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The Criminal Minds actor opened up to us about his high-profile relationships with Halle Berry and Toni Braxton early in his career. Now, singer and reality star Braxton is telling friends she’s upset Moore decided to kiss ‘n tell about their love life. “Toni was very upset over Shemar’s remarks,” an insider told the National Enquirer. “Shemar made it sound like Toni was chasing him just to have sex.”
The source adds, “She thought his comments were in poor taste, and when he compared her to Halle, that was just classless and disrespectful.”
In our exclusive interview, Moore said dating Braxton was a “wild ride,” but that his relationship with Berry was a deeper connection. “I fell hard for Halle,” he told us, adding that the pair connected because they were both biracial.
Read what Shemar Moore said here.
It is no secret in the music industry that Toni Braxton has lost her passion when it comes to recording new music. Many artists have weighed in their thoughts on the super stars decision to quit music, including American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino.
Fantasia tells Singersroom.com, “I watched the Braxton show and I was listening to Toni Braxton…she was talking about how she lost the passion and the love for music, and I almost broke down and cried. You look back at all the things she’s done, and her talent is amazing, and for somebody that was born into music, literally is music, to say that they don’t have that passion anymore, it broke my heart”
The singer who has also thought about quitting music continues, “I think that comes from all the other drama and all the other dumb stuff that comes with the industry now…For me, I don’t ever want to get to that point, and I was almost at that point! I’m here to bless the people that listen to me.”
Fantasia’s new album, Side Effects of You is available now.
Toni Braxton dropped a bombshell when she said that she was done with music. In the weeks following her announcement, the R&B icon has received an outpouring of support from her peers. While hosting her sister Tamar’s Backyard Boogie Baby Shower at the Hotel Bel-Air, the oldest Braxton spoke out about her leave of absence from the industry.
“I’m kinda still on the done with music side, but we’ll see,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I haven’t done any recording, nothing in the studio.”
Some of her famous friends including Anita Baker, Babyface, and Missy Elliott have tried to encourage her to get back in the studio. “Missy called me. [She said], ‘I’ll be in town, come by, just come say hi,’” she shared. “They’re kinda tryna push me to do something. But I love them for that and it makes me feel so much better ’cause I don’t feel so alone.”
She’s not the only superstar who fell out of love with music. “Someone told me Barbra Streisand, who is like the queen bee, felt the same way, but she didn’t do it for 10 years,” said Toni.
Even if it takes that long, she sees the silver lining. “Maybe I’ll be a better singer ’cause I feel like Barbra got even better, so we’ll see.”
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
Recently Criminal Minds actor Shemar Moore had a candid interview with BET.com and spoke about his previous tabloid romance with Toni Braxton. Here is what he had to say about our girl.
BET: You’ve been linked with some high-profile women, including Toni Braxton and Halle Berry. Were those relationships for real, or just tabloid gossip?
Moore: “[Toni Braxton] was my first Hollywood relationship. I was a baby, I did not know s***. I had just graduated from college, I had no money and I was on Young and the Restless. She called my agent when she was shooting a video in Miami, and it just went from there. I was like the little kid who found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It was a wild ride with Toni. She would never sing for me, though. That always bothered me.”