Via Page Six,
The writing was on the wall that Usher’s marriage was on the rocks, when he was seen following around an up-and-coming actress like a “lost puppy” at a VIP after-party in LA, Hollywood insiders tell Page Six.
A guest at the extravaganza told us that after Usher posed for pics on the red carpet with singer Janelle Monáe and “Thor: Ragnarok” star Tessa Thompson — “they were talking to Janelle and he and Tessa had flirty body language . . . then he seemed to be following [Thompson] around like a lost puppy.”
The witness related that when Thompson “walked away, he followed like a puppy looking for more attention.”
Sources added that Usher seemed in pursuit of Thompson all night: “He was attached at the hip” at the Hollywood Roosevelt party, at which no press was allowed inside and guests also included Jamie Foxx, Donald Glover, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and the cast.
Sources were confused by Usher’s apparent interest in Thompson. But Usher and Miguel confirmed the split on Tuesday — and reports said they’ve actually been separated “a couple of months.” The pair told Us Weekly in a statement: “After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple.”
Meanwhile, fans have speculated that Marvel It girl Thompson is dating Monáe, with whom she’s collaborated on a music video. But Thompson told “Entertainment Tonight” in February, “we’ve been really good friends . . . I am so lucky to have her in my life.” Monáe’s song “Make Me Feel” has been called a “bisexual anthem.”
A day before the separation announcement, Usher unveiled a bizarre under-chin tattoo inked by celebrity tattooist Dr. Woo.
Reps for Usher and Thompson did not get back to us. Marvel Studios had no comment.