Ruben Studdard Divorce – The Velvet Teddy Bear from American Idol and his wife, Surata Zuri Mccants, are going their separate ways citing irreconcilable differences.
Ruben Studdard Divorce – American Idol season two winner and his wife of 3 years, Surata Zuti McCants, are finished. The Velvet Teddy Bear is a free man once again. The couple are going their separate ways citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to court papers.
The couple apparently grew up together and dated each other for two years before tying the knot in June 2008 in Ruben’s home town of Birmingham, Alabama – he famously had 20 groomsmen by his side.
“Ruben and Zuri have gone their separate ways.” the singer’s publicist Jocelyn R. Coleman said.
Studdard, 31, enjoyed immediate success following his American Idol triumph – topping the Billboard 200 chart with debut album “Soulful,” following pre-orders that topped 1 million. After a Grammy Award nomination for his single ‘Superstar’, the singer released his second album “I Need an Angel” in 2004, topping the Gospel charts and entering the Billboard 200 at No. 20. His third album “The Return” sold 71,000 copies in its first week, but sales declined rapidly after that.
In recent years, Studdard has worked on his health and fitness, losing approximately 80 pounds through a vegan diet and regular exercise. Having signed to Shanachie Entertainment, he is currently working on his fifth studio album.