Toni Braxton is setting the record straight following rumors that she had secretly tied the knot with Birdman.
As The Shade Room previously reported, the claim stemmed from a post on X that had spread like wildfire on the social media platform.
Toni Braxton Didn’t Marry Birdman
Allegations surfaced that Braxton flew out to Mexico to marry the music mogul, whom she first began dating in 2016.
But in a post shared to her Instagram on Sunday (December 31), the ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’ singer not only denied the rumor, she also made it known that she and Birdman were both single.
She shared a screenshot of a side-by-side photo of her and Birdman with a headline that read, “Congratulations! Toni Braxton & Birdman Married In A Private Ceremony In Mexico.”
The hashtag #FakeNews was added right below. In the accompanying caption, the Grammy winner wrote:
“My dear friend @birdman and I are not married…never been married. We are both single.”
Her sister, Tamar, who initially spoke on the rumor in an Instagram Live session on Saturday (December 30), took to the comment section under The Shade Room’s post to add her two cents.
“My dear friend is wild,” she commented. “And ima mind my business and ride for my sister till the wheels fall of and then we walking or someone to drive us.”
One day before Toni made her statement, Tamar said she had no idea her sibling had tied the knot after seeing the headlines on X.
While on her way to Disneyland with her fiancé, Jeremy Robinson, and their kids, she went Live, telling her followers that she even had to call their mother, Evelyn, to verify the news.
“I can definitely tell she knows something, because I was like, ‘Why you can’t just give me a straight answer? I don’t know,” the singer said.
But she did express her happiness for the pair, despite her confusion about why her sister had decided to keep her wedding plans from her.
Toni Braxton And Birdman Dated In The Past
Back in 2016, Toni and Birdman started dating after their almost two-decades-long friendship evolved into a full-blown relationship,
Toni, who had previously collaborated with Birdman on the 2002 song ‘Baby You Can Do It,’ opened up about their romance in an episode of ‘Braxton Family Values,’ where she gushed about the sentimental things he had done to show her just how much he loved her.
“Luckily for me, he likes to do things to show that he cares about me, like sending flowers. I’m a flowers girl, what can I say?” she said, per Essence. “He’s an undercover gentleman and he makes me feel adored.”
The R&B icon announced her engagement to Birdman back in February 2017, just one year after they started dating, and released a song together, titled ‘Heart Away.’
Even though the couple had already put their wedding plans into full effect, Toni hinted at a break-up in a New Year’s Eve post she shared on Instagram that same year, per PEOPLE.
Her resolution for the new year was to start a new chapter, which “isn’t always an easy choice,” she said, “but ALWAYS choose to be chosen.”
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