What happened to Tamar Braxton? – See her complete biography and suicide attempt
Tamar Braxton is an American singer and television personality who began her career as a founding member of The Braxtons, a singing group that included her sisters. She released her debut album in 2000 following the disbandment of The Braxtons. After a thirteen-year break, she released her second studio album, which did very well.
Braxton has won several awards and has received four nominations at the Grammy Awards for her music. Her career started pretty early at the age of 12, and since then, Braxton has conquered both the music industry and the world of reality TV.
Outside of her success in music, she has done a lot in the entertainment industry. Braxton has one son and has faced some personal life challenges. We look at her life in detail in this article.
Top 10 facts about Tamar Braxton
- Tamar Braxton was born on 17 March 1977, which makes her 44 years old in 2021.
- Tamar Braxton full name is Tamar Erstine Braxton, and she is a sister to Toni Braxton.
- Tamar Braxton height is measured as 157 cm or 5 feet and 2 inches.
- After hearing Tamar Braxton sing, Whitney Houston predicted that she would make it big in the music industry.
- Braxton did not finish high school and began her career as a founding member of The Braxtons, a singing group that included her sisters.
- After launching her debut album in 2000, Braxton had a lot of problems with record labels.
- She is the first African-American to win a season of “Big brother” in the United States.
- In 2020, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression.
- In 2020, Braxton was hospitalised following a suicide attempt.
- During her marriage to Vince Herbert, the police were called to the couple’s home during an altercation which left Braxton in the hospital.
Tamar Braxton was born Tamar Erstine Braxton on 17 March 1997 in Severn, Maryland, USA, to Michael and Evelyn Braxton. Her father, Michael Braxton, was a pastor at the church where Braxton and her sisters started singing as part of the church choir.
Braxton, the last of her siblings, started singing when she was a toddler and has nursed the dream of being a singer since she was a young girl. She has five siblings: four sisters, Toni, Traci, Towanda, and Trina, and a brother, Michael Conrad Braxton Jr.
Tamar Braxton started her journey into singing alongside her siblings, so it was only natural that she continued that way. Together with her sisters, Braxton set out to launch her professional singing career, and the five of them signed a recording deal with Arista Records in 1989.
The siblings released their first single titled “Good Life” under the name The Braxtons. The single was unsuccessful, peaking at number 79 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop Singles chart. At the time, the disparity in the siblings’ ages caused problems with marketing and Arista Records subsequently dropped the sisters.
In 1991, during a showcase with L.A. Reid and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Toni Braxton was signed as the newly created LaFace Records’ first female solo singer and The Braxtons lost one of their singers.
After Toni’s departure from the group, Tamar, alongside her sisters sang backup during Toni’s first tour, music videos, and promotional appearances. They also featured in the music video for Toni’s third single “Seven Whole Days”.
In 1993, LaFace Records signed The Braxtons, but the group never released an album or single under the label. When the record label’s A&R Vice President Bryant Reid left for Atlantic Records in 1995, he convinced LaFace record label to let him take The Braxtons with him.
News outlets in 1995 reported that Traci Braxton had left the group to become a youth counsellor. However, in 2011, it was revealed that the real reason for her departure is that she was not allowed to sign to the label because of her pregnancy.
In 1996, the remaining three sisters, Tamar, Trina, and Towanda, released a new album titled “So Many Ways”. Tamar Braxton left in 1998 to pursue a solo career with DreamWorks Records, and the group split up.
After signing with DreamWorks Records, Braxton released two songs off her upcoming album, but the songs failed to gain significant impact on radio outlets. Because of this, her album launch was cancelled. She collaborated with more singers and dropped more songs that seemed to do well on the radio.
Afterwards, she released her debut self-titled album “Tamar”. Despite being produced by Missy Elliott, Tim & Bob, and Tricky Stewart, the album peaked at number 127 on the Billboard 200 chart. After the second lead single off her album failed to attract significant radio play, DreamWorks Records dropped her.
In 2001, she went back to work for her sister, Toni, and performed, co-wrote, and produced several songs on her albums from them until 2020. During Toni’s Las Vegas revue, Tamar was backup for her sister until she singer Sparkle replaced her.
Tamar Braxton signed to Universal Records in 2010 and released the single “The Heart In Me”, but it did not do well enough for her to release an album. She left the label shortly after.
She went on to join Epic Records in 2013 and released the album “Love and War”. It became her most successful album yet, spending nine weeks at the number one spot on the Adult R&B Songs chart.
