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Tamar Braxton Talks Being Abused, Having Her Self-Esteem Restored and Plastic Surgery In October Issue Of Ebony Magazine

Entertainment & Celebrities / September 10, 2013

Tamar Braxton AKA She- Me-Her, graces the cover of Ebony Magazine’s October issue with her beautiful baby boy, Logan.  In this article, we see a different side of Tamar, unlike the loud, tell it like it baby sister of Toni Braxton, she seems to be a lot more serious.  She addresses rumors about plastic surgery and sets the record straight about being abused in two past relationships.  She also addresses her issues with low self-esteem and how her husband Vincent Herbert helped her feel better about herself.

On Rumors of Plastic Surgery:

I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose, I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose. And when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Now I touch my face, which I never touch my face…Everything is real on me.

On Having Vitiligo:

Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject. And that’s why I’ve never shared that I have Vitiligo, because I do. I’ve always had it, since I was a young girl. It’s not as bad as others because everybody has it differently, but I’ve certainly had mine diagnosed.  That’s why I tan. People say, “You bleach your skin!” But I tan just so I can have a better tone on my skin, boo!

It’s gotten worse since I’ve gotten pregnant. If you shake my hand now, to me it’s more noticeable. But when you get diagnosed with a skin disorder, it’s hard. It does weigh on your self-esteem. It really does. But I’m done defending that. I’m not bleaching my skin and if I was bleaching my skin and I felt like saying so, I would, but for the record, I am not.

Tamar Braxton Talks Being Abused, Having Her Self-Esteem Restored and Plastic Surgery In October Issue Of Ebony Magazine

On Being Abused:

I almost had to tell my story to each individual and then I decided that’s not what I’m going to do. I can’t make anybody believe, I can’t change anybody’s mind about anything. (The abuse,) it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.

On How Vince Helped Rebuild Her Self Worth:

The thing that I love the most about (Vincent) is that he’s helped me with accepting what happened to me and helped me realize that that’s not my make-up, (being abused) is not who I am, it hasn’t hindered who I am, it hasn’t stopped my integrity. I really appreciate him more and more everyday 

I loved this article and I think it showed a very different side of Tamar Braxton.  I have always been a fan of hers and I think that it great to see that she is no different from many women who have dealt with abuse and self-esteem issues and like these women, she is a survivor.

Read the entire article at

What did you think about Tamar’s interview?

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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.

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on September 10, 2013

*le sigh* I’m still not sure about the whole plastic surgery thing. I still think she’s gotten some cosmetic surgery.

    on September 10, 2013

    I totally agree. She does not look the way she used to, especially her nose

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