Are we the only ones who almost didn’t even recognize a raven-haired Tamar Braxton on the cover of Ebony? For the magazine’s October issue, Tamar and Logan, her adorable newborn baby, look like a picturesque mother and son — and we have to say Tamar’s toned down look makes her look the most maternal we’ve ever seen her.
This cover isn’t a total surprise, as we already reported the details of Ebony’s candid interview with the new mother, new talk show host, and new solo artist in May, but at the time the cover was a complete secret. Here are a few snippets from the Q&A in case you missed them the first time around:
On being in an abusive relationship
“I can’t make anybody believe, I can’t change anybody’s mind about anything. (The abuse,) it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.”
On how the abuse affects her today
“I haven’t always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship. Now, I make sure that I’m very vocal about my feelings, everybody knows how I feel. Sometimes it’s over the top and most of the time it’s ‘Team Too-Much,’ But I have to do a lot. (I was) a shy person who had self-esteem issues trying to figure it out — now, I’ve gotten over my hangovers. You say, I’m comfortable and confident, it took a long time to get there. Maybe like a year or so before “Braxton Family Values,” I wasn’t that person. I was faking it til I make it, pretty much.”
How vitiligo has affected her self-esteem
“Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject. And that’s why I’ve never shared that I have Vitiligo, because I do. I’ve always had it, since I was a young girl. It’s not as bad as others because everybody has it differently, but I’ve certainly had mine diagnosed. That’s why I tan. People say, “You bleach your skin!” But I tan just so I can have a better tone on my skin, boo!… It does weigh on your self-esteem. It really does.”
How Vince helped her conquer those issues
“The thing that I love the most about (Vincent) is that he’s helped me with accepting what happened to me and helped me realize that that’s not my make-up, (being abused) is not who I am, it hasn’t hindered who I am, it hasn’t stopped my integrity. I really appreciate him more and more everyday because he’s helped my self-esteem issues so much. “
Guess we’ll have to wait until the issue hits newsstands to see what Tamar had to say about her infertility struggle. Thankfully, for now we still have this adorable cover to check out. What do you think about Tamar and Logan on Ebony?