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Overview (3)

Born in Severn, Maryland, USA
Birth NameToni Michelle Braxton
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Toni Braxton was born on October 7, 1966 in Severn, Maryland, USA as Toni Michelle Braxton. She was previously married to Keri Lewis.

Spouse (1)

Keri Lewis (21 April 2001 - 24 July 2013) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Deep sultry voice

Trivia (64)

The pedestal in Toni's video for "You're Making Me High" was used to make her appear taller than her height of 5' 2"
Actress Robin Givens was featured in Toni's video "He Wasn't Man Enough" as the cheating husband's wife.
Her albums of original material include 'Toni Braxton', 'Secrets', 'The Heat' and 'More Than a Woman'. She also released an album of Christmas songs in 2001 titled 'Snowflakes.'
Has 7 Grammy Awards, including one for 1993's Best New Artist.
Daughter of Evelyn Braxton.
Her cousin auditioned on American Idol (2002), season 4. However, he didn't make it past the audition.
Has four younger sisters: Traci Braxton (b. 1971), Towanda Braxton (b. 1973), Tamar Braxton (b. 1977) and Trina Braxton (b. 1978).
All 4 of her sisters (Towanda, Tamar, Traci and Trina) and her first name begin with the letter "T"
Suffers from the serious heart condition pericarditis and autoimmune disease lupus.
Originally set for a role in Gregory Nava's Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), starring Larenz Tate, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Her youngest son, Diesel, has autism.
Ranked #38 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Hospitalized in Las Vegas on April 7, 2008 for chest pains but released the next day.
Once studied to be a teacher.
Spokeswoman, Autism Speaks.
Braxton was initially opposed to recording "Un-break My Heart" when its writer Diane Warren first suggested it for her. Fortunately for Toni, she changed her mind and the song, produced by David Foster, went on to top the U.S. charts and became a huge international hit in 1996.
Hospitalized in Los Angeles on December 7, 2012 for health issues related to lupus and blood clots.
Former member of The Braxtons.
Ex-sister-in-law of Vince Herbert.
Mother, with ex-husband Keri Lewis, of sons Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis (b. December 2, 2001) and Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis (b. March 31, 2003).
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a son Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis on March 31, 2003. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Keri Lewis.
Starting to tour Album Liber around the country [January 2006]
Currently getting ready to release her 5th studio album titled "Libra" with the first single "Please" already being and second single "Trippin'" around the corner. [September 2005]
Friends with Steve Harvey.
AskMen's 99 Most Desirable Women [2002] (Ranked: 32).
All Shades of Fine - 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years [BET - October 2005] (Ranked: 22).
FHM-Romania's 100 Sexiest Women [2001] (Ranked: 81).
FHM-France's 100 Sexiest Women [2003] (Ranked: 100).
FHM-Romania's 100 Sexiest Women [2003] (Ranked: 77).
Featured in FHM-France's 100 Sexiest Women [2001].
FHM's 100 Sexiest Women [2001] (Ranked: 31).
AskMen's 50 Most Beautiful Women [2001] (Ranked: 28).
AskMen's 99 Most Desirable Women [2003] (Ranked: 74).
FHM-Singapore's 100 Sexiest Woman [2001] (Ranked: 70).
Ebony Magazine's 55 Most Beautiful Black People [2000].
FHM-Russia's 100 Sexiest Women [2002] (Ranked: 48).
FHM-Germany's 100 Sexiest Women [2001] (Ranked: 34).
FHM's 100 Sexiest Women [1997] (Ranked: 81).
Blender Magazine's the Rock Goddess 50 (Ranked: 39).
Ebony Magazine's 56 Most Intriguing Blacks [2001].
FHM-Netherlands' 100 Sexiest Women [2001] (Ranked: 68).
FHM-Netherlands' 100 Sexiest Women [2002] (Ranked: 54).
FHM-Romania's 100 Sexiest Women [2002] (Ranked: 47).
FHM-France's 100 Sexiest Women [2002] (Ranked: 66).
FHM-South Africa's 100 Sexiest Women [2003] (Ranked: 92).
VH-1's 40 Most Awesomely Bad Break-up Song Performers (Ranked: 38).
Featured in People Magazine's Best Dressed [1997].
MyBrotha's 50 Hottest Sistas (Ranked: 11).
Featured in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People [1994].
FHM-South Africa's 100 Sexiest Women [2000] (Ranked: 95).
VH-1's 100 Greatest Love Songs [Performers] (Ranked: 45).
Rap-Up 50 Sexiest Women in Rap and R&B [2001] (Ranked: 3).
Featured in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People [1997].
People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People Multiple Appearances [1990-2003] (Ranked: 2).
Favorite TV show is House Hunters (1999) on HGTV.
Has been playing the piano since she was 10 years old.
Eats pancakes when she gets upset.
Used to be a Sunday school teacher.
Collects designer shoe boxes because they are too pretty to be thrown out.
Loves the store Ross Dress for Less - especially on Tuesdays when she can use her mom's senior citizen discount.
Is an animal activist.
Was engaged to rapper Birdman from February 2018 to January 2019.
(April 29, 2019) Her niece Lauren Braxton, older brother Michael Conrad Braxton Jr.'s daughter, died from heroin and fentanyl intoxication at age 24.

