January 2, 2019
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Let’s be honest here. Toni Braxton and Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams were always an odd pairing. But just as soon as we got comfortable with the idea of the New Orleans bad boy sweeping up our angelic 90s sweetheart, it looks as if the two might have called their engagement off…and months after she “lost” that massive ring.
In a not so subtle “new year, new me” Instagram post over the weekend, the 51-year-old singer deleted all her pictures except one, captioning it, “starting a new chapter isn’t always an easy choice…but ALWAYS choose to be chosen. Cheers to a new year.”
Similarly, over on Birdman’s page, he also deleted his photos. But it was an “It’s over…” post to Instagram Stories that seemed to echo Toni’s thoughts. If you remember the Cash Money executive all but demanded he and Toni marry by the end of 2018, and while that seemed to be the plan, amidst the family drama (Toni told Iyanla Vanzant she didn’t like her family and that she would’ve been a bigger star had it not been for her sisters. Ouch!), the wedding all but came to a halt.
She told Wendy Wiliams last year, “We were doing ‘Braxton Family Values.’ We were going through a little drama,” Braxton told Wendy Williams in November. “I was like okay, the wedding – it’s a good thing to get all the sisters together. But I couldn’t get us all together. The wedding is not a good reason because it’s messing up my relationship a little bit. He’s like, ‘Come on, Michelle (her middle name) set a date.’” Start at the 1:26 mark.
Welp. Here’s to the both of them finding happiness with other people. Maybe there’s still some fire burning with Toni’s ex-husband Keri Lewis. After all, she did reveal on an episode of Red Table Talk the two might still be married if she’d done this one thing.
TELL US: Are you surprised Toni and Birdman lasted this long?