It’s been a LONG FEW years for singer-turned reality star, Tamar Braxton, but she has made it through the DARK TIMES and is here to tell how REALITY TV almost lead to her DEMISE and how she has fought back from the BRINK of destruction! Braxton opens up about how she’s prioritizing her son and her health for People mag!
Tamar is determined to surround herself with positivity, one year after surviving a suicide attempt.
The former reality star and host of the podcast Under Construction with Tamar is opening up about the July 16, 2020 incident and how she’s moving forward from it.
At the time, Braxton, 44, was home with her son Logan (then 7, whom she shares with her ex-husband, music executive Vincent Herbert) and her then-boyfriend, financial consultant David Adefeso, who found her unresponsive, and she was rushed to the hospital.
“That time of my life was so dark and so heavy,” she tells PEOPLE in one of this week’s cover stories. “I didn’t see how I was going to come out on the other side. I didn’t even know that there was another side. But I chose to change my life.”
“Most people think, ‘Oh, she went to a hotel, probably took a bunch of drugs, was on a binge.’ It didn’t happen like that. It was just everyday life, trying to figure out how to get through the day and then …” Braxton continues, stopping short of reliving exactly what happened.
Braxton was also in the midst of filming her popular WE tv docuseries Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life! at the time, and says constantly being in front of the camera had been taking a toll on her mental health.
The youngest sister and former backup singer of superstar Toni Braxton, 54, Braxton herself found fame when she helped launch her family’s hit WE tv reality series Braxton Family Values in 2011, which initially followed the five sisters and their mother.
Through the years, she continued to film Values and the spinoff Tamar & Vince with her ex-husband, whom she divorced in 2019, and signed on as a co-host of talk show The Real in 2013.
Despite the confidence she exuded onscreen, she says she now realizes she’d never fully dealt with having been repeatedly molested as a child, an experience she says was brought up in a 2018 taping without her consent.
“How it came out was very traumatic for me,” she says. (A WE tv spokesperson declined to comment on Braxton’s most recent statements but noted that her past revelations about childhood sexual abuse never aired and were not discussed on Braxton Family Values.) [People]
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