Report Details Alleged Controlling Behavior of Tamar Braxton’s Boyfriend
Fans are awaiting an update on Tamar Braxton since the reality star’s hospitalization for an alleged attempted suicide over issues with We TV. Reports are circulating about Braxton’s boyfriend, David Adefeso. Adefeso has spoken out, promising to remain by Braxton’s side as she gets the help she needs. But, sources claiming to be close to the situation allege that Adefeso may be contributing to Braxton’s issues.
Tamar Braxton exposes issues with We TV
Adefeso called for help after finding Braxton unresponsive. TMZ released Adefeso’s 911 call in which he tells the operator that Braxton became upset with We TV earlier in the day.
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Weeks earlier, Braxton admitted to Nick Cannon that she’s no longer a fan of the show because of the drama attached to it. She was adamant that she does not support the current narrative of the show.
I don’t feel like you get anything positive from it – a lot of arguing and fighting and shenanigans and it’s not what my parents raised and designed for our family. And I think what it’s turned into, what you see on television is definitely not something I want to stand by…if you’re not gonna tell the real story…the ups and downs but also the resolve…if you can show the chaos, the resolve, and the success then you have a true American Black family story.Tamar Braxton, Nick Cannon Mornings
Source says David Adefeso is more upset with the network than Tamar Braxton
Braxton also admitted that she was hesitant about her new spinoff because of negative experiences with the network. The trailer for the spinoff was released the day of her hospitalization, which is allegedly what sent her on a spiral.
But a source tells TMZ that Adefeso is the one who became upset with the trailer over his portrayal. Braxton’s family allegedly find Adefeso mentioning Tamar’s issues with the network when she was in need of medical attention as suspicious.
The source alleges that the Braxton family find Adefeso too involved in Braxton’s business affairs. They also say Braxton’s moods are a direct reflection of how Adefeso feels.
David Adefeso’s alleged controlling behavior of Tamar Braxton
In an exclusive report from The Jasmine Brand, a source close to production on Braxton’s spinoff corroborates TMZ’s report of Braxton’s family finding Adefeso to be controlling. Furthermore, the source claims Adefeso wants to have a major role in Braxton’s spinoff and not take a backseat. The source finds Adefso’s behavior “alarming.”
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“David constantly acted like he wanted to be behind-the-scenes and didn’t want to be on camera, but when production began he was always trying to be on camera. Even when he wasn’t scheduled to be in a scene,” they said.
The source continues: “He would make sure that he was involved in some way and would make the scene about him, so that he could get more time on camera. He wanted this to be the ‘David and Tamar’ show.”
The source also claims Adefeso contacts Braxton constantly while she works when he’s not filming, which stresses Braxton out.
“This reality show was different in that the audience saw exactly what was shot. Those scenes where he’s inserting himself into the process, yelling at Goli (Samii) and telling Tamar what to do and how to handle herself – that’s what really happened,” they said.
The source continues, “And I don’t think he expected to come off like that – he doesn’t want the world to see that. He was livid when he saw it. This was supposed to be his big moment where he was officially introduced to the world and that’s not the image he wanted to portray.”
It’s unclear what Adefeso’s role is on the show. Braxton has admitted previously that she trusts Adefeso in business as he is successful in the finance industry.
How to get help: In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text HOME to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor at the free Crisis Text Line.