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Toni Braxton’s Ex-Husband Claps Back: ‘Don’t Reference Me As a ‘B*tch’

Published: Tuesday 4th Dec 2018 by Rashad

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Toni Braxton made headlines last week when she took to Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s web talk show, ‘Red Table Talk,’ to discuss her highly publicized divorce from Mint Condition star Keri Lewis after 12 years of marriage.

Insinuating the split was due to her diagnosed illnesses (see: lupus, microvascular angina, etc.), the recount of the failure of her first marriage ignited a firestorm of criticism against her singer/songwriter ex-husband.

“I felt shallow because my ex-husband and I broke up for money issues,” she stated. “I found out I had lupus at the time, I couldn’t make money because I had lupus, I had to cancel the show. That was my personal contribution to the marriage failing, because who wants to take care of a person who’s sick all the time?”

Tired of the hoopla, Lewis took to Instagram to defend himself and even offered details surrounding the couple’s prenuptial agreement. Read his lengthy statement inside:

 

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In light of my ex-wife’s @ToniBraxton comments on @RedTableTalk regarding our ‘divorce; men receiving alimony from women’… I feel the need to address and shed light on the matter, as the impression is being made that I came for her finances and/or wasn’t there for Toni. Let me start by saying that I really loved Toni!… Anyone who was around during the time of our marriage would attest to that. In addition, when she became ill, I did everything I could to take care of her, and we tried for a long time to put things back together, but in the end, we could not. To give insight on the alimony payments, Toni’s attorneys suggested she have a prenuptial agreement put in place prior to our wedding, and they drafted one as they saw fit. Because of my love for her and being optimistic of marriage lasting forever, I didn’t feel the need to have an attorney, as I wasn’t going to contest anything in the prenup. Fast-forward to 2012 after separating, I moved out and at some point later, Toni mentioned to me that the payments set in the prenup would start being deposited into my account. I received alimony for around 3 years between 2012 and 2014. Now, intentionally or not, Toni’s comments have left people with the feeling that we had some sort of legal battle that resulted in her having to pay alimony, and therefore share the likes of @halleberry, @therealmaryjblige, and @britneyspears. With all due respect, I don’t see our situation in the same light. I didn’t even use an attorney in our divorce (I also don’t recommend that to anyone). In addition, while I often did not agree with the creative liberties that were taken in representing our relationship (Toni’s Book, Lifetime movie, Braxton Family Values, RedTableTalk), we are raising two sons and it can NEVER be to the degree of her referencing ME as a bitch.. that’s a problem!. I’m definitely open for the discussion on women paying alimony to men, and vice versa, as I do have mixed feelings about it, and at the end of the day, every situation is different. As for @RedTableTalk, Congratulations @JadaPinkettSmith. The show is INCREDIBLE, and the conversations are needed!!

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As seen above, Lewis did not exactly take kindly to Braxton’s mention of their alimony agreement – even saying “men are the new b*tches” (referencing Britney Spears’ ex Kevin Federline, Mary J. Blige’s ex Kendu Isaacs, and more).

Curious to see what else Toni said to warrant this clap back? Click here to watch.

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  1. Rasputia Latimore December 4, 2018

    Well, they should not be airing out their grievances publicly in the first place. They better be quiet because if Toni really committed bankruptcy fraud via spousal support payments then they surely could get busted if these back and forth details keep going on.

    https://www.essence.com/news/toni-braxton-accused-bankruptcy-fraud/

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 4, 2018

      TROLLmine what times your shift tonight, girl (boy)? It’s madd windy out I hope your corner doesn’t intersect a wind tunnel Bih 💁🏿‍♀️

      • Rasputia Latimore December 4, 2018

        Leave me ALONE David u WOMAN ABUSER. Cyberbullying is the same as bullying so f.uck off. #WeToo Movement B|tch. Bullying women will NOT be tolerated u ugly n|gga!

    • CHNA December 4, 2018

      If your a MAN being paid by a WOMAN and you are NOT the care-giver of those children. MRS KERI – you are indeed a BIT_CH, like Kevin GA_Y BACK UP DANCER FEDERLINE and KENDU is 100% a B_ITCH. GET OUT AND GET A JOB OR TALENT…. PRINCESS. STOP USING WOMEN. GO AND WORK.

  2. Paulo December 4, 2018

    so basically he tried to be polite and keep it cute but couldn’t help but show his ass at the end… he feels emasculated like any insecure little man with a star wife. it’s funny how he feels the need to distance himself from K-Fed and Kendu but he’s just like them in that sense lmao

    • Rasputia Latimore December 4, 2018

      If what he is saying is true then he is not like Kendu or Federline. Those men hired attorneys and went after their exes for spousal support, child support, and property. Keri received spousal support from Toni but he also paid child support to Toni. Toni’s divorce was more complicated because she had just filed bankruptcy and based on the timeline, I suspect she offered him alimony because it was money she would have had to pay creditors anyway. I agree with her decision because he is the father of her children but I also think she should have answered differently. Based on the long delay in her answering the question it is obvious it is not something she had prepared to answer.

      https://www.essence.com/news/toni-braxton-accused-bankruptcy-fraud/

      https://bckonline.com/2014/12/04/toni-braxton-sues-ex-husband-for-child-support/

      • Paulo December 4, 2018

        Jizzmine, drop it. No one cares about your phony ass ‘knowledge’ on economics or any other pretense or stunt you pull up here to hide the fact you’re a lifeless troll loser. xoxo

      • Rasputia Latimore December 4, 2018

        Jizzmine? I don’t deserve to be name called u f.aggot! You tranny trash don’t u speak to me like that. I will kick up my foot up your ass. Oh you probably would like that. Nasty ass stupid sissy. You are the lifeless troll Paula the F.ag.

