TONI BRAXTON’S EX HUSBAND SAYS HER APPEARANCE ON RED TABLE TALK RUBBED HER THE WRONG WAY
Toni Braxton recently appeared on an episode of Red Table Talk and opened up about the details of her divorce to Keri Lewis. Now he’s speaking out because some of what she said rubbed him the way wrong. Toni, who is now engaged to Birdman said there was a time she was angry about having to pay him alimony and referred to him as a “b*tch”. Toni said she believes their breakup was over money and her lupus diagnosis. Keri responded in part:
“…the impression is being made that I came for her finances and/or wasn’t there for Toni. I really loved Toni!…when she became ill, I did everything I could to take care of her, and we tried for a long time to put things back together, but we could not”
He just feels her comments have left people feeling like they had a legal battle that resulted in her having to pay alimony and that wasn’t the case. Keri went on to say he doesn’t agree with how his relationship with Toni has be portrayed but most importantly they are raising two sons and she should have never referred to him as a “B*tch”.
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In light of my ex-wife's @ToniBraxton comments on @RedTableTalk regarding our 'divorce; men receiving alimony from women'… I feel the need to address and shed light on the matter, as the impression is being made that I came for her finances and/or wasn't there for Toni. Let me start by saying that I really loved Toni!… Anyone who was around during the time of our marriage would attest to that. In addition, when she became ill, I did everything I could to take care of her, and we tried for a long time to put things back together, but in the end, we could not. To give insight on the alimony payments, Toni's attorneys suggested she have a prenuptial agreement put in place prior to our wedding, and they drafted one as they saw fit. Because of my love for her and being optimistic of marriage lasting forever, I didn’t feel the need to have an attorney, as I wasn't going to contest anything in the prenup. Fast-forward to 2012 after separating, I moved out and at some point later, Toni mentioned to me that the payments set in the prenup would start being deposited into my account. I received alimony for around 3 years between 2012 and 2014. Now, intentionally or not, Toni’s comments have left people with the feeling that we had some sort of legal battle that resulted in her having to pay alimony, and therefore share the likes of @halleberry, @therealmaryjblige, and @britneyspears. With all due respect, I don't see our situation in the same light. I didn’t even use an attorney in our divorce (I also don’t recommend that to anyone). In addition, while I often did not agree with the creative liberties that were taken in representing our relationship (Toni’s Book, Lifetime movie, Braxton Family Values, RedTableTalk), we are raising two sons and it can NEVER be to the degree of her referencing ME as a bitch.. that’s a problem!. I'm definitely open for the discussion on women paying alimony to men, and vice versa, as I do have mixed feelings about it, and at the end of the day, every situation is different. As for @RedTableTalk, Congratulations @JadaPinkettSmith. The show is INCREDIBLE, and the conversations are needed!!
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