Tamar Braxton thanks her Nigerian boyfriend, David Adefeso, for ‘being my rock’ amid mental health struggles

By Hannah Yasharoff | USA TODAY

Tamar Braxton publicly thanked her Nigerian boyfriend, David Adefeso, for “saving my life” after announcing she would be parting ways with a television career she said negatively impacted her mental health. 

In an Instagram post shared early Sunday morning, Braxton, 43, said she was sharing the tribute to her boyfriend “and then I’m logging off.” She and Adefeso, a financial adviser, went public with their relationship in 2018 following her split from ex-husband Vince Herbert.


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“if you have ever been in recovery or treatment you know that you reflect on a lot of things,” she wrote. “so I couldn’t let another day, another second go by without PUBLICLY Thanking my Love @david.adefeso for saving my life … I’m so grateful.”

The singer and TV personality thanked her boyfriend for supporting her through a dark time and defended him against negative comments and name-calling. 

“Through this entire time, you have held my hand, heard my cries, held me when I have been weak,” she wrote.

“You have had my ENTIRE back‼️ I will not allow anyone to call you controlling or ‘that’s that African man’ like I don’t have a mind of my own cause without THIS African man, I simply would not be here.” 


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“I love you. You love me. We love Logan,” Adefeso wrote in reply to her post, including an emoji of a diamond ring. “Together forever.” 

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I came here just to say this and then I’m logging off… if you have ever been in recovery or treatment you know that you reflect on a lot of things…so I couldn’t let another day, another second go by without PUBLICLY Thanking my Love @david.adefeso for saving my life… I’m so grateful. I was in our home lifeless 😔💔 & I’m sure finding me the way that you did couldn’t have been easy. But know that people coming at you saying all this crazy stuff, isn’t easy for me. People have called you every name in the book, to deflect from what’s really been going on. Through this entire time, you have held my hand, heard my cries, held me when I have been weak. You have had my ENTIRE back‼️ I will not allow anyone to call you controlling or “that’s that African man” 😒🤦🏽‍♀️👀 like I don’t have a mind of my own 🙄 cause without THIS African man, I simply would not be here. Everything isn’t political and your love for me is not that. You were here for me when NOBODY was and still is. YOU and Logan are priority. Thank you for being my Rock and now, my Angel on earth. I love you.. and although I been said yes in this old video… now and then, I couldn’t imagine what life would be like if you weren’t by my side. thank God I’m here and thank God for you ❤️‼️💍

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On Thursday, Braxton opened up about a career in the television industry that “ate away” at her well-being, announcing she would be taking a step back and vowing to help others who struggle with mental illness.

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