Because our fans are absolutely incredible, WE are bringing you some extra content for last week’s episode of “Braxtons Family Values.” Towanda takes Trina and Traci to lunch to share the exciting news about “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” but before the girls even get their drinks TrinaQuote: “I really gotta go kee-kee. Don’t talk about me while I’m gone.” Traci Quote: “Don’t worry, we will.” The girls kept their promise! Towanda tells Traci all about when Trina peed in her pants during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. TowandaQuote: “Just close your eyes and imagine someone pouring water on the carpet.” TMI Towanda! Towanda Quote: “Girl… I called everybody and told everybody she’s pissing on herself.”
WE knew Toni could never retire from the music industry. What a bunch of bull-you-know-what!
For all our Toni fanatics out there, check out the tour dates below and see when Toni is coming to a city near you.
Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada
Red Robinson Show Theatre
Coquitlam, British Columbia
State Theatre – NJ
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Casino Rama Entertainment Center
Chene Park Amphitheater
Durham Performing Arts Center
Durham, North Carolina
Pier Six Concert Pavilion
Twin River Events Center
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Trump Taj Mahal – Mark G. Etess Arena
Atlantic City, New Jersey
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, New York
Lucky for us, Toni is coming to the New York AND New Jersey so WE can technically see her multiple times! WE wonder if Trina and Towanda will be singing backup
Tamar and Toni hit the pavement trying to find comfortable yet fashionable shoes to fit Tamar’s expanding pregnancy feet. BFVQuote: “She’s a very grumpy, pregnant diva.” Tamar refuses to wear flats (at least at this point of the pregnancy) and Toni is trying her hardest to convince Tamar otherwise. BFVQuote: “This beat does not go with a flat.” No matter what option Toni presents to Tamar, her answer is a big, fat no. BFVQuote: “I’m not cooking rice, Toni!” Tamar won’t even listen to the saleswoman who presented a great compromise. Tamar finally finds a pair of short, wedge boots that they can both agree on. Tamar loves them so much she breaks out into the “Baby Dance.” This spectacle is some kind of ridiculousness, but WE can’t say we aren’t completely amused. BFVQuote: “Thank you, girl cuz my feet hurt like hell.”
Traci and Trina are in Charlotte for the CIAA Tournament where they will both be performing solo. Trina is super nervous to perform, especially since it got cut from Toni’s show recently. BFVQuote: “Now that I’m getting a second chance I can finally put all of that behind me.” Traci will be singing the Black National Anthem and this is really a great chance for Traci to “come out of her shell.” BFVQuote: “My little mollusk.”
Towanda is helping a sister out by hooking Tamar up with a personal assistant from her Secret Squirrel School. BFVQuote: “He’s kinda like the gay version of Tamar.” However, we know Tamar would sit her butt down on the couch even without being properly asked. But, James is serving up some fabulous purse game that catches Tay Tay’s eye immediately. BFVQuote: “I became a squirrel. And I’m just running up the tree.” Their personalities are so similar it is frightening. Between the one liners, the quick wit and the comical sayings, WE are dying. Tamar agrees on a test run shopping trip to see if James is really assistant material.
Back in Charleston, Traci is having her last sound check before her big solo performance at CIAA. Traci is really nervous, but since Trina won’t be performing until tomorrow she can look to her to calm her down. BFVQuote: “Sister magic. TING!” Being fearful of someone taking her black card, Traci knows she needs to get all the words right and nail this performance. BFVQuote: “For real though, somebody please help me!” Even though Traci may look calm to Trina, she is a wreck. BFVQuote: “I don’t have to keekee. You know how many times I sat down and it’s not coming?” There is a lot of pressure on Traci to do well after walking off stage at Toni’s performance and dancing to her own beat during Trina’s recent performance. BFVQuote: “I know if I want to be a singer I have to go out there and do the right thing.” Luckily, Traci does a great job! BFVQuote: “It is Traci season, honey! Yesss!”
Back in L.A., Towanda and Tamar take James on his official interview. James must pour Tamar some fro yo, hold her purse, and taste whatever Tamar wants him to taste. BFVQuote: “His taste buds right now… they go together. They are like boyfriend and girlfriend.” Tamar does not want to put on any extra weight, so having James eat everything in the store and describe it to her is the next best thing. However, this goes downhill for James once he starts to taste some funky stuff.
