Singer Tamar Braxton confirmed she will be divorcing her husband Vincent Hubbard. Her mother, Evelyn Braxton sat down with The Grio and gave her side of the story. Check out the interview below
In an emotional interview with theGrio, Evelyn Braxton is speaking out against the abuse that her daughter, Tamar Braxton, endured in her nearly 10-year marriage.
“It was definitely a volatile relationship,” Ms. Braxton says during a phone conversation from Atlanta, Georgia. “This has been going on for years.”
The matriarch of the Braxton family says Tamar’s estranged husband, Vincent Herbert, was both physically and emotionally abusive throughout the marriage, something that has long been kept secret—until now.
“Everybody saw Vince as a knight and shining armor, [but] behind closed doors that’s a horse of another color,” Evelyn Braxton says. “I’m tired of [Tamar] being abused and misused.”
Ms. Braxton first made claims about the alleged abuse while she was approached by TMZ photographers at Los Angeles International Airport. “I love Vince, but I don’t want him to kill my child,” she said just days after Tamar filed for divorce. About a week later, reports claimed that Tamar was “upset” with her mother for going public and refused to film with her for their reality show.
“They say the truth shall set you free. They’ve been trying to hide it for years. And I have the audacity to tell the truth,” she says.Evelyn tells theGrio, however, that she and her youngest daughter are doing just fine and are “talking” and “hugging.”
Part of telling the truth is also exposing WE tv, which airs the ratings giants Braxton Family Values and Tamar & Vince. “We spoke up about it on the ‘Braxton Family Values’ but they would not show it. They would show all the other girls and their husbands, but when it came to Vince, they took it out of the show,” she reveals.
When asked if she ever addressed Herbert over his alleged abuse, Evelyn Braxton, who temporarily lived in the couple’s Los Angeles home, says his response was always that Tamar’s “mouth” was to blame. “It’s always ‘it’s Tamar’s mouth’…it’s always someone else. That does not give you the right to abuse her. Everybody has a mouth. Everyone should have the right to say what they want. Are you trying to beat [her] into submissiveness? No one has the right,” she says.
Last year, a 911 call placed from a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Atlanta claimed that Vince and Tamar had been involved in a domestic dispute. Vince reportedly bit Tamar’s hand and caused the singer to bleed. No police report was ever filed