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Gabe and Trina have been having problems since we first met them on season 1 of “Braxton Family Values,” and undoubtedly long before. After therapy, infidelity, and everything in between, Trina finally declared that she was going to leave her husband on the last season of the show, but was she for real about it?
In an interview with Vibe.com, she seemed to be proceeding to divorce with (a lot of) caution.
“I am officially separated. I am not officially, or legally, divorced,” she told the site.
“It’s not something that easy to delve into, especially when you have children involved,” Trina added. “So it’s nothing I’m going to jump into lightly. I want to exhaust all of my options, and really think it through and let it be my choice and my decision.
“At the end of the day, people are living their lives and I’m stuck with the decision,” she added.
Can’t get mad at that answer, but it is interesting that all of the sisters (besides Tamar and Traci) seem to have one foot in the divorce door and the other in separation land.
Towanda legally separated from her husband last season but hasn’t made a move toward reconciliation or divorce since, and Toni and her husband have been separated since 2009 and never filed papers. It’s starting to seem like the Braxton sisters may not believe in divorce.
The third season of “Braxton Family Values” kicked off last night so we’ll have to follow the episodes to see just how things go down with Trina and Gabe.
Do you think it’s time for Trina to finalize the divorce?
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Trina Braxton had a rough second season on “Braxton Family Values.” She found out her husband Gabe had been e-cheating on her, she revealed that she’d orally pleased another man, and then Gabe declared himself a sex addict—all while Towanna and her husband were living with them. Not much has been heard from Trina since the season wrapped but 365voice recently had a chat with the Braxton sister to see just how her life has been affected professionally, personally, and romantically. Here’s what she said:
How being on the show changed her life
“As far as family is concerned doing Braxton Family Values has made us realize that we had issues (LOL) that were unspoken or swept under the rug and we were really forced to deal with them. Once we realized we had those issues we were able to have closure with them. On a second note I go to the store and I’ll have people like ‘Oh my gosh is that you Trina? Can we take a picture?’ and I’ll smile from ear to ear and I’m always like OMG yes even if I’m having like a bad hair day. Just don’t talk about me real bad if it’s a bad hair day LOL!”
The status of her relationship with Gabe
“You know a lot of people it seems like have gone through the same situation or they’ve been through something very similar in their relationship and their just kind of like what do you do? How do you do this? And what do you think I should do? The first thing I say is I don’t know because you never know what you’ll do unless you go through something yourself. I have learned to keep my mouth shut with that. As far as the status of Gabe and I, I have filed for divorce however we are being very adult about it. We are talking, we are still raising the children together and we are still praying about his sex addiction therapy that he’s going to a counselor for as well. We’re doing a lot of praying and a lot of keeping outside influences away from our decision making. I think that’s one of the biggest mistakes we’ve made through the seasons of Braxton Family Values.”
What kind of man she’s looking for now
“Well the ink isn’t dry yet LOL so right now I’m concentrating on my career and of course my children. However when I do look for a man he has to be a God fearing man but also has to have balance with it. Please don’t hit me upside the head with a Bible and try to beat me to submission cause that’s not hot. I still like to enjoy myself and enjoy my life and have a nice drink or go out. I still like to curse, I like to say Isht sometimes (LOL). I also want someone who will appreciate the fact that I have baggage, I have 2 children and we come together. We’re a package deal so if you can’t deal with that then there is no need in even talking to me.”
What’s going on with her career
“I just released my first single ‘Party Or Go Home’ it’s a very retro, pop dance single. It’s very bubbly and it shows my personality as Trina. This is the first project I’ve ever done recording by myself without my sisters. It allowed me to express myself the way I wanted to do music. As soon as you hear it you want to just get up and dance and enjoy yourself.”
On who’s her favorite sister
“I don’t have a favorite sister however we go through seasons of closeness. When Towanda was Toni’s personal assistant they were like peas in a pod, inseparable and now that Towanda is back in Atlanta here with me Towanda and I are very close. Now that Toni and Tamar are in California together Toni and Tamar are very close. And Traci’s in Maryland but my brothers in Maryland along with her so my brother and Traci are very close right now. Even though we all call each other everyday like I said we have periods of closeness depending on what’s going on in our lives. So right now Towanda’s my closest sister.”
365 Voice also asked Trina whether Toni really won’t return for season 3 of BFV, and though she said she couldn’t confirm either way she wouldn’t be surprised if Toni didn’t come back, saying, “I think she’d rather just go ahead and be Toni the songstress as opposed to Toni the reality TV star.”
What do you think about Trina’s interview? Is divorce a good move for her and Gabe?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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