Find out all about the ‘Un-Break My Heart’ singer, Toni Braxton including her bio, net worth, husband, songs, and more
Toni Braxton is an American actress, singer, pianist, songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, and television personality. In fact, Braxton is very popular for her hit songs Un-Break My Heart, You Mean the World to Me, and Breathe Again.
The singer is very well known as a musician and actress but her massive fan base also has a keen interest in knowing about her personal life including her relationship with Birdman and her children.
Toni Braxton Wiki
Toni Michele Braxton was born on October 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland, USA. Furthermore, her father’s name is Michael Conrad Braxton Sr, and worked as a Methodist clergyman and a power company worker while her mother, Evelyn Jackson was a former opera singer and cosmetologist, as well as a pastor.
Toni Braxton at the Grammy Awards
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She went to Bowie State University to obtain a teaching degree but later decided to pursue a career in sing after being discovered by William E. Pettaway Jr.
Facts about Her Hit Song ‘Un-Break My Heart’
Un-Break My Heart is the second single from her second album Secrets (1996). The song is a ballad in which the singer begs a former lover to return and undo the pain he has caused. Her blistering heartbreak song was truly admired by both her fans and critics, leading her to win Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards.
‘Un-Break My Heart’ cover
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The song sales were like wildfire, 10 million copies worldwide which included nearly 3 million in the United States alone. As a result, making the single one of the best-selling singles of all time. Furthermore, after the success of the song Toni also wrote a book of the same name. Later on, the book was made into an American television biographical film named after it.
The film starred the likes of Lex Scott Davis as Toni, Debbi Morgan as Evelyn Braxton, Skye P. Marshall as Towanda Braxton, and so on. The plot of the movie includes the journey the R&B queen had from being discovered by mega producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, to her health issues in battling with Lupus. Additionally, the film also contains her family struggles and her son’s autism.
Does the American Singer Have Kids?
In 1998 Toni married her Mint Condition member Keri Lewis. The duo tied the knot on April 21, 2001. She welcomed their first child, a son named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis on December 2, 2001. Likewise, in 2002, while getting her fourth studio album ready, Braxton discovered she was pregnant with her second child; the complicated pregnancy confined her to complete bed rest.
The famous American singer with her children
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In March 2003, she gave birth to their second son Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis. However, Diezel was diagnosed with autism. Autism is a condition where an individual finds it difficult to engage in two-way communication, especially in social situations. However, in 2016 the Grammy winner announced that her son was no longer suffering from autism.
The pair were married for 12 years but called it quit in 2013. However, recently on father’s day, the sons showed their appreciation post a picture of Keri and them.
What Happened to Toni Braxton and Birdman?
Toni Braxton and Birdman have finally got married. There was a recent post from Braxton’s sister hinting that the two have married. However, the post seems to be removed from her Instagram. In fact, the rumors of Braxton and Birdman surfaced when a fan spotted Birdman’s hometown holding hands with the rap mogul. Furthermore, in 2016, Bet Awards the duo made their red carpet debut together.
Toni Braxton with her husband, Birdman
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Following this, after a few months, Toni also serenading Birdman at his 48th birthday bash in New Orleans months later. The Shade Room reposted video footage of Braxton singing to Birdman. Finally, during the 6th season of Braxton Family Value, the singer confirmed their relationship. Media also noticed Braxton wearing a ring with a massive diamond for months before she confirmed their engagement on the show.
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Like the relationship of many other celebrities, this was also a very on-again-off-again relationship. The couple had split up for a brief amount of time. Initially, Braxton removed all photos of Birdman on her social media. Following this, Birdman also shared a cryptic message to his social media hinting that their relationship ended.
After this, the couple again appears on the same track as the singer vowed to marry Birdman by the end of 2020. She added that there have been some rough edges leading towards their marriage but they have been trying to figure it out.
How Much Is Toni Braxton Net worth?
Despite Toni’s bankruptcy claims, the singer has a net worth estimated to be over $16 million. Her earnings come from multiple sources as Toni Braxton has a successful career as a songwriter, record producer, actress, singer, and television personality. As being a famous musician she is has done countless music concerts, tours, and live shows. Talking more about her passion for music, the singer has a signature microphone, which she uses to perform at every show, and it reportedly cost $1 million.
‘Un-Break My Heart’ singer, Toni Braxton looking stylish as ever
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The artist like any other artist had her ups and downs in the music industry. The singer tried to sue Arista Records after making only 33cents per sale from over 170 million albums sold worldwide. Currently, the songwriter is regarded as one of the most popular R&B superstars in the world. Seeing the overall career of Toni, VH1 has been named included in the list of 50 Greatest Women in Music.
The producer has also received countless awards for her music including prestigious Grammy Awards seven times, American Music Awards, Music Awards five times, and more. Likewise, Braxton has also appeared in many commercially successful movies. Some of them are The Oogieloves in the Kingdom Come (2001), Play’d: A Hip Hop Story (2002), Every Day Is Christmas (2018), and many more.