Toni Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Keri Lewis Addresses Alimony Comments: “I Didn’t Even Use An Attorney In Our Divorce”

by Brianna Williams

December 4, 2018

Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage

When Toni Braxton made her Red Table Talk appearance last week, she was spilling all types of tea about her marriage to Mint Condition member, Keri Lewis, and he’s finally ready to talk about some of the comments his ex-wife made.

In a lengthy Instagram post, he addressed the reason why the “Un-break My Heart” singer had to pay alimony, the representation of their relationship in the media, and the whole “b*tch” comment:

While talking to Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris, the oldest Braxton talked about how she hated paying alimony: “Yes. I had to pay alimony. I was one of those girls…I was very, very angry about that. But it was because we had an existing prenup and post-nup. I wanted to renege; I’m going to be honest…I went through this whole phase, ‘Ooo men are the new b*tches.’ That’s how I felt.”

Toni also mentioned that she believed that their marriage ended because of money, and her Lupus diagnosis. The newly engaged singer went on to say, “Who wants to take care of a person who’s sick all the time. He never said that, but I felt it.”

Keri Lewis and Toni Braxton during 2007 Trumpet Awards Celebrate African American Achievement at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jill Ann Spaulding/FilmMagic)

To that, Lewis expressed that his love for the singer wasn’t about money, but so much more than that: “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. I didn’t even use an attorney in our divorce (I also don’t recommend that to anyone).”

No lawyer? Now, that’s real.

The former lovers were married for 12 years, but the relationship ended in divorce in 2013. They share two boys together, Denim and Diezel.

And to address the comment that angered him the most, Keri said: “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 b*tch…That’s a problem.”

Yikes! Hopefully the two are able to work things out.

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