`s made a difference in my life is my children. I`m enjoying every minute," he said.