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Anita Baker's grown-up son shared heartwarming photo with rarely seen dad

Monica Otayza
Jun 25, 2018
09:58 A.M.
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After Anita Baker made sure to sever all ties with her ex-husband Walter Bridgforth, not a lot of people have seen him since. Now that Anita's children with her ex-husband are all grown-up, they have made it a point to share some rare photos with their dad.

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The Grammy Award-winning singer and her husband Walter were married for 19 years prior to their divorce in 2007. The two ex-lovers ended up back in court in 2010 after a warrant for her arrest was threatened by their previous divorce judge. 

Accoding to ILOSM, her legal issues stemmed from her refusal to sign documents that would turn over a portion of her music royalties to him. After explaining her side to the judge, she avoided jail time. 

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Baker's divorce settlement with Walter called for 50-50 division of royalties from the two albums she made during their 19-year-marriage. Their re-appearance in court occurred after Bridgforth objected to the $12,000 he had received as the 50% of the music royalty payments in 2009, knowing that there was much more to be collected. 

However, it was discovered that Baker's cleverly worded divorce settlement did not include the term "mechanical" royalties, thus she did not provide him with that money. 

Now that the two of them have come to terms with something more agreeable, the two are no longer in conflict, and are focused on co-parenting their two children, Walter and Edward. 

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Their two kids are equally close to both parents, spending separate time with both Walter and Anita. When they are not spending time with their dad, they are both busy supporting their mother's gigs, as they seemed to have both inherited a love for music. 

Walter, who openly works in the music industry, has played the drums for his mom on numerous shows, and also creates his own beats on the drums and the piano. 

Check out some of his sick beats here:

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