It is now Trina’s turn to rock center court! However, there is a small problem… you can only wear white soled shoes on the basketball court. Looks like someone is going shopping! BFVQuote: “I’m gonna look really stupid performing a dance song by myself.”
It is time for Tamar to make a decision about James, but first she will complain some more about being pregnant. BFVQuote: “How do fat people do it?” With that, Towanda uses up all her self control to not say a smart comment. It also looks like James must restrain himself too. BFVQuote: “My husband is not fat. He is just tubs of lovin’, ok?” James’ fate depends on whether or not he could get along with Vince, but with pregnant Tamar being even more EXTRA, it may be too much for poor Vince to bear. BFVQuote: “I don’t need two queens in the house right now.”
It’s almost “Game Time” for Trina, and it looks like her dancers have found appropriate center court shoe game. BFVQuote: “Thank God for Jesus!” The first thing Traci notices as she comes backstage to wish Trina luck is Trina’s “ample” bust. BFVQuote: “I thought I was gonna play bongos.” This is Trina’s largest audience so she is right to be nervous… plus, she is going to have to stomp out in those thigh high hooker heels! BFVQuote: “I am shaking in my sparkly boots!” It looks like the crowd is really enjoying Trina’s song and performance, and Traci is definitely her sister’s biggest fan. This is a big performance for Trina where she feels she will earn respect for singing “her kind of music.” BFVQuote: “I felt like one of my ootie booties was gonna come out.” Traci even reinforces the fact that the pom poms really worked with the routine.
Back home in the ATL Towanda and Traci take Mommy shopping to get her mind off of finalizing the move. Evelyn would love Tamar to embrace her pregnancy, but the sisters can’t help but remember how Tamar was with all their pregnancies. BFVQuote: “You don’t know until you go through it.” It seems like Evelyn is trying her hardest to defend Baby Tay Tay, but all that’s doing is annoying the sisters. Apparently Evelyn has a much different memory of each of their pregnancies, including the girls’ attitudes.
Trina just got the video of her CIAA performance, and the two biggest critics, Tamar and Toni have come over to sample. Immediately, these two are hung up on the sex of the dancers, the use of pom poms, and everything else about the performance. The faces on these ladies says it all. I’m just surprised they are being this silent so far, but you know that all is about to change. BFVQuote: “Toni, don’t you want dried up packets of food lookin’ at them boots?” At least the sisters think Trina sounded good! BFVQuotes: “I think Toni is hard on me because she wants to see me succeed.” At the end of the day, at least Trina can take two things from this performance… leave the boots and the pom poms at home.
Next week, Evelyn looks like she has had just about enough complaining from Tamar, Evelyn goes out on a date and it’s not with Doc (gasp!), and Toni does press for her movie!
Toni and Tamar invite Mama E. out to L.A. so they can check up on the progress of her new “lifestyle” post hospital. BFVQuote: “Plus, I think she needs to be in my kitchen cooking for me.” Tamar thinks L.A. would be a great change for Evelyn, and also boost her dating life. BFVQuote: “We know he ain’t in Atlanta. You’ve been there long enough. If he was around the corner he’d be living in your house by now.” But Evelyn has a life in Atlanta, and if she wants to go out every now and again she has a group of friends she can do that with. BFVQuote: “It’s what they think I should have.” However, what Tamar wants is for Mama E. to get some new, younger “moves” to attract her prospective man… like dropping it likes it’s hot. This is a whole new level of (hilarious) ridiculousness!
Back in Atlanta, Trina and Towanda meet to look at a potential property for the boutique. The two love the space, but as soon as Trina mentions Gabe’s name Towanda goes on the defensive. Trina and Gabe have done a lot of the leg work together, but this is because this has been Trina’s brain child even before it became a sister venture. BFVQuote: “This is the calm before the storm.”
