Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in the season 2 finale on Wednesday. The 41-year-old reality TV star and R&B singer beat out fellow housemates Dina Lohan, ex-Football star Ricky Williams, athlete Lolo Jones and reality TV star Kandi Burruss for the grand prize of $250,000.

During the two-hour finale, Ricky was nominated as Head of Household, giving him the power to nominate contestants for eviction, according to WENN.com. After sending home celebrities Kandi, Dina and Lolo, Ricky secured a spot in the top 2 alongside Tamar.

The two then answered questions about why they deserved to win, before former evicted housemates picked the Braxton Family Values star as their winner.

During her 30-day stay in the Big Brother house, Braxton became known for her outspoken approach and willingness to stand her ground.

After leaving the house, Tamar told ET's Brice Sander that the series was a "blessing".

"It's a blessing on top of a blessing, and it means that my friendships in the house are really real. I'm grateful for that too."

The singer added that the show motivated her to push on with her music career.

"This is the longest that I've gone without singing!" Braxton shared. "It's been like 30 days! And with Joey (Lawrence) being in the house - and he's a whole boy band by himself - it's definitely inspired me to keep writing and keep moving forward with my music career."

Tamar also hinted that she had several new projects in the works. "There's a couple things going on with Tamar," she teased.

Tamar had a rough 2018 that saw the reality star shave her head amid rumors that she was diagnosed with cancer.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Keekz

    I like Tamar. Congrats on the win.

  • Yoni7

    Congrats! I use to be a Big Brother show watcher fan. Now? Not so much into TV anymore.

  • bemetoo

    I watch big brother and at the beginning Tamar was terrible mean spirit loud and obnoxious and was definitely coming for kandi..butOver the month I started liking her shit was funny and silly breath of fresh air and see deserve the win

  • Jessy

    She played the game really well (once she let the unnecessary drama go)! I was oh so proud of her and Kandi for reconciling, as well. Kandi was a class act the entire season. It was nice to see her personality outside of RHOA.

    Also, Tamar is the first black person to win Big Brother (American, at least, I don’t watch the other ones). That’s pretty crazy to think after all these years but true. With her, Ricky, Kandi, and Lolo (don’t call me black lol) in the Final 5, it was a good night.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I agree

  • GuestSTAR

    I watched the first season of the Braxtons and Tamar always bragged about Vince managing Gaga and I assumed that alliance afforded them the lavish lifestyle. They had beautiful homeS, expensively furnished, etc.... Last night after winning or when addressing the cast she said something to the affect, 'Now I Can Buy My Baby A House'. Even on Big Brother she eluded to needing the money. WTF happened??

  • free

    how do plastic surgeons slice your nose? like, do they measure it into three parts and then slice of each side, leaving just the middle? fugg is going on?

  • TwitterFingerz

    Tamar used straight intimidation to win. She had almost everybody nervous to go against her.

  • Nik

    SANDY!! I missed the live finale and was going to catch it tonight. Should have added SPOILER ALERT to the title. ?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/688fe01726afdd5824eeb7b920ee395a2cd99ca240988cea67f72d1a2326b068.gif

  • Jessy

    That’s exactly how I felt too. Tamar is so entertaining and has so much personality. If she lets the drama and the little fake personality moments go, she could really be a huge star. She’s really lovable under all that pretense.

  • GAPeach

    She's not with Vince anymore, and they owe a lot in back taxes.

  • Nik

    Yup...sometimes people owe way more than they earn.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    now i do own a tv, so i have no idea why i'm just hearing about this after the show is over (i wouldn't have watched anyway, but i actually didn't know about this show, LOL!)

  • GuestSTAR

    I see, I didn't know that.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I was flipp'n through channels and ran across Celebrity Big Brother and saw the cast...my first time watching it in its entirety.....Congrats Tamar!!!

