Tamar Braxton Breaks Her Silence After Attempting To ‘End’ Her Life: ‘My Cry For Help Went Ignored’

Tamar Braxton Breaks Her Silence After Attempting To ‘End’ Her Life: ‘My Cry For Help Went Ignored’

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Tamar Braxton is speaking out after she was hospitalized in LA on July 16, for what she reveals was an attempt to ‘end’ her life. In a lengthy note, the singer opens up about mental illness, feeling ‘overworked’ and ‘underpaid.’

Tamar Braxton has broken her silence after she was hospitalized in mid-July for what she now says was an attempt to “end” her life. In a candid 2-page note on Instagram on July 30th — alongside a photo of her and son, Logan Herbert, 7 —the Grammy-winning singer, 43, thanked fans for their support. “I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago,” she wrote in part.

Though the reason for her hospitalization remained unclear prior to her posting, Tamar revealed that she made an ‘attempt’ to end her life with her statement.  “It was only God’s grace and his mercy on my attempt to end my pain and my life that I am here to utilize my voice,” she wrote to her fans.

Tamar goes into detail in her post about what she was experiencing and dealing with before the July 16th events.  “Over the past 11 years,  there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave,” Tamar confessed. “I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago, asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing,” she recalled.

Though never specifically naming the show or network, days before her hospitalization, Tamar took to Twitter to air her frustrations about equal pay in the reality television space. She replied to a fan on Twitter who claimed the Braxton Family Values cast should be “paid their worth.” In her reply, Tamar alleged that she, along with the rest of her famous family, aren’t paid even close to what the Kardashians are compensated for their hit reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Unfortunately, Tamar claimed the aforementioned “letter” was ignored. “However ,the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most,” she admitted, adding, “There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person.”

Tamar goes on to confess that this personal struggle took its eventual toll on her.  “Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing,” she wrote in the Instagram post, “because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me,” Tamar confessed.

 

Tamar Braxton at the WEtv Season 6 celebration of ‘Braxton Family Values’ At Doheny Room in West Hollywood, California on April 2, 2019. (Photo credit: AP)

Finally, as Tamar addressed her ‘attempt’ on her life, she also spoke openly about her health. “Mental illness is real,” she wrote in the post, calling on fans to “normalize acknowledging it and stop illness, including those of us who’s mental illness was only a result of from the toxic, systemic bondage that dwells television.”

Now in recovery, Tamar says she’s “learning to grow through my own pain instead of looking for an escape.” The singer went on to admit that she’s taking her time “to find my happy and my health,” which she says is “through professional treatment.” Tamar also vowed to make it her “mission” to “establish the initiative that fights for ethical business practices in reality TV.”

 

Tamar Braxton & boyfriend David Adefeso at the WEtv Season 6 celebration of ‘Braxton Family Values’ At Doheny Room in West Hollywood, California on April 2, 2019. (Photo credit: AP)

Tamar’s statement comes after she was found unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live on July 16. At the time, LAPD told HollywoodLife they answered a call at 9:45 pm, that was generated from the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles for an individual with a “medical emergency.” Police added that the individual was transported from the Ritz Carlton. Though, authorities did not identify the individual in crisis.

Tamar was with her boyfriend, David Adefeso at the time of her distress, as heard in a 911 audio call obtained by HollywoodLife. David can be heard panicking on the call, telling a 911 dispatcher in part, that his girlfriend “has been drinking. She’s on medication for depression. I don’t know how much. She sent a letter earlier. Just ask them to hurry.”

At the time the news broke, WEtv, the network that airs numerous shows Tamar stars in, tweeted its support for the singer. Braxton Family Values also shared the same statement on Twitter. Additionally, Tamar’s family, including sisters Traci and Towanda Braxton asked for prayers at the time of her hospitalization. Additionally, Tamar’s former The Real cohost, Adrienne Bailon asked for prayers for her friend in a candid video on July 21.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Tamar Braxton: 5 Things To Know About TV Star Who Revealed She Tried Ending Her Life

Tamar Braxton: 5 Things To Know About TV Star Who Revealed She Tried Ending Her Life

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Sad news for anyone who loves ‘Braxton Family Values’. Tamar Braxton confirmed that she tried to ‘end’ her ‘pain,’ after experiencing it for ‘the past 11 years.’ Learn more about the singer who is now ‘healing.’

