R&B singer Tamar Braxton expressed gratitude to "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson for giving her a space to open up in her show "Peace of Mind with Taraji" five months after her suicide attempt.
Despite the controversies surrounding her suicide attempt five months ago, R&B singer Tamar Braxton thanked Taraji P. Henson for being gentle and open-minded about her brokenness.
After she sat down for an interview with Henson's show "Peace of Mind with Taraji," the reality star penned on Instagram a heartfelt message to the 50-year-old actress for giving her "a safe place" to tell her story.
Tamar Braxton backstage after her performance during the 6th Annual Mother's Day Experience on May 12, 2019 in Miami, Florida. | Photo: Getty Images
BEING FELT AND HEARD
In her lengthy post, Braxton wrote that Henson made her feel visible. She shared that some people may question her guest appearance in the show but the actress showed her kindness.
The 43-year-old founding member of the popular family band The Braxtons added that Henson knew she had a tough time last summer and didn't know which part of her needed fixing.
Amid the chaos she felt within herself, Braxton wrote that Henson prayed for her. The "Hidden Figures" star also reminded her that it's okay to feel this kind of emotion so that she can heal in the process.
Instead of feeling embarrassed, Braxton added in her heartwarming message that she felt honored to become a part of Henson's show, which focused on mental health conversations.
Tamar shared that Henson's impressive online show isn't about providing entertainment but about sending out information for its audience. It gives awareness to people about the importance of mental health. She added:
"Thank you for this #peaceofmind I love you my sister ❤️ @tarajiphenson."
BEHIND HER ATTEMPT
In the interview with Henson, Braxton candidly revealed to the acclaimed actress that she attempted to take her life because she thought her son, Logan, would be better without her.
The reality star also thought that she was embarrassing her son in front of his friends because she acted like a fool on television. She didn't want to be branded as a foul-mouthed mother.
Braxton also clarified rumors that she rekindled her relationship with her ex-husband, Vincent Herbert, adding that she is now officially single.
SOBER AND FOCUSED
Henson, along with her best friend and mental health advocate Tracie Jade created the biweekly Facebook Watch series to erase the mental health stigma in the Black community.
At present, Braxton claimed that she is sober and more focused on her health. She recently updated fans about her ongoing recovery which includes hitting the gym and following a healthy diet.
Braxton also clarified rumors that she rekindled her relationship with her ex-husband, Vincent Herbert, adding that she is now officially single. The former pair ended their marriage in 2019 after they tied the knot in 2008.
Following Braxton's suicide attempt, her sister Trina Braxton shared that her situation affected the whole family. Trina and Towanda expressed that they are concerned about her mental health.
Braxton was earlier disappointed after she found out that her family aired a trailer showing her personal crisis. She then accused WE tv of using her pain to increase the show's ratings.