  3. December 4, 2018

    I always admired that they kept the details of their divorce so private SMH…The thing about it is, Toni hasn’t made any negative or derogatory remarks about Keri. Not in her book, movie, TV show or interviews (not even the red table talk interview). All she did was express her point of view and talk about how she felt during the divorce….

    • MUSICHEAD December 4, 2018

      When Toni said men have become b****** in reference to Kerry, that was derogatory.

      • Erik December 4, 2018

        That isn’t what she said..What she said is “I went through a phase were I felt like men were the new B******”. All that does is shed light on how bitter she was at that point in time. It had nothing to do with him, moreso her. Not everything needs to be read between the lines.

      • Cassandra chen December 4, 2018

        At what point did you hear Toni said that? Lol basic comprehension is lacking..

  4. Erik December 4, 2018

    She failed to mention how she maintained his lifestyle throughout their marriage and even put him on payroll…Maybe then he’d actually have a reason to be salty🙄

    • madbrax December 4, 2018

      because he was managing her and working on her albums as well dumbass

  5. DanYiel December 4, 2018

    Huh ?!! 🤷🏽‍♂️

  6. Cassandra chen December 4, 2018

    Keri always been that b**** so I don’t know why he upset about that part…Toni was stating how she felt at the time. As talented as Keri is he still sit on his ass while his sick wife had to go work because she has a family to feed. What exactly Keri doing now? They can say a lot about Toni but she is a hard worker and always trying to make her family better. Keri guess what? Your kids ain’t no fool either!

    • Jay2001 December 4, 2018

      Keri still tours with Mint Condition and does real estate. How else you think he eating? He ain’t getting no money from Toni.

      • Rasputia Latimore December 4, 2018

        No he is laxy. He does NOT tour with Mint Condition. He left that group 20 years ago! He does NOT do real estate because he was nor good at it. He recently had to sell all his music publishing rights just to pay child support. He is a bum.

      • Rasputia Latimore December 4, 2018

        lazy not laxy.

      • Cassandra chen December 4, 2018

        Keri ain’t doing s***. If Toni could work through Lupus he could have done better for his family. Hr is talented and let it go to waste.

  7. Mark111 December 4, 2018

    Can’t cash the checks and still not want to be called a B. You could have declined, but didn’t. So enjoy your checks and your title as a B.

    • Bam December 4, 2018

      Why should he have? She and her lawyers made that agreement so no he shouldn’t have declined as it was what she agreed to give. Halle and Mary did not have the sole power in the draft of the prenups (was Halle even married). At the end of the day Keri went with what Toni created so she should not be complaining.

    • Rasputia Latimore December 4, 2018

      Well Nick Cannon cashed Mariah’s spousal support checks and nobody calls his corny b|tch ass a b|tch.

  8. IKNOWTHETRUTH December 4, 2018

    WHAT A QUEEN. HE COULD HAVE DECLINED THE PAYMENTS AND HE DID NOT AND SHE DID NOT CALL HIM ANY NAMES AND THIS IS ALL FOR ATTENTION BECAUSE HE TAGGED EVERY BLOG HE POSSIBLY COULD TO GET THIS STORY GOING.

    • MUSICHEAD December 4, 2018

      She called him a b**** and insinuated that he was a money hungry loser. Are u dumb?

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH December 4, 2018

        JUST LIKE YOU

  9. Bicctthhhhhh pleasseeeeee🤨✋🏼 December 4, 2018

    Oh Keri, you could have just declined the money plain and simple. Next….!!!!!!

  10. MUSICHEAD December 4, 2018

    We all know Toni wasn’t reading contracts back then anyway so she prolly didn’t know what alimony was until that first payment was due lol.

    • Casual December 4, 2018

      He did the prenupt and divorce on HER terms and using her lawyers. I’m kind of Team Keri, b/c he definitely wasn’t trying to use her.

      And let’s be clear — he was NOT the cause of her financial problems. Toni Braxton is known for her extravagant spending. She got caught up in bad contracts with LaFace in the beginning, but after that, she made millions recording and touring.

      • Cassandra chen December 4, 2018

        Which Keri help to spend he was always that cute boy…. The first time Toni filed bankruptcy she had to do it in order to get her money from laface. The second time was when she got sick on could not filled her Vegas contract. Keri did not be a man then and step up to his responsibility , and at the same time Toni was dealing with an autistic son. You hear 1 false news and run with it. Even when Toni is sick she has to be on that stage because she has kids…where is Keri then?

  11. D December 4, 2018

    As an Aquarius who is surrounded by Libras, I believe him. Gotta love Libras, but they can be messy 😂 Especially when it comes to their relationships and what parts of it / themselves they want to shed light on.

    • Paulo December 4, 2018

      ooh hunty Libras are sooo messy but y’all Aquas love to pretend to take the high road and then throw some shade just like Keri did on that note haha

      • D December 4, 2018

        True 😂❤️♒️

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