Usher Talks Rejection From Former Girlfriend Chilli After Marrying Jennifer Goicoechea In Las Vegas Wedding

"I went through a great deal of pain after that, not trusting women or wanting to open up," said the singer.

Usher is reflecting on past rejection amid his recent nuptials to his forever love.

On the same day as his Super Bowl halftime show performance, the eight-time Grammy winner tied the knot to his girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea. And to mark Valentine's Day, he took to social media with highlights from their Las Vegas nuptials.

Still, his journey to love has had its challenges.

Before Usher became smitten with Goicoechea, he was head over heels in love with TLC's Chilli and even dedicated his hit single "Super Star" to her.

After dating for three years, their love story came to an end in 2004.

“I was a young man, and she had very specific rules that didn’t work for me,” he told PEOPLE.

"We were missing each other. I really did want to have a different type of relationship where she was there with me, and she couldn't be. She didn't believe that I was actually in love with her as much as I was."

Still, Usher was ready to commit his all to her.

“I wanted to marry her. I proposed and she told me no. I went through a great deal of pain after that, not trusting women or wanting to open up.” He revealed, “I hurt her too,” while adding the situation “broke my heart.” 

He continued, "I really did love that girl, and I was like, I don't want to play with you. Like, 'I can't give you what I gave you. I did everything that I thought you would've wanted me to do, but I guess my good wasn't great enough.'"

Over time, Usher let his guard down and gave romance another try.

In his recent wedding photos, the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Usher Raymond are captured in style at The Fast Lane drive-way tunnel in Las Vegas, as reported by the outlet.

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Goicoechea donned a white off-the-shoulder pantsuit while her hubby took a fresh take on the classic black tux. The "Coming Home" crooner rocked black leather pants with a white shirt accentuated by a fabric overlay. He also pinned a red rose on his shirt.

Additionally, cameras captured the sweet moment when Goicoechea placed her man's gold wedding band on his ring finger as their daughter Sovereign Bo, 3, looked on from the back seat. Another snap was taken that featured the family of six, including Usher and Goicoechea's son Sire Castrello, 2, along with the singer's other two sons, Usher V, 16, and Naviyd Ely, 15,  from a previous relationship.

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Later within the carousel, Usher's "boo" is seen posing with a bouquet of red peoines and white roses while wearing a pair of white sunglasses and a custom-white veil over her face that read, “Mrs. Raymond.”

The ATL singer ended the set of images with a dope frame of himself while sporting a long white fur coat emblazoned with "Rated U" in all caps on its back in black font. As he stands near a brick wall, a white old-school Cadillac is seen displayed with "Just Married" adorned on the vehicle's hood with cans.

Earlier this week, news broke that the artist and the music executive had taken their relationship to the next level after obtaining a marriage license three days before Usher took the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Sin City. 

Usher and Goicoechea's love story began in 2019 after they were seen at the same birthday party. 

After dropping his latest album "Coming Home" two before his Super Bowl halftime show performance that set an all-time high record of 129.3 million viewers, as cited by Bleacher Report, Usher is showing no signs of slowing down.

Variety reports that the "Yeah!" chart-topper is gearing up to drop a new drama series about his 30-year catalog of music.

"My 30-year catalog has resonated with so many people no matter where they were in their lives,” Usher said in a statement. “I’m happy to be working with UCP to bring the music to life. I hope the series resonates with you the way my music continues to.”

The series will also dive into “Black love in Atlanta and individuals looking to find a place to call home. The series will explore music, style, sex, romance and secrets that threaten to tear relationships apart," per the official logline.

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