Tamar Braxton on Motherhood: "I Didn't Instantly Connect With My Baby"

Tamar Braxton, Flaunt magazine

Tamar Braxton on Motherhood: "I Didn't Instantly Connect With My Baby"

The singer opens up to Flaunt magazine about the downside of pregnancy.

Published November 13, 2013

Usually when new mothers talk about their pregnancies, they can't stop gushing about the magical feeling that comes with growing a new life inside them. Not Tamar Braxton. In fact, the singer cannot stop talking about how much she not only hated being pregnant, but also about feeling disconnected from baby Logan once he was born. In her latest interview with Flaunt magazine, Braxton chats about her experiences as an expectant mom and how she truly felt after giving birth.

"I hated being pregnant," she said adding that she's not having any more children. "I felt like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It's beautiful and it's great just like everyone says, but there's another side to it. My back. My feet. My skin went absolutely nuts. I had the itchies the whole day. Imagine scratching all day and you can never get to the itch."

We love how real she is about her experience, absolutely no sugar-coating for her. Braxton also admitted to feeling a little jealous after her son was born in June because husband Vince was able to connect immediately with their first baby.

"People lie to you. I was 100 percent open and honest on Tamar and Vince because I was upset," Braxton said. "I didn't instantly connect with my baby, and no one told me this was common. I was jealous because Vince and the baby connected instantly. It's not that I didn't love him; it's not that I didn't want to connect with him. I was upset because I didn't instantly connect with him. I didn't cry when I first saw him. I was confused. I was like, 'What do I do now?'"

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(Photo: Flaunt Magazine, December 2013)

Written by Dorkys Ramos


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