Tamar Braxton has landed on her feet …Boo-yah! to the haters!
Yes, you heard correctly. Girlfriend refused to stay down and out and you can thank her right hand, that would be husband Vince, and the one and only Steve Harvey for putting girlfriend back in her namesake strappy sandals and keeping it moving upwards, no doubt.
Braxton who stars alongside sisters Toni, Traci, Trina and Towanda in the WeTV reality television show, Braxton Family Values stopped by Harvey’s syndicated radio program, The Steve Harvey Morning show, heard on WBLS-FM in New York to update Harvey on how she was coping since being fired as a co-host on the Warner Bros talkshow The Real .
Braxton set the record straight about the firing telling about how she found out . Keeping her poise Tamar kept things classy even speaking well of her former cohosts never once throwing any of them under the bus for her axing.
After Braxton’s interview Harvey made a huge announcement to his radio listeners telling them that his newly formed East 112 Productions has signed Braxton to produce and star in her own talk show and other productions for television.
That’s right Ms Tamar Braxton is now the host of her OWN talkshow. Talk about pouring on lemonade without physically pouring it yourself.
Harvey told his listeners that he found Braxton to be poised and classy . “Tamar [She ]has a reach in the millennials space that is not out there,” the host of Little Big Shots stated of joining forces with the former talk show host.Adding, “she has so much to offer and she showed poise, and class when faced with adversity.”
For Braxton this big step up is huge and well deserved . When news leaked a week ago of the reality star being axed from The Real most were shocked. The star, well she was, “devastated,” she says.
“I loved going to work and driving myself to work, ” she tells Harvey and listeners of working alongside Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
“My heart sunk to my shoes and I pretty much fell over,” she says when she learned the news of her firing from her husband Vince. Adding, “I did not get a call. I was in my glam room and came downstair. I saw a look on Vince’s face . He was distraught and he said to me, ‘I think you got fired.’ I said, fired from what?”
Granted the star and The Real released a joint statement on May 22 stating that the reality star and R&B singer was not returning for a third season in order to concentrate on her solo career per press reports and PEOPLE.COM.
My heart sunk to my shoes. I pretty much fell over.- says Tamar Braxton of learning she was fired from The Real
Falls don’t mean you can’t get back up . For the multi-hyphenated star whose accomplishments include— talkshow host, Grammy-nominated R&B singer, Reality Television star and Fashion Designer —staying down was not an option. Nor was it part of God’s plan for her.
” I feel God is moving in my life more than ever now,” says Braxton. “Yes I was devastated but I do not feel like my future is not bright. I feel that it is brighter than ever. I did not see this[firing from The Real] is anything negative.”
In fact says the four-time Grammy-nominated singer, “This whole situation has made me stronger. You have a choice to be positive or negative or to get up and keep it popping.”
The three-time Soul Train Award winner’s outlook on life and career after the axing she says is not wallow in it.Instead she says turn to others to hold you up. “I had my sisters and my family to hold on to.” she says.
Many look at the star, a 2016 Daytime Emmy nominee for The Real as a celebrity and rightly so but Braxton tells Harvey and his listeners, ” I do not see myself as a celebrity.” Well Tamar, I think your fans may beg to differ on that.
Moving forward with friends and loved one in her corner offers a little advice to listeners who may be dealing with a job firing, “You have to be positive and push yourself to move forward .” Moreso says Braxton, “You should speak positivity over your life or you will find yourself in a depression.”
Above all says Braxton, “I will not allow anyone to dim my star .”
Wise words Tamar…..wise words
by Debra Lewis-Boothman