Toni is being honored for her work with Lupus L.A., so Mama E., Trina, and Traci have come out to support her. To sweeten the deal, Lupus L.A. is holding a purse auction and there is a burgundy leather bag that has Trina’s name all over it. However, even taunting all the prospective bidders will not insure that Trina goes home with this bag. BFVQuote: “There is warfare going on in here… I’m out for blood tonight.” Too bad Trina is in those sky high heels and not a pair of Nikes because she was too slow maneuvering through that crowd to put down one final bid before the auction closed. This night is all about Toni, so Trina must move on from the disappointment and attempt to take a picture of Toni and Jackee… or insult her by pointing out she doesn’t have a touch screen phone. BFVQuote: “I’m gonna kick your ass.” Toni and Evelyn are beyond embarrassed, and the embarrassment continues as Trina pulls a feather out of Jackee’s hair.
Andre has surprised Towanda with Argentine tango lessons to wake the romance a little bit. Andre has chosen to lead Towanda in this “dance of love” and she has willingly accepted this challenge since she “hates to fail at anything.” FVQuote: “It feels great that Towanda has let me have that role back.”
Toni has stopped by Tamar’s house to hang out with Mama E and based on her negative reaction to certain cuisine, Tamar thinks Toni has turned boojie. BFVQuote: “I’m too rich to eat that. I only eat chicken.” Toni fires back by saying Tamar likes “goat cuisine”, but according to Tamar, BFVQuote: “Gout is a rich person’s disease.” This has reached a whole new level of ridiculous. Are they really arguing over food? At least Mama E.’s secret dating life proves to be a much needed distraction. BFVQuote: “What tax bracket is he in?” Her dating past has consisted of a gentleman caller who apparently put on his heated seats without remembering he did not shower that day.
Trina takes Gabe to look at the possible location for the boutique, and he has come prepared with an arsenal of questions. BFVQuote: “He wants his I’s dotted and he wants his T’s crossed. Who can be mad about that?” Gabe isn’t completely sold on the space, and when he hears about the sisters’ involvement he is certainly not sold on that either. Looks like everyone is playing the game “Trina in the middle” since she is the only common denominator between this boutique idea, the sisters, and Gabe. Oddly enough Gabe does not think this may be the perfect location for a boutique because of the unattractive power lines, but he does feel this is a perfect location to get down on one knee and present Trina with her new ring. BFVQuote: “Glad I got my nails done.” While this whole display may scream a bit “low rent” to us, WE think it may just be about damn time, Gabe! BFVQuote: “Maybe this wasn’t the most romantic setting… but sometimes there is no time like the present.”
BFVQuote: “All of us girls are in L.A. for some sister time and I’m a little nervous because Towanda went ham sandwich on me when she found out Gabe was working with me on the clothing store. And I know she can’t wait to bring this up with the rest of the sisters.” Here we go! As Towanda tries to stir the shit, Tamar urges the sisters to let Trina speak. Since Trina and Gabe had started this process long before she involved the sisters, however Tamar and Toni interject to remind Trina that the idea of the boutique came from a conversation all five sisters had about three years prior. BFVQuote: “No one else was putting on conversations and meetings.” Trina feels that since everyone has the same vision, it makes the most sense for everyone to be involved in the store together (including Gabe). BFVQuote: “I don’t want him in my life other than my brother in law. Other than my B-I-L. I don’t want to work with him.” Toni decides that if Trina would like to split her share with Gabe that’s her decision, but there will be no sixth partner. BFVQuote: “I ain’t rollin’ like that.” WE hope the sisters can come to an agreement.
Toni stops by the studio to hopefully get some motivation from Babyface. BFVQuote: “Oddly enough, I feel nothing when I walk into the studio.” Toni definitely feels a bit tricked when she sits down in the studio because she is immediately filled with conflicting emotions and some great memories of when she used to love music. BFVQuote: “I don’t think you can be a real artist and a real musician and just walk away.” Toni admits that she is afraid, but since she has had a taste of commercial success it is difficult to just focus on your passion and not the measured success. BFVQuote: “That bottom line is very important to record companies… I don’t like that part of it.” Babyface thinks Toni’s fear is stemming from her personal life; the divorce and her heath issues are weighing very heavy lately. BFVQuote: “After the pain comes joy.” Toni agrees to work on a song with Babyface to possibly recharge her feelings for music.
