- Posted April 2, 2014 by
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Unbreak My Heart - Toni Braxton on the Rebound
You can call her the comeback kid or the rebound queen, however you choose to phrase it make sure to give credit where credit is due. Toni Braxton's picture should appear on every woman's vision board as a reminder that they too can rebound from whatever life adversity they may face.
Just a few years ago, Toni was facing what many called the end of her career. She filed bankruptcy for the second time and was going through personal turmoil with a lupus diagnosis that created severe health issues, as well as working through a divorce. Add to that her youngest child being diagnosed with autism and Toni being the eldest superstar in a family where she employed her sisters. The weight was heavy and she was feeling the pain. It was like everything was unraveling all at once.
Like knitting, sometimes you have to unravel the yarn to get the knot out, Toni didn't give up, she fought back by researching lupus and what her diagnosis meant. She made a valient effort to create a new health regimen to ensure that her diagnosis of lupus would not be debilitating. She made the personal decision to take charge of her life and get things back on track.
When approached by her youngest sister, Tamar Braxton, about doing a reality show about the five Braxton sisters, Toni was hesitant but knew that her sisters were just as talented and all they needed was a platform to exhibit that talent. She reluctantly agreed and Braxton Family Values was birthed and the rest is history.
Toni's life was an open book for the entire world to see and they tuned in. The success of the Braxton sister's has been phenomenal, and the show catapulted Toni to a comeback for the record books.
Her recent CD, released in February, is a bittersweet reconnect with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, who was a part of her journey when she started in the music business and before the twist and turns of life really began. The CD, Love, Marriage and Divorce has already reached the top of the charts. The duo shared some of their emotions regarding love, marriage and divorce which resonates in the heart of listeners.
Toni is touring, has written her own Memoir - Unbreak My Heart, which is due for release in May. In her book Toni shares more details about her struggles in the midst of her success. The six-time Grammy award winning performer gives women a reason to fight back when life throws curve balls.
In addition to all the glitz and glam of her rebound success journey, Toni recently launched her own social media application - Toni Tigers. The application allows her fans to connect with her on a personal level, win prizes and even trips to meet Toni in person..
Growing up as a PK (preacher's kid,) Toni Braxton heard the biblical verse, "to whom much is given, much is required regularly. She has definitely filled her requirements. Just as the Tiger which is renowned for its strength and power, so is Toni Braxton.