Tamar Braxton opened up about her July suicide try on Tamron Corridor earlier this week, claiming her personal TV present negatively affected her psychological well being and denying her ex-boyfriend’s domestic-violence allegations. “Our household became very hard, and it was hard because I wasn’t happy at my job, and I hadn’t been happy for years,” Braxton informed Corridor. She mentioned she had develop into bored with showing on We TV’s actuality present Braxton Household Values “and having the stigma of the angry Black woman all the time.” (She has since left the present.) She agreed to work on her new spinoff sequence, Get Ya Life!, she added, in hopes of attending to ultimately work on one other extra “positive” TV challenge. Ultimately, she mentioned, she despatched We TV a letter as a result of she “didn’t want to work in a toxic environment, be around the toxic, negative vibe [of] reality television.” “I told them that if I continued like this, I want to die, I want to kill myself, I can’t breathe,” she defined. “And I got a response that says, ‘You’re being dramatic.’” (In an announcement on the time, We TV mentioned, “Our first concern is for her recovery and well-being.”) After her letter, Braxton mentioned, We TV despatched her a name sheet “as if I didn’t tell anybody that I felt like I was going to kill myself.” The community later despatched her a breach letter relating to her contract, she claimed.
Braxton went on to handle her look on Iyanla, Repair My Life, throughout which life coach Iyanla Vanzant revealed that Braxton had been sexually abused throughout her childhood. “And I’d never told anyone that,” Braxton informed Corridor. She went on to say she didn’t know the way the knowledge got here out. “And it haunts me,” Braxton mentioned, tearing up. “Because to be betrayed, just so people can tune in and laugh at you, and judge you, and criticize you, and make you feel less than when you already feel less than — it’s terrible.” “So you believe, you in your heart believe, that someone in your family gave producers information about you being sexually abused so that people could watch the show?” Corridor requested. “I know for sure I didn’t tell her,” Braxton replied. She went on, “Then, at that moment, was the first time I felt like I didn’t want to live anymore. But then I got a call sheet to go to work the next day.”
Within the second phase of Braxton’s interview with Corridor, she revealed that she had been recognized with melancholy and nervousness and is “in counseling every single day.” She added that she had contemplated suicide earlier than however had not tried suicide since her July incident. “It’s a lot of dark, hard times,” she mentioned. She additionally questioned how Braxton Household Values was dealing with her suicide try as a plot level. “I’m still having a hard time trying to figure out ‘What’s the premise?’” she requested. “Is this to inspire, to help people with mental illness? To help Tamar with her new normal with depression and anxiety?” She went on to disclaim her ex-boyfriend David Adefeso’s claims of home violence, which led him to file for a restraining order in opposition to Braxton. “Not at any point was David and I in an abusive relationship,” she mentioned, asking Adefeso to launch his videotape from his automotive that he claimed confirmed Braxton assaulting him. “Is he acting like this because he failed me the way that he failed me?” she requested. “Probably. I don’t know.”
All through the interview, Braxton expressed her discontent with making actuality tv. “I didn’t want to be an example of a family that fights and argues and always has turmoil,” she mentioned earlier within the present. “That’s just not the show that I created. I created the Braxton Family Values because I wanted to be an example.” Towards the top of the interview, she added, “I wouldn’t go as far as to say I’m estranged from all of my family,” after the revelation of her abuse. “I have their love,” she continued. “I know my family loves me.” Corridor ended the interview by asking Braxton if she was completed making actuality TV “for a while.” “Not for a while, forever and ever, amen,” Braxton answered. “I feel like that’s the best thing for me.”
In case you or anybody are in disaster, name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.