  • Topic Influencer

    She's the first black winner I think. Congrats to you EJ

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooooo....oops

  • GAPeach

    Not EJ,,,girl, it's time for you to log off.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So.. OT...
    I'm guessing we'll probably see an R Kelly post pretty soon?
    "CNN has seen tape Avenatti says shows R. Kelly having sex with underage girl"
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/entertainment/r-kelly-investigation/index.html

  • tintin

    yah i was shocked to hear her say she can buy a house for her son now. it looks like she's broke. her whole family seems irresponsible.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol....ni yew no yew wrong

  • tintin

    i was happy to see two black ppl at the end.

  • Hill Candy

    Congrats to Tamar for the win. But LoLo was pissed!!

  • Decked Out

    So. Reality TV is such a Daym JOKE.
    Next =============>

  • GuestSTAR

    They started off rocky because of past events, but I was happy, proud her and Kandi came together and helped one another get through. They really had one another's back.

  • Nik

    I played myself!

  • Junkanoo

    I tried getting into the show but its so different than the UK version that I lost interest ,Kandi was also really good on the show very even keel. Its all on youtube if people want to see it but there to many hours of the live feed for me to sit through.

  • Ladyshopper

    She deserved to win, she played her tail off....wanted her or Kandi to win. I couldn't stand purple hair and LoMan, they were really hating on Kandi after they find out she already had coins.

  • Ladyshopper

    She sure was and I'm so glad she wasn't in the running to win...Lol

  • Tinytoon
  • GuestSTAR

    Yeah, they hated Kandi, kept her on the block. I was really disliking Ricky, called him all kinds of names, UNTIL he saved Tamar

  • Hill Candy

    I was glad LoLo was not in the running either. I did not know too much about her and to find out she a virgin. Also she has an attitude.

  • Marlika

    Good for her!!

  • Logan Roberts

    Damn that was quick, I was just beginning to get into it.

  • Hill Candy

    Ricky beard I want to take some clippers and go at it. lol

  • Rahab

    ???

  • GuestSTAR

    Too many athletes, Olympians, LoLo should've been on the block.

  • Ladyshopper

    Real nasty attitude and was really hating on Kandi after Tamar told her and purple hair that Kandi was loaded. REALLY!!

  • GuestSTAR

    And that receding hairline, SMDH.

  • Hill Candy

    yessssss.lol

  • Logan Roberts

    This!!! Kandi never really bothered anybody from what I saw.

  • Ladyshopper

    Yeah I disliked dusty Ricky too until he said Tamar for the final 2..

  • Keekz

    She's a nasty, hateful, vengeful person. LoLo showed all her colors.

  • GuestSTAR

    No she didn't bother anyone and she knew HOW to play the game; get rid of the ATHLETES, THE THREATS. I'm glad he didn't but, IF Ricky were smart and played strategically, he would've put Tamar up and kept Dina. Dina wasn't gonna win sht.

  • Seldomseen

    Congratulations

  • WinterIsComing

    I like Tamar minus that lip smacking and eye rolling. My sister said she likes Tamar because Tamar reminds her of me. That made me take inventory of myself.

  • DeeFromLA

    I was just about to post this. Looks like his time is coming soon. They are determined to get him this time.

  • Keekz

    I didn't get that. However, I think she held hem accountable. Which we know they don't appreciate.

  • Fire & Ice

    She looks like James Wright Chanel (patty pie guy)

  • hi-liter

    OT: Newly Unearthed Footage of R. Kelly having sax with an underage girl. CNN has seen the tape and describes it as very graphic. There are 2 scenes, one in a living room, and another in a bedroom. A naked man who appears to be Kelly is seen performing multiple sax acts with the girl. She is heard calling him daddy. Both the girl and Kelly refer to her “14 year old puscee.” Six times the girl refers to her genitalia as 14 years old. At one point the man ask the girl to urinate. After she does, he urinates on her.

  • Renee26

    Ion care... Let's talk about how Lil Mo "husband" had the nerve to face time a side piece while they were filming the marriage boot camp reality show SMH

  • Seldomseen

    Very insightful

  • Yoni7

    They friends. They hang out all the time.

  • Keekz

    I caught that. I didn't have the time to watch every episode, where I assume she explained her financial situation.

