Word is, the Braxtons are getting help to resolve their familial issues from the ultimate real-life fixer — Iyanla Vanzant.
As we previously shared, even though the newest season of Braxton Family Values recently premiered, it only consistently features Trina (and guest stars Phaedra Parks, Tiffany “New York” Pollard and Flavor Flav of all people). The rest of the ladies decided to drop out of filming at some point over contract disputes with WEtv, and it seems that the decision has made an already complicated relationship between Toni, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar even more difficult. Tamar threw some shade about Phaedra’s involvement, Towanda jumped in, and it’s been a mess ever since.
In the hopes of hashing things out, The Jasmine Brand reports that a source says the sisters, as well as their parents, Ms. Evelyn and Michael, will film with Vanzant in Atlanta sooner than you think.
“There’s no word on what happened with the situation but they are pressing on to film Iyanla Fix My Life this week and the Braxton Family Value production cameras will be present as well,” the source said. “They’re hoping that Iyanla can help the family get back to loving each other and supporting one another.”
And when it comes to supporting one another, Traci doesn’t believe that her sisters have been very supportive of her privately or publicly in the media. In just last season alone, when Traci and her family unit’s story became a major focus (her son welcoming his first child and the preparations with that), she found herself not knowing who would show up for events she put together, and of course, she was removed from Toni’s tour, which she was supposed to open (Tamar would also be removed later). Then there was that visit with Tamar while her baby sister was doing a film and dealing with her divorce filing, where Traci was basically ignored and told to leave. With that in mind alone, I’m not completely mad at her for going on and doing the show by herself. They tend to leave her hanging out to dry.
As far as receiving family therapy though, this isn’t the first time the Braxtons have tried it. They tried with Bishop T.D. Jakes:
And they’ve sat with Dr. Sherri more than once to no avail:
Let’s hope Iyanla, Yoruba priestess extraordinaire, can help them find some healing. We can’t help but think some therapy away from cameras would probably be the most helpful, but hey, if they’re willing to share it all publicly, we will be watching.