Usher’s Children: Who Are The Kids Of The Singer? Meet Usher V, Naviyd Ely, Sovereign Bo and Sire Castrello

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Usher is a proud dad of four children and shares them with two women; including his current partner and ex-wife. Let’s meet all his kids; their names, ages, and mothers.

Usher Raymond is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

Usher made his industry debut in the ’90s and is still a worldwide phenomenon with countless timeless hits under his belt.

Whether he’s creating the next chart-topping hit or instructing the next generation of talented entertainers, Usher has undeniably left an impact on modern popular music.

Through his decades in the industry spanning from time as a child performer, he has learned the in’s and out’s of the usually precarious music industry.

Usher is not only an award-winning singer but he is also a father of four. Below are everything we know about his kids.

Usher shares father's day post on Instagram

How many children does Usher have?

Grammy-winning artist Usher is a father of four. He has three sons and a daughter. The names of his kids are Usher “Cinco” V, Naviyd Ely, Sovereign Bo and Sire Castrello. They are 14, 13, 2 and 1 year old respectively.

He shares his first two children with his ex-wife Tameka Foster and last two with his current and longtime girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea.

Both of Usher’s children with Goicoechea were born during the COVID-19 pandemic. He opened up about the experience during a September 2020 appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

“I think everybody’s had the opportunity to take a beat back and realize what really matters in this time — it’s family,” he said. “It is coming closer to your loved ones and appreciating the ones that you have while you have them.”

The musician has been open about not having a strong relationship with his own father and has used his childhood as a teaching tool for being a parent himself.

He told Essence in 2008 that he evaluated “what I feel like I missed from my own father — knowing that I was accepted. That I mattered. And hearing that he cared enough to put me before himself” and vowed to provide his children with the support and security he never had.

Usher’s kids have also served as the inspiration behind some of his music. He revealed that his 2020 song “I Cry” was inspired by a moment he shared with his two oldest sons in which he began crying while they were all watching an animated movie together.

“There was a moment between a son and a father and it got to me — I started crying. So my kids, they look over at me and they’re like, ‘Are you crying?!’ ” Usher recalled. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m crying!’ They’re like, ‘You cry?!’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I cry, and it’s okay to cry.’ “

He added, “My kids were at the front of my mind when I created it.”

Who are Usher’s kids? Keep reading to learn more about the singer’s four children.

Usher “Cinco” Raymond V

Usher Raymond and his son Usher Raymond V attend the game between Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on April 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia
Usher Raymond and his son Usher Raymond V attend the game between Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on April 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Usher “Cinco” Raymond V is the first child and son of Usher Raymond. He was born on November 27, 2007, to the singer and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster.

In 2008, Usher and Usher V appeared on the cover of Essence together. In his interview, the artist discussed how becoming a parent made him reflect on his own father’s role in his life, and how he intended to be a better role model for his son.

“You should never abandon that responsibility, which is to be there, reading with your child, being supportive of your child’s growth,” he told the outlet. “That is communicating. That is making the choice to put your child before your own vanity.”

When Usher V was just 5 years old, he nearly drowned after getting his arm stuck in a pool drain while trying to retrieve a toy.

“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering,” Usher said in a statement at the time. “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being.”

In 2014, Usher V was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 6 years old. While speaking at the JDRF’s Promise Ball the following year, which aims to raise awareness and money for diabetes research and a cure, Usher shared how proud he was of his son’s bravery.

“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.

He continued, “I want to be supportive not only as someone who’s vying for a cure, but also as a father who has a child who’s experienced a lot of highs and lows.”

In November 2022, Usher spoke about how his oldest boys feel about his fame. He noted that Usher V prefers to go by his nickname to separate himself from his dad.

“I have one son, Cinco, who does not like to be called Usher, who tries to get away from it,” he told Tamron Hall.

Naviyd Ely

Usher Raymond (C) and his sons Usher "Cinco" Raymond V (L) and Naviyd Raymond (R) attend the Healthy Thanksgiving meals giveaway event on November 23, 2022
Usher Raymond (C) and his sons Usher “Cinco” Raymond V (L) and Naviyd Raymond (R) attend the Healthy Thanksgiving meals giveaway event on November 23, 2022

Naviyd Ely is the second child of singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster. He was born o December 10, 2008.

Following his birth, the couple divorced. Usher filed for divorce in June and they finalised their separation in November with the singer having a full custody of their two sons.

The “No Limit” crooner has described a perfect moment he spent in Italy with Usher V and Naviyd, who were 8 and 7 at the time.

“I went on an air balloon trip with about 15 people and we were about 3,000 feet in the air,” he said. “Both my boys were up there with me … The whole family was up there. It was cool to just have that little moment away.”

That same year, Usher V and Naviyd attended their dad’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony on Sept. 7, 2016. The family posed for photos together with Usher’s star on the red carpet.

Sovereign Bo

Usher's daughter, Sovereign Bo, in suit celebrating her birthdays. photo credit Bellamy Brewster.
Usher’s daughter, Sovereign Bo, in suit celebrating her birthdays. photo credit Bellamy Brewster.

Sovereign Bo is the third child and only daughter of singer Usher. She is also the first child the singer had with his current partner, Jennifer “Jenn” Goicoechea.

Sovereign was born on September 24, 2020.

Usher revealed the symbolism behind his first 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 explained. “She’s definitely ruling the household, but Sovereign Bo — Bo is at the end of it, so [she’s] my little ‘reign-bo.’ “

Sire Castrello

Usher Shares Photos of 'Lil Bosses' Sovereign and Sire in Suits Celebrating Their Birthdays. photo credit Bellamy Brewster
Usher’s son, Sire Castrello, in suit celebrating his birthdays. photo credit Bellamy Brewster.

Usher became a father of four following the birth of his son, Sire Castrello. He was born on September 29, 2021 to the singer and his girlfriend, Goicoechea.

In October 2022, he celebrated both Sire and Sovereign’s birthdays by posting photos of them from a suit-themed photo shoot inspired by the movie The Boss Baby 2: Family Business. The two toddlers both wore matching suits with their hair in slick updos.

Usher also posted a photo of him and Sire in casual clothes, captioned: “#1 in the buildin’☝?
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY Sire Ra!! ????MyBiggieBoy.”