Singer Tamar Braxton has never shied from the public eye and has largely been an open book when it comes to her personal life. Ever since her highly publicized split from ex-husband Vincent Herbert, the “All the Way Home” singer has been living it up with her new beau David Adefeso and keeping her sisters cackling on “Braxton Family Values.”
Still, there are a few things Braxton’s most loyal fans may have missed about her. Here are five little-known facts about the R&B songstress.
She Used to Sing Background Vocals for Lady Gaga
During a 2017 appearance on Billboard’s “Spilling’ the Tea” video series, Braxton revealed that she provided background vocals for Lady Gaga‘s smash hit “Born This Way.” The bass-heavy dance anthem snagged the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 list in 2011.
She Has as Five-Octave Vocal Range
Braxton’s vocal abilities are unmatched. According to BET.com, she possesses a five-octave coloratura soprano vocal range — a range comparable to that of fellow singer Mariah Carey.
She Suffered a Miscarriage During Her Previous Marriage
The singer has been candid about her fertility struggles and her desire for more children. After the birth of their now 6-year-old son, Logan, Braxton and ex-husband Vince tried for another baby. They were successful, but Tamar later miscarried.
“I didn’t know how I was going to get out of my bed for a couple weeks,” she told Glamour in 2017. “But you just do, you know? The same choice you make to be courageous and go through this process is the same choice to get up and keep going.”
She Has a New Reality Show In the Works
The “Love and War” singer announced earlier this year that she would star in her first solo spinoff of “Braxton Family Values.” Braxton described the series as a “reality sitcom,” and said her ex-husband Vince would appear on the show from time to time.
“Vince will make certain appearances because he is in my life,” she told Wendy Williams. “We co-parent really, really well. We’re not enemies.”
She Was the First African-American to Win ‘Celebrity Big Brother’
In February 2019, Braxton made history as the first Black contestant to win the CBS reality competition series. She even beat out fellow reality star and friend Kandi Burruss for the top spot. She won by a unanimous vote.