Yesterday, Toni Braxton finally confirmed what we already knew – that the “Unbreak My Heart” singer is engaged to dirty south music mogul Bryan Christopher Williams, a.k.a. Birdman.
In a teaser for her family’s reality show Braxton Family Values on WeTV, the stunning 50-year-old tells her sisters, “I have an announcement to make. I’m engaged!”
Based on her sisters’ reactions, they’re not surprised. And neither are we. Braxton has been milking all the speculation around the canary yellow diamond ring on that finger for quite some time now. Maybe she wanted to save the news for promoting the sixth season of BFV, which I don’t blame her for. Braxton’s seemingly odd interest in Birdman was definitely one of the draws for me to continue watching the series.
And for others like me, we want to also know how the Cash Money Records co-founder popped the question, something I hope Braxton will share. If the proposal involved him smoking a blunt, as he did when his now-fiance, sang happy birthday to him a year ago to date, then I would have to advise Braxton to throw the whole man away.
But then again, she’s known him for years, as her mother, Evelyn Braxton, said in 2016. And for them both, the Birdman we’ve heard and seen on records and TV is very different from the Bryan they’ve known.
“I don’t care what others say about him. He is a nice man,” Evelyn said at The Rickey Smiley Show. He is full of respek. Put some respek on it! I met him years ago. Toni been knowing him… 15 years ago something like that… Ever since I’ve been knowing that man he’s been phenomenal…” she concluded.
So, if Braxton is happy, then I am happy for her. And I look forward to hearing how “Bryan” has been phenomenal to her when the new season of Braxton Family Values premieres on WeTV in March.