With a new album, successful daytime talk show and fan-favorite reality series, hubby-and-wife business duo Tamar and Vince are yanking out new products left and right! And honestly, we aren’t mad at them! Their latest promotional venture is on the cover of the latest issue of Ebony and it’s sure to make your heart melt.
Tamar graces the magazine’s September cover with a motherly glow and her new bundle of joy, Logan V. Herbert, in hand. Rocking darker hair and toned-down make-up, the diva definitely shows fans that there’s more than meets the eye than her over-the-top and #TeamTooMuch ways.
No topic seemed to be off limits as Ebony got deep with the songstress about her past abusive relationship, skin disorder and fears of motherhood. Check out highlights from the interview below and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section.
No what she will teach her son Logan:
The thing I will always encourage Logan to do is to be the best person he can be. When he sets his goals, we are going to encourage him to meet his goals. Sometimes a lot of guys quit before they get to their goal. The most important thing I’m going to teach him is that, if you haven’t met your goal, then you are not finished. Because you are a man, you have certain responsibilities, and your responsibilities are different than mine as a woman. You don’t have a choice, you have to work, you have to make money because you have to take care of your household, you can not leave that up to your woman.
How we were raised, my dad always took care of the house and sometimes when it is split, when your son gets to be a certain age, he doesn’t understand when it’s time to raise his own son, that he is the one that is supposed to be teaching him. I feel as though a man can only learn to be a man, from a man, so for Logan, I’m banking on Vince to sit down with him and be his role model, and be his best friend because there are things I can’t teach him, because I am not a man.
On not giving in to her pregnancy cravings:
“He’s like, ‘Nope. Don’t do it. You’re gonna be mad.” Vince chimes in, “Even before the pregnancy, she was very conscious about her weight, so I’m just helping her to be a better person.”
On surviving two abusive relationships:
I almost had to tell my story to each individual and then I decided that’s not what I’m going to do. I can’t make anybody believe, I can’t change anybody’s mind about anything. (The abuse,) it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.”
“I haven’t always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship. Now, I make sure that I’m very vocal about my feelings, everybody knows how I feel. Sometimes it’s over the top and most of the time it’s ‘Team Too-Much,’” she laughs, “But I have to do a lot. (I was) a shy person who had self-esteem issues trying to figure it out — now, I’ve gotten over my hangovers. You say, I’m comfortable and confident, it took a long time to get there. Maybe like a year or so before Braxton Family Values, I wasn’t that person. I was faking it til I make it, pretty much…..