Tamar Braxton visited the Wendy Williams show and revealed a shocking secret that she’s kept for years about her childhood. After years of keeping silent, she summoned enough bravery to open up about her past issues. She made the shocking revelation that as a young girl she was molested on multiple occasions from members of both sides of her family. In a follow-up Instagram post, she revealed the number of incidences of her abuse was in the tens:
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Today Wendy asked me what happened at my sisters meeting and why did I walk out. Since someone there decided that they would ask me about something so private, so embarrassing, so secretive in front of EVERYONE that was there, I felt like my life was flashing before my eyes and IMMEDIATELY started to cry. Not because someone decided to allow someone else to tell MY SECRET, not because I was asked if it were True in front of a hundred strangers, but because once again my right to choose was taken from me all over again. I decided to Tell Wendy and the world MY secret, MYSELF that I have been a victim of abuse not once, twice, ten, but multiple times by multiple “family members” I’ve never told ANYONE other than Two people in my life and they both have held this close to them. One Being the man that I am with now and EVERY, SINGLE DAY he says I’m so beautiful and my scars makes me even more attractive. I felt that because this has happened to me recently, that something HAD to be done about people who DID know and tried to make People embarrassed and ashamed about something that has happened to them!!! I never EVER again want anyone to feel so little and so small or even ashamed about something they had no control over. I wanted to create a space where you can tell your OWN story with out 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 noneedTBshame.com
She broke this news in the midst of news that she stormed away from the taping of the next episode of Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life,’ which centered around the issues of the Braxton Family. She has since been very vocal about her disdain for Iyanla Vanzant’s approach to family therapy, even going as far as to call her a “devil.”
Regarding Iyanla’s therapy tactics during the show’s taping, she told Wendy Williams:
“I just didn’t think her tactics, or the way she usually goes about things, worked for my family…
This is not a situation where we needed to go back and fix things; we just needed to talk about things. It was a little too abrasive, and a little bit too much, and it was uncalled for”
My heart really breaks for Tamar. I’m actually a big fan of Tamar, but I can be very critical of her during moments when she seems to lash out at others and do things that seem uncalled for. I feel like this revelation explains so much about her behaviors and her deep-seated insecurities. With this revelation of her past, one can only marvel at her strength to overcome all of these things, and root for the best for her.