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Tamar Braxton explains why she wants divorce

November 10, 2017 GMT

Tamar Braxton didn’t want to stay married to Vincent Herbert for the “sake of saying so.”

The “All the Way Home” hitmaker split from her husband of nine years in October and has now revealed why she decided to end their relationship.

She wrote on Instagram: “Married people who are reading will know what I mean. Sometimes we stay married for face value or to say, we did it, but the truth is ... it couldn’t be more broken and further apart than we are NOW! ... even on an anniversary!

“You can say he did this, she did that, I put up with ‘this’ & I’ve suffered & endured this for so long ... but the TRUTH is that this was your choice 2 stay we get so caught up in WE are ‘winning’ in love that we are LOSING a battle that doesn’t have ANYTHING 2 do with us! I decided I didn’t want to be married for the sake of saying so. (sic)”

When Braxton announced she was divorcing Herbert, she thanked everyone for their love and prayers.

Her representative said in a statement: “At this time we can confirm Ms. Braxton has made an extremely difficult decision and has filed for divorce from Vincent Herbert.

“Collectively, their son Logan and his well-being during this extremely unfortunate process is most important. We ask that everyone respects her privacy during this incredibly difficult time. She appreciates everyone’s love and prayers.”

Braxton recently admitted it was “really hard” working so closely with her husband, who is also the manager of her music career.

“There’s a lot of things that are going on in my relationship and me being close to this music industry, and whatever I can do to eliminate all of the stress and problems off of my relationship, I would rather do that,” she said.

“My husband and I work very close together and it’s really hard, you know? Not only do we work together, he is my baby daddy and, you know, we’ve been together forever. He’s my best friend. It’s a lot of things to discuss and argue about.”