Over the summer, Tamar Braxton surprised the world by announcing that she is filing for divorce from her husband of nine years, Vincent Herbert.
After the news broke, Mr. Herbert, a successful music producer, went into hiding and so did the star of the hit TV show Braxton Family Values.
No one truly understood what caused the separation that is until several family members decided to open up to the media.
Two of the Braxton sisters — Tracy and Towanda — spoke to TMZ and revealed that they were delighted that the talented diva had decided to remove herself from the toxic relationship.
The singer’s mother, Evelyn, conducted multiple interviews where she gave many disturbing details about the ins and outs of the former couple’s marital life.
The grandmother and reality TV star revealed that the music executive physically and emotionally abused her child for many years.
Evelyn shared a particularly heartbreaking story about Herbert allegedly dragging Braxton into their kitchen to hit her.
The worried mom also revealed that she had to lock herself in a bedroom with the couple’s 4-year-old son, Logan.
According to Evelyn, she feared that Herbert would kill his wife one day.
She said: “I rushed back to the room because the little child was in bed with me. I was very much afraid for the baby. I had to put a chair behind the door. I barricaded myself in the room and held that baby all night long. That is no way, no way, for anyone to live.”
Everyone was confident that the split was permanent. However, once more, Braxton and Herbert have decided to surprise their fans.
Thursday night, the hitmaker was spotted laughing and smiling with his wife backstage during the Great Xscape tour.
The pictures of the estranged couple looking lovey-dovey have many scratching their heads.
Some fans believed they have reconciled and people should respect their decision.
Others say they were faking the divorce to get ratings on their reality show, Tamar & Vince. When it comes to celebrity romance, it is hard to tell the fake from the real.
Friday night, Braxton went on an epic rant in Clevland about the divorce and said that she needed to shake her husband and help him appreciate her worth better.
It looks like she did not close the door on a potential reconciliation.