The sixth season of Braxton Family Values premieres tomorrow night, and I have big plans to sit in front of my TV with some Flamin’ Hots to watch all the spiciness that my favorite celebrity family will bring. But one of the show’s stars, Tamar Braxton, isn’t as excited as I am.
According to TMZ, the “Love & War” songstress is heated about the way her family has “vilified” her husband, Vincent Herbert, on the new season, so she is refusing to do any promo for the show unless the producers edit out, what she believes to be, are fake storylines that make Vince look like a bad guy.
Sources close to Tamar say that as cameras have followed her pending divorce from Vince, her family has taken advantage of that in order to spike ratings, and allegedly, the 41-year-old can’t believe that they would “stoop so low for personal gain.”
We have definitely been hearing about how much of a bad guy Vince is for the past few months. Her mother, Evelyn Braxton, told TMZ in November that Vince was basically, a monster, revealing that he was physically abusive to her daughter.
“I don’t really have anything to say to Vin. Only one thing, keep his hands off of my child. Stop before he hurts her or kill her. I love Vin but I don’t want him to kill my child, simple as that. Stop,” she said.
And in the same month of November, she appeared on The Rickey Smiley Show to speak more on how her son-in-law was physically abusive to her daughter with their son, Logan, watching.
“I think Vincent is a bully; I’m just being honest,” Evelyn said. “Fighting and cursing and name-calling and what bothers me is the baby is right there in the midst of it.”
If you follow the show, then you know Evelyn to not only be a sweetie pie, but the steady hand, a voice of reason and slow to anger around her girls (unless her ex-husband Michael Braxton is present). But my point is that I don’t know what Tamar’s mother, a 70-year-old woman, would want to gain by “vilifying” her son-in-law. Who just goes around lying about domestic violence?
But that’s what Tamar is making it seem like with her latest feelings about her family and the show.
And not to leave her sisters out – TMZ caught up with, Towanda, Traci, and Trina in October after they arrived in LAX to support Tamar with the announcement that she would be divorcing Vince. Traci was noticeably quiet, but Towanda definitely had a lot to say about her sister’s husband when probed about him putting his hands on her and whether he had changed.
“No, that’s not it. This has been a long, long, long, long situation that is probably going to be revealed on Braxton Family Values. [Vince] changed by covering it up probably, but that’s it…I just think that now the gloves are going to be removed.”
For Tamar’s sake, I do hope that Vincent is not a “bad guy,” but asking producers to edit out footage isn’t the best way to prove that you’re being transparent. I will be tuning it to find out for myself. Will you?