A brief video of Tamar Braxton’s boyfriend bonding with her young son went off the deep end Tuesday after fans became alarmed by where the singer’s child was seated in the vehicle.
Braxton shared footage of her beau David Adefeso driving as her son Logan sat in the front passenger seat. While Lil Nas X’s “Panini” played from the car stereo, Logan sang along as Adefeso helped the 6-year-old with an item in his hand and also sang the tune. Braxton appeared to be filming the interaction from the back seat.
“Tamar x @david.adefeso X beans ❤️ together forever….you have the best way with words. Thank you my love,” read Braxton’s Nov. 12 caption.
Fans initially swooned over the way Adefeso, who has been dating Braxton for a year and a half, interacted with the son the singer shares with estranged husband Vincent Herbert.
“Loving it 😍 go tay Tay ❤️”
“Their bond is everything. Such a blessing & so happy to see you blessed and happy @tamarbraxton !! Praying I can see your Bethesda, MD show!!”
“Seeing y’all together . Is the cutest thing ever ✨”
However, the tides changed when some noticed the youngster was not seated in the back of the vehicle.
“Cute but why is he in the front seat??”
“That boy should be in back seat”
“@lovelyniky22 thought I was trippin. Back seat in a booster at the least. They trippin!” another fan replied.
“He’s to young to be in the front. He should be in the back with a booster. Air bags kill kids”
“PUT THAT BABY IN THE BACK SEAT!!! Damn!!! Is I really worth the ‘likes’?!?!? Come on man! VINCE, you see this??? 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️”
The California Highway Patrol website notes that under state law, “Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.”
CHP says there is no law that states when a child should graduate from a five-point safety harness to a booster seat. It also notes that every time parents move their child from one seat to the next, the protection of the child is reduced.
“Keep your child in each stage for as long as possible,” it says. The website says a child is ready to sit in a booster seat when they have outgrown the weight or height limit — usually ranging from 40 to 65 pounds — of their forward-facing harnesses. Once they reach this stage, CHP says children are still not ready to use adult safety belts, which should be used with belt-positioning booster seats until are at least 4’9″ tall and are between ages 8 and 12.