ORIGINAL (7/30/20, 5:13 p.m. ET): Tamar Braxton confirmed that she tried to “end” her life, and is now on a “path to healing.” Tamar was previously found unresponsive in her hotel room and rushed to the hospital on July 16, and the VH1 star broke her silence on the suicide attempt in an Instagram post shared on July 30.

“Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most,” Tamar explained at one point in her message, and added elsewhere, “Mental illness is real.” Then, she later wrote, “God’s grace and his mercy on my attempt to end my pain and my life that I am here to utilize my voice.” You can read Tamar’s full statement, here.

ORIGINAL: Tamar Braxton, loved best by fans of the VH1 series Braxton Family Values and Celebrity Big Brother reportedly was rushed on Thursday July 16, while staying at the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown L.A., according to TMZ. HollywoodLife has spoken to the police, who could only confirm for us that a ‘female’ was ‘transported’ from the Ritz ‘at the approximate time of 9:45 pm’ due to a ‘medical emergency’. At this time, requests for comments and confirmation have been put in with Tamar’s rep and the Ritz Carlton, with no immediate reply.

While we work to collect more details and keep Tamar in our thoughts in case these reports are true, here are 5 things to know about the singer and television personality beloved by so many – from what to know about her famous family to her incredibly success TV career, for which she’s been nominated twice for Daytime Emmys for. Here’s everything to know about Tamar:

Tamar Braxton on the red carpet. Credit: Sthanlee B. Mirador/AP Images

1: She’s a gifted & award-winning singer. Tamar, who comes from a famous family of songstresses including her older sister Toni, has experienced a ton of solo success in recent years. Her second studio effort, Love and War, debuted atop the Billboard R&B Albums Chart with the song of the same name receiving similar success.

2: She’s a very proud mother. The Severn, Maryland native has one child: a 7-year-old son name Logan Vincent Herbert who she shares with ex-husband Vincent Herbert. She filed for divorce from him in October 2017 which became finalized nearly two years later.

3: She’s a reality television legend. Tamar’s reality television appearances go way beyond her long-running WE tv series. She won the 2nd season of CBB in the states in 2019 and is currently starring in her new VH1 show To Catch a Beautician with celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright. She also earned 2 Daytime Emmy nominations for her work on the long-running talk show The Real.

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Heading to this amazing tropical resort for the new year. My @tamarbraxton is already having baby withdrawal symptoms…7 days away from Beans😫😫🤣🤣! How are we ever gonna survive this “adults-only southern Mecca” with the clear blue tropical ocean, surfing at dawn, kayaking at mid-day and lounging by the private pool under the sunset? Hmph…..🤔

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4: She’s found love again. David Adefeso, 50, is the man that Tamar started dating about two years ago. They have posted endless pics and videos of their romantic journey together ever since and she’s even hinted about wanting to marry him during an April 2020 interview with Wendy Williams.

5: She’s very, very outspoken. Tamar rarely holds her breath on many personal issues. She went on a Twitter rant in July 2020 about the alleged pay discrepancies between the BFV cast vs. the KUWTK stars. “Are we going to talk about pay…. I 100 percent wrote the [Braxton Family Values] theme song … where is the coin… our show is on Netflix…. where is the coin… 10 years on the air… we make 75 percent LESS than the Kardashians. How come there are no villains on that show,” she wrote on Twitter.

Tamera Mowry-Housely Reveals She’s Feeling ‘Happiness’ After Shocking Exit From ‘The Real’

Tamera Mowry-Housely Reveals She’s Feeling ‘Happiness’ After Shocking Exit From ‘The Real’

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Tamera Mowry-Housely has opened up about how she’s feeling following the announcement of her surprise exit from ‘The Real’ after 7 years.

Tamera Mowry-Housley, 42, has revealed how she’s feeling following her shock announcement that she’s leaving The Real after 7 years. The TV personality took to Instagram on July 18 and opened up to her 7.9 million followers. “Feeling a deep sense of #strength, #innerpeace and #happiness from the Lord today, and for that I am grateful Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend,” she captioned a selfie.

