Tamar Braxton has had a… how should we put this? …. interesting week.
To say the very, very, very least.
The singer, who announced in late October that her marriage to Vince Herbert is over, was forced to respond this week to a pair of incidents involving her estranged ex-lover.
First, as reported by TMZ, Herbert was taken into police custody on Christmas Day and charged with spousal abuse.
After spending some time in jail, Herbert was released on $20,000 bail.
With many folks around the Internet assuming her soon-to-be-ex assaulted her in some way, Braxton cited a restraining order she has against Herbert and told TMZ the following:
“Co-parenting while going through a divorce is not an easy task.
“While celebrating the Christmas holiday as a family, after a few drinks and some jealousy, things got a bit out of hand, which is common for most families during the holidays.
“In the midst of everything our family is going through things got heated and a bit exaggerated.”
What may have prompted this argument between the former spouses?
The accusation by another woman that Herbert got her pregnant!
“There was no physical interaction between Vince and I on Christmas,” Braxton makes clear in her statement to TMZ, adding:
“While I do not appreciate his lack of respect for our family and him allegedly impregnating another woman, I cannot paint him as a vicious abuser that Vince is not.”
Indeed, Braxton went off on a pretty awesome Instagram rant against this other woman and Herbert just a few days ago, as you can see above.
She’s refusing to her the unprotected sex she had with Vince ruin her day, week or future forecast.
“Smh happy new year folks!! Ladies and gentlemen know that 2018 is a FRESH start and if i can leave this liar u can leave yours too,” Braxton wrote to her followers.
Braxton and Herbert were married for nine years.
They share a four-year old son named Logan.
You may recognize the stars from their VH1 reality show, Tamar and Vince; and/or Braxton from her stint as a co-host on The Real.
Insiders previously said that she fell into some kind of depression after she was fired from that talk show, which contributed to the demise of her marriage.
It maybe didn’t help that Herbert was sleeping around, although we can’t say for certain just when he allegedly knocked this other woman up.
“I’m deeply hurt and saddened that this will be how we remember Christmas 2017,” Braxton concluded to TMZ.
“But, my motto is and maintains to be ‘Bluebird of Happiness’ and nobody will stop my joy and blessings going into the New Year! God Bless!”