Toni Braxton sits down for her first interview since the passing of her sister, Traci Braxton.
While on the Tamron Hall show, Toni speaks about losing her sister. She says, “I wake up every morning and I go, ‘Did I dream it? Did I dream it?’ and I have to remind myself ‘No, she’s gone but she’s been here with us for 50 years,’ ” Toni said. “So I try to relish in that moment and try to smile about it and just be grateful for the time you have and you have to always remember to be kind to one another.”
She continued, “We’re sisters, we’re always gonna fight. That’s what sisters do, OK, it’s a rite of passage to fuss and fight but in the end, we’re always there. We can be fussing and fighting with each other even on the show and we’d be right there, ‘OK, I’m bringing the kids over’ and not talk to each other, but we’ll be cooking together.”
She added, “We’re just very fortunate to have had my sister with us for as long as we did.”
When asked about the day of Traci’s passing, she says Traci was surrounded by love. “We were all there. Her son was there, husband was there, everyone was there. Her best friends were there” she said. “She had so much love. The hospice nurses were incredible. You never think that it’s going to happen to you and your family. So you have to remind yourself to enjoy the moments, be happy.”
Watch the full interview below. Rest In Peace, Traci Braxton.