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A few weeks ago Braxton Family Values star Trina Braxton made it pretty clear that although she filed for divorce from her husband Gabe Solis, she wasn’t 100% sure if she wanted to go through with it. She even hinted that she was considering sticking around to fight for her 10-year marriage.
“You know life is difficult. You know and when you are expressing personal decisions in front of America and in front of everyone, you open yourself up to a lot of opinions. And sometimes that kind of clouds your decision making,” Trina confessed during an interview with C.Nikky.
“So, I need some time to step back and let God and move myself out of the way. So, it’s been a difficult transition,” she continued.
Apparently she’s not the only one wanting to stay and fight. According to TMZ, Gabe is decided to contest her divorce filing on the grounds of love. According to recently filed court documents, he’s challenging the divorce, insisting that whatever is broken can be fixed. He’s also requesting a judicial declaration that reconciliation is possible. Despite their issues, it does seem like Gabe and Trina still love each other. Maybe they can find a way to work things out.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
By no means am I a fist pumper of divorce but quite frankly, this has gone on long enough.
According to TMZ, Trina Braxton has officially filed for divorce from her husband, Gabriel Adrian-Solis. As we know, Trina claimed a year or two ago that she was going to divorce him but never went through with it. But this time, she says she’s done, citing irreconcilable differences.
The couple has been married for 10 years but have been together for much longer. Gabe has been a strong father figure to her two boys from a previous relationship. In fact, part of the reason Trina said she didn’t want to get a divorce – based on an episode of Braxton Family Values – was because she wasn’t sure of the effect the divorce would have on the boys.
But since Gabe’s cheating ways have come right into the light, they’ve seemingly walked on eggshells around each other. They both decided to recommit to their marriage and even had a ceremony last year but apparently that wasn’t enough to keep the union intact.
According to papers obtained by TMZ, Trina is asking for an “absolute divorce,” which means there is no chance of reconciliation. They’ve been living in separate homes since March.Trina allegedly has stated that they’ll try to amicably divide their assets.
In the event that Braxton Family Values is renewed for another season, I’m pretty sure this will play out, once again, on camera.
Are you surprised to hear about this?
Man. For the life of me, I cannot put my finger on the nature of Trina and Gabe’s relationship. One minute they seem like they’re really good friends and might be able to make things work; then the next, oral transactions are being exchanged, tracking devices are being installed on phones and separation papers are being drawn up.
So just to be sure we’re all on the same page, as of now Trina and Gabe are officially…legally(?) separated.
Now, according to TMZ, Trina is asking that a judge require Gabe to pay her an “unspecified amount of money.” This raises a few questions.
1.) Isn’t alimony for people who are already divorced?
2.) Is Gabe really making that much more money than her that she would need to dig in his pockets?
3.) Money for what? For doing everything short of having full on intercourse with other women?
I’m just very confused. And as if the money request weren’t enough to make you tilt your head sideways, Trina says that there are no plans for the two to divorce and she’s hoping they’ll be able to work it out.
Umm Trina, baby how are you going to work on a marriage when you’re taking your husband to court, trying to get paid? Something ain’t right.
And on another note, has anyone else noticed that the Braxton sisters are seemingly content to be separated forever instead of just getting a divorce? Toni has been separated from her husband for years, Towanda was discussing the option when she and Andre were having their problems and now Trina. Now, I believe in the sanctity of marriage too; but what’s the point of remaining in a marriage you have no intention of working on it as you opt to live the single life, going on dates and what not. It seems like too many balls to juggle…pun intended.
What do you think, is Trina entitled from some money from Gabe, or should she be focusing her energies elsewhere?
If you’ve gleaned nothing else from watching Braxton Family Values, you should be able to recognize the signs of a failing marriage. Actually, you don’t even have to watch the show to figure that out because the cast member’s transgressions are all over the World Wide Web for us to see—particularly those of Trina’s husband, Gabe Solis.
For the second time in one season, Gabe has been caught with his pants down—literally—engaged in some sort of cyber affair. This time around, the rumored partner is a transgendered woman by the name of Julisa Abadshian, and Gabe wasted no time clearing up this news, and in the process dropping another bomb. He’s a sex addict?
Here’s what he told TheYBF:
“Yes, I know I will be the target of many gossip bloggers because of my past record. Like I said, I have NEVER Resorted to same sex affairs or any physical affairs. I know that cheating is cheating and I am in no way making excuses. I am currently in therapy because I have a SEX Addiction Problem. I very much want the help that it will take to restore my family.”
This isn’t the first time an unfaithful man claimed to be addicted to getting it on after they were caught doing just that. Remember Eric Benet, Tiger Woods, Dominique Strauss-Kahn? I suppose there’s no other time you would really announce being a sex addict, other than when you’re caught doing the do with someone you’re not supposed to, but the admission always comes across as a little contrived when it’s made, causing people to question whether the person really has a psychological problem or they’re just trifling.
Psychologists can’t even agree on whether sex addiction is a true condition like alcoholism or drug addiction, but according to a November article on The Daily Beast, diagnosis is on the rise—as evidenced by the increased number of treatment options. An estimated 3 to 5 percent of the U.S. population could meet the criteria for sex addiction, and those 9 million people have the option of being treated by one of some 1,500 sex therapists practicing today, which is up from less than 100 a decade ago. According to Tami VerHelst, vice president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, there’s a need for these services.
“Where it used to be 40- to 50-year-old men seeking treatment, now there are more females, adolescents, and senior citizens. Grandfathers getting caught with Adult Videos on their computers by grandkids, and grandkids sexting at 12.”
But does that make one a sex addict? Not necessarily, but the potential is there. One of the reasons the whole idea of sex addiction may suddenly be appearing out of nowhere is because sex is shoved down Americans’ throats now more than ever. And if you have a predisposition to the condition, sexed-up commercials, a raw scene in a movie, or access to Adult Videos online could be the trigger that sends that urge into overdrive.
“Not everyone who looks at a nude image is going to become a sex addict. But the constant exposure is going to trigger people who are susceptible,” says Dr. David Sack, chief executive of Los Angeles’s Promises Treatment Centers.
That, I can understand. But what I don’t get is how the addiction never seems to be an issue until years into a marriage. If you are in fact a sex addict, then shouldn’t that behavior be evident all along in some way? I’d be hard-pressed to think Halle Berry or Elin Nordegren would’ve signed on for marriage to men who displayed that kind of behavior before walking down the aisle. But maybe, as it is with other addictions, different issues—perhaps even stress in a marriage—cause things to spur out of control.
All I know is if someone I was with tried to hit me with that mess after we’d been together for a while, I’d have to say boy, gone. Unless I’d seen evidence of the addiction long before he was caught creeping, I’m inclined to think he just refuses to own up to his ish at that point.
What do you think about sex addiction? Are men using it as an excuse for lack of self-control or do you think it’s a real condition?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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