  • Keekz

    oh okay. If that's the case she may wanna send that 250k before tax and management fees to the IRS.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, this just feels a little different from previous times when people have accused him of stuff.
    They might finally have enough to nail him this time.

  • Fire & Ice

    I know. I think he was on an episode of her show also.

  • Trace da Ace

    Well I hope she can take that money and buy a better attitude, because her attitude is such an atrocity....she is rude, disrespectful and has a serious sense of entitlement.....I watched a couple of episodes and she had such a gutter rat attitude.....when her and LoLo got into it...I was hoping that LoLo was going to smack fire out of Tamar. I hope this changes her attitude and cause hunty......

  • Renee26

    Whaaaaaat???!!! Disgusting. If they have a new tape they should be bringing him up on new charges... Lemmie guess... They can't prove it's him or find the child to testify

  • Wreckognize Game

    I watched and was happy to see Tamar win, although I am a Kandi fan. I hate when others claim that the black people aren't discriminated against in the house. On the regular BB there's usually a few minorities. Once they see a few they decide they are automatically linked up and they gun for them every time. The diff with the Celebrity BB was there were a lot more of us and they had clout.

  • Yoni7

    A couple of'em. LOL

  • Topic Influencer

    I think she looks more like EJ. Heck both of em

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao!!!!

  • Seldomseen

    I read somewhere else she is buying a house for her and her baby, with her winnings.

  • Alextra Ballard

    GoodT

  • hi-liter

    The attorney for Stormy Daniels, Micheal Avenatti has the tape given to him by a close associate of R. Kelly.

  • Trace da Ace

    ditto

  • Fire & Ice

    This is repulsive! Unfortunately lots negroes will still support him. They'll just lable the girls as "fast".

  • Renee26

    Let's see how this plays out

  • Blue

    I see what you did. And I am laughing loud.

  • Fire & Ice

    You're sooooo right! Correction in my part

  • NeverSurprised

    Same. Although he only tookTamer because he believed she had made more enemies in the house than Lolo and he would get more votes. Whatever the reason, I'm glad she beat his egotistical behind. Kandi was my first choice because I love the way she conducted herself throughout. If she couldn't win, I'm glad Tamar did.

  • hi-liter

    Right. Although Mr. Avenatti has some issues of his own.

  • Fire & Ice

    He's cooking on them I think

  • Ladyshopper

    Yeah the black folks are the first to go on the regular BB.

  • Yoni7

    They divorced and she had been living in an apartment from what I last remember. That was moooooonnnnttthhhss ago. Don't know about her situation (then and) now.

  • Keekz

    why is this pedophile still free?

  • Renee26

    Ion care if it was the devil himself prosecuting Robert...it must be done!

  • Topic Influencer

    He looks like he can cook his ays off

  • hi-liter

    ? I totally agree.

  • GuestSTAR

    EXACTLY, I wanted either one to win. You could tell the audience was disappointed when Kandi was removed from the competition. She was most definitely a fan fav.

  • Yardgirl

    I usually watch BB, mindless entertainment, however I could not get past Tamar in episode 1!! Loud and obnoxious for no reason from day 1. My sister kept me in the loop and now that a black person has finally won, I will go back and watch On Demand. Congrats Tamar.

  • NeverSurprised

    His beard and his hair. He looks homeless. But after I saw his white wife with her bohemian-looking self, I now understand why he looks so bad.

  • Topic Influencer

    She might be bad with money like her sister Toni who has filed for bankruptcy 15 times. Bc she buys dumb shat like Gucci forks.

  • Alextra Ballard

    He seated at the table eat'n cereal,she tells him that she loves him...he response:Good. That fool is not interested in sav'n his marriage. Po Mo!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    She stays pissed. Glad she lost.

  • Seldomseen

    Lol, I don’t watch but lil mo is a piece of work. She was married to another man.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Alla this evidence,why Kellz as ain in jail

  • DeeFromLA

    He'll probably shoot himself before he goes on trial again. He would have to know this time he is going to jail, probably for a lot longer than he would've back in the day.

