TAMAR Braxton broke down and revealed she attempted suicide because she thought her seven-year-old son Logan “deserved better.”
The 43-year-old made the emotional confession while appearing on an upcoming episode of the Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind With Taraji.
Tamar opened up about the reason behind her suicide attempt in a new interview[/caption]
She revealed she thought her 7-year-old son ‘deserved better’[/caption]
While crying, Tamar told the host: “Logan was the reason why I made that decision. I just felt like he deserved better. I felt like I was embarrassing him, being a fool on TV.”
Taraji P. Henson, 50, asked if she “thought he would be better without” her, to which Tamar responded: “I thought in that moment.”
She continued: “Because I knew that’s not what my whole life really was. That’s not who I was. I didn’t want him to be embarrassed in front of his friends.
“Here is this loudmouth ghetto mama.”
Tamar shares Logan with ex-husband Vincent Herbert, 47.
Tamar said she didn’t want Logan to be ’embarrassed’ of her[/caption]
She shares Logan with ex-husband Vincent Herbert[/caption]
The pair married in 2013, while she filed for divorce in October 2017.
Back in July, Tamar was found unresponsive by her boyfriend David Adefesco at the Ritz Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles.
David called 911 and the singer was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.
She later shared a moving statement in which she confirmed the July 16 incident was her “attempt to end my pain and my life.”
Tamar attempted suicide in July[/caption]
She opened up about her mindset at the time during an interview on The Tamron Hall Show[/caption]
Tamar told the host: “I was living a complete lie, a facade that I was ok for a long time. But I’m good now – better than yesterday, better than I was before.
“I just have a scope of where I’m going and it’s just up from here because I know the struggles that I’ve had and I’ve learned from them.
“I’ve learned the signs of when I’m not ok so I’m good now.”
Tamar, who’s the younger sister of Toni Braxton, also spoke about the events that led up to the suicide attempt.
She’s the younger sister of Toni Braxton[/caption]
Tamar said she ‘was lying about how amazing’ she was doing prior to the suicide attempt[/caption]
She said: “I was lying about how amazing I was doing and I allowed the makeup and the hair to cover up everything I was feeling because I was used to that.
“Our household became very hard and it was hard because I wasn’t happy at my job – at the network doing [Braxton Family Values] – and I hadn’t been happy for years, and it turned into a spin-off show because I wanted to do other things.
She admitted to being unhappy about how she was portrayed on her show[/caption]
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“The way my contract was set-up was they would leverage more time at the network and more shows for them so I could do other things I wanted to do.
“I didn’t want to do the spin-off Get Ya Life!, and when it was presented to me that this was the only way to do another show that I really was excited about, that was fun and positive and more me. So ok, I’ll do that.
“It was supposed to be about me having a one-woman show, going on the road, and talking about my life after my divorce from Vince [Herbert].”
The vision for her show changed when some of her darkest secrets were revealed to producers and the cameras, including her sexual assault.
She said the show changed its vision after she agreed to star on it[/caption]