He was Braxton filed for divorce this week in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. They were married in and the documents say they separated this month. They are parents of 4-year-old Logan Herbert. Braxton is seeking joint custody of their son but wants Logan to live with her.
The following year, she released her debut self-titled album, garnering wide acclaim for singles like "You Mean the World to Me" and "Breathe Again. Braxton made history in when she became the first black actress to play Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, and she later starred alongside her sisters on the reality show Braxton Family Values. Despite announcing her retirement in , the singer resumed recording shortly afterward and announced a new solo album in Over time, Michael and Evelyn eased their household rules, allowing their daughters to gain more exposure to soul and rock singers like Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. For Braxton especially, music became a central component in her life. She entered a number of local talent shows and also collaborated considerably with her sisters. Following her graduation from high school, Braxton planned on becoming a music teacher but was easily swayed to leave college when songwriter Bill Pettaway overheard Braxton singing to herself at a gas station. With his help, Braxton landed a record contract with Arista Records for both her and her sisters.
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Toni Michele Braxton born October 7, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, and television personality. Braxton has sold over 67 million records worldwide, including 41 million albums. In the late s, Braxton began performing with her sisters in a music group known as The Braxtons ; the group was signed to Arista Records. After attracting the attention of producers Antonio "L. The album reached number one on the Billboard chart and sold 10 million copies worldwide. Braxton experienced continued success with the albums Secrets , which included the U. Braxton's subsequent studio albums, More Than a Woman , Libra and Pulse , were released amid contractual disputes and health issues. Braxton is also a television executive producer and personality. She competed in the seventh season of the reality competition series Dancing with the Stars.