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The Atlanta Black Star reported that during the 8th Annual Old School BBQ Festival, Braxton said during her performance that Braxton Family Values is on its way back to the airwaves.
“What if I told you Braxton Family Values is coming back?” she said to the crowd after asking them if they missed the show. She also said that the show would not return to WE TV, saying, “Not on no foolish network, I can tell you that.”
That seems to be a callback to her reasons for leaving the series, which included her allegations of production causing animosity between her and her sisters. The pressure led to Braxton’s severe depression and suicide attempt.
“I love my family. And I don’t want to fight with my family. And I [don’t] want to be an example of a family who fights and argues and always have turmoil. And now we’re at the point where it’s assaults and threats. This is not the show that I created,” Braxton said to Tamron Hall in 2020. “I created the Braxton Family Values because I wanted to be an example part of the Black community with five Black amazing sisters, with all different walks of life, who can inspire and help and people can learn from our experiences along the way. We wasn’t teaching anything but being devilish and I didn’t want to do that.”
She said she owns her part in the animosity, but she said she didn’t think she sold out to make engaging television.
“I don’t think I sold my soul [to keep the show on],” she said. “I don’t think at the time I knew exactly what I was doing. I think that for the show and for my family we wanted to have a great show and sometimes that is making the deal with the devil and that is doing things that you wouldn’t normally do.”
If you or someone you know is in need of help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (deaf and hard of hearing callers can dial 711 before the number) or 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish speakers.