Toni Braxton Finalizes Divorce From Keri Lewis
Toni Braxton is officially a single lady. The six-time Grammy winner has finalized her divorce from Mint Condition keyboardist Keri Lewis, the "Unbreak My Heart" songstress' rep tells Us Weekly. "The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons, 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel," the rep says.
A Vera Wang-clad Braxton, 45, and Lewis, 42, tied the knot in Atlanta in April 2001. Famous attendees at their wedding included Usher and Monica, as well as TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. The spouses announced their split in November 2009.
During her Vh1 Behind the Music special in October 2012, Braxton opened up about her failed marriage. "I had to figure out a plan for my life that had nothing to do with him," she explained. "I was angry with everybody. I couldn't believe this was happening to me. I felt that I was a person dealing with a lot of struggles and here comes another one."
Braxton's problems only got worse in 2010. She filed for bankruptcy twice and was also diagnosed with lupus. She currently stars in the WEtv reality show, Braxton Family Values. The "He Wasn't Man Enough" singer announced her retirement from music during a Good Morning America interview in February 2013.
"It's not affecting me, making me feel that thing I've always felt when I perform. It's leaving me," Braxton explained. "I'm not sure what's going on in my life. Maybe a female mid-life crisis? My heart isn't in it anymore. I hate to say that."