Personal Quotes (38)

I know for works for me - those wonderful sad love songs.
Although becoming a singer was my plan A after first hearing Whitney Houston when I was 17, I started off with plan B by going to the teacher-training college that my dad went to. It was a slow coming of age.
If you break your knee, you have therapy on your knee, and it's the same for your heart.
I take an active role in my imaging and how I look.
I can live a totally normal life and do everything I want to do just as long as I take my medication. My body will give me signals if it gets weak or fatigued, so I know when I need to take a break.
I'm not a diva. I'm a tadpole trying to be a frog.
Dating is different when you get older. You're not as trusting, or as eager to get back out there and expose yourself to someone.
I've been advised not to have any more children for medical reasons, so that's it - the shop has closed, even though I would have loved a daughter.
To do what you love can sometimes be stressful.
I'm a businesswoman who's serious about her money. I want an empire.
I had a 23 per cent blockage in my micro-arteries. At first the doctors thought I needed a heart transplant, then they said I have microvascular angina, which means I will be on medication for the rest of my life.
You don't want a whole bunch of yes people around you.
Performing live is the greatest high in the world. That's why I do what I do.
I am fed up with men who use sex like a sleeping pill.
I'll probably be 80 years old and still performing. Music is like fashion, it changes. But some things will always be the same.
Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it.
I love my family, I'll do anything for them.
I love dishes and house things so I kind of lost it a little bit on the house ware. One-thousand thread-count sheets, that's what I indulged in.
I'm in love with kid's stories and animation.
I do have height envy. I'm 5'1" and my sisters are giants so I do have height envy.
I was a 10 million-plus selling artist.
Like Scarlett O'Hara, I won't be broke again.
If I'm uncomfortable, you'd never know.
I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
I can't record in the morning because I sound like Barry White.
In a broken marriage, it can be challenging and tough to get that work/life balance. I love performing but I also love being a mum, and I hate having to choose between them.
My ideal kinda guy, if I was really gonna go there even though he's married, is Mark Wahlberg. To me he's a little black and white, the kinda guy who would understand if I pull my weave out.
But I don't want to be out there anymore; I don't want people asking me about my health issues, about my kids. I choose not to be a public paparazzi girl on purpose.
I learned that I had to believe in myself and not just to be comfortable with the opinions of others. I'm just more in control; I finalize everything.
I was so glad I did Beauty and the Beast. I always wanted to act, and if the bankruptcy thing hadn't happened, I wouldn't have started acting.
Broadway, I have to memorize everything. You get one time to do it right.
When you take high risks, the rewards are higher. So sometimes I'll gamble just to see what happens. If it doesn't work, I know I can't do that.
I've always tried to be positive. There's a lot going on.
You lose the arrogance you need to be successful, but you need that arrogance because the second someone sees that side of you and chip at it, it's over.
I like being in love. I want to be in love, but at this stage of my life, my career is, by far, the most important thing to me. It's my passion.
Will people think I've been dropped? Oh God, you don't want people to think that. No one will want to touch you if they think you got dropped.
I let everybody else's negative energy feed on me a little.
I look at other artists who have had fabulous first albums, and you don't know what they're doing today. Who's to say I'll be an exception to that rule?

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