Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tamar Opens Up About Struggle with Vitiligo


Tamar Braxton first revealed her struggle with vitiligo in an interview last year [click here if you missed that].

Tamar admits its gotten worse since her pregnancy...

Tamar tells Ebony Magazine
"Anybody with skin issues knows that that’s a very sensitive subject. And that’s why I’ve never shared that I have Vitiligo, because I do. I’ve always had it, since I was a young girl. It’s not as bad as others because everybody has it differently, but I’ve certainly had mine diagnosed. That’s why I tan. People say, “You bleach your skin!” But I tan just so I can have a better tone on my skin, boo!"
"It’s gotten worse since I’ve gotten pregnant. If you shake my hand now, to me it’s more noticeable. But when you get diagnosed with a skin disorder, it’s hard. It does weigh on your self-esteem. It really does. But I’m done defending that. I’m not bleaching my skin and if I was bleaching my skin and I felt like saying so, I would, but for the record, I am not."
Tamar also clears up the rumors she's had extensive work done her her face,
"I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose, I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose. And when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Now I touch my face, which I never touch my face…Everything is real on me."

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh hell no!

Anonymous said...

****vitiligo*** SAMETHING MICHAEL SAID.. HAVE A ROW OF SEATS MUPPET FACE LIL GRUL!!!

Anonymous said...

Smdh, some people want to be anything but black and even stoop so low to say that they have a medical disorder. What a pity.

Anonymous said...

Every single one of them sisters has had facial surgery.

Anonymous said...

I doubt she has vitiligo. I truly believe she bleached her skin, and now that shes pregnant and cant bleach anymore, vitiligo is her excuse as to why her skin will be changing colors back to its original shade.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying real hard to believe she hasn't had work done. A whole lot of it. And I don't believe her, sorry.

Anonymous said...

people are something else . . . smh

zeeedeee said...

tamar stop it....stop it right now...skin disorder? more like a personality disorder...and i know u aint think anybody buyin that i aint had no plastic surgery bullshit u sellin...while u issuing out chairs to everybody else u need to pull one up for yourself

Anonymous said...

2 words....bitch please

Anonymous said...

You aint gotta lie Craig...you aint got to lie!

Tamar sit your lying ass down!

Anonymous said...

She bleaches her skin and she had something done to her nose. Why lie about it? Why is it that these people in the limelight feel the need to pretend that they are perfect? If you get your nose done, stomach stapled, lips injected, if you had liposuction, had your breast done...who cares??? Maybe if they come out and tell the truth then these children today won't be fast to want to look like these so called celebs in these magazines. Cause she lied before saying that she couldn't get pregnant...no tell the truth you didn't want to give it to fat ass Vince!!!

Bee Gee said...

Lmao

Anonymous said...

Look at her hands it looks like she does.

zeeedeee said...

@12:03 its been said that vitalago can be a direct result from initialy bleaching your skin..cosignin 12:20...bitch pleeze!!!

Anonymous said...

Skin disorder, No edges, Muppet face etc....have several Tamar. We dont believe that shit

Anonymous said...

Yelp I 2nd the "BITCH PLEASE"

Anonymous said...

LIES

bitch bleaching her skin

Anonymous said...

I third that...BITCH PLEASE

Anonymous said...

R IN NYC SAYS:

oh ok and in other news, the sky is blue.

Next story.

Anonymous said...

Not only os Tamar a lying bitch, but she's also a fucking idiot. If you truly have vitiligo, tanning will NOT work, and can increase your risk of skin cancer. Tamar doesnt need to respond if she gone try this shit. Black people actually do struggle with that illness and their plight is made worse because of lying SELF HATING motherfuckas like Tamar Braxton.

I telz it likes it iz said...

^^^^^LMAO and cosign with EVERY damn comment^^^^^

\_ <--here a seat Tamar

Anonymous said...

4th tha bitch please coomeny. lying ass self coon.I can't wait till all these self hating bitches die off from skin cancer. these fucking fools willing poisoning themselves.

Your Highness said...

There's is nothing more annoying to me than a person trying to insult my intelligence. I co-sign the bitch please as well.

Anonymous said...

She looks TERRIBLE.... the hair, the eyelashes, her FAKE skin color, that HORRID as HAIR, everrrrry dam thing. EPIC FAIL.....

Anonymous said...

She's not fooling anyone. We all know her doctor told her to lay off the bleaching while she's pregnant. BITCH PLEASE for 10th time!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bitch please! Michael Jackson didn't have no God damn vitiligo either. I don't give a fuck what anybody says.I remember years ago when some collector were selling some of Michael Jackson's bleaching creams(empty tubes ofcourse). This bitch, Tamar is a fucking liar. Foh!

Anonymous said...

The Tamar now versus when the Braxtons first appeared on the music scene...a completely different face. And, it's not because of the nose. They've all had work done. Stop acting like you didn't have to change yourself to be accepted by the entertainment industry.

Anonymous said...

This lying cow! If you want to bleach your skin that's your biz! Why lie? These self hating brown skin chicks kill me. Growing up I was always my moms "little chocolate chip cookie". I must admit I was insecure about some things but my shade was never a problem. I love my color. Nice medium brown beauty! My color is perfect in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

QUESTIONS TO THE HATERS...why do you CARE what the hell she has done or not done to her face? its not your face- stop being jealous that you can't fix your face

Anonymous said...

