Tamar Braxton details what led to her mental breakdown
Tamar Braxton walked through fire and back. The Grammy-nominated singer survived a suicide attempt and is stronger than ever. She puts her experience at the service of others. In a recent interview, Braxton opened up about what led to his breaking point.
Tamar Braxton says her mental breakdown was due to a lot of toxicity on and off camera
Braxton attempted suicide in 2020 which shocked his fans. At the time, she was talking about personal and professional issues. Now she’s opening up more about what contributed to her depression.
“It was years and years of toxic behavior, toxic environment – on and off camera,” she told TS Madison in a recent interview. “You have to understand that my family show is my family and the more I lost control of this situation, the more toxic I became.”
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She went on to say that the material possessions she owned were a mask. “People think because you have money, people think because you have a career, people think because you have the big house and the car and the credit and the bags and the shoes your life is made up of. and that you’re awesome – you can have all of those things and they don’t matter. At that time, it didn’t matter, they were everywhere because I was going where? Where is I wore them? she asked.
the Love & War The singer says long daily therapy helped her get on the right track. She also credits her faith for getting her on a better path to stronger mental health.
Amid her family broadcast, her ex-boyfriend accused her of domestic abuse
After two years together, Braxton and David Adefeso split in 2020, with Adefeso citing a domestic dispute. Eventually, sources on both sides accused each other of physically assaulting the other. According to Adefeso, Braxton had a habit of verbally and physically assaulting her.
TMZ obtained Adefeso’s restraining order request in which he claimed Braxton became violent while driving her to check in at a mental health facility. He alleges Braxton punched him in the jugular and nearly knocked him out of control, causing nearly $30,000 in damage to his Rolls Royce. Adefeso also alleged that there was an audio recording of the ongoing assault.
But Braxton’s team claimed she only got physical after Adefeso grabbed her aggressively. As to what sparked the altercation, sources say Braxton began to question Adefeso’s intentions after discovering he had posted a video of him spending time with his son without his knowledge.
Braxton’s youngest brother says his family’s reality show contributed to their troubles
Outside of his own personal issues, Braxton was also suffering professionally. She has been left without direction since her 2017 split from ex-husband Vincent Herbert. In addition, she was estranged from her family. She blamed Braxton Family Values for the tragedy of his family.
“I love my family and I don’t want to fight with my family…Now we’re at the point where it’s assaults and threats,” she told Tamron Hall. “This is not the show I created. I created ‘Braxton Family Values’ because I wanted to be an example of the black community with five amazing black sisters, from all walks of life, who can inspire and help and people can learn from our experiences along the way.
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Fortunately, the sisters are on the mend. She told Hollywood Life weeks after her interview with Hall that things were much better.
“I can say that with all the changes we have made in our relationship with each other, [we’ve] made incredible progress,” she said. “I am so grateful for that. It was something very simple. [I’m] so proud of the respect we have for each other now. Family is a work in progress!
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