TAMAR Braxton’s boyfriend has admitted it is “a very difficult time” after he was criticized by her family amid her apparent suicide attempt.
David Adefesco, who found Tamar unresponsive and called 911, has released a statement via The Blast, thanking fans for their “thoughts and prayers” as Tamar “navigates professional and personal struggles including her battle with depression.”
David released a statement[/caption]
But it comes after members of the famous Braxton family were allegedly questioning some of the things they heard him tell the dispatcher and his “demanding and controlling” persona.
In the statement, he shared: “On behalf of Tamar Braxton, I want to thank her fans and the public for the ongoing thoughts and prayers.
“Tamar is a beautifully talented woman, a devoted mother, a loving girlfriend, a dear sister and a special friend to countless people.
“This is an extremely difficult time for Tamar and her family as she navigates professional and personal struggles including her battle with depression.”
Tamar was found unresponsive by David[/caption]
The Braxton sisters, Tamar and Toni[/caption]
“Tamar is currently receiving the best available medical attention to address those struggles and strengthen her mental health, and her family and I will remain by her side throughout her treatment.”
He concluded by reminding everyone that “mental health is a common issue, affecting 1 in 5 Americans”, and called for fans to “continue to send prayers and hope as Tamar continues the path to recovery and ultimate happiness.”
David said: “We ask to please respect Tamar’s privacy, and her family’s privacy, during this important time of healing.”
The 43-year-old – who is the sister of famous singer Toni Braxton – was found unresponsive by David at the Ritz Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday July 16.
David called 911, and the singer was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.
Tamar had allegedly been battling some demons during the filming of her show’s first season[/caption]
Tamar is doing much better these days and has been transferred to a facility[/caption]
On the call David could first be heard talking to the dispatcher calmly: “My girlfriend is not responding. She’s not awake.
“She’s been drinking about half – she also took some medication for depression – I don’t know how many.”
Surprisingly, David then explained to the dispatcher that Tamar had been very “angry earlier” about her new reality TV show, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!
However, TMZ’s sources claimed that David reacted poorly to the pilot of his girlfriend’s new show Get Ya Life! and his reaction allegedly made Tamar very upset as well.
The Braxton family[/caption]
Tamar and Toni Braxton[/caption]
Family members are allegedly questioning who really had issues with the show as he was reportedly portrayed as “demanding and controlling.”
They further claimed they’ve noticed a change in Tamar since her relationship with the accountant and that her mood swings tend to align with David’s feelings.
In the preview for the show, Tamar and David are heard having a fight with production having to intervene with Tamar begins screaming for him to “stop.”
As well as a successful singer, Tamar became the first African American to win Celebrity Big Brother in the US last year.
It is believed the hospitalization may have to do with an attempted suicide[/caption]
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She is the younger sister of Unbreak My Heart singer Toni, and has had hits with songs including You’re Makin’ Me High and He Wasn’t Man Enough.
Tamar also made a name for herself in reality TV, currently starring on the WE TV series Braxton Family Values.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.