Evelyn Braxton says Vincent Herbert was abusive towards her daughter Tamar for years, and even calls out WE tv for cutting out scenes when Vince would become volatile.
In an exclusive interview with the Grio the Braxton family matriarch confirms that Tamar and Vince had a volatile relationship.
“It was definitely a volatile relationship,” Ms. Braxton says during a phone conversation from Atlanta, Georgia. “This has been going on for years.”
“Everybody saw Vince as a knight and shining armor, [but] behind closed doors that’s a horse of another color,” Evelyn Braxton says. “I’m tired of [Tamar] being abused and misused.”
Oh, and that rumor about Tamar not speaking to her for talking to TMZ, a lie!
Evelyn told the Grio that she and Tamar are doing just fine and are “talking” and “hugging.”
“They say the truth shall set you free. They’ve been trying to hide it for years. And I have the audacity to tell the truth,” she says.
Evelyn even calls out WE tv, which airs both Braxton Family Values and Tamar & Vince.
“We spoke up about it on the ‘Braxton Family Values’ but they would not show it. They would show all the other girls and their husbands, but when it came to Vince, they took it out of the show,” she reveals.
When asked if she ever addressed Herbert over his alleged abuse, Evelyn Braxton, who temporarily lived in the couple’s Los Angeles home, says his response was always that Tamar’s “mouth” was to blame. “It’s always ‘it’s Tamar’s mouth’…it’s always someone else. That does not give you the right to abuse her. Everybody has a mouth. Everyone should have the right to say what they want. Are you trying to beat [her] into submissiveness? No one has the right,” she says.
Evelyn also confirmed with the Grio that the 911 domestic dispute call placed from a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Atlanta last year did happen. Vince reportedly bit Tamar’s hand and caused the singer to bleed. No police report was ever filed.
She also revealed that Tamar’s older sisters tried to intervene in the marriage to no avail. “Her sisters have been trying to fight Vince for a long time, but it was always denied,” she says.