Tamar has found out she has two broken vessels on her vocal chords as well as a nodule which is the last thing she needs with her album release coming up. Luckily, she has things like shopping with Terrell to keep her busy and occupied. Tamar is looking for something simple and slenderizing to “suck in the curves”… or “suckerage” as only SHE can call it. TVQuote: “My issue today is my curves runnith over my body and my stomach is on my lap and it cannot be contained.” But regardless of how Tamar feels about her body, she definitely still has that same humor WE all love which is showcased in her amazing impersonation of Tina Turner. With two failed attempts at an outfit, Tamar focuses on her jouge and buys herself some thigh high leather boots.
#TamarandVince hit up NYC for a small party to commemorate the release of Tamar’s album. Vince gushes over his wife’s success, and even L.A. Reid is in the crowd showing his support. TVQuote: “Don’t get mad, but I have a thing for Braxtons.” Tamar is extremely grateful for L.A. who didn’t need to take a chance on another Braxton. TVQuote: “You didn’t have to do a Braxton remix.” On the way back from the album release, Tamar is looking for a little foot affection, but Vince is preoccupied with that damn phone again. A few comments are exchanged and this turns ugly real quick with Tamar getting all up in Vince’s face. TVQuote: “Now I’m in the #1 Club… why you mad?”
Vince takes Tamar out on a nice date night so they can both have a break from the craziness of the past few days. Tamar starts talking to Vince about the pressures of balancing everything while being successful, and it seems to be stemming from a place of insecurity caused by all the bullying she went through at school and in past relationships. TVQuote: “You’re denying God’s blessing for you when you let that part of your life surface.”
The album showcase is finally here, but Tamar’s injured vocal chords are still an issue. SHE is glammed up and ready to go, but LaShawn’s nervousness is SUPER contagious. TVQuote: “I can’t have anyone else’s energy but mine.” Even Terrell to comfort her is nervous! However, WE don’t know what all the fuss is about because as always, Tamar slays it despite earpiece issues. TVQuote: “SHE wins again. Don’t be mad.”
At the suggestion of Vince’s doctor, Tamar and Vince head to therapy to sort out their concerns. Vince’s health problems have taken their toll on the both of them, and the constant fighting and bickering is starting to get worse. There is only one rule; no one is allowed to interrupt each other. Tamar explains to the therapist, Sevin that since Vince was hospitalized their lifestyle has changed considerably, as well as their timeline for having a child. After Tamar speaks, Vince states that the baby issue isn’t even an issue at all. T&VQuote: “I am cool on that. That has left the station.” This causes Tamar to be understandably upset. Vince wants to act like everything is cool, but then still partakes in the arguments every other day. Either these two talk out their issues in therapy, or they find a way to deal with all the arguing. When asked what his biggest issue is with Tamar, he quickly replies, “Your mouth!” It is clear Tamar’s ways of expressing herself are Vince’s characteristics of acting out of control. These two just agree to disagree. T&VQuote: “It’s hard to know what’s hurtful and what isn’t. And it takes time to figure it out.”
On that positive note, aloha Hawaii! T&VQuote: “Oh wow! This is gorg!” Joined by April and LaShawn, these two couples are here for some straight up R&R, and like Tamar said, “not ratchet and ridiculousness.” As the fab four drive through the scenes of Hawaii, they listen to another track of Tamar’s, “Love and War”. This is the first time WE have heard a ballot, and Tamar is a truly talented singer. Vince is just incredibly proud of her, and each time he hears her sing with such vulnerability he falls in love with her all over again. And after such a touching moment, things just keep getting better and better as Vince is approached by a young fan, and the group stumbles upon one of the many beautiful waterfalls of Hawaii. T&VQuotes: “It’s damn near breath taking.”
The couples head back to the resort for some lounging and boozing… funners! But, that was short lived since Vince and LaShawn had to bring up the fact that they met a female dolphin trainer at the airport. Did we also mention she was blond?
Next stop, a canoe ride in the scorching heat with two non-swimmers… funners? This is sure to be one hot ass mess when Tamar is the most athletic person on the excursion! Thankfully, everyone gets it together in time to start paddling and go on the search for turtle dingaling. This is short lived as well with LaShawn spouting nonsense about a gusty sea report and Vince having to do #2. Have several!
