In his heydays, American singer Usher was easily one of the most admired men in the world. His seductive vocals and dance skills drove many ladies crazy. His chocolate good looks, as well as sexy physique, made many wish to be his wife. However, the lady that eventually snapped him up was none other than music industry executive/entrepreneur – Grace Miguel. Want to know more about this lucky lady? We have got all the details right here.
Grace Miguel Bio (Age)
Grace Miguel was born on the 3rd of April 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. Her given name at birth was Michelle Grace Harry and she was basically raised by her single mom. Miguel spent her formative years in the state of New York. Even though there are no details about her educational qualifications, it is quite obvious that she is highly educated given her accomplishments and her intelligence.
When it comes to her career, Grace Miguel is one lady who wears several hats. She is a chef, entrepreneur, and a music industry executive. Miguel started out in the catering industry where she worked for several companies. She thereafter branched out on her own and opened a successful catering company. Her company made inroads into the entertainment industry and their biggest gig came when they were hired as the executive chef on the popular Bill Cosby Show.
Apart from catering, Grace Miguel is also involved in the music business. She has worked at various record labels including Island Def Jam Records where she rose to the position of executive vice president of marketing/creative services. If there is one thing that Miguel is renowned for, it is her passion for philanthropy and helping the less-privileged in society.
She inherited this love from her mom who instilled in her a kind and selfless spirit. She has been involved with several initiatives including New Look. This is an organisation that aims to give young people a new perspective on life through education and real-life experience. The organisation targets students in the 8th grade and mentors them all throughout high school and even college.
Grace Miguel was previously married to singer/songwriter Usher. They commenced their relationship in the year 2009. At that time, the singer was coming out of a heated divorce with his former wife, Tameka Foster, and Miguel provided him with much needed loving arms. She also helped to further his career by taking on the role of his manager. She expertly oversaw the business side of things while he had the opportunity to focus on the creative process. The couple dated for six years and eventually tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Cuba in September 2015.
Miguel and her husband enjoyed a blissful union, however, trouble soon crept into their paradise. It later emerged that Usher might have been unfaithful while they were dating as some people accused him of infecting them with the herpes virus at that time. They also alleged that he paid them off to avoid public lawsuits. All these scandals came to the light in 2017 and contributed to putting a strain on the couple’s marriage. They, therefore, decided to call it quits in 2018 and Usher formally filed for divorce in December of that year.
Grace Miguel’s marriage to Usher did not produce any kids. However, she has two children from a previous relationship with a man named Rene McLean and their names are Raiden (son) and Leaf (daughter). Leaf, full name – Mikala Leaf McLean, is a budding rapper. She is signed to Fool’s Gold Records and has an EP to her name. It is titled Magnetic Bitch and was released in 2015. She also has a full-length album, Trinity and has collaborated with other musicians such as Lil Yachty. Leaf is renowned for her feminism and uses her music to preach female empowerment. Leaf is definitely one to watch out for in the music industry. Her music has been covered by Billboard Magazine and she has also done ads for Calvin Klein.
Grace Miguel has a net worth of $2 million; her wealth stems from her career earnings over the years as well as the business ventures she has spearheaded. The details of Miguel’s divorce settlement from Usher were not made public, however, it is probable that Miguel could walk away with a few bucks richer as is often the case.
Usher is significantly wealthier with a fortune of $180 million. He made his millions from record sales, concert tours, and endorsement deals. He has promoted companies such as MasterCard, Belvedere Vodka, Microsoft Dance Central, Samsung Galaxy Note II, and Pepsi.