What is Tamar’s big news? Will Trina’s next trip into the studio be a success or a disaster? Do you think Toni will stay in the music industry? WE want to hear from you!
After all that drama last week, WE hope this week is at least filled with some resolve and positivity! #Getittogether, ladies!
Trina and Mama E. meet up for lunch to discuss what happened at the #Tamarvention, including their little exchange of words before the session even really started. BFVQuote: “I had to make it right with my mother.” Trina apologizes for her behavior brought on by stress, and acknowledges her disrespectful actions. BFVQuote: “In everybody’s life there is a season. Your season right now is to work on each other’s nerves.”
Back in L.A., Michael Braxton pays Tamar a visit to find out what is going on between his daughters. BFVQuote: “He has his work cut out for him because it’s a mess!” Michael hates hearing about all this conflict, so he wants Tamar to explain exactly what is going down. BFVQuote: “First I’m changing, then I said something, then I did something… I don’t know.” Michael wants to get everyone together so the girls can finally squash this drama.
Traci is back from L.A. and in the D.M.V. because Kevin had a health scare in the middle of the night. BFVQuote: “Apparently, it was just an anxiety attack. I got the damn anxiety attack.” Seems like someone got a little too worked up over that Redskin loss! At least Traci can fill Kevin in on the drama that happened back in L.A., and apparently help Kevin get his “heart rate back up.” This marriage is still alive and spicy, that’s for sure!
Toni sits down with Dr. Sherry so she can figure out why she got agitated enough to walk out on the sister therapy session. BFVQuote: “I don’t know how to coexist in my family dynamic… I don’t know how to be me in this situation.” Dr. Sherry makes Toni put on glasses to “see what she didn’t see before”, and as much as this looks a bit cray Dr. Sherry’s point is that everyone sees things through the same lenses differently. Toni needs to get some resolution between Tamar and herself before it starts to affect her health even more. BFVQuote: “If they have a problem it is none of business. I’m going to remain neutral.” Toni is taking on the role of caretaker again, and Dr. Sherry makes her realize that is not her role anymore.
Michael finally convinces Tamar to attend a sister sit-down at Toni’s, but if this is another #Tamarvention “she” is not interested! BFVQuote: “Nobody likes to be in the seat all the damn time.” Michael reminds Tamar how the art of forgiveness makes you the bigger person, and at least gets Tamar to leave the car and enter Toni’s house. BFVQuote: “I really hope that by seeing me and their father in the same room being civil to each other that will inspire them to come together so we can just be a family.” Because of Michael’s calming effect on Tamar, the sisters are glad to have him at this second meeting. With the absence of Traci, Tamar thinks that Kevin’s health scare may be a little more convenient than plausible. Michael immediately tries to get to the bottom of the issue by playing mediator. The girls try and explain that even though it felt like a #Tamarvention, Tamar had asked to know what the issues were and the sisters were trying to communicate just that. BFVQuote: “You wanted to know? And they told you? And you got made because they told you?” When Tamar doesn’t agree with Michael or the girls, she tells Michael he is the one that is a horrible listener. Ummm, pot meet kettle! BFVQuote: “She has not heard a word we’ve said for six months.” Trina tries to bring everyone’s thoughts together by admitting that no one is going to change the past so it is important to move on and move forward, but Tamar is still trying to dredge up her version of the #Tamarvention. BFVQuote: “You’re not listening. You need to listen and understand what they are saying.” Everyone but Tamar also thinks everyone is owed an apology, however if Tamar doesn’t think she did anything wrong, what will she apologize for? Things are heating up quickly, and WE don’t know if Michael and Evelyn can bring this conversation back. When Toni asks for an apology, Tamar is quick to defend her actions because of how Trina, Traci and Towanda were acting. However, that has nothing to do with Toni and the accusation of jealousy. Mama E. has to finally jump in to try and mediate this heated convo between Toni and Tamar. BFVQuote: “That’s how you move on. Not justify anything. And you move on!” Michael is not accepting Tamar’s apology because it honestly wasn’t an apology at all. BFVQuot: “You know why you can’t say it? Because you don’t feel it!” Finally after 10 minutes of screaming, yelling, and caring on Tamar is able to apologize sincerely and Toni is able to accept it. After Toni accepts Tamar’s apology, it is almost too much to hold in anymore. These sisters fight hard, but they love harder and no one in that room wants to continue with the way things are carrying on. BFVQuote: “I’m not gonna allow anything to come between me and the feelings of my sisters.” Michael has even had enough, and walks out of the room feeling hurt and exhausted while Mama E. orchestrates a group hug. Problem solved?
