Tamar Braxton Announces She Has Vitiligo

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Singer and reality TV personality Tamar Braxton seems to be everywhere these days. She has her fair share of screen time on Braxton Family Values; she stars in her own spin-off show with her husband Vincent Herbert, Tamar & Vince; she recently landed a spot on the upcoming VH1 talk show, Tiny Tonight; and she’s the host of Centric’s new lifestyle show, CultureList.

Braxton has successfully stepped out of Toni’s shadow, but even with all of her new accomplishments, there’s been talk regarding the singer’s complexion. The couple recently sat down together for an interview with Bossip, and Braxton revealed she does not bleach her skin, but suffers from the same skin condition Michael Jackson had. “Vitiligo — but I don’t like to talk about that,” she said.

“I just want to know what time do I have to do that?” she asked when referring to skin bleaching rumors. “If you really think about it, we’ve been shooting Braxton Family Values for two years and then, in between that, it was Tamar & Vince, and now we’re back into production with Braxton Family Values. So when did she change her face? I just think I grew up, and I don’t look the same that I did when I was 19. I don’t think any of us do.”

Herbert said he encourages his wife to stay away from the chatter regarding her complexion on the Internet. “I tell her not to read it because it’s so ignorant, it’s just not appropriate,” said Herbert. “It’s wrong and you can’t satisfy everybody. We know what goes on in our household. I would never be in a relationship with a vain person like that.”

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