Tamar Braxton is opening up about a painful time in her life.
During her appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Thursday (Sept. 13), the R&B songstress revealed that she was molested as a child.
“A lot of things happened in my childhood that I was too afraid to talk about,” she said. “Too ashamed to talk about. But the truth of the matter is, I’ve been molested by both sides of my family. It’s nothing I ever talked about.”
After the interview aired, the “Braxton Family Values” star explained why she decided to make the information public. “I decided to Tell Wendy and the world MY secret, MYSELF that I have been a victim of abuse not once, twice, ten, but multiple times by multiple ‘family members’ I’ve never told ANYONE other than Two people in my life and they both have held this close to them,” said Tamar.
She hopes by her coming forward she will inspire others to live their truth. “I never EVER again want anyone to feel so little and so small or even ashamed about something they had no control over,” she continued. “I wanted to create a space where you can tell your OWN story with out anyone commenting or making you feel ashamed EVER again!! Go to and tell your story and empower yourself starting today! I wanted you to know that no matter how many scars you have… you are the PRETTIEST.”
During her candid interview with Wendy, Tamar also spoke about her divorce from her husband of nine years, Vincent Herbert, and the new man in her life. When asked if she’s in love, she responded, “Very much so.”