Back in the D.M.V., Michael meets with Traci to discuss what happened at the second sister meeting and Kevin’s health. Traci is very upset that she missed the second meeting, but after listening to Michael wax poetically about the meeting Traci looks like she may be glad she dodged that bullet. She has no patience to hear how Michael didn’t ask Tamar about her comments. BFVQuote: “Let’s just finish this and be over it.” This was just even more disastrous than the #Tamarvention part II! Traci legit got in the car and sped off!
Cooler heads prevail, and Traci meets up with Michael to really sit down and discuss the issue at hand. BFVQuote: “I’m upset with Tamar, but I can’t let that effect how I treat my family.” Traci has lost her patience between Kevin’s health scare and the Tamar issue, and it’s becoming difficult for her to deal with all the drama. Michael wants to sit down with Tamar and Traci to discuss the unresolved issues between them, and as much as Traci does not want to be in the same room as Tamar she knows it would make Michael happy.
Gabe has asked Traci and Towanda to come ring shopping with him so he can officially ice out Trina’s ring finger. Gabe has already picked out a ring, and as soon as Towanda and Traci hear “simple” and “solitaire” these two are all over Gabe. BFVQuote: “That is something you can get up the street and in the alley somewhere.” Gabe is trying to stay within a budget (shocking!), and Towanda and Traci’s desire for a bigger diamond in every setting is not helping. BFVQuote: “I think Trina would like a nice, solid 2 karat diamond or more with a lot of friends around it.” As soon as Gabe is blinded by all the sparkle, even he is thinking about a heftier upgrade once he checks his finances. BFVQuote: “Cheating is expensive.”
Traci and Tamar sit down with Michael to finally hash out the issues. Tamar is still confused as to what the issues are between her and Traci, and feels like she is treated like an outsider. It seems like both Tamar and Traci have conflicting memories of what actually happened during the #Tamarvention, and Michael is having a difficult time keeping up with the variations. BFVQuote: “Both of ya’ll are wrong, and both of ya’ll are right.” Right or wrong does not matter to Michael, he just wants some resolve. Tamar does not want the fakeness of smoothing things over just for the sake of her parents, but Traci seems to sweep her thoughts under the rug just to avoid Michael’s disapproval and another argument with Tamar.
Will the Braxtons ever get back to normal? Did Traci really call Caucasians “Albinos” in a speech in front of thousands? Is Toni really done recording? What is happening, #BFV fans? WE want to hear from you.
With Trina filming her video and Traci celebrating her birthday, the entire family gathers in the ATL for support, laughter, and of course, DRAMA!
Traci has come all the way from Maryland to cameo in Trina’s video for “Party or Go Home”. It also happens to be Traci’s birthday this weekend! BFVQuote: “That’s alright. I had nothing but time… really, I did.” Tri-Tri has her talons on, or as Traci calls them “letter openers” and she is reds to go. BFVQuote: “Looks like you can scratch the hell out of someone.” Traci is honored to be involved in Trina’s first video, especially when she hears the concept. BFVQuote: “For one thing, there’s nothing like a sexy, foxy lady with big ASS cigar in the club!” This video broke Trina’s piggy bank, so the return has to be worth it!
Trina, Tamar, and Towanda meet at Mama E’s to catch up and to plan a big birthday celebration for Traci. BFVQuote: “… like surprise!” With Traci’s birthday plans out of the way, the girls start to discuss Ms. E’s eating habits. BFVQuote: “That carborization demon isn’t good.” With Ms. E’s diabetes being the issue, they think she is in serious denial of the health risks.
