Evelyn Braxton is "prepared to stand by Tamar's side" following daughter's revelation that she was molested as a child
Tamar Braxton revealed on 'The Wendy Williams Show' about being sexually molested by some family members and it was quite a surprise for her mother. Evelyn Braxton, her mother, confessed that she was both disappointed and upset upon hearing what her daughter had to go through. The 41-year-old singer had earlier opened up about her experience as a victim of sexual abuse during an in-depth interview on the show.
Speaking to Williams, Tamar had said that there were a lot of things happening in her childhood that she was embarrassed to talk about. However, she mentioned, "but the truth of the matter is that you know, I have been molested. By both sides of my family." Tamar also spoke about her feud with the television personality, Iyanla Vanzant- the host of 'Iyanla Fix My Life'- and said that it was during that time when she began speaking about things that she hadn't spoken before. "It’s nothing I’ve ever talked about, and I never thought that I would sit around the table with Iyanla Vanzant, who’s here to talk about me and my sisters and their problems, and to bring that up and sex shames me basically in front of everybody. That’s why I got up and walked out.”
Following her interview, Tamar took to Instagram to speak her mind. She confessed that she was unprepared for the private questions and didn't want to answer them, as she felt "once again my right to choose was taken from me all over again." Along with the video for 'Prettiest Girl', she wrote a lengthy post giving a detailed account of why she hadn't spoken earlier but had chosen to speak out now. "I wanted to create a space where you can tell your OWN story without anyone commenting or making you feel ashamed EVER again!! Go to and tell your story and empower yourself starting today! I wanted you to know that no matter how many scars you have... you are the PRETTIEST 💕 I love you all so much."
However, Tamar certainly isn't alone in her battle. Along with her mother, Evelyn, her sister, Towanda Braxton, too showed her support for her sister. Evelyn said that she would be standing by Tamar's side, no matter what and that it was 'devastating' to hear of such a thing and that it was difficult to imagine all the pain and devastation her daughter must have gone through. Towanda confessed that although the family was hurt by Tamar's confession, it was more important for Tamar to speak out and tell her story. Watch Evelyn and Towanda support Tamar, here.