Toni Braxton Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th August 2016

Quote: "Breathe Again is my favourite (song) to perform. It's like this beautiful, sad, suicidal love song. It just makes me get excited just to have the opportunity to perform the song, because it wasn't for me at first." Toni Braxton still loves singing her 1993 hit.

13th July 2016

Fact: Toni Braxton will be saluted with the BMI President's Award at the upcoming BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Un-break My Heart singer will be feted for her songwriting achievements at the Atlanta, Georgia prizegiving on 1 September (16), following in the footsteps of previous honourees and Ludacris.

11th January 2016

Tweet: "So upset I'm going to miss Natalie's funeral today #RIPNatalieCole you will FOREVER be remembered". R&B star Toni Braxton will not be able to attend Monday's (11Jan16) Los Angeles memorial service for her late friend Natalie Cole.

12th May 2015

Quote: "(I'd have) begged to be on the show. Especially in the beginning, it was an outlet to be heard and they put the talent out, they put albums out... You have Jennifer Hudson who won an Oscar. They promoted the talent... I'd have loved to have been on the show (as a judge) with (Simon Cowell) because his criticism was everything that the record business is." R&B star Toni Braxton would have loved to have been a part of the AMERICAN IDOL phenomenon when the TV talent show first took off.

15th January 2014

Quote: "My sister Tamar came up with this idea. She and Trina said I had to do it and I lost Monopoly... I landed on Park Place and I owed her, like, $2,800 and she said, 'If you do the show I won't make you pay'." Singer Toni Braxton on how her sisters persuaded her to be part of family reality Tv show Braxton Family Values.

4th February 2013

Quote: "Kissing is odd and it's not as comfortable as you'd think... It's choreographed, like, he comes in and I come in... and the camera moves up and he touches the side of my face and I touch his... There was no tongue though." Toni Braxton on shooting her first kissing scene in Tv movie Twist of Faith.

4th February 2013

Quote: "It was fun, it was different, it was interesting, I enjoyed it. I'm not really dating... I need to get on that horse again... I'm not very comfortable dating." Toni Braxton has parted ways with her first all-white boyfriend.

6th August 2012

Quote: "I'm newly single so the dating scene is fairly new to me. I'm trying to get back out there again but I'm not doing too well, obviously." R&B star Toni Braxton is on the look out for a new man after her latest love split.

4th April 2012

Fact: Singer Toni Braxton has been appointed the global ambassador for the Autism Speaks charity. The R&B star, whose nine-year-old son Diezel suffers from the developmental disorder, has long been a supporter of the organisation.

1st March 2012

Quote: "Toni and I are just friends. I went to her show, and we're friends and she's a very, very sweet girl, but we're just friends." Actor Eddie Murphy dismisses rumours he's dating Toni Braxton.

14th December 2011

Quote: "I love Russia, I love the food, I love the people." R&B star Toni Braxton on her love for Eastern Europe.

13th December 2011

Quote: "They asked me - twice. I was really excited... Women of colour, we aren't asked often, so I was super flattered. But I have boys, so I feel uncomfortable about it." Singer Toni Braxton on her offers to pose nude for men's magazine Playboy.

10th November 2011

Quote: "You know that's not true. He's a cutie but he's young." R&B singer and reality TV star Toni Braxton laughs off rumours she's dating U.S. TV presenter Terrence J from Bet's 106 & Park music video show.

11th June 2011

Quote: "I was going to say yes but then I thought, 'I have kids of eight and nine at the booby stage.' I didn't want their friends to say, 'I saw your mom's boobies in my dad's bathroom.'" Toni Braxton explains why she turned down an offer to strip for the pages of Playboy.

9th June 2011

Quote: "I was really flattered... When you have lupus or any ailment like that, you feel really yucky and there are episodes on the (reality TV) show where I'm really chunky because I'm full of steroids... but when they called and said, 'We would love for you to do Playboy...' I felt great about it." Soul singer and reality TV star Toni Braxton on her offer to bare all for Playboy magazine.

10th May 2011

Fact: Toni Braxton has been given a boost amid her health and financial woes - her reality show Braxton Family Values has been picked up for a second season. Toni stars in the series with sisters Tamar, Trina, Towanda and Traci.

28th May 2010

Quote: "This promoter had a show... in South Africa and it's like 4-5,000 seat (theatre), fairly small people, and it was not me, it was someone else. It was a sold out show... She looks nothing like me, first of all she's tall... And they're booing her... They arrested her. She's in jail for four months." Toni Braxton on the impersonator who conned fans at a recent concert in South Africa.

13th May 2010

Quote: "I've been staring at those sexy costumes, working out a way to get into them. I'll just eat ice cubes to get into them, even if I'm hungry." Toni Braxton will go to extreme lengths to prepare for her tour later this year (10).

23rd October 2008

Quote: "She's kicking my butt... She's wonderful, she's great... CLORIS (LEACHMAN) is gonna be one of the top three." Toni Braxton has high hopes for Dancing With The Stars old-timer, who, at 82, is more than twice the singer's age. Braxton was voted off the show on Tuesday night (21Oct08).

22nd October 2008

Fact: Singer Toni Braxton has become the latest celebrity to be voted off U.S. reality show Dancing With The Stars. Braxton was booted off the hit TV competition on Tuesday (21Oct08) night after scoring a respectable 22 out of 30 from the show's judges.

16th October 2008

Quote: "Parts of me are 41 and parts of me are 20." R+B singer Toni Braxton is candid about how she's managed to maintain her youth with a nose job and breast augmentations.

16th October 2008

Fact: Universal Music Group chairman and CEO DOUG MORRIS was honoured with the Spirit of Life Award by the City of Hope's Music and Entertainment Industry group on Wednesday (15Oct08) at a ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Stars including Rihanna, Toni Braxton, Akon and Gwen Stefani were all on hand to cheer on the music mogul.

29th September 2008

Fact: Laz Alonso, the star of Spike Lee's new war movie MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, played Toni Braxton's love interest in her HIT THE FREEWAY video. The one-time screen couple "made out" in the back of a Bentley.

17th September 2007

Quote: "I've been working on my Spanish (and I'm) getting pretty good at it... I love the language. I've done five or six songs in Spanish but I never really learned to speak in Spanish." Toni Braxton searches for her inner-Latina.

10th September 2007

Quote: "We have date night every week. Every Monday is date night." Singer Toni Braxton on how she and husband KERI LEWIS keep their romance fresh during her stint as a nightly performer in Las Vegas.

30th January 2007

Fact: Christina Aguilera and Toni Braxton will team up at US basketball's upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas for the big game's half-time show on 18 February (07).

13th August 2006

Quote: "I have allergies and I'm asthmatic, so I don't wear fur." Toni Braxton has to be careful.

20th October 2005

Quote: <p>"That's like an ex-boyfriend that you don't count." Toni Braxton would rather not acknowledge ever having made her 2002 album MORE THAN A WOMAN. </p>

28th September 2005

Fact: <p>Toni Braxton and her husband of four years KERI LEWIS are preparing to renew their vows in Las Vegas. </p>

9th September 2005

Fact: <p>Smokey Robinson and Toni Braxton have joined the all-star SAVING OURSELVES Hurricane Katrina telethon, which will air on US cable network BET tonight (09SEP05). </p>

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