Traci meets with the one and only, Terrence Lee Jones to brush up on her vocals. BFVQuote: “I’m inspired by both Tamar and Trina doing their own projects. If Tamar and Trina can do it, then Traci can do it as well. I just need to make myself ready.” Terrence wants Traci to practice singing while moving. He is no joke! Poor Traci is running a marathon in place while practicing her scales. BFVQuote: “I don’t want to be like yeah, yeah, yeah… woo… yeah ya’ll.” Terrence is a legit drill sergeant, and definitely doesn’t take shiz from no one. BFVQuote: “He’s hard. I wanted to punch him in the throat!”
Reco is getting the wardrobe ready for the video, and we have to say Trina has some fierce choices to choose from. BFVQuote: “Your boobies look delicious.” After Reco peels Trina out of that red number, we are transformed back in time to the fabulous 80’s and our love for all things neon. Reco, can you make me one of those? BFVQuote: “The glow in the dark outfit is great as long as Reco can do something to alter it so my boobie-doobies don’t fall out.” Reco has also designed a fabulously sexy dress for Towanda… and unbeknown to him, something for Traci! BFVQuote: “I’m sure you have something in here that fits… boom!” That’s a scary face, Reco. Please stop before WE get nightmares.
Tamar takes Mama E out for a snack, and to no one’s surprise Mama E chooses to go to a bakery. Ms. E chooses a delicious piece of caramel cake that is loaded in carbs and sugar. BFVQuote: “Just cuz she wants a big piece of caramel cake doesn’t mean she can have a piece of caramel cake.” This poor bakery worker had no idea he would be moonlighting as a referee when these two walked in. BFVQuote: “Would you cut your mama a slice that big?” Ms. E insists she does not eat that badly every day, but Tamar thinks she needs a chaperone to keep her on the right track. BFVQuote: “I don’t know if insulin makes you fat, but I do know that Mommy wouldn’t even need the insulin shot if she controlled what the hell she put in her mouth.”
SURPRISE! The Braxton brood comes together to celebrate Traci’s birthday! The look on Traci’s face is worth a million bucks, but her celebratory dance is PRICELESS! While Traci thinks a stripper may pop out of her birthday cake, she is shocked to see her husband, Kevin jump out instead. BFVQuote: “Wow! What a birthday cake! Do it again, baby! Do it again!” Traci’s son, Kevin Jr. has also been flown in for the special occasion. BFVQuote: “I was really happy. It was a fresh of breath air.” Traci starts to open her gifts and Toni cannot help but put her two cents out there. BFVQuote: “Who does that?” Toni seems to take issue with the fact that Trina purchased a small bottle of perfume for Traci, and calls her out at the table in front of everyone! BFVQuote: “And with that you have nerve, gall, and audacity.” Toni, WE love you but why are you blowing up people’s spots at the table? At least talk about her behind her back like normal families do! Thankfully, Towanda reminds everyone why they are all there and Tamar seconds the motion. BFVQuote: “This is not about anyone but Traci tonight.”
Trina struggles at rehearsal one she starts to do the choreography in her inch pumps. BFVQuote: “Not easy at all.” Victor reminds Trina that all the hard work is going to pay off. BFVQuote: “You put it on, and this what you’re moving into… Trina the solo artist.” Trina is absolutely right; this is not the time to hold back. She is so close to achieving her goal, and she just has to roll with it. BFVQuote: “This is it. It is make it or break it time.”
Talk about a surprise intervention! The girls sans Toni storm into Casa E to do some fridge raiding, and prove that Mama isn’t taking care of herself. Between pickled pigs feet, cake (for the “children”), bottled frappachinos, sweet tea, and the like this is a diabetic’s worst nightmare. BFVQuote: “She might as well just have a big ol’ vat of insulin waiting right beside the refrigerator.” Towanda even finds a Snickers hiding in the back of the freezer! BFVQuote: “What are you? The refrigerator police?” The girls are very concerned for their mother, especially since their aunt suffered was a double amputee. Mama E, WE all love you… take better care of yourself! BFVQuote: “Sweetness can’t be your weakness.” At least Towanda made off with some groceries J
Always the awesome sister, Towanda shows up to the video shoot early BFVQuote: “She just needs to show up and be a star.” With Trina’s dressing room being in the same location as kraft services, Towanda gives Reco the task of finding another location or at least some better lighting. Unfortunately, Reco has some surprises for Trina in the wardrobe department. Towanda’s outfit has been changed, and there seems to be a few missing items Trina specifically asked for. MFVQuote: “Don’t mess with me today, Reco!” While trying to get ready, Trina is still dealing with a bunch of mundane issues… like the fact she doesn’t like Towanda’s dress! Luckily Victor is there to give some words of encouragement and bring calmness over Trina. BFVQuote: “Everything you do is right because this is about you. It’s time to bring it.” But, you’ll have to wait until next week to see the world premiere of Trina’s video for “Party or Go Home”!
