Syesha Mercado first garnered public consideration as a contestant on season seven of “American Idol.”
But since February 2021, Mercado has been combating to regain custody of her 16-month-old son, Amen’Ra, whom she says was “legally kidnapped” following a checkup at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
After greater than seven months of separation, Mercado reported that her son is house by way of an Instagram video. “AMEN’RA IS OFFICIALLY HOME!!!,” the caption reads. In the video, Mercado talks to her younger son within the backseat whereas her accomplice Tyler Deener addresses the digicam.
Deener defined that though Amen’Ra is formally again at house, the battle is just not over. The household should nonetheless bear six months of supervision with weekly visitations to find out if Deener and Mercado are competent dad and mom.
“Thank you to everybody for all of the assist all through this complete ordeal,” mentioned Deener. “Every person who has been concerned on this course of, in conserving our son away from us, all these people shall be held accountable,” he added.