  • SweetTEE

    *whispers* Was it a real girl?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Or she'll be paid off

  • Juslv374

    Oh no... I just threw up in my mouth... Disgusting! 14? She is a baby being taken advantage of and used.. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit hun. That's not love. Poor thing.

  • SweetTEE

    It only took them 20 years to "unearth" this?!? Foh... they always knew and never cared. This sounds like the original tape.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL
  • SweetTEE

    This sounds like the original tape. I doubt it's a new one.

  • Renee26

    VHS tape....probably old and the girl won't cooperate.... He probably already paid the hush money.

    The verbal exchange of saying "14yr old" proves it's a fetish of his. He could have grown women who look young pretend to be younger in role play just so he can get off.

    Off with his head!!

  • SweetTEE

    And she should have know such when they were on that divorce court show

  • Vonn

    She was just loud & ignant, as per usual.

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, they said although he did most of the same things he did in the tape that he went to trial for and was acquitted for, it is not the same tape.

  • Renee26

    The article says it's a different tape...but mirrors the other in the actions

    Also, the other tape was filmed in that studio room with the wood panels

  • SweetTEE

    Father God.

  • Vonn

    Lol

  • hi-liter

    Exactly, that’s why it mad news, it’s a different tape.

  • SweetTEE

    The streets say he likes the ladyboi's...

  • LYRICS

    Lil' Mo acts seems like she hasn't met a real man in mmmmm….I'd say in about 5 kids!! I blame her too b/c this man is NOT "marriage boot camp" material, he's leave him and those 2008 braids alone material! Lil' Mo is just a hardhead, that man doesn't truly love her!

  • Queen B

    She damn sho needs it

  • Vonn

    I'm not surprised. He's the hyper-masculine type that's suppressing "something."

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Not just the streets but Text messages
    https://goo.gl/images/kThMzu

  • SweetTEE

    I just heard.. Now I'm really outdone. So this n.. Nevermind girl smh.

  • Applebootay

    What is Big Brother about? I mean, what's the purpose....making celebrities richer?

  • Vonn

    Lawd lawd lawd.

  • Fire & Ice

    I heard about that the other day. Mo and these men! Girlfriend can't pick a decent man to save her life.

  • Applebootay

    Unearthed, meaning its probably one of his victims he paid off already. The only thing it'll do now is continue to ruin his reputation...

  • Applebootay

    She already paid off...this is old...legend has it, he has a whole trapper keeper of videos and the cops already had more than the one that everyone has seen...........so if the news has it, meaning the cops don't, it's probably because it can't be prosecuted....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    WHERE ARE THE PARENTS??? WTF?? I would 187 his a$$!!!!

  • Applebootay

    Y'all both so wrong for that...

  • SweetTEE

    Oh my..... Yea, that's quite telling ???

  • NewNew

    Sounds like a backhanded compliment. I actually liked Tamar for a while before she started rubbing me the wrong way. You probably remind your sister of Tamar's better qualities of which she has many.

  • Yui

    I’ve never understood the concept of Big Brother ?

    My old co-worker kept talking abt, “I gotta watch me some Big Brother.” Then continued in his best drag hood girl, “It be poppin’!”

    Followed by a series of twerks. ?

  • Topic Influencer

    I will never forget this. Damn nasty fukka

  • Topic Influencer

    I love the ballroom drop

  • GuestSTAR

    If the video is from the 90's or early 2000's depending on the state, the statue of limitations might come into play, which means he might not be charged with statutory rape.

  • Topic Influencer

    My sister was addicted to this mess first few seasons. Not my cup of tea

  • free

    which number husband is this cause i can't keep up.

  • Yoni7

    I use to be. That, Amazing Race and Survivor. Now? Bleh.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He is NASTY and doesn not care! Mind you, he is texting a FEMALE to see if she is down... Lil mo MUST be down with his booty games???

  • Topic Influencer

    ALL OF THESE. She was CBS reality show central honey. For a LONG time lol

  • SoChlo

    This was the first season (and probably the last) that I watched Big Brother. I only watched because of Kandi. I’m sad Kandi didn’t win but she was a horrible player (never won any competitions) but she had the most integrity. I’m so glad Ricky didn’t win. He looks like and acts like a snake. I was so happy that Tamar had Kandi’s back and never betrayed her.

