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“They Give Unsolicited Advice:” Traci Braxton Says She Was Hurt By Her Sisters Meddling In Her Marriage Troubles
Our favorite outspoken sister from the Braxton Clan, Traci Braxton is real, lovable and most of all hilarious. We recently had the chance to share a few laughs with her as she gears up for the third season of “Braxton Family Values” and in the end she made us feel like family. During the interview, Traci revealed how she feels about Tamar’s behavior on social media, the lack of privacy her family gives each sister’s romantic relationship, and her weight loss journey. Traci also shared how to she plans to reinvent her career since she was dubbed the “wannabe” sister on the first season of their family reality show.
What should fans expect from this new season of “BFV”?
“Fans should expect to see me standing up for myself this season and you usually do not see that a lot. I am usually the quiet one and I never say anything but this time around I am sticking up and making moves for Traci.”
How do you feel about your sisters discussing your marriage on national television?
“I was really hurt to find out they discussed my marital problems on the show without my consent. I could not believe it but then again my sisters are nosy. Tamar especially; she will make comments regardless. Whether it be her marriage, my marriage, or anyone else’s, she will have something to say. She is very vocal and will continue to do what she wants to do. I think the relationship my sisters and I share is too close, at times. They give unsolicited advice and it can be so bothersome. But that is how we grew up in our household, always in each other’s business.”
Do you ever feel the need to defend Tamar when she goes on social media rants?
“Tamar does not need anyone to defend her! We are talking about Tamar Braxton-Herbert; Tamar is a grown woman and it is her mouth piece. Tamar can hold her own.”
What’s going on with your weight loss journey?
“I have several trainers and the hilarious trainer you see on the show is just one of them. Unfortunately, I recently gained some weight. I was not being conscious of what I was eating while traveling. I was taking cortisone shots and I gained 12 pounds. No one told me you gained weight when you take those shots! I was so upset. I came to tell y’all never take a cortisone shot, it will make you so hungry! Every time I turned around I had something in my mouth!”
How has being on reality TV changed you?
“I had to change my image from the first season of the ‘Braxton Family Values’ because I was labeled the wannabe and I ain’t like that at all! I wanted my image to be positive so I turned what it was around and now I am in the works to have my own radio show. It will be called ‘The Traci Braxton Show’ and on it we will discuss current events, entertainment, fashion, and celebrities. The show will be hosted in the DMV (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia) area, as well. I am also a part of many business ventures, so I cannot wait to see how everything unfolds for me. WE Television has been so supportive of me, I love them. I am excited for everything coming together for me because that ‘wannabe’ thing had to go!
Towanda Braxton Celebrates 40th With “School Daze” Themed Bash — All Her Sisters Dress Up Except Tamar
Guess who turned the big 4-0!? Braxton sister Towanda threw herself an ’80s themed School Daze party. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of the attendees didn’t really get the memo. Some of them looked more ’90s than ’80s, and some folks (like singer Nivea) just threw on an afro wig and camel-toe inducing shorts and acted like it was a look from the back in the day. Trina rocked a Flashdance inspired look, but everybody else kind of did there own thing. Toni rocked a fringe vest, Traci wore an off-the-shoulder look with leather, and Tamar, well, she didn’t even participate, despite Towanda encouraging guests to dress the part. Instead, she rocked an LBD with a jacket and seemed to stay to herself or with their mother and father during the soiree. As you can see from the photos below and on the next page, she didn’t seem as enthused by the party as her siblings were.
Anywho, the birthday girl wore a majorettes sheer and fringed ensemble that she popped out of a box in. The look definitely showed off her fabulous frame and the event at Compound in Atlanta also featured a live marching band and dancers, DJs working from a huge boombox stand, graffiti of the sisters and more. Check out more flicks from the party below and on the next page and let us know if you think these folks played the ’80s theme well of if they missed the mark. Happy belated birthday Towanda!
Though Tamar Braxton has been too busy c0-hosting “The Real” and preparing to go on tour with John Legend to give us all the nosy details of giving birth and new mommyhood, her sisters were more than willing to spill the beans to us. We caught up with Traci and Trina Braxton at the Essence Festival a few weeks ago and they told us what it was like being in the delivery room with their baby sister — lots of screams! — and how much they love their new nephew, Logan.
