Toni Braxton recently set the record straight regarding rumors surrounding squabbles with her sisters and her love life. In a recent interview with Essence.com, Braxton, who has been absent from the promotional run for ‘Braxton Family Values,’ says she “loves her family,” insisting there is not beef.
“I’m a little disappointed about what’s on the blogs, and people thinking that I don’t want to help my sisters, or that I want to make them perpetual backup singers,” Braxton told Essence. “People have to remember that this is a reality show and some things are done for entertainment. I love my family, I’ll do anything for them. It makes me not want to do reality show anymore because I wouldn’t want anyone to look at my family and me in a negative light.”
As far as missing promotional dates for the new season Braxton adds: “Because I was sick. I don’t want to have to always tell people I’m sick because then they’ll relate it to Lupus. I had a terrible flu, but I still did ‘The Wendy Williams Show.’ After that I had to go to Russia. So that was the situation — I wasn’t feeling well.”
Braxton also touched on her relationship with ex-husband Keri Lewis, saying they went on a few dates but also says she’s been dating a snowflake.
“We’ve gone out on a few dates, I’m not gonna deny that,” Braxton says about her ex-husband. When you have kids with a person, and you really love a person, but you realize that being together is not an option right now… In the end, we definitely still love each other, and we go on dates. He’s a great dad, a great friend, very sexy, we’re doing good. It’s difficult to talk about it though.”
We’re sure Lewis isn’t too happy with his ex-wife dating other men and Braxton has made it clear that she’s been stepping out, insisting she’s been dating a “Caucasian guy.”
“I went on a few dates with a Caucasian guy, super nice, super cute, super sexy,” says Braxton. “We’ve just been on a few dates, he’s not my man, we’re not gonna get married. I’m just trying something different. He’s yummy. Who knew vanilla tasted so good? I would definitely date another Caucasian guy.”
Read the full interview on Essence.com.