Braxton Family Values still filming despite Tamar’s suicide attempt
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on September 4, 2020
The Braxton Family Values has been one of the leading shows on the WE tv network for 11 years and, according to Toni Braxton, they aren’t leaving anytime soon.
During an interview on the Rickey Smiley Show Wednesday, the oldest Braxton revealed that the show will be returning for Season 11.
“We’ve been filming,” she said. “We came up with a clever idea [for filming during quarantine] and it’s been working out very well.”
This comes as a shock to many fans because of the recent suicide attempt by the youngest Braxton sister, Tamar, who cited excessive and unfair working conditions as her reason for wanting to end her life.
Tamar posted a statement to her Instagram detailing her problems with the network stating, “Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However, the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most.”
The Braxton sisters have been very open about their strained relationships, but big sister Toni says things are great, although she barely mentioned Tamar during the Smiley interview.
“My sister Tamar had a little situation, but it’s not my business to tell her business,” Toni said. “But I can say that our family is doing so much better, we’re in a healthier place. And, I have to tell people that mental illness is not a joke.”
Fans were quick to react to Toni’s comments on social media.
WE tv released a statement to TMZ, stating that Tamar would be released from her contract, but her reality show “Get Ya Life” would air at a later date.
“Tamar Braxton has been an incredibly important member of the WE tv family for more than a decade, and our first concern is for her recovery and well-being,” the statement read. “Given the current situation, we are postponing the premiere of Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life! until September 10.