Toni Braxton is finally returning to touring for the first time in five years after she lost about two dozen of her classic songs in her bankruptcy case and finalized her divorce from her husband of 12 years.
It certainly hasn’t been the best week for the soulful songstress who found out the hard way that you sometimes lose a lot more than just money in bankruptcy proceedings.
The 45-year-old “Un-Break My Heart” singer lost 27 of her songs including “Always” and “You’re Making Me High.”
It all started when the reality star struck a deal in her bankruptcy case that would help her settle with her many debtors.
According to TMZ, under the terms of the deal the famous Braxton sister could buy back the 27 songs for $20,000, but the catch was that she could be outbid if someone decided they wanted them.
It’s clearly a dog-eat-dog world out there and apparently one man wasn’t concerned with Braxton already being down on her luck.
Ross M. Klein doubled the price and snatched the songs away from woman who brought the hits to life in the first place.
Like a true star, however, Braxton understands that the show must go on and she is ready to return to touring and getting her music career back on track.
As the not-so-old saying goes: Even when life’s giant stage fan snatches you by your luscious weave you have to keep singing. Right, Beyonce?
The officially divorced starlet is embarking on a tour to do just that – minus the giant fan part.
Braxton and Keri Lewis’s 12-year-marriage has officially come to an end according to the Grammy Award-winning singer’s representative.
“The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons,” the rep’s statement read.
The couple separated back in 2009 and their marriage never managed to bounce back.
They have to sons together, 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel, who is autistic.
She admitted that it has been an emotional journey and she is still in search of another man to “un-break [her] heart.”
“My heart is still broken,” she said. “My divorce is finally final. I am looking to have my heart un-broken, really looking.”
This will be just one of 10 stops that Braxton will make as she re-enters the mainstream music business.
The tour will kick off on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas, making the Durham stop the finale of the short tour.
After the 10-day tour is over, she will prepare to release an album with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
While she may be remembered as a major success in the music industry, she’s still nervous that her fans won’t like her music after all these years.
“I’m still a little nervous, a little unsure,” she said. “It’s OK to be scared.”
It is exactly why her focus for the new album isn’t to top the charts, although she wouldn’t mind accomplishing that either. But this time around it’s all about having fun and discovering herself through music all over again.