Usher got married on the day of his Super Bowl halftime performance. Meet his wife and 4 children.

Usher got married on the day of his Super Bowl halftime performance. Meet his wife and 4 children.
  • Usher said his children gave him "notes" before his Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday.

  • Usher, 45, has three sons and one daughter.

  • He began dating Jenn Goicoechea in 2019 and married her during the 2024 Super Bowl weekend.

Usher and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea, tied the knot on Sunday — the same day as his highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance.

The couple obtained a marriage license on Thursday in Clark County, Nevada, multiple outlets reported, and had a ceremony in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The couple exchanged vows at an outdoor chapel known as Terrace Gazebo, and Jonetta Patton, Usher's mother, served as a witness, People said.

Usher shares two children, Sovereign Bo and Sire Castrello, with Goicoechea. He has two other children, Usher "Cinco" Raymond V and Naviyd Ely, with his ex-wife Tameka Foster.

Usher said his children had strong opinions about his Super Bowl LVIII halftime performance.

The "OMG" singer shared details about his family during a Thursday interview with "The Talk."

"I've been receiving tons of notes from Naviyd," Usher said. He said his oldest son also gave him performance notes. "He gave me a few songs he felt like I should definitely cut, songs I should keep."

Usher's children didn't appear with him on the Super Bowl stage, but the 45-year-old said they'd "be around."

Over the years, Usher has spoken candidly about fatherhood and parenting, such as in 2020 when he told People that crying in front of his sons inspired his song "I Cry."

Usher's wife, Jennifer Goicoechea, is a senior vice president of A&R at Epic Records.

Jennifer Goicoechea and Usher attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Jennifer Goicoechea and Usher at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.Kevin Mazur/VF23/Getty Images

Usher isn't the only person in his family who's heavily invested in music. Goicoechea, who grew up in Miami with her Italian mother and Puerto Rican father, told Rolling Out in 2015 that she was interested in music from an early age and used to shadow her mother, who was a production manager for Act Productions, at work.

Goicoechea said the experience she gained from working with her mother helped her eventually land a job with Ciara. She later founded her own management company, Boogs'N'Effect Management. She's now an SVP of A&R at Epic Records.

It's unclear when Goicoechea and Usher met, but there are photos of Goicoechea at Usher's birthday party in October 2018. The two were later photographed kissing backstage at a 2019 concert at the Hollywood Bowl, according to People.

Goicoechea has made several public appearances with Usher — including one at Vanity Fair's 2023 Oscar party — and became a fixture on his Instagram page. In October 2023, Usher celebrated her birthday with a sweet Instagram post.

Goicoechea and Usher have two children. Their daughter, Sovereign Bo, was born in September 2020, while their son, Sire Castrello, arrived in October 2021.

Usher's eldest son, Usher "Cinco" Raymond V, was born in 2007.

Usher "Cinco" Raymond V (Usher's son)
Usher "Cinco" Raymond V.Carol Lee Rose/Getty Images

Usher and Foster welcomed Cinco, now 16, in November 2007.

"We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son. What a blessing!" Usher said in a statement at the time.

In a November 2022 interview with Tamron Hall, Usher said that his son prefers to go by his nickname, Cinco, to separate his identity from his dad's.

In 2013, Cinco almost drowned after his arm got stuck in a pool drain while trying to retrieve a toy, E! News reported. The next year, Cinco was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Usher praised his son's bravery in an interview with People.

"A child that every day has to prick himself and has to be cautious of what he eats and also to carry this disorder around; that really is the type of bravery that we all aspire to have," he said.

Usher's second son, Naviyd Ely, was born in 2008.

Naviyd Raymond in October 2023.
Naviyd Raymond in October.Carol Lee Rose/Getty Images

Foster and Usher welcomed Naviyd in December 2008, according to People. He's now 15.

"Tameka and the baby are doing fine," a representative said in a statement at the time.

During his November 2022 interview with Tamron Hall, Usher said Naviyd had a love for entertainment and often watched his dad's shows. Usher added that Naviyd's isn't afraid to critique him.

"He's like, 'You missed this thing. you didn't do this thing.' And I'm like, 'Yeah, that's the point. It's not supposed to be the same every night,'" Usher said.

Following the release of "Hands of Stone," a 2016 sports film he starred in, Usher told People that he was going to take back from his career to focus on his children.

Naviyd has made several public appearances with his father, including accompanying Usher to his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in September 2016.

Usher's only daughter, Sovereign Bo, was born in 2020.

Usher announced his daughter's birth in a September 2020 Instagram post. She's now 3 years old.

"We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond," he wrote in the caption. ""Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder on repeat."

Usher shared details about his daughter's name in a May 2021 interview with "Extra."

"Sovereign, man, is such a beautiful word and name to me, you know, a supreme ruler is obviously the defined name," he said. "She's definitely ruling the household," he added, calling her his "my little 'reign-bo.'"

Sovereign appeared in a video for Usher's single "Ruin" released on February 2.

Usher's youngest son, Sire Castrello, was born in October 2021.

Usher announced the birth of his son Sire Castrello, now 2, in an October 2021 Instagram post.

"Hi my name is Sire Castrello Raymond … I am the newest addition to the Raymond crew. I was born Sept 29 2021 at 6:42pm weighing 7lbs 13oz. Hear me roar … A.K.A Ra Ra," he wrote in the caption.

On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Usher said he did a "terrible job" choosing the music playlist during Sovereign's birth and tried to redeem himself during Sire's birth.

"The second time, I came fully equipped. I had my Mophie. I had speakers. I had backup batteries," Usher said. "I had a whole playlist that I had worked on for about two weeks. It was crazy. It was great."

Usher has shared photos of Sire to his Instagram account, including pictures of his son's first birthday in September 2022.

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