Although the two have been estranged from one another for quite some time, Toni Braxton has no plans to legally divorce her estranged husband Keri Lewis.
Braxton and Lewis, a former member of the band Mint Condition, have been separated since 2009, but have remained good friends for the sake of their two boys Denim, 9, and Diezel, 8. Braxton admits she doesn’t want to break the news to her two young sons because the news would definitely upset them.
Here’s what Toni said in a recent interview with Sister2 Sister magazine:
“We co-parent together. Sometimes he stays over with the kids; he’s very involved with his kids… April would have been 10 years (since we wed). We’re, like, the best of friends.
“We told the kids, ‘Sometimes mummy and daddy need a little break.’ That’s probably why I haven’t done a straight divorce yet.”
Well if it’s been working for them so far, then who are we to judge.
21 April 2011
Tameka Raymond, ex-wife of Usher Raymond, has been heavily criticized by the public for years. Tameka has always tried to defend herself, whether it be through interviews of Twitter rants. Now the stylist is speaking out and clearing up any misconceptions people may have about her. Check out what Tameka had to say in Sister 2 Sister magazine.
not being interested in “fame”:
“I’m camera shy as hell. Its a funny thing because I’ve heard people say Oh she’s a media whore. She always wants to be inf ront of the camera. It’s so opposite. I hate it. I understand that there are things that I have to do…”
(blogs) regarding her marriage to Usher:
“It’s a sad scenario because the lack of support that we received was from the Black women. Only the ignorant people are the loud one and are the ones basing on blogs and talking and writing up terrible stories and false reports and all of that. That’s ignorance. People with sense,they’re busy”.
falling in love with Usher:
“At that time I would say he was my bestfriend. I’m a regular woman that happened to fall in love with an artist. Actually, I didn’t fall in love with an artist; I fell in love with a man. We were both going through kind of a tumultuous time in our relationships. I was getting ready to go through a divorce, separating from my first husband. He had broken up with his girlfriend. He had been in a long-term relationship with someone that he really cared about.And I guess we leaned on each other”.
Usher’s romance with Grace Miguel:
“I’ve heard it, of course.” (She was asked how it makes her feel..her response…) I’ve never seen it so I don’t know. It doesn’t make me feel any kind of way because he’s not my husband anymore”.
On her father:
“I have to say a good father is essential, cause my father? Although he had a bunch of kids… my dad has about 15 or 16 children…”
her wedding invites to her sister and sibling:
” I was having a wedding in the Hamptons and we were inviting a hundred people because it was at Mr. (L.A.) Reid’s home. We flew to Oakland, he and I. We took my family to dinner. There had to be about 10 of us. And I basically told everyone, “I’m sorry I can’t invite you to the wedding but it’s got to be a small group. And he alone has 100 extra people that want to come, at least. She was like “I don’t understand”. My other sister on my mom’s side was going to actually be in the wedding. So it was like, “So you telling me she can be in the wedding but I can’t even come?” So she felt like I was putting on airs and thinking I was too good”.
the sister who went to the Enquirer:
“Everything she said was made up. I hate to say “jealousy” because that’s such an overused term. You know how people say, “Oh she’s just jealous,” and I don’t want to misuse it but that’s really what it boiled down to. She just made up stories about me, like, out of this world. The story hit a week before my wedding. That will never be fixed with me, though.
being called a gold-digger:
“Now that would be one of the more offensive comments, back when I used to hear all these things about myself. I find that so offensive because I work so hard”.
“I remember Jay-Z- I was doing a video for him for “Dirt Off Your Shoulder“. I did the whole Black Album, when he took off jerseys and started wearing button-down shirts. “Change Clothes“- I did all those things.”
Tameka Harris, AKA Tiny took part in a photo shoot for Sister 2 Sister magazine recently. Harris is sporting her fire red hair and her new “Mrs. Harris” tattoo during the shoot. Tiny is also wearing some of her jewelry pieces in some of the pictures. Take a look at a few more pictures from the shoot below.