In the snap, she wore a gold tank top and accessorized with layered gold necklaces and oversized hoop earrings. Tamera pulled her hair back into a tight top knot, and showed off her bronzed makeup look. Fans quickly jumped into the comment section to share how inspired they were by her. “So beautiful!! You are truly an inspiration to me. So sad to see you go from The Real because you are my favorite, but I know you will be great in everything you do,” one follower wrote, while another commented, “[I] love watching your family interact, it’s so amazing and rare at times in this day .. thank you for new recipes and and laughter.”

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Feeling a deep sense of #strength, #innerpeace and #happiness from the Lord today, and for that I am grateful 🙏🏽 Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend.

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She made the shock announcement on July 13 that she would be leaving the daytime talk show. “I’m so proud of what all the ladies and I have accomplished there, including two well-deserved NAACP Image Awards and a Daytime Emmy. However, all good things must come to an end and it’s with a bittersweet smile that I announce that I am moving on from The Real,” Tamera revealed.

The former Sister Sister actress added, “To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you and I will always be there for you. Thank you for teaching me, supporting me and loving all of me. Sisters forever. I will be rooting for you as I look forward to spending more time with my family, pursuing amazing new career opportunities, and embarking on the next new chapter of my life.”

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The exit came as a shock to her co-hosts. “The rest of the girls were blindsided,” a source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. Jeannie Mai, 41, Loni Love, 49, Adrienne Bailon, 36, and Tamera led the successful female-driven talk show since it premiered in 2013. And since then, the show has seen other co-hosts come on, including Tamar Braxton, 43, and Amanda Seales, 39, who announced her departure just two weeks before Tamera. The show is currently picked up through 2022 and it remains to be seen if more co-hosts will be added.

Tamar Braxton Claps Back At Haters After She’s Admitted To Harvard University Online

Tamar Braxton Claps Back At Haters After She’s Admitted To Harvard University Online

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After facing criticism from trolls who thought she didn’t ‘deserve’ to study at Harvard University, Tamar Braxton quickly let everyone know she was ‘proud’ of her studies and encouraged others to do the same!

Tamar Braxton, 43, is proof you can do anything at any age! The singer and former talk show host recently revealed that she’s taking courses online at Harvard University in response to a tweet from Megan Thee Stallion, 25, about her beliefs in education. Megan wrote, “Although school is not for everyone do not let people discourage you from pursuing a higher education. We need the upcoming generation with better mindsets to become our next lawyers, judges, doctors, etc.”

Tamar Braxton reveals she’s studying at Harvard online. (Instagram/The Shade Room)

“We need GOOD people with real morals and values in high places,” the Suga rapper, who has been vocal about finishing her degree in Health Administration at Texas Southern University, added. Tamar commented on a repost of Meg’s inspiring tweet, “Yes!! I’m at Harvard Online. #LevelUp #comewithme,” along with a heart and sparkle emoji. While many fans applauded Tamar for also pursuing a higher education, several haters, several threw the former Real host some shade.

Tamar Braxton claps back at haters who criticized her choice to take online classes. (Instagram/The Shade Room)

“Everyone is welcome and can now use Harvard as their education which is disrespectful to the many people who worked hard all their lives to achieve that. Like the Obamas,” one wrote, while another called Tamar “loud” and “brash.” Other fans took the opportunity to point out that Harvard’s online classes are a different entity than the University itself. “That’s the fake Harvard. Anybody can get in,” a troll commented.

Although school is not for everyone do not let people discourage you from pursuing a higher education. We need the upcoming generation with better mindsets to become our next lawyers, judges, doctors, etc. We need GOOD people with real morals and values in high places.

— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) June 12, 2020

Upon seeing the shade, Tamar — who is a single mom to 7-year-old son Logan — took the opportunity to clap back. “I’m so sorry y’all that it’s a big deal to me that I want to better myself. I didn’t get an invite, i signed up like you can,” the Maryland native said. “I am so hard on myself and considering what I’ve been through, I am proud to do something for me… I’m not better than anyone, I’m just saying join me in loving you a little bit more,” she also wrote, along with a prayer emoji.

