Apparently Tamar Braxton is taking some of her own advice and getting her life in the way she believes it needs getting. About a year ago, we learned that Toni’s little sister and one-woman dictionary was having marriage problems. Tamar’s 9 year marriage to Vince Herbert was reportedly over after he allegedly found out that she had been allegedly cheating.org on him with another man. Then they got into a messy, violent fight at an Atlanta hotel. Tamar and Vince stayed together and tried to work it out.
Tamar must really be serious about standing by her man, because she admitted to Entertainment Tonight that her upcoming album Bluebird of Happiness will be her last. Basically, she’s quitting her career for a man. That’s it, no more amazing hits like “Love and War” and “The One” and…uh, the one with the music video starring that low-budget cake? Yes, that one. That will be the end of that!
Tamar says she’s “nerve-cited” for the release, because the content on Bluebird of Happiness is “transparent, real, and unapologetic.” She gets into the drama of her personal life, which of course includes the messiness with Vince. Now that she’s got it all out in several fearlessly pitchy octaves, she’s ready to retire and focus on her husband and their 4-year-old son Logan.
“There are a lot of things that I want to do, and a lot of things that are in the works. There’s a lot of things that are going on in my relationship and me being close to this music industry, and whatever I can do to eliminate all of the stress and problems off of my relationship, I would rather do that.
My husband and I work very close together and it’s really hard, you know? Not only do we work together, he is my baby daddy and, you know, we’ve been together forever. He’s my best friend. It’s a lot of things to discuss and argue about.”
When asked what’s the one thing in her life that requires the most work, she answered, “My relationship.” Tamar says that even though she’s walking away from singing, she still plans to write songs for other artists.
Tamar and Vince still have paychecks coming in from their WE tv reality show, Tamar & Vince, the fifth season of which premieres in November. I don’t know if quitting singing will fix things between her and Vince. Who knows? Maybe this decision will backfire and they’ll split for good after they realize the only thing keeping them together was fighting over Tamar’s singing career. Is it wrong of me to sort of hope that’s the way it goes? Surely I’m not the only one who would love a spin-off about Tamar entering the world of speed dating called Have Several Seats.