Toni Braxton, LisaRaye, Essence Atkins & More RAISE CASH For LUPUS + Tamar Braxton & Vince Herbert DISPEL DIVORCE RUMORS On "WENDY"
Yesterday, fabulous women like Toni Braxton, Kellita Smith and LisaRaye helped raise money at awareness for Lupus at a fabulous luncheon in Beverly Hills. See the pics inside and find out what Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert revealed to Wendy Williams...
Yesterday, Lupus LA marked the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The sold-out event was attended by some of the most charitable "bag ladies" in the country including LisaRaye, Kellita Smith (new "The First Family" star) and Essence Atkins.
R&B legend Toni Braxton was among the attendees, looking amazing in this orange Tom Ford bsck zipper dress, and was honored along with other past recipients of the “Woman of Achievement” Award.
The R&B chick was supported by her family and fellow "Braxton Family Values" stars Traci Braxton, Evelyn Braxton and Trina Braxton.
Great look for her.
Legendary actress and upcoming "The First Family" sitcom star Marla Gibbs showed that good black don't crack as she went down the blue carpet.
LisaRaye rocked her white pants and a black and white sequined top to the luncheon. She's been pushing the
Transforming My Body" diet & exercise plan and clearly it's paying off.
Actress Essence Atkins also stepped out in a white cocktail dress.
Emmy-winning actress Jackee Harry (who appears on "The First Family" with Marla) flashed her pearly whites for the cameras.
Marla and Jackee had a "227" reunion and posed with executive producer Carolyn Folks.
During the luncheon, the ladies were treated to a fashion show by designer Kevan Hall who has dressed FLOTUS Michelle Obama and plenty of celebrity gals. Fab job ladies!
In other Braxton related news.....
Tamar Braxton and her husband Vincent Herbert, who star on WEtv's "Tamar & Vince", stopped by "The Wendy Williams Show" to dispel rumors that they are getting a divorce. Tamar said she didn't know where the rumor came from (oh, could it be the fact Vince said e's knows what he wants and it AINT "this"?) and that she definitely didn't "plant it" because she doesn't lie.
The couple revealed that they are selling their new mansion because Vincent found a new one. Why? Because their 15,000 sqft mansion "wasn't big enough" for the TWO of them. Yeah, they said it. Vince told Wendy that he wanted Tamar to have a beauty salon...and he wanted a gym. When audience members laughed at him about making the gym comment, Tamar snapped "Don't do that. My man looks good."
Tamar told Wendy she does not regret sharing her and Vincent's marital issues with the world on reality tv and added that divorce is not an option. The couple also said they never sleep in separate rooms.
Then the couple made the "big announcement".....Vince and Wendy will be creating a "Wendy's Next Great Voice" segment in the show where viewers will compete for a demo deal with Vince!
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