Tamar Braxton Says She Thought Son Logan Would Be Better Off Without Her: I Felt Like He Deserved Better
Tamar Braxton is opening up about her attempt to take her own life earlier this year.
The reality star and Grammy-nominated singer appeared on Taraji P. Henson’s mental health series on Facebook Watch, Peace of Mind With Taraji, and explained that she thought of her son Logan, 7, in the moment.
“Logan was the reason why I made that decision. I just felt like he deserved better. I felt like I was embarrassing him, being a fool on TV.”
When asked if she thought Logan would be better off without her, she affirmed:
“I thought in that moment.”
“Because I knew that’s not what my whole life really was. That’s not who I was. I didn’t want him to be embarrassed in front of his friends. Here is this loudmouth ghetto mama.”
As previously reported, Tamar Braxton was found unresponsive in a hotel room back in July. It was later reported that she had attempted to harm herself.
She broke her silence on the incident shortly after and said:
“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.”
She also explained that her son is the reason she’s decided to push forward.
“I am learning to grow through my pain instead of looking for an escape. I’m on an irreversible path to healing, I am taking my time. It is of the utmost importance that I find my happy and my health, through professional treatment for the sake of my whole heart, Logan, who I forgot in my moment of distress and desperation. And giving this journey my undivided attention. My rise will not be in vain.”
See her full message below:
Continued prayers for Tamar Braxton!