The album also peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Since then, she has released more successful songs as well as albums, including one that she dropped with her siblings, which was titled “Braxton Family Christmas”.
She launched her first Christmas album, “Winter Loversland”, in 2013. In 2016, it was announced that she had left Epic Records to join Entertainment One for a one million dollar ($1 million) deal.
She released her fifth album, “Bluebird of Happiness” under Entertainment One, and it rose to the top of the Billboard Independent chart.
Reality TV shows
Tamar Braxton is multitalented, and she has also launched a thriving career in reality TV. In 2010, We TV announced that it had signed Tamar Braxton alongside her sisters for a new reality TV show, and that’s how “Braxton Family Values” was born.
“Braxton Family Values” premiered on the 12th of April, 2011. Months after that, on the 15th of December 2011, it was again announced that a new reality TV show featuring Tamar and her husband Vince Herbert would be launched.
She has hosted many shows since then including, Tameka Cottle’s show “Tiny Tonight” and “The Culturelist”, a show that aired on BET’s sister channel, Centric. In 2013, Braxton became one of the hosts of the talk show “The Real”, featuring Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, and Tamera Mowry.
In 2015, Braxton was revealed as one of the contestants on the 21st season of the popular TV show “Dancing With the Stars”.
Braxton quit her position on “The Real” in 2016, and shortly after, Steve Harvey announced that his company, East 112th Street Productions, had signed her to produce her own talk show and television series.
In 2019, Braxton was a part of the 19th season of “Celebrity Big Brother”. The show premiered on 21 January and ended on 13 February, after which Tamar Braxton was crowned the winner. She also became the first African-American person to win the American version of “Big Brother”.
Braxton has been starring in the TV series “To Catch A Beautician” since 2020. She also starred in the now-cancelled TV series “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!”. After the show was cancelled, We TV released a statement saying that it “will work with her representatives to [honour] her request to end all future work for the network.”
Tamar Braxton movies
Tamar Braxton has appeared in a number of films, beginning with the stage play “Redemption of a Dogg”, which also featured rapper Snoop Dogg.
After her “Big Brother” win, Tamar appeared on the show “The Bold and The Beautiful”. In 2020, Braxton was part of the film cast of “True To The Game 2” starring Vivica A. Fox.
Braxton will also star in the upcoming film “GangLand”, although no other information about the film has been released just yet.
Personal life – What happened to Tamar Braxton?
Tamar Braxton has been married twice and engaged once. In 2001, she married her first husband, music producer Darrell Alamby. The two met in 2000 while Braxton was working on her debut album.
After two years, the couple divorced and went their separate ways. In the same year, Braxton began dating Vincent Herbert, a record label executive she met through her sister Toni Braxton.
In 2008, the two got married at a beautiful ceremony with friends in attendance. On 6 June 2013, Braxton gave birth to the couple’s first son, Logan Vincent Herbert. In 2017, Braxton filed for divorce from Herbert, citing irreconcilable differences. She sought joint custody for their son, and their divorce was finalised in 2019.
It was after her second divorce that she started dating financial adviser David Adefeso. In July 2020, the TV star was hospitalised after a suicide attempt.
However, the next month, Tamar and David announced that they were engaged. The two split soon, however, with Adefeso filing a restraining order against Braxton while claiming that she abused him.
Braxton said that she is willing to take the blame for her last two relationships failing but denies that she ever physically abused David Adefeso.
She said, “I took all the blame. [He would say] ‘You ruined my career, you ruined my life, it was different before it was you’. Or, while I was in the relationship, how about [he said to me], ‘Why couldn’t you just be a lawyer, or a doctor, or a regular person?’ – I had a hard time swallowing that it wasn’t all me.”
Tamar Braxton is very active on social media, especially on Twitter and Instagram, where she interacts quite often with her fans. On Instagram, she has 4.2 million followers, and fans can follow her at TamarBraxton. Her Twitter handle is @TamarBraxtonHer.
Tamar Braxton net worth
Not only has Tamar Braxton raked in cash from her numerous albums, reality TV shows, and movies, she also launched a ready-to-wear clothing line called Tamar’s Collection. All of this has helped her maintain a net worth of three million dollars ($3 million), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Tamar Braxton is a multi-talented woman who has worked extensively in music and television. She does not seem to be slowing down either and is an inspiration to everyone who has ever had a dream and subsequently pursued it.
Although Tamar has faced several personal and career problems, she always seems to overcome them and grow from them. We can’t wait to see what project she conquers next. You may also like to read our latest article, Savannah Chrisley biography: See her net worth, family, nude.