Quilly – Life Changes Lyrics (feat. Chic Raw)

[Intro: Quilly]
Stop sayin’ it’s hard out here
It ain’t hard, nigga, you makin’ it hard
Ha, yeaaah

[Verse 1: Quilly]
15 years old, I was out there on my own
Stopped goin’ to school, I was out there sellin’ stones
Out there wit the chrome, out there wit the heat
In and out jail, no, my mom couldn’t sleep
She had an addiction, I had an addiction
Gettin’ fast money, wasn’t tryna hear eviction
Why you in the kitchen? why my money missing?
If I make a million, wonder would it all be different
Cuts some of my friends off, triggered my suspicion
You sayin’ you real but that paper say you snitchin’
Fresh Michael Jordans and my ladders’ Scottie Pippen
I swear they’re talkin’ bout me cuz my eye keep twitchin’
But, I’m on the Percs and I can’t stop itchin’
Bitch, my phone pop, and it won’t stop clickin’
Won’t stop trappin’, won’t stop rappin’
You can get em a lawyer, bet he won’t stop rattin’
Big (?) I’m just waitin’ on the action
Got me on scheme, and trees; Michael Jackson
You was showin’ love, now you’re hatin’, what happened?
I’m guessin’ it’s love & war; Tamar Braxton
An ounce 13, 200 for an 8-Ball
And you keep talkin’, you got bricks like the Great Wall
Lean 40 dollars an ounce, we knockin’ grapes off
And my bitch bad as New-New wit her skates off
I can feel money, know it’s right; Ray Charles
I just thank Allah I ain’t stuck behind them State walls
Cash in my pocket, credit A1; steak sauce
Out her pitchin’ white, never dreamed of playin’ baseball
Bitch, I’m on my shit, same bitch I wanted to hit
Funny how the tables turn, crazy now she on my dick
I ain’t respondin’ to her text messages; call missed
I ain’t where I wanna be, but I’m definitely in the mix
Tell life, write a check, tell Tone, write a script
I ain’t smoke in 6 months but, I still feel high as shit
I tell em pocket full of citizens, stonewashed citizens
Cake, cake, cake; entenmanns
More money, more money, boosting my adrenaline
FN calm your gangsta right down, Ritalin
Fresh pair of wheats, 200 for my Timbalands
Hit it wit the water then I double up, Gremlins
Buy Noah 2 wheels, he won’t need a bus pass
Private school him 8 years, he won’t even cut class
Know the millions coming I can smell it on my mustache
The world is a bitch, when I f**k her, I’ma cum fast

[Talking: Chic Raw]
Quilly, what up lil bro? (What up nigga!)
CR! Young legends in this motherf**ka
Huh!?

[Verse 2: Chic Raw]
Yeah, the difference is we ain’t seein’ through the same eyes
I’m like Carlito if he would of caught that train ride
Since age 5, elementary school yard hoopin’
Arcade, we street fightin’, throwin’ hadoukens
The mall stupid, buyin (?) wit the pencil pocket
Money thoughts, you know I kept em in my mental wallet
Don’t mention college, barely made it through the 12th grade
Far as my vision, (?) what
I self-aid if ever wounded in that battlefield
That defense, that sour loud like Seattle field
You know the Seahawks, shallow water the deep parts
Consider me that textbook nigga that got the street smarts
Cheap talk, you better step up your game
White Rarri, red stripes like a peppermint cane
Black tears from a Raven, I feel death in my vein
So, I be leaving like Ray when he exit a game
H hittin’ thats from Baltimore, sellin’ brown like the Coffee store
Bag the dope, put it in rice on that apartment floor
I offer more and you’re a regular nigga
So these bitches choosin’ me and that’s evident nigga
Evidents nigga, I’m guilty, I be f**kin’ these hoes
Talkin’ only for the night, don’t stay in touch wit them tho
Touchin her toes, she spread it while I’m deep in them yams
Put the paper over pussy so I skeet when I can
3 grams, backwoods, nigga, now I’m fried
1 hand, 40 blam, flip you down upside
I arise, these niggas’ got cement in their shoes
In the same sentence wit my name
You shouldn’t mention wit dudes

Tamar Braxton Exposed Vincent Herbert After Arrest On Christmas

Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert divorce is turning into one messy reality TV show.

The R&B singer took to social media last night where she blasts her soon to be ex-husband Vincent Herbert for allegedly getting another woman pregnant and also assaulting her. The music executive was arrested on Christmas Day for spousal assault and has since been released on a $20,000 bond. Tamar Braxton has since clarified the arrest saying it was not from physical abuse, but more from alcohol intoxication and jealousy.

