If you’ve ever watched Braxton Family Values then you’ll know how crazy the musical family is, but also how much they truly adore each other.
And the love was definitely flowing on Sunday afternoon at the baby shower of Tamar Braxton who is expecting her first child this Spring.
OKMagazine.com was in attendance at the carnival-themed, “Backyard Boogie Baby Shower” at Hotel Bel Air where rapper T.I. and wife Tiny came along to show their support as well as family matriarch Evelyn and sisters Towanda, Traci and Trina. Trina turned up wearing a fluffy pink onesie which caused Tamar to question, “What the hell are you wearing?”
Tamar’s older sister and musical sensation Toni Braxton let slip that the mommy-to-be is in fact expecting a boy with husband Vincent! The event was filmed as part of the second season of the couple’s WE TV reality show, Tamar & Vince.
OK!: Tamar is so outspoken, how do you think the baby is going to be?
Toni Braxton: He’s going to be the opposite of Tamar. It’s a boy so I think he’s going to be more like his dad. A little bit more laid back and reserved.
OK!: How excited are you to be an auntie again?
Toni Braxton: I’m excited. This is the last one, the last of my sisters having a baby so I’m really excited out of all of them that it’s Tamar because she kept saying she didn’t want to be a mom but I knew deep down inside she would eventually change her mind. It took a little longer than we thought but it’s here.
OK!: Your sisters say you give a lot of unsolicited advice – what parenting advice have you given to Tamar?
Toni Braxton: It told her that motherhood is the most fun you’ll ever have but the perpetual fatigue you will always have and don’t push yourself too hard to try and be this perfect mother because you’ll make a lot of boo boos but just have fun with it. And get some good bras because your boobies will sag, and you can buy yourself some new one but in the meantime get some good bras.
OK!: What’s all this we hear about you retiring from the music industry?
Toni Braxton: Yes it’s what I’m feeling, I’m here, my mom says I’m a little depressed, we’ll see. In the meantime I want to do more acting. There’s a Lifetime movie I’m in talks to do so I’m excited about that. But I have been thinking about music because I’m really fortunate to have a lot of really great people around me. Babyface has been reaching out, Anita Baker who is my idol has called me and was like, ‘What are you doing? It’s not time, no way, I’ve felt that way but no.’ Apparently everyone’s gone through this, it’s normal, you got to get through it. You have to push yourself and make yourself do it so we’ll see.
Tamar also shared what she’s most looking forward to most in becoming a mom and her crazy cravings!
OK!: What are you most looking forward to in becoming a mother?
Tamar Braxton: I’m looking forward to the changes. I don’t know what’s to come so I’m just looking forward to the change and just trying to figure out how I’m going to figure it out. I think it’s going to be exciting.
OK!: What cravings have you had?
Tamar Braxton: Salt. I love potato chips, I’ll do anything for a potato chip, I’ll tap dance, I stand on my head and spin nickles for a potato chip. I love potato chips.
OK!: What advice has your sisters given you regarding becoming a mom?
Tamar Braxton: First of all Toni Braxton is the number one person who thinks she knows everything. So she won’t let me lift things and she wants me to wear flats all the time she’s going to have a fit about these shoes right now but I don’t care.
OK!: You look great, have you been conscious of the baby weight gain?
Tamar Braxton: Yes God! (laughs) I went to the doctors and I gained 50lbs so far! Devastated! (laughs)
Tamar’s new single The One comes out this Tuesday so look out for that and Braxton Family Values airs Thursdays at 9/8c on WE tv.
Source: OK! Magazine