  • WinterIsComing

    That’s my hope ????

  • Yui

    Yeah, me either. My mind was wandering when I tried to watch it once, it’s kinda boring. At least to me, lol.

  • Yui

    Survivor—
    Y’all remember that was all ppl were talking about? ? like circa early 2000’s?

  • hottlanta

    She had the nerve 2 clap on some chick bcas she been with her man for 10 years n they aint married. She jumped up talking bout u aint married. ? Dayum shame that everybody in the house got a different last name n got assigned parking spots when they come pick up the kids. Folks probably ride by n see all those different cars n kids n think they r riding past a bunch of kids waiting 2 get in the auditorium for a concert or something. He betta stay bcas it is tax season n l bet she gets a hellava earned income credit.

  • hottlanta

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6cd312df524128d2bf72bdc53a52a5b306c371eb572a0e16d791063e99fc28ad.jpg

    It aint gucci but me n my fake michelle n barak bag says have a happy valentines day.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • Phillybruh

    She played a really good game. Can't wait for the summer edition

  • Dreamer

    That purple haired chick used to be on WWE. I couldn’t stand her personality on there.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I am so puzzle...how people go from being naturally beautiful to looking like a witch...Her disposition makes her even more ugly.

  • SJ

    I'm happy for her ass, over the top and all.

  • Trace da Ace

    LOVE IT!!! I WANT ONE!!

  • MsSapphire9800

    I know he is grimmie...but I doubt if he made a new tape...I do not think he is that dumb....he wont l.et any dancer .under 21 on his stage....and if this person had a tape why he didn't turn it over to the police when it happen...or was he at home using it for private pleasure.

  • Trace da Ace

    yes...and I cannot take people like that....loud and boisterous for no reason other than attention.....NERP!

  • Trace da Ace

    OHHHH MY DAMN...... I cannot get past the " i busted on my lips".....that right there.....I vomited in my mouth!!!

  • MsSapphire9800

    Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg said his team was "unaware of any new information" involving his client. "We have not been contacted by anyone," he said. "We have not been informed about any new information by anyone and we have not been contacted by law enforcement." The State's Attorney's Office neither confirmed nor denied a related investigation.

  • Trace da Ace

    CHILE!!!! His azz would have gotten paws, feet, 5 fingers and it ALL for this mess....he is constantly disrespecting her and she is constantly popping out chilens....smdh

  • MsSapphire9800

    I know he is grimmie..but I doubt if he was stupid enough to make another tape...I believe it is the old tape..alter...and if this guy had this tape why he didn't turn it in when it happen....or was he using it for his own needs.

  • Yoni7

    YEEESSSS!!!!

  • hi-liter

    Just because his attorney says they are “unaware of any new information” doesn’t mean there isn’t any. All attorneys say this in regards to “new info.”

  • NeverSurprised

    This is pnly the second time it has featured celebs. Usually, it's regular folks competing. I think for unknowns the prize is $500k.

  • NeverSurprised

    Good luck to her. But in LA, $250 (60% of that after taxes) won't go far in terms of a house. Maybe a good down payment, though.

  • GuestSTAR

    What issues do Avenatti have?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Li-Wright

    She looks like Latoya Jackson.

  • hi-liter

    He has been accused of hiding millions of dollars to find his lavish lifestyle and to avoid having to pay a $10 million judgement. He has agreed to give up financial control if his law firm to settle a dispute with his former partner in the law firm.

  • YellowSauce

    Good for her ...... She seemed good at it ... I have to watch the rest of the episodes I didn't see ... I actually was never interested in this show until now ... It never made sense to me before lol

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I used to watch it faithfully up until 4 years ago...even to the point that I won the BB fan contest in 2008...a 42 inch flatscreen tv and a 1000.00 gift certificate to a home food delivery place...the lawyer called me from CBS I hung up on him cause I thought it was a joke...smh...I still got the tv and it took me almost two years to use the gift certificates...my single azz was in heaven...

