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!
They’re baaaaaaaack! It is so good to see the Braxton ladies, especially since all of the women have been on the grind pursuing new endeavors.
Tamar is riding the baby train due to Vince’s recent health problems, and visits with a specialist to get some tests done and talk strategy. But Tamar, how you gonna be a mama when you squirm like a little girl when getting blood taken? It looks like you have ants in your pants! Next, Dr. Toner walks Tamar through the examination he will do to make sure she is able to carry a baby. BFVQuote: “I didn’t want to be the person to hold Vince back from being a father.”
At Trina’s house, Tamar is creating a new hot single using Trina’s doorbell. If we were Trina, we would have flipped! BFVQuote: “That’s dope!” BFVQuote: “No it’s not. That’s dumb!” Trina gets right down to baby business to find out that Tamar had quote an interesting procedure. BFVQuote: “He novocained my coochie!” With Towanda still in the running as surrogate, Tamar has to decide what her next course of action will be. BFVQuote: “This is a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.” Tamar has a lot she would like to accomplish for her music career, and a baby may not exactly fit into her schedule. Toni has also asked the sisters to help her audition new background singers, and Trina and Tamar look like they will be tough critics! BFVQuote: “If you have stretch marks and your stomach is touching your leg when you sit down that that’s a problem.”
Towanda and Andre head to lunch so Towanda can sit him down and discuss her possible surrogacy. BFVQuote: “She’s a good aunt, but a mother is a totally different thing.” Luckily, Towanda is guzzling that wine to build up some liquid courage to drop the bomb. Poor Andre just looks plain, old confused. For someone who didn’t want to have any more kids, Andre doesn’t understand why Towanda would agree to this. Andre’s concerns vary between complication of birth, medical builds, and the impression of his two children. While WE understand why Towanda is offering to be a surrogate for Tamar, WE totally understand Andre’s valid concerns. BFVQuote: “Nobody cares about Andre, nobody cares about Braxton, nobody cares about Brooke.” Andre is concerned this is just another instance where the sisters are using Towanda and taking advantage of her generosity. BFVQuote: “Is Vince gonna be there looking at your cutie cutie?” I mean, that is a valid question… right? Andre just wants everyone to take everyone into consideration.
Tamar and Trina sit down for dinner with Mama E to see how her life coaching business is going. BFVQuote: “Bless Tamar’s womb!” Mama E already has a bunch of clients lined up, so business seems to be going extremely well. Mama E has a lot of experience from being a youth counselor and a pastor. BFVQuote: “Shhhhh! Why you always going in preaching mode?” Tamar does do a spot on impression of Mama E though!
Finally, Toni’s audition for new background singers is underway. BFVQuote: “Get ready. Imma torture you. You wish you never sung before a day in your life.” Are WE the only ones that are scared? BFVQuote: “It’s time for her to find little chickadees that she can make her pet.” Toni will miss having her sisters on the road with her, but it is the right decision for everyone to explore new options. BFVQuote: “If they’re rachet, they’re wack, they’re pornstars, they’re video hoes, and stuff like that then I can pick them out. You have to go!” Something we definitely learned from this audition is when Toni Braxton asks you to sing, you do not perform Chaka Khan! Girl, save that for the karaoke bar because you just BLEW this audition. BFVQuote: “I can’t worry about being nice right now.” But Towanda, Towanda, Towanda… how did you not know the right lyrics to “Man Enough For Me” when you have probably performed it with Toni over 1,000 times? You’re lucky you didn’t have to audition in front of a panel like these girls, or else Tamar would have called you out with a quickness! But, the best part of this audition was Tamar’s impersonation of Toni. WE were dying of laughter. Between this impression and the one of Mama E, WE think Tamar could have a career in this. But, congratulations to all Toni’s background singers. You made it through one tough audition. BFVQuote: “You can’t be singing behind my sister looking like Ronald McDonald. Have several seats, and the first one should be at the hair salon.”
While her daughters are being tougher than the judges on American Idol, Evelyn meets up with Doc to form a working partnership to help grow her life coaching business. Since Mama E deals with the mind, body, and spirit only, Doc can offer expertise in weight management, body image, and more. Looks like Mama E’s business is a one stop shop for women needing that extra boost of self esteem.
BFVQuote: “I just think someone else carrying my baby is a great idea because I still get to live my life. I still get to drop it like its hot, pick it up, I can laugh and not pee and still have regular things go on in my life.” Vince doesn’t seem too on board with Towanda carrying his baby. BFVQuote: “I am not rubbing Towanda’s belly.” Oh Vince! WE think Vince and Tamar need to get on the same page before moving forward with any of this baby stuff. BFVQuote: “May they all be from ‘Tribe Ugly.’”
Do you think Towanda is making the right decision to be a surrogate for Tamar? Were the sisters a bit harsh during the audition? Is Tamar really ready to be a mommy? Let us know what you think!