More importantly, the sisters also told us a little bit of their own business — like is Trina really divorcing Gabe and whether talk Traci’s marriage is on the rocks too is true. Check out our interview with our favorite TV sisters and tell us what you think. How are you feeling about all the Braxton’s relationship drama right now?
*If ever there was a time to be private, childbirth would be appropriate. Ain’t no body got time for that!
But Tamar Braxton wants to share the experience with her fans and followers via the next season of “Tamar & Vince.” Maybe this episode should be called, “Tamar” because she’s moving forward with the taping of those precious, gut-wrenching moments despite her husband’s wishes.
“My husband’s not comfortable with any of this,” she stated with a giggle before collecting her thoughts. Tamar is a little more open to the idea because she feels that it’s only right to continue bringing fans along for the rest of the journey that she started last season on “Braxton Family Values” and her own spin-off.
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Whenever a celebrity first gets on, they, naturally, always want to introduce the people around them to the life of luxury they’ll soon be accustomed to. Some people get a house, others get cars, but then there are some family members and friends who make freeloading a way of life once someone they know starts getting paid. You know, they stop working like they’re they ones bringing home the bacon. Here are some of the worst offenders.
Lamar Odom’s Father
Lamar Odom’s father should be ashamed. He hasn’t been a part of his son’s life for decades. But as soon as he realized what he’s been missing, he returns with his hands out. That’s very tasteless. This poor old man was begging on TV for tickets to the game and whatever else he could stiff Lamar on. Lamar is being played because as everyone says,” you only get one father”.
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“I’m Tired Of Being The Wannabe!” Trina Braxton Does Spot-On Impressions Of Her Sisters (And Mama Ev Too!)
If anybody knows the Braxton sisters good and well, it’s Trina Braxton. A fan favorite on Braxton Family Values, Trina definitely keeps it real–and real funny. When we sat down with Trina Braxton here in our offices, the energetic and funny sister, singer, actress and mom showed us that she knows her sisters (and their quirks–and catchphrases) like the back of her hand. Watch her bring to life the fun-loving, serious, sweet, silly and diva personalities of her sisters, and even Ms. Evelyn. We promise you’ll be cracking up laughing!
Madame Noire caught up with two of our favorite Braxton sisters - okay, so they’re all our favorites – at the Braxton Family Values re-union taping. Traci gives us the lowdown on her weight loss and her hair salon while Toni tells us why she was so apprehensive about doing another reality show.
Anyone who watches “Braxton Family Values” can tell there are the Braxton sisters and then there’s Traci. While Trina, Toni, Towanda, and Tamar live their lives as entertainers in LA and Atlanta, Traci has lived the quiet suburban life as a mother and wife in Maryland and she’s made it painfully obvious that she resents her sisters for it.
Every week we see her make a snide remark or get depressed about not singing backup for Toni, but in a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister, Traci said she’s trying to get over it.
“I think it’s getting better because I expressed how I felt,” she said. “They probably felt, ‘Traci had a child and she just went ahead on with her life and she didn’t press the issue about being with the sisters.
“I wouldn’t change having my son. He’s the best thing since sliced bread. I think I would have fought harder to stay with the Braxtons and continue my singing career. After I had my son, I didn’t sing anymore. I would have fought harder for my career.”
At least she’s finally taking some responsibility for the part she played in her future. Traci’s not only the outcast in terms of career though, her sisters recently tried to put her own blast for her weight as well. Although Traci didn’t take their “concern” too well at first, she eventually decided they were right.
“I was always the skinny one. I was the tallest and skinny sister. When I gained the weight, they were like, ‘Hold up. What’s going on?’ Toni was saying they weren’t used to me being that size. We’re not from that side of the track of the weight and things.
“When I put that all in perspective, they weren’t telling me anything wrong, but when you gain weight and are looking totally different, you tend to have a little snapperism. When they really sat down with me, I appreciated that.”
Now, after taking dance class and Zumba, Traci has slimmed down from a size 10 to a 6 or 8 which she says is “comfortable” for her.
Despite the arguments the sisters have onscreen, Traci insists their family won’t end up like other reality TV stars who’s real-life relationships suffer once the cameras stop rolling.
“We’re taking more consideration for each other’s feelings, but we’re still going to love hard and argue just as harder. That’s what family members do. We’re going to say how we really feel.”
Do you think the Braxton sisters pick on Traci too much or is it time for her to get over it and stop being so sensitive?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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