The 52 year old sideline sports reporter teaches us how to not be bothered by other people’s negative comments.
Love her or hate her, there is no denying the lady can SING. If you’ve seen any part of the previous seasons of Braxton Family Values you are well aware of Toni’s bratty youngest sister Tamar, 36, and her over the top antics in her quest for fame as a singer.
After years of starts and stops in the music industry Tamar finally seems to be coming into her own with a hit record, a ton of critical acclaim and now music industry accolades. The diva heir apparent took home three awards on the Sunday evening broadcast of The Soul Train Awards. After taking the stage to accept the Best R&B Female Award, Braxton gave the audience a few words of encouragement worth folding up to carry around in your pocket.
“I’m 36 years old and I’m proud of it. And I don’t give a damn if I was 56, you are not finna STOP [me], point blank and the period!”
The 42 year old comedian Chris Hardwick from AMC’s The Talking Dead and Comedy Central’s @midnight had an unexpected message at the end of his show. His father died without warning and he shared with all of us the importance of not taking the meaning of Thanksgiving for granted.
One of the best things about being an older woman is knowing when to walk away before it’s too late. Despite wanting children, Fox, 49, says she knew the man she was about to marry was not the one for her. If she were younger could she have had this same courage?
Could you walk away from your dreams of having your own family despite the fact that you felt the man you were marrying was not the love of your life? I have several friends from college who married at a young age who knew their men were not “The One” but chose to marry any way because they wanted children and a sense of family.
While these women are still married today, I can’t say that they are happily married, but they do have children whom they adore. So I guess the real question is, do we really have to make these kinds of trade offs to “have it all”?
I commend her for being so candid about her struggles and the difficult decision she and her husband made to stop fertility treatments.