And soon we are back on the subject of Vince and his preference for blonds. WE get that he likes blonds, but where are they all coming from? It’s like a moth to a flame! T&VQuote: “She wants a piece of my rib!” This is just all too much. Vince should just stay clear of any and all women so we don’t have to hear anymore of this nonsense ever again. Unfortunately, our wish is not granted and we are now on the subject of the “kiss” Tamar received from the canoe instructor… and then how Tamar doesn’t listen (which everyone agrees with). T&VQuote: “And SHE does not appreciate it. I’m gonna go HAM Nation on everyone.” Bless April for trying to bring everyone back to a positive place, but she should have quit while she was ahead.
All I can say is please let some coconut bras and grass skirts lighten this mood. LaShawn takes it upon himself to get up on stage and perform a little Bruno Mars for the buffet-lovin’ tourists. April and Tamar make Vince run interception on this mess in the making, but Vince joins right in! However, if our man gave us a personal shout out, we would just melt. What a sweetheart! However, LaShawn is just a plan jokester and he would have gotten major side eye!
As if the canoe trip wasn’t an indication that these men don’t do well with aquatic sports, April and Tamar take them on a snorkeling trip via a boat equipped with floaties and 30 life jackets. Between Vince’s high blood pressure, LaShawn reverting to his toddler years once he hits water, and April coming clean about her aquaphobia, Tamar is once again the bravest one here. This is a circus! T&VQuote: “All I could think of was no bottom… no bottom… You got Nessy the Lockness Monster, Big Foot, unicorns. You don’t know what’s down there.” At least LaShawn finally starts enjoying himself… must have been that bribery of French fries and pizza.
It’s the last night in Hawaii, and everyone is looking forward to a romantic, waterfront dinner. With everything going so great, each couple decides to share their beliefs about their marriage to each other. Sharing is caring, but sharing is also very dangerous… especially when you are sharing thoughts on money and mistrust. Once Vince starts to try and express himself, Tamar starts to interrupt him. And this looks like this may be Vince’s last straw on this trip. T&VQuote: “You don’t have to be the center of attention, and it doesn’t have to be all about you.” Tamar tries to explain to Vince they both share and equal amount of love and respect for one another, and it is extremely hurtful when Vince doubts that equality. It’s obvious Vince’s resentment is over something completely different; when Vince got sick, Tamar took a break from the hospital and went to Philly to visit a friend for a few hours. Hearing Vince express his anger over this is extremely hurtful to Tamar and she can’t do anything but defend herself. This situation has officially gotten a lot worse between the two of them since their therapy session, and Vince can’t do anything else but leave.
Will Tamar and Vince ever get through this rough patch and move on from all the past hang ups and issues? What’s your advice to this couple?
Vince is still in the hospital for observation after his recent health scare, and Tamar is there to keep him comfortable and on his toes. Vince is very adamant about being strong and keeping himself busy. When he was in a coma last year, he faced a lot of muscle loss and issues after being in bed for so long. He doesn’t want that to happen to him again, so it is important to remain active. Vince wants to join a gym to get in better physical health, but Tamar knows it also needs to start with nutrition. Luckily, this couple can remember the importance of laughter at a stressful time like this. And that laughter is coming from whether or not Tamar and Vince have ever had sex in a hospital. T&VQuote: “I have never done the nasty in the hospital. How gross is that?”
Tamar meets up with LaShawn in the studio to listen to a new track, “Hot Sugar”. LaShawn thinks this could be a hot record, and wants Tamar to listen to it and finesse the lyrics. T&VQuote: “It’s cluttered. It’s like Hoarders!” Tamar and LaShawn both seem to be in agreement on what the song needs, but Tamar needs to get back to the hospital to see her man.
It is finally time for Vince to come home, but before he can leave the hospital he needs to pass Tamar’s cleanliness approval. WE get it, hospitals are gross. But all those flowers were sent by people who love Vince, so why not surround him by that love at home? T&VQuote: “It’s gross. GERMS!” April and LaShawn plan on coming over to celebrate Vince’s homecoming, but he is still harping on the fact his flowers and sneakers were left behind. This conversation of course turns into a bigger argument once they get home. As much as Tamar has been greatly affected by the health issues Vince has had, Vince is the one that has gone through all the tests, pokes, prods, and physical issues. T&VQuote: “Stop making it about yourself.” The convo ends with Vince getting up from the table and walking out.
