Tamar Braxton posts heartfelt thank you to boyfriend for ‘saving my life’

Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her “angel on earth.” She said she is grateful for Adefeso who found her “lifeless” in their home, saying it “couldn’t have been easy” for him.

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Tamar Braxton performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in 2017 in Los Angeles.

Tamar Braxton performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in 2017 in Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES — Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for “saving my life” after her hospitalization last month.

Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her “angel on earth.” She said she is grateful for Adefeso who found her “lifeless” in their home, saying it “couldn’t have been easy” for him.

“Through this entire time, you have held my hand, heard my cries, held me when I have been weak. You have had my ENTIRE back‼️” she said in the post.

The R&B singer did not provide details about her hospitalization. Police only confirmed they responded to a medical emergency July 16 at the downtown Los Angeles high rise that she calls home. People.com reports the actress had attempted suicide last month.

“Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight,” Braxton said in a lengthy and raw statement, according to People.com. “The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental.”

Braxton, 43, shared the post along with an older video of the couple talking about getting engaged. She called Adefeso and her 7-year-old son Logan, whom she shares with former husband Vincent Herbert, a priority.

“Although I been said yes in this old video... now and then, I couldn’t imagine what life would be like if you weren’t by my side,” she wrote. “Thank God I’m here and thank God for you.”

Adefeso replied to Braxton’s post with a short message.

“I love you. You love me. We love Logan. Together forever,” he said with emojis including one of a diamond ring.

Though Tamar Braxton released her debut album in 2000, she made a splash in pop culture when she and her sisters, including Grammy-winning icon Toni Braxton, launched their reality series “Braxton Family Values” on WEtv in 2011. It was an insta-hit, with Tamar Braxton shining as the show’s breakout fan favorite.

The series helped propel her music career. She had the R&B hit “Love & War” soon after and even earned three Grammy nominations for her music, two for the song and one for the album of the same title.

The success led to a WEtv spinoff “Tamar & Vince” with her then husband-manager Vincent Herbert, a music executive who played a role in Lady Gaga’s career. She filed for divorce from Herbert in 2017.

From 2013 to 2016, Tamar Braxton was one of the co-hosts of the daytime talk show “The Real,” earning two Daytime Emmy nominations alongside the other hosts for outstanding entertainment talk show host. She competed on “Dancing with the Stars” during her daytime TV stint.

Her 2015 album, “Calling All Lovers,” helped her nab a fourth Grammy nomination, and her last album was 2017’s “Bluebird of Happiness.” Her music has won her a BET Award and three Soul Train Music Awards.

She most recently appeared on VH1’s “To Catch a Beautician,” a series about hairstylists who wrecked their clients’ hair. Her WEtv reality series called “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” was expected to premiere last week, but has been postponed to Sept. 10.

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