Usher’s estranged wife isn’t a gold digger, insists her friend, reports.

Tameka Foster — who has two children, 19-month-old Usher V and eight-month-old Naviyd Ely, with the musician — is tired of rumours suggesting the makeup artist only married Usher to get her hands on his fortune.

Nyeisha Dewitt, Tameka’s best pal, said: “To say that she’s a gold digger … that’s just not the case.

“People say that she just had a baby so that she could get paid. Why can’t you just be a regular person who has a wonderful job, a great career, who’s well respected for the work that they do, and be happy with that and then just fall in love with someone? Then you turn into a gold digger? How does that happen?”