Towanda Braxton Kept up with Ex Husband Andre Carter despite Issues
Towanda Braxton became candid about the issues she faced during her marriage with Andre Carter in her reality TV show Braxton Family Values in 2011. She shared why she stayed in the marriage despite the hardships.
Moving on from the doomed marriage, she started dating Sean Hall.
Braxton Stayed with Carter for Her Children
Braxton and Carter first met at a club in Atlanta and were friends for a couple of years before dating.
Braxton initially thought that they were only going to date and not get married. However, she couldn't say no when Carter asked her to go to the courthouse to get married. And just like that, the former couple tied the knot in January 2004.
Their first kid, son Braxton Montelus Carter, was born on November 11, 2005. A year later, on December 27, 2006, their daughter Brooke Carter came into the earth.
Over the course of their marriage, their courtship deteriorated. Carter, who was once a hands-on father, allegedly slacked off. Braxton complained he was getting lazy and was unemployed, leaving her to be the breadwinner for the family.
She claimed he spent his time writing books at home while she worked. She also alleged that he refused to find a job and enjoyed living off of her income.
The blooming rift between the duo was apparent even when the Braxton Family Values premiered on television in 2011. The couple lived together in the same house but slept in different bedrooms.
At the time, Braxton admitted through the show that she was staying in the marriage only for her children’s sake.
The Divorce Couldn't Be Avoided
Braxton stayed with Carter for a few more years for her children. As the show went on, it documented Carter’s attempts to win Braxton back. This went on for a few seasons, and things even appeared to have changed for the better as the former couple reconciled.
But it wasn’t to last. Carter did not improve upon his shortcomings, and this caused Braxton to end the relationship for good. Therefore, they separated again in 2014, and Braxton filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences in 2016.
Carter responded to the divorce petition by fighting for the full custody of their two children. He alleged that Braxton was an absentee mother. As for the divorce alimony, he demanded her home and two vacation properties. The show documented all of this and his therapy session, where he said he wanted a peaceful split.
Their divorce case stretched over a significant period. Finally, US Magazine reported that the former couple had settled and completed their divorce, ending their 12-year marriage in April 2017.
Braxton and Carter agreed to share joint physical and legal custody of their kids in the settlement, neither of them agreed to pay child support, and both of them yielded their right to alimony support.
Further, Braxton kept her cars and agreed to transfer the car's rights that Carter drove to his name. They both kept their individual checking, savings, and retirement accounts and agreed not to abuse alcohol or illegal drugs in front of their children.
In May 2021, Braxton got honest about her post-divorce life while talking to Tami Roman. She shared Carter wasn't active in their children's lives since she moved on. She also mentioned that she had no contact with him, and he didn't care about their children.
Is Towanda Braxton Married Now?
Braxton is not married right now, but the wedding bells don't seem far for the mother-of-two. She is engaged to musician and producer Sean Hall.
The pair met back in the 1990s and had a crush on each other. But as both of them were taken, their relationship didn't progress until fate united them again in 2015, and Braxton took the first step to contact Hall.
They started dating in 2016 and surprised everyone with their engagement in October 2020.