As the pair enjoyed time together in Adefeso’s home country of Nigeria, Braxton reflected on how deep his love for her runs — and how apparent it is in a single photo. In the image from the July 29 post, Adefeso gently held his girlfriend’s hand during a visit to what she called the Royal Palace of Blessings.
“I don’t know why I can’t stop looking at this picture. The way he’s holding my hand makes me stare at it. It says so many things,” Braxton wrote on Instagram July 31. “There has been times in Nigeria where I had NO IDEA where I was, or what was going on, but not for one second did he leave my side. He had me in every way. THIS is what holding your woman down is. I remember when @otgenasis said it… and I’ve said this before… all that other stuff is cool ‘but who gone Fck with you FOR REAL’ !!! I’ve had my hand held.
“This picture should be no big deal,” she continues. “But, I don’t think I’ve had it held like this. There is a difference. Its clear that this is where he WANTS to be. He’s only thinking of US. It’s not forced. This is a SOLID man. For so long, I didn’t think I deserved that. Because I didn’t know anything else. I settled for the not returned hold. Ladies, Make sure when you hold them they hold you back. This is what we deserve. 💕 God bless yall🙏🏼🇳🇬”
Fans eagerly remarked about the meaning behind Adefeso’s physical connection to Braxton.
“That’s because so many people wanna ‘take’ your hand and not HOLD it!!!!❤️”
“This is Beautiful ❤️Truly a blessing to love to touch each other.”
“That hand hold hit different when it’s attached to a SOLID protector. 🥰”
But one apparently took the singer’s post as shade toward Vince Herbert, from whom Braxton is currently finalizing a divorce.
“@tamarbraxton Happy you are happy but please don’t pretend Vince Herbert Finances wasn’t beneficial to you and your family, that’s why you married him in the first place!!,,,,Now things have gotten bad spending and spoiling Lil’ Tamar ain’t like it use to be when she has her Tantrum/fits so sure you’re going to leave him now and cry victim!!!,,,, Tracy can see right through you and tells the truth that’s why you dislike her, she doesn’t kiss your ass! 👌🏽🤷🏽♀️”
And they were not alone in their feelings, either.
“Not here for any Illness or malice towards Vince smh.”
“Hey don’t forget she still married to Vince. So technically she is an adulterer. I’m all for people finding love again but all this public display should have kept private until the divorce is finalised. I don’t care who @ me.”
Braxton was granted a request to be made single in name only as she and Herbert, who share a son, work to hammer out the details of their split. Meanwhile, she’s clearly moved on with Adefeso and she’s stated Herbert has someone new in his life, too.