After a great workout with LaShawn and Adnan, Vince joins Tamar for some home cookin’ by our favorite chef, Donnatello. Vince is really feeling this health kick, trading in his cravings for fried food for cravings for a little physical activity. T&VQuote: “We were in the running to becoming America’s top fried food couple.” In hopes of having Tamar stay off his case, Vince does not put up an argument when Tamar suggests getting a bell for Maria. T&VQuote: “If that’s gonna make her feel good, I’m gonna go buy a bell. I’m gonna buy 20 bells.”
T&VQuote: “Now that we’ve called it a truce over the stupid flower fight, I thought we would do a little healthy car shopping which is always good for the mind, body, and Tamar.” Tamar takes the new Range Rover for a test drive with their car salesman, and it looks like Tamar is in love. T&VQuote: “It’s like a pair of shoes. You have to change your shoes every day.” Trying to make everything easier, Vince tries and convinces Tamar to love the white version, but she wants all black everything!
As soon as WE heard Vince, LaShawn, and yoga in the same sentence WE knew this was going to be great. Not believing their hubbies, April and Tamar head to the yoga studio to make sure the boys are where they are supposed to be. WE would have been suspicious too! T&VQuote: “Why couldn’t she be a brunette?” Between the woman having her hands on Vince, him showing off his drawers due to a pair of baggy shorts, and some spread eagle action, this yoga session is just H.A.M.-tastic!
Tamar joins her childhood friend, Tia for a little girl time and lucky for us Tia has brought old school pics. It is pretty incredible to hear Tamar has been in abusive relationships because she is such a strong woman. T&VQuote: “How did I even recover? I had two boyfriends who likes to beat up their girlfriends.” Tamar knows that putting up with that type of situation was due to low self esteem and low self worth. Lucky for Tamar, she found a man who treats her right. This brings Tia to the perfect time to ask Tamar about having children. T&VQuote: “She has to sip on that.” Had Tamar known that her life was going to slow down the way it has after Vince spent the time in the hospital, she would have gone through with the full baby plan. T&VQuote: “After Vince got sick, I knew at that moment that we were meant to be together.”
With Vince still on the mend, he has not been 100% back to business as usual so he and Tamar decide to pay Mindless Behavior a visit in the studio before they go on their first big tour. Vince decides to play Tamar’s demo of “Hot Sugar” for the boys because he really loves the song and loves to support Tamar’s career. While everyone is feeling the lyrics and the beats, Tamar puts an end to the fun with a quickness because it is not her singing on the track. Vince tries to explain the reasoning behind not using Tamar’s vocals YET, but she does not want to hear it. T&VQuote: “I think they really need to stop, take a step back from all the business… cuz someone might end up in the hospital.”
Vince and LaShawn head to the golf course for some physical activity and some laughs. Vince uses golf as his stress reliever. T&VQuote: “All you hear is the wind in your ear and no yapping.” Looks like visualizing is key in Vince’s golf game… now who he is visualizing as the ball is a whole other story. Vince and LaShawn decide to plan a trip to Hawaii with the ladies. With Vince’s health issues still being a small problem, it is best to stay a little closer to home. T&VQuote: “If it gets a little tricky, Hawaii is going to find out it has two volcanoes they didn’t even know was there, V and the T.”
Vince and Tamar head to dinner for date night, bit apparently they had a real bumpy ride on the way to the restaurant. Tamar had a picture of Vince on Instagram, and it grinded her gears when Vince wouldn’t give up his source. T&VQuote: “I still don’t know which bitch told him. And that’s still a problem!” Tamar doesn’t think Vince fights fair, and gets angry at the fact he always takes it to a nasty place. It seems like this couple can’t seem to go a day without arguing, and when it ends because Vince has removed himself from the situation (and the location) you know these two are in need of a serious reality check. T&VQuote: “Seriously, something’s gotta give. We can’t keep doing this.”
Will Tamar and Vince finally stop fighting once they get to Hawaii? What is with Tamar and her insecurities about blonds? WE want to hear from you!