In a statement posted on her Instagram page, Braxton exposed her baby daddy for having another baby with a woman she called the “wh*re.” “Vincent Herbert is Having a baby and his Wh*re decided to let me know about it tonight,” she wrote on IG. “That stupid broke ass wh*re should check public records on Christmas before she goes through with it!! He called back (despite of his protection order) begging and lying…..like he’s hanging out with joe and Rocxi (from BET) oh yeah.. that’s creditable.. no shade.. however, before u judge me know the FACTS!! He’s a real piece of work!”

Tamar Braxton told her fans that 2018 will be a clean fresh start for her and Vincent Herbert will not be a part of her life in the new year. The singer separated from her husband of nine years and filed for divorce back in October of this year. Braxton’s mother recently went public saying that she feared the Herbert would hurt her daughter leaving fans to believe that he is physically abusing her. Because of that assessment, when news of his Christmas Day arrest surfaced online, hardly anyone was too surprised about it, but fortunately, no one was physically hurt.

Vincent Herbert has not responded to the allegations from Tamar, but he did deny her mother’s abuse claims.

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Tamar Braxton Files For Divorce From Vincent Herbert After 9 Years


Tamar Braxton marriage is over. The R&B singer filed for divorce from her husband of 9 years, Vincent Herbert.

Tamar, 40, filed for divorce on Tuesday from her 44-year-old husband whom she has been married to for almost a decade, TMZ reported. The couple has a 4-year-old son name, Logan Vincent. The “Love and War” singer and the music producer’s marriage has been on the rocks for the past few years and recently she announced that she will be taking a break from music to try and save her marriage.

Tamar and Vincent have been dating since 2003 after being introduced to each other by Toni Braxton who has been working with the music producer/executive. The couple got married in 2008 and even had a reality TV show, Tamar and Vince. Last year they had a domestic dispute at a hotel in Atlanta where cops were called in. Although they tried to patch things up, their marriage hasn’t been the same.

A rep for Tamar confirmed the divorce saying that the singer made an extremely difficult decision. “Collectively, their son Logan and his well being during this very unfortunate process is most important,” the rep added.

Tamar Braxton – Blind lyrics

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Blind lyrics

I’d rather go blind, blind, blind
Than to see you with her tonight
I’m done with your lies
But I can’t say goodbye
So, I’d rather go blind

[Verse 1]
See I remember, I remember that night
Til the mornin’ I just cried and cried
In the bed, no pillow talk
The way you left was cold and rough
It’s ok cause you’ll be back and you’ll be mine
But where you go, where you go, where you go
I will never know
You just leave me here confused
Down, depressed and feeling blue
I’ve convinced myself that you’ll be back in due time

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ll be praying, wishing, hoping that you notice me
But now you surrounded by new company
I play it cool, but truth is that’s a lie

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[Chorus]
I’d rather go blind, blind, blind
Than to see you with her, tonight
I’m done with your lies
But I can’t say goodbye
So I’d rather go blind
Cause you was all mine, all, mine
And we had the time of our lives
Then I lost my sight
When I saw you that night
So I’d rather go blind
I’d rather go blind

[Verse 2]
Save your talkin’ I know all the facts
Tell her it’s over and imma take you back
Look me right here in my face
Crush her heart and say you’ve changed
Though we both know that’s not what you want right now
Now where you go, where you go, where you go
I will never ever, never know
You just left me here confused
Down, depressed and feeling blue
I just hope that you’ll come back home in due time

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ll be praying, wishing, hoping that you notice me
But now you surrounded by new company
I play it cool, but truth is that’s a lie

[Chorus]
I’d rather go blind, blind, blind
Than to see you with her, tonight
I’m done with your lies
But I can’t say goodbye
So I’d rather go blind
Cause you was all mine, all, mine
And we had the time of our lives
Then I lost my sight
When I saw you that night
So I’d rather go blind
I’d rather go blind

[Bridge]
Baby, what the hell am I supposed to do without ya
I’ll turn a blind eye just to solidify ya
Cause I need you back in my life

[Chorus]
I’d rather go blind
Than to see you with her, tonight
I’m done with your lies
I can’t say goodbye
So I’d rather go blind
You were all mine
And we had the time of our lives
But I lost my sight
When I seen yo ass that night
So, I’d rather go blind
I’d rather go blind