  • hottlanta

    Thanks. I was skurred 2 wear red bcas everytime l wear red at work l have 2 leave work 2 go c someone in the hospital. So l decided 2 bring barak n michelle 2day 2 represent love.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    13-15 house guests are locked in a big azz house in Cali usually all summer (Jul-Sept)....every week one person is voted off and two are put on "the block" to be voted off for the following week until there is only one person left...there are ways to get off "the block" by winning contests while in the game....there is no outside contact so no phones, tv, nada...the first season of BB was a America votes style (like American Idol was) but there was a bias when one of the contestants whole hometown got another person kicked off so after that only the house guests vote for each other...

  • Capricornlady

    Oh Lordt!! As if she needs another reason to have a big head(pun and sarcasm intended) ????

  • teather

    SHE needs to go back to the place that provided her face and get a refund. WHY do you all normalize the crazy look of her face or are you just used to it. It's unbelievable that you all disregard that she's ill AF to have done this to her face and THEN to cut her hair short so that we can see even more of the destruction. WTH is going on? Self hate is now worn OUTSIDE rather than hidden inside. SMDH

  • MsSapphire9800

    Dirty Lawyers never win a case...because the accuser Lawyer will go after him.

  • Yui

    Oh snap! Now that’s awesome ??

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    and I bet you are just as quiet as a church mouse, girl let me know what time Bible study is!

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    wayment......oh hell naw

  • bemetoo

    girl yea she was a pain to watch on tv but baby when let me tell you the live feeds are really where the entertainment and truth lays..its alot of things that dont get aired and a lot of truth that the tv aired as lies

  • Dahl

    Good for her!

  • SweetTEE

    I believe every bit of it.

  • Parent

    Congrats Tay! Love you girl! Your sacrifice paid off! Won't he do it!

  • Yardgirl

    Oh hell yeah the live feed IS the show!! This show is my Summer guilty pleasure and I keep up with the BB after dark stories??

  • Sha

    Agree totally

  • Sha

    Wow, I never watched the show.

  • Sha

    No you didn't, I can't. I am logging off
    Stay blessed.

  • Sha

    I believe they we're living beyond their means. Money is what attracted her to him, now I do believed she loved him. That's why they started the realty show, it is not working with her music.

  • Sha

    I was not surprised, I watched every episode of the Braxton's. Tamar was money hungry, what ever she wanted, she got.

  • dru and neil

    I need to read a study on how loud mouth bullies always seem to prosper. I can’t tell if people are fearful because they don’t want to be a target of these kinds of people or if we all secretly want to be them.

  • Renee26

    He knew cameras were rolling...she has zero self esteem

  • Renee26

    Lol... That nucca is no prize. A marriage certificate means nothin of the people disregard their vows... She cray cray

  • Renee26

    Lol the current one... The boxer

    She did say when she dates marriage is the end goal.... She just wants to say she's a wife. Damn shame

  • Renee26

    Amen!!

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • Renee26

    "Tell me you love me".... Ol needy azz nucca!!

  • Reenaface

    Yay! Now she can help big sis pay off her debts.

  • hottlanta

    She has 5 kids he knows she cant go to far. She collect marriage licenses like l collect fake bags. I am looking for one everywhere l go. I dont care if l go overseas l am still looking for a hookup.

  • hottlanta

    You get a husband you get a husband you get a husband. As oprah would say.

  • A D N

    Interesting study that would be. I may do my dissertation on that topic...prosperous bullies...like Trump.

  • Lolly Asher

    I don't watch the show but she seems like the right person to win something that runs everyone out of the house.

  • dru and neil

    I think most of us grew up with, are related to, or work with a Trump or Tamar and they continue to behave the same because nobody confronts them, or there’s always someone making an excuse for them. They always have followers and/or friends, laughing at their mean spirited jokes told at someone else’s expense, and reinforcing their obnoxious behavior. We all basically just go with it or avoid it altogether if we can. But blowhards stay winning.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Sassie

    She need a few more million to help sis, LOL

  • Reenaface

    ????