What was your favorite part of the video shoot? Who’s on Team Gabe after seeing how down he is for Trina? Anyone else scared to see Tamar and Toni’s reaction to the video? WE want to know what you think…
Tamar meets with surrogates, Toni models a sock dress, Trina takes a band hiatus, and Gabe talks about his “deposits”… ew!
Toni checks up on Trina to see how things are going. BFVQuote: “Being the older sister, you know I’m psychic.” Toni thinks Trina’s decision to drop the band is long overdue, allowing her to go out into the industry and figure things out for herself. There is a lot of security with being in a group, and Toni thinks it is time for Trina to be on her own. BFVQuote: “Don’t be afraid to fly. Just sore on your own.” Toni also gets a little something out of this conversation as well; Trina admits that she respects Toni and her opinion. BFVQuote: “Don’t do what I do. Let my screw ups help you.”
Tamar, her summertime hair, and Towanda go out for lunch… and for Tamar to tell Towanda she will not be her surrogate. Why the change in do? Apparently Towanda like Tamar’s classic hair so much, she stole it. BFVQuote: “We can’t be sitting here looking like the bopsy twins.” But apparently she stole it from Toni! BFVQuote: “Back in the day… when Toni Braxton was doing The Flamingo ‘Revealed’.” WE don’t know if Vince is really THAT worried about the baby picking up Andre’s “bad habits” or the fact that it’s a bit weird to rub his sister-in-law’s belly while she is pregnant with his child. Like Mama E says, “I’m just sayin’.” Although, Vince having his heart set on Tamar carrying this child may not be the right move either. BFVQuote: “Why would I want to have a baby inside of me messing up my girly parts and stretching out my tight abdominal region that I work real hard for?” But, the best part is Tamar’s song about Towanda’s cooch. BFVQuote: “I sure see the light.” <a href=”http://we.tv/P5BNW3″>Click here to listen to the “Cooch Song”</a>
Toni has a dress fitting with Michael Costello, who has designed the sock dress Toni will wear in a photo shoot for Autism Speaks. BFVQuote: “The cousins are good.” With Toni starving herself for Fashion Week, I don’t think we need to worry about her looking “too big” in this dress! BFVQuote: “I don’t want to look like ‘Oh, she knows where the dessert table is. Not a good look.”
Mr. Braxton is in town! Tamar goes to lunch with her daddy to catch up and talk babies. BFVQuote: “I need a glass of wine for this. This is stressing me OUT!” With Tamar still wanting to professionally achieve so much, she feels that babies can sometimes be a hindrance. BFVQuote: “It doesn’t have to be a Viking. It could be a GE.” After the back and forth, Tamar and Mr. Braxton decide to put this conversation on the shelf and enjoy their lunch. BFVQuote: “Aw Tamar, Tamar, Tamar. You my baby.”
Toni is in New York doing her photo shoot for Autism Speaks and SheKnows.com with Mr. Nigel Barker (BIG TIME!). As soon as the music comes on, Toni works it OUT! The dress really looks beautiful, and with Nigel’s creative set design this is going to be a great photo. BFVQuote: “I’m just a singer trying to look like a model. It’s a whole body work out.”
