While Usher is currently happy in his relationship with girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea, the R&B singer made a confession about a missed romantic opportunity with the late Aaliyah.
While sitting down for E! News‘ Daily Pop segment on Tuesday (March 1), the eight-time Grammy winner admitted he regretted shooting his shot at Aaliyah.
“I’ve never told anybody this … somebody that I was really good friends with that I wish I would have taken more serious because she was a really close friend of mine for a small amount of time and then we just kind of disconnected. It was Aaliyah. I think I would have dated Aaliyah and we just didn’t get around to it. We just talked, but didn’t do it,” the “Confessions” singer said.
“We were friends, we hung out, we watched movies together … it didn’t go there,” he added. Aaliyah tragically died in 2001 at the age of 22 in a plane crash.
Usher and Goicoechea have been dating since 2019 and share two kids together — daughter Sovereign Bo Raymond and their newborn son Sire Castrello Raymond. Usher is also the father of Usher V and Naviyd whom he shares with ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Check out the interview below: