UPDATE: (3/31/21, 4:30 p.m. ET) — David Adefeso shared the following statement with HollywoodLife, via his representative: “I am disappointed that Tamar Braxton continues to make fabricated accusations about our relationship and has now created a false narrative of an affair that never occurred. Not only did I love her so much that I never gave another woman a second look during our relationship; I have been celibate since July 2020 – 9 months ago, in an attempt to heal.
Completely healed, I am focused on working to eradicate the racial wealth disparity in the US and remain dedicated to the 4.7 million black kids in America and the 200 million in Africa stuck in a generational cycle of poverty— not Tamar and her untruths.
I look forward to the opportunity to publicly share and detail my relationship with Tamar, the reasons for the breakup, and provide advice to other “regular” professional men who get involved with celebrities.
Mental illness is real, and her recent contradictory statements about me are probably a result of her illness. I am praying constantly for Tamar and hope she is getting the mental health care she needs to recover.”
ORIGINAL: (3/31/21) — At one point during their 2020 split, Tamar Braxton and David Adefeso seemed like (somewhat) amicable exes — however, that ship has clearly sailed. Following the singer‘s public accusation on Twitter, in which she claimed her ex-fiance was unfaithful in 2019, with his “then-assistant,” David and his lawyers are firing back in legal documents obtained by TMZ.
In a statement to TMZ, David said he’s ‘disappointed’ that his ex “continues to make fabricated accusations about our relationship and has now created a false narrative of an affair that never occurred.” Additionally, David denied cheating on Tamar during their relationship. HollywoodLife has reached out to a representative for Tamar for comment. The singer has not publicly addressed the new report.
Tamar and David are believed to have split sometime between July and September of 2020. In July, the two seemed to still be an item when David called 911 after discovering Tamar unconsious at an LA hotel, where she later admitted that she attempted to “end” her life after feeling “overworked” and “underpaid.” In a separate, since-deleted post from August of 2020, Tamar publicly thanked David for saving her life.
At the time, LAPD told HollywoodLife that they answered a call at 9:45 p.m. on July 16, which was generated from the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles for an individual with a “medical emergency.” Police added that the individual was transported to a local hospital from the Ritz Carlton. Though, authorities did not identify the individual in crisis.
By September of 2020, things between the pair had clearly soured when David filed a restraining order against Tamar, citing domestic violence — and was temporarily granted one. Two days after the news broke, David took to Instagram Live to confirm his breakup with Tamar, and explain why he filed for a restraining order against his ex.
David alleged that he was a victim of domestic abuse, and claimed Tamar assaulted him while he was driving his car and threatened to have him killed — something she publicly denied while on The Tamron Hall Show. Elsewhere in the live video, David denied accusations of physically abusing Tamar, calling the claims “a complete and absolute falsehood.” David said, “I never laid a hand on Tamar Braxton, or any woman, in my entire life.”
He continued, “I will never, ever bring myself to attack Tamar, somebody I’ve spent so long with… [but] I’ll speak the truth. I’ve been a victim of domestic violence, of domestic assault. I