America’s new favorite sisters are back on WE TV for a special, 6-episode season of the Braxton Family Values. Trina, Tamar, Traci and Ms. E recently sat down with VIBE to discuss new albums, new background singers, new businesses and new drama!
VIBE: So season 2.5 just started, what are we to expect for this 6-episode, mini season?
Tamar: We call it 2.5 because its an extension of season 2 but it’ turned up all the way to the max. [laughs]
Turned up how?
Tamar: What?! It’s very, very detailed and, we’re very open and honest on our show, but this 6 series in particular has a lot going on. We’re dealing with real life issues that were actually happening while we were filming. There's a lot going on with Towanda, with Trina. My moms opening up her business.
Speaking of these real life issues, you’re considering having Towanda as your surrogate, why did you choose to go that route?
Tamar: Well, without giving anything away, when I first figured out that it was time for Vince and I to get serious about starting a family, I ran into some complications and I didn’t know the result of them at the time. So I had to prepare myself just in case the results came back…you know..
Since you have your show coming out on the 20th, are we going to see a lot of you in this season or is it going to focus on the other sisters?
Tamar: I’m definitely going to always be a part of Braxton Family Values before I do anything else. This is the core of my life. I enjoy being around and working with my sisters. I’m in it, but it’s a lot of this one! [points at Trina]
Trina: We’ll get to that in a minute, but I just wanna clarify something; Braxton Family Values is the Braxton Family and how we react to one another as sisters and mom and daughter relationships. However, the Tamar and Vincent show is an extension of who Tamar is when she’s just with Vince and not with her sisters. It shows Tamar in a different way and in a different light. As a business woman, as a wife and not just popping off at the mouth all the time. A lot of times when people see BFV, they think that’s the only way she is. It’s like, when you’re around your girlfriends, you act a certain way than when you’re going to act around your mother and your family.
Tamar: And when you with your man, it’s totally different!
Trina: It just shows her in a different light and I think it’s important for fans to see that part of Tamar as well. In this season, you get to see a lot more of my relationship with Gabe. Me with my career, my video comes out but it’s not just about me. We’re showing mommy with her business, Traci trying to open up her salon.