"First And Foremost, Thank You"

Tamar Braxton is ready to talk about her mental health. The celebrity mom shared a picture of her with her son on Thursday (July 30) after attempting to commit suicide earlier this month.

“First and foremost, thank you,” Tamar began her note. “Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love, and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago.”


Tamar Braxton was rushed to the hospital on July 17, 2020, after her boyfriend, David Adefeso, found her unresponsive in their hotel suite. The celebrity spent several days under close attention even after regaining consciousness. There was speculation that Tamar’s suicide attempt was the result of the new trailer for her upcoming reality series, Get Ya Life, which portrayed Braxton in a negative light. Such rumors gained even more steam after the revelation of Tamar writing a letter to WeTV that alluded to the notion of the celebrity having suicidal thoughts because of the trailer and overall production of the show.

“Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy,” Tamar said in her open letter to fans on Thursday (July 30). “I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world,” she continued.

“Over the past 11 years, there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave,” Tamar Braxton told her fans. “I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid,” the celebrity revealed.

“I wrote a letter over two months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair,” Tamar said of her agreement with WeTV. “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.”

“There are a few things I count on most: to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter.”

“It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living. I was existing for the purpose of a corporation’s gain and ratings, and that killed me.”

Braxton went on to tell her supporters, “Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation.”

Tamar Braxton has one child, Logan Herbert, with her ex-husband, Vincent Herbert. Stay tuned for more celebrity mom news!

Photo: Tamar Braxton/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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