Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert are on newest edition of Jet Magazine. The outspoken baby sister and her often reserved and quiet husband opened up about marriage, Vinceâ€™s health scare, Tamarâ€™s music career and more in the interview below.
Before we tell you about the interview we wanted you to know alittle about whats going on with Tamar Braxton. Sources say TamarÂ was not invited to a family appearance at the Trumpet Awards, which was attended by her mother who recently got engaged and sisters.
When a fan tweeted Tamar with the message, “[Your] family looks great @ The Trumpet Awards! Where r u?,” Tamar responded “They never told me about it!”
Moments later, Tamar — who recently signed on for her own spin-off show — tweeted “If you knew the REAL you would think otherwise!!#truthALWAYScomes2thelight!”
Meanwhile, Tamar’s mother Evelyn and her sisters Traci, Towanda, and Trina looked great as they posed for pictures at the Trumpet Awards. Â I smell a story coming…. DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA…. Toni was also no-show for the appearance but sources say Tony been alittle under the weather. Get better Tony…
Last night, the Braxton sisters and WE tv kicked off the year in LA with a dinner and screening of BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES at the posh SLS Hotel. Tamar, Trina, Towanda, Traci and mom â€œMiss Eâ€ were their usual gorgeous selves as they dished on their upcoming Braxtons album (featuring Miss E?), Miss Evelynâ€™s recent engagement, Tamar and Vinceâ€™s spin-off, and Trina and Towandaâ€™s marriage drama. Toni was absent, however WE tv president Kim Martin read a statement from the R&B diva, explaining that sheâ€™d checked herself into a hospital due to a lupus flare-up, but that she was ok.
Guests â€“ who represented CNN, BET, AOL Music, TV One, JET, Bossip, ThatGrapeJuice, KarenCivil, EURWeb, HipHollywood, Power 106, YoungHollywood and more — were both in stitches and shock while watching the eveningâ€™s featured episode, in which Trina admits to engaging in an â€œoral transactionâ€ with a man that was NOT her husband. Itâ€™s an episode youâ€™ll have to see to believe and it airs TONIGHT at 9pm ET/PT on WEtv.
Season 2 of BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES continues everyÂ THURSDAYÂ atÂ 9pm ET/PTÂ on WE tv. Visit the show atÂ http://www.wetv.com/shows/
Here’s part of the JET interview…
Vince On Marriage And Tamar Being A Golddigger:
My mom and dad are deceased. [his mother, a nurse, was killed in a car accident when he was 13. His dad passed away a few years later. ] My parents were together for 25 years. I even remember their last anniversary. Thatâ€™s how much I paid attention. He rented a limousine, made a reservation and they went to this hall in West Orange, NJ. He died of a broken heart. He adored my mom. I love my wife. This girl is so far from being a gold digger. I wouldnâ€™t be with someone like that for nine years. [Tamar is quick to tag in] â€˜When I met Vince I had my own house. I had my own car. I was independent.â€™ We have fun, which is what a relationship is all about. Tamar is the greatest. Like, weâ€™d just drive to Disneyland, then go to the movies and fall asleep. Because we are friends and you canâ€™t stress that enough in a relationship. We have our arguments and disagreements, but thatâ€™s life.â€
Tamar On Vinceâ€™s Health Scare:
It was the first thing we ever had to deal with outside of the normal relationship thing. It went from dinner, to a doctor, to a hospital, to heâ€™s in a coma. I had to sign a lot of papers. Iâ€™m happy that we were friends because when youâ€™re going through â€˜what would he do?â€™ you remember those conversations. At first Doogie Howser was his doctor, and I was like no. I want someone with gray hair. We have a new outlook on life because of what happened. Everything before now has been erased.â€
Tamar On Her Music Career:
I have to do this. I wake up in the morning and want to go to the studio, because if I donâ€™t go, â€˜herâ€™ is going to be upset [referencing her unnamed alter ego in the third person.] I donâ€™t want to put it in a category because when you do that you limit yourself. Itâ€™s just going to be hot music. Great songs that appeal to everybody. [ Vince says,] Sheâ€™s already signed to my label and Interscope. You have to take the time to do everything right.â€
Tamar On Why Reality Show Relationships Fail:
Let me tell you why reality TV marriages fail. Because theyâ€™re being fake, and then when they see it on TV they argue.â€