Back in Atlanta, Gabe comes over to discuss the possibility of moving back in. BFVQuote: “I’m just working on not being angry right now for the sake of the children.” Can’t blame the guy for trying! But, Trina looks like she just saw a unicorn prance into the kitchen. He thinks the progress he has made in sex addiction counseling and with his therapist is enough to gain Trina’s trust back. BFVQuote: “He is not supposed to be using it as a ploy to get back into the house, or back into my pants, or both. That’s a big negative, soldier.” Gabe does raise a good point though. While he is going through all this counseling, what is Trina doing? Mr. Oral Transaction is still in the picture professionally. And when Gabe calls it like it is, Trina looks like she’s seen a ghost. BFVQuote: “My penis made a deposit into another woman’s vagina.” Hate to say it, but WE are semi on Gabe’s side with this one. But you’re still our girl, Trina! We know it’s not about just this isolated incident. At the end of the day, this couple still needs more time to sort out their beef.
Tamar and Vince meet with a slew of potential surrogates, you know from the beginning this is just a recipe for disaster. BFVQuote: “It’s not gonna work for me, but I’ll check it out.” Margie kicks it off with a hug and Vince dives right in with offering for Margie to stay at the house while she’s pregnant. Tamar looks like she is going to fall off the chair. BFVQuote: “She’s not having it.” BFVQuote: “What’s personal is you not wanting to push the baby out your coochie.” Next is Sarah, who may have wanted to wear a slightly more conservative top that didn’t reveal the goodies. BFVQuote: “I don’t know how many other ways I can say hell-to-the-niz-o.” As soon as she says, “I would love to have your son” it is an open and shut case. NEXT! Oh, Lily, Lily, Lily. BFVQuote: “This ain’t 1-800-Rent-A-Womb!”
Trina meets with the band to break the news that she is officially leaving. BFVQuote: “I am taking a band hiatus so I can kinda fly with my own solo career.” Trina is taking some members of the original band with her, so she knows certain people will be upset… including Mr. Oral Transaction, Christian. BFVQuote: “I don’t need the sexual innuendos. What I need to do is clip his balls and neuter him out of my life.” Besides Christian, all the other band mates are extremely supportive so go figure that he needs to follow Trina outside to have a “talk”. HE should be a stranger! BFVQuote: “Your account with the First National Bank of Trina is closed! You need to take your business elsewhere.”
On to Trina and Gabe, round two. Gabe is concerned about Caleb’s grades, and Trina think it has something to do with all the emotional stress he has been going through. BFVQuote: “I don’t think that Caleb is failing. I think that we are failing.” Gabe thinks they need to spend more time with Caleb, whether it is together or separately. BFVQuote: “Gabe is pulling at my heart strings being a good father to the boys, but he was a really terrible husband to me. But, sometimes you have to choose what’s right for your children over what’s right for you.” Trina appreciates Gabe’s commitment to staying around for the kids, and thinks it is the best thing for the family.
What do you think of Tamar talking in the third person? Will Vince and Tamar EVER find a surrogate? Are you on #TeamReunion or #TeamSeparation with Gabe and Trina? Let us know what you think!
Hey guys! I was so nervous about my surgery, and about how long it would take to completely heal. I decided to tell my family all at the same time because it was easier for me to only explain my reasoning once. The morning of my surgery I had my “wusband” Keri with me, as well as Towanda, Mommy, Daddy, & my assistant Zo. After the surgery I was uncomfortable, but I was so thankful for my family and their presence during the whole process. They were so understanding and caring. It took a few months to completely heal, which I didn’t take kindly to – I like to be independent and productive. But my sisters were very helpful and encouraging. My mom was with me the entire time after the hospital, to help with the healing process. My family was my support system throughout the entire process.
“It’s YOUR house but I live here”
It is difficult living under the same roof as another family. It’s even more challenging when it’s your family. As soon as my kids, me and Andre walked through the ‘invited’ door, the elephant in the room ran past us and sat right in the middle of the floor, grabbed his pillow and went to sleep. I have always been the sister who supports no matter what and I really mind my own business especially with significant others.
The first week was a blast I must admit. It was great sharing and talking with my sister Trina and playing games with her every now and then. I truly missed Trina when she had a show with her band. Gabe is just a weirdo. And I mean that with the utmost respect. There were times when I wanted to spend time with my sister BY MYSELF and Gabe would make himself available to either be a part of our conversation or include himself in a card game.
Even though Trina never made me feel uncomfortable while being in her home………I was ready to move out. Let me tell ya….when you have company and you’re living in a glass house always remember, your guest can see through walls..