I for one can believe that she could possibly have Vitiligo because Toni has Lupus in which both are Autoimmune diseases. I too have Vitiligo and Lupus.....maybe she's telling the truth about it, but on the other hand I do believe she has reconstructed her face in some way.

Quiana said...

Yeah right Tamar I don't believe you sorry.

Anonymous said...

just what is talking about "I have no plastic in my nose" Is she that dumb to believe they actually put a piece of plastic in her nose when they chopped it up?

Anonymous said...

Um....doesn't anyone remember the episode where her family flew out to L.A. to see her house?

In the episode she took her mom to her PLASTIC surgeon. And in the talking head segments she said "I've had 4 plastic surgeries".

Anonymous said...

Why is it folks think celebrities have to tell all their business. Damn if she does bleach so what that's between her and her god. Regular folks don't go around talking bout their beauty regiment.

Anonymous said...

All once has to do is pull up a picture of Tamar from the past and compare it to what she looks like now. I bet you there's a difference.

As far as Vitiligo is concerned....who knows? She might have it, or she might not.

I wish celebrities would just come out and said they got work done instead of lying about it. She a procedure done on her nose? Fine, you just admitted you had cosmetic surgery. Why would your cartilage fall off your nose where they had to replace it? Either you had too much surgery to begin with and they were correcting the mistake or you had a serious drug problem and it caused a lot of damage to your nose. Which is it, Tamar?

Anonymous said...

*one

Anonymous said...

I'll be glad when Jesus returns, so all of this foolishness can stop.

Mod7 said...

Stop being so negative guys.

Mod7 said...

@3:55pm that's crazy! One of my close friends suffers from vitiligo and just had testing done to see if she has lupus...didn't know the diseases were similar

Anonymous said...

1. She has obviously had work done on her face. Obviously.

2. Lupus may be showing up since her sister has it, but what I really think is that she had to stop bleaching her skine while she is pregnant, so ECZEMA developed. Not vitiligo.

Anonymous said...

There are two types of vitiligo. The one that happens beyond your control and the other one that is caused by the onset of bleaching.

Anonymous said...

@4:56 they don't have to tell their business, but on the same note don't force a blatant lie down are throats I wants to co sign the bs.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

****vitiligo*** SAMETHING MICHAEL SAID.. HAVE A ROW OF SEATS MUPPET FACE LIL GRUL!!!
11:53 AM

^^^

And it was revealed MJ's autopsy report and AGAIN during the current AEG court proceedings that Jackson DID have Vitiligo.

But of course, it could never be true that a Black person would have a skin disorder.

Anonymous said...

What she said: "I have vitiligo."
What she meant: "Hell yeah I bleach.com!"

I know and see people with vitiligo and I have never seen their complexion change evenly. It gradually lightened in patches. So whatever Tamar. Sometimes it's best to just keep quiet.

Anonymous said...

I love both of her songs and I don't care what she does to her body cuz it's her body and has no bearing on me. If she's lying, so - she is not the first, last or only person that has lied. Besides, she doesn't owe us anything but good music.

Anonymous said...

Why is it folks think celebrities have to tell all their business.
4:56 PM


A) Because many of them are so narcissistic that they do so already

B) Many of them expect us to believe the blatant lies they tell (to us) about themselves

C) Maybe if they stick to their called profession and stay mum on their personal life, the public wouldn't expect to hear about it all the damn time.

Anonymous said...

12:05...Thank you!!!! Sooooo true!

Anonymous said...

Tamar is so silly for this lie and her sisters and mother are silly for letting it get this far and Vince is ugly.

Tamar pretty much admitted she's worried about Vince running off with a white girl, she said she wears that blonde hair because her man likes blondes, I believe she's bleaching and blonde-ing and accepting fat ugly sperm so she can keep that good meal ticket she got. Tamar know ain't nobody else in the entire world, not even an abusive, violent foreigner is going to accept Tamar as this loud, annoying girl. Vince is it.

Anonymous said...

Bitch, we didn't buy it with Michael Jackson and we ain't buying it with your self-loathing ass.

Anonymous said...

I won't say anything about the vitiligo because it could be true but that nose job was no damn medical procedure .

Anonymous said...

Well, I will say this. My nephew has had this disease since he was born. Vitiligo is a skin disorder were it develops in patches. He's 17 and had surgery to remove it but the docs said it wouldn't work. It never covers ur whole body only in patches. Research it. As far as the surgery on the nose, all african descendants do not have the extra nasal bone at the end of their noses.

Anonymous said...

@MOD7, Vitiligo and Lupus aren't the same but they are both Autoimmune diseases and it can be hereditary like my situation. My mother has Sarcoidosis (autoimmune as well) but I developed the fore mention diseases as well as Arthritis, etc. (Mixed Connective Disease). I am a black women and I would urge for everyone to read about autoimmune diseases especially if you have a family member with any of the auto immune illnesses. I would also like to add that I received light therapy to darken my skin because I didn't want to go the opposite direction in skin color....thank God for my insurance and persistence because a lot of people to get that chance to do something about it before you have completely lost your pigmentation. Looking at the pictures Tamar posted I do believe she has Vitiligo because my fingers looked the same way, I think she just chose to lighten her skin to match.

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