Tamar Braxton Cries As She Opens Up About Suicide Attempt: ‘I Felt Like I Was Embarrassing’ My Son

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton continues to share emotional particulars about her tried suicide in July. In a brand new interview, she admitted that her son Logan, 7, was ‘the reason’ she thought of taking her life.

Tamar Braxton grew to become emotional whereas discussing her suicide attempt on Taraji P. Henson‘s Peace Of Mind Facebook Watch discuss present on Monday. In the episode, titled “Surviving Mental Breakdowns” Tamar revealed that her 7-year-old son, Logan Herbert, 7, “was the reason why I made that decision” to aim to take her personal life in July. But, why?

“I just felt like he deserved better, I felt like I was embarrassing him, being a fool on TV,” the Grammy-winning singer, 43, advised Taraji, who requested, “You thought he would be better without you?” Tamar replied, “In that moment, ‘cause I knew that was not what my whole life really was, it’s not who I was. I didn’t want him to be embarrassed in front of his friends…his foul-mouthed, ghetto Mama.” 

Tamar Braxton & son Logan Herbert on the crimson carpet in 2017. (Photo credit score: AP)

Earlier within the interview, Taraji’s finest buddy and co-host Tracie Jade requested Tamar to pinpoint the time when she first felt she was “losing control” of her life. “The first time I knew that things wasn’t normal, was when everything went down with The Real,” Tamar mentioned about her controversial exit from the daytime discuss present in 2016. “I was in my bedroom; it was completely dark,” she described concerning the aftermath of leaving the present.


Tamar went on to clarify the “fog” she felt she was in throughout her darkest time. “You don’t shower, you don’t eat, you don’t know what day of the week it is or the time…,” she mentioned, admitting, “You don’t care. I was able to hide it enough, to pull myself … barely…out of it, and then I go back to the same toxic lifestyle, without dealing with everything that happened to me prior and that is continually happening to me, right? From day-to-day I was just barely sliding by y’know?,” she continued. “I just felt choked, because it was no escape, I just didn’t see another way out… I wanted to die, everything was going wrong.” — To that, Taraji requested for Tamar to offer “a list” of what was going flawed in her life at the time.

Tamar Braxton on 'Peace of Mind with Taraji'
Tamar Braxton o ‘Peace of Mind with Taraji on December 21, 2020. (Photo credit: TarajiPHenson/Facebook)

“I had no relationship with my family, I was estranged from my sisters, including my mother, and I worked with my family – we had no healing time,” she said about her famous family, who previously starred in WeTV’s Braxton Family Values. Following her suicide try, the community confirmed to HollywoodLife on July 31, that they parted ways with Tamar on the singer’s request.


Tamar continued on Peace of Mind with Taraji, “My relationship with my fiancé [David Adefeso] at the time was out of control, I saw no signs of nothing, y’know. The relationship with my child was surface, meaning like, yeah I check-in, but I wasn’t really checkin’ in. Y’know I would make him some food but I didn’t know if he liked it,” she mentioned, including, “I gained 50 pounds, so I didn’t even recognize myself anymore, that should have been such a huge sign to me, that something is WRONG, that things are not going well at all.”

Tamar broke her silence about her tried suicide after she was hospitalized on July 16. In a prolonged notice posted to Instagram on July 30, she revealed that she attempted to “end” her life after feeling “overworked” and “underpaid.” At the time, she shared a 2-page notice alongside a photograph of her and son. Tamar was with her ex [David Adefeso] on the time of her misery, as heard in a 911 audio call obtained by HollywoodLife. To this present day, Tamar has not revealed how she tried to take her personal life.

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Watch all new episodes of Peace of Mind with Taraji each Monday and Wednesday at 9am PT / 12pm ET on Facebook Watch. Episodes will also be discovered on Taraji P. Henson’s Facebook page.

If you’re in disaster, please name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


(With Inputs from hollywoodlife)