Tamar Braxton’s boyfriend, David Adefeso, has broken his silence, after the reality star alleged that he was the instigator of an explosive argument that ultimately involved the police, and ended with a filed domestic violence restraining order against the Braxton Family Values star.
David Adefeso addressed the conflict on Instagram live, where he denied laying a hand on Braxton, alleging that he was the victim of an “attack” by his girlfriend.
David Adefeso filed a restraining order against Braxton, but she claimed that she only got physical after he grabbed her arms.
“I’ve been a victim of domestic violence, of domestic assault. I was attacked,” David Adefeso said.
He explained that he was “driving at high speed” in his Rolls Royce when Braxton allegedly surprised him with a blow to his neck. Adefeso alleged that the punch left him so “disoriented” and confused that he called his mother, who began praying for him. He added that he realized that he was being recorded, and claimed that the evidence is in the hands of his family members.
Tamar Braxton claimed that Adefeso was the attacker, and grabbed her in the car after they had argued over a social media post, shared by her son. Braxton claimed that Adefeso threatened to kill her and himself during the incident.
“I’ve never, ever, ever, and never will ever put my hand on a woman. I grew up in a household where my parents were married for 50 years… and my mom and dad were the most loving and kind couple… I didn’t grow up in that [kind of] environment,” Adefeso said.
Police are currently investigating the incident, including $30k in damages done to the luxury vehicle.
The disturbing altercation comes after Tamar Braxton credited David Adefeso for saving her life during a recent suicide attempt. A few months ago, Adefeso found Braxton unconscious and called 911, monitoring her vital signs until paramedics arrived.
He issued a statement after Braxton’s hospitalization.
“Tamar is a beautifully talented woman, a devoted mother, a loving girlfriend, a dear sister, and a special friend to countless people. This is an extremely difficult time for Tamar and her family as she navigates professional and personal struggles including her battle with depression.”
In the latest development, Tamar Braxton’s ex-husband Vincent Herbert jumped into the fray.
“Hey Vince, I’m currently spending time with my mom on the spiritual journey she and my pastor brother-in-law and I have been on the past few months. As I described yesterday and as I’m sure you can relate to, I need to heal and the only way I know to do that is using the spirit and word of God. I therefore don’t think it is a great idea, unless in an emergency or an urgent crisis or situation, for us to be in contact for a while…until I am able to heal. If it is an emergency, however, please text and let me know what it is and I would be happy to reach out.
As I mentioned yesterday, Tamar also needs to heal. As you and Toni have previously told me, it is imperative she be checked into an inpatient…
Otherwise, I would like to try to heal my wounds and focus on my God. I’m sure you understand.
I am packing the rest of Tamar’s things and should have them ready by Thursday evening. Can you let me know where to ship them to? I know there are quite a few things in there that she needs.
God bless you, my brother. Please continue to stay strong.
And please, don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s an emergency.”
Vincent Herbert allegedly responded:
“Thank you David, I only called you and Texted you today as a courtesy call because you told me you would provide a time to pick up all of Tamar and Logan’s belongings. I didn’t hear from you so I can arrange my schedule.
David, I was only trying to keep the peace because Tamar has been saying she has been trying to retrieve her belongings.
It is now safe to say she’s moved on from this vile and abusive relationship and hearing the tape from the other day, I don’t blame her.
Tamar is getting help. As you know she has been in deep therapy from Dr. V who treats and care for people like Tamar…
Please know that after the stunt you pulled on Saturday you seeing my son is absolutely out of the question. You used a 7 year old boy and his emotions for your own publicity stunt. Never again will you be alone with him for any reason. You used Tamar’s love and trust for you and manipulated time with Logan to use him for your Instagram and likes…
Let me know what time on Thursday to pick up everything that belongs to Tamar and Logan. After hearing you threaten Tamar’s life, I believe the last thing I would do if give you an address for you to find her.
I don’t mind having a police escort to make sure everything is cleared out. The way you packd her things the last time was disrespectful and it looked like a bunch of trash. She nor Logan deserves that.
We are not friends. And we will never be after hearing how you …”
Braxton Family Values returns on Thursday, November 14th at 9|8c.