It has been a very complicated year for Tamar Braxton, who is now finding solace in the sweet hugs given to her by her son, Logan Herbert.
Recently, the singer and reality TV star was hospitalized after a failed suicide attempt. Braxton was saved by her then-fiancé, David Adefeso, whom she called her angel.
A few weeks after the incident, Adefeso filed a restraining order against Braxton, and he claimed that the diva assaulted him.
The drama spilled into social media with rumors of cheating and death threats and more. On Monday, Braxton returned to Instagram, where she shared a sweet photo with her only child, Logan.
Via the caption, she praised the little boy for being her rock and her source of inspiration.
The beaming mother wrote: “My Ace! My hero! My shield! My best friend! My rock! The person who cracks me up every day and reminds me that life is worth living even when it’s so hard 💔.. you make me see things so differently, and I’m grateful for you. God picked you personally for me cause he knew I needed a true Clyde… or in this case, My Logan ❤️ I love you son🥰#nationalsonsday”.
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My Ace! My hero! My shield! My best friend! My rock! The person who cracks me up every day and reminds me that life is worth living even when it’s so hard 💔.. you make me see things so differently and I’m grateful for you. God picked you personally for me cause he knew I needed a true Clyde… or in this case My Logan ❤️ i love you son🥰#nationalsonsday
A person attacked Braxton by saying: “ATTENTION MOTHERS,🗣 OUR SONS ARE NOT OUR LOVERS.”
The TV host was bashed by this woman who shared: “No disrespect, but because of these facts…because of your son….suicidal thoughts should have been dismissed. I hope that doesn’t sound too harsh, and I’m definitely not judging, I just can’t imagine what he would feel without you.”
Another snarky remark read: “It’s so weird how single women treat their sons almost like their partners. He shouldn’t be her shield or her hero 🥴 No judgment, though.”
Braxton, who was not happy with the comments, had this answer for the critics: “Who said that? But I will tell you that my choices are different in every part of my life now because I have a constant reason to be better and do better. Sometimes God uses our darkest times to help us understand that our brightest days are right in front of us🙏🏼✨ God bless you, pooh, and I hope you don’t have to go through what I’ve been through to see what truly matters. ❤️”
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God thank you for saving me! You know my true heart. Despite what the world may think of me, you kept me here for a reason. You are a God of second chances, and this second chance I won’t take for granted. The world can often be a dark place but I must resort to you for my light. Ladies, have you ever felt like you put all your time and love into your children, job, relationship and family but often forget to love yourself? That is where I have been for the past few years. I believe I have put a lot of time and effort in loving and giving my all to everything else but myself. I have allowed myself to stay in toxic situations including work environments. I’ve allowed my talents to be used for the wrong reasons. I have allowed myself to be used in too many “angry black girl” narratives. I’m not angry at all. I have been battling mental health for some time now, and Let me tell y’all is not a joke. Nor is it a reason for anyone to call you “crazy”. I am praying for anyone that is on this same battle. I’ve realized in this time that the only thing I can control is the things I own. I want to personally fight for brown girls to have more ownership and not just be a slave to the industry. Black women are the unvalued and unprotected. I am on a never ending battle to be the best Tamar Braxton I can be. God has brought me through alot so I would like to pass it on to use my voice to help brown women and ALL women in these similar situations. We all have the opportunity to evolve. For now on it’s me vs me. ✨
A mother opted to defend Braxton by sharing this message: “That’s nothing but the truth during our darkest moments; our kids are the light at the end of that tunnel. For the commenter, don’t let that go over your head. I can tell you don’t have any children, and that’s okay but learn when and when not to speak. That is all .”
Braxton was told to get off social media by this person: “Tamar Braxton, sis, you don’t need to be on this page or the internet to heal. It’s a toxic environment filled with people that do not care about you. Stop being “their” entertainment, and take care of yourself.”
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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago. Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )
Braxton also received this loving message from a fan: “God put something in my spirit a few weeks back, and I’m going to share it with you. “Stop entertaining demons” Focus on your blessings and don’t allow the enemy to distract you. Don’t give him ANY attention because if you give him a little opening, he’ll come in like a flood. Focus on the blessings of God and be overjoyed. Love you and may Father God continue to bless you and your handsome child.😘”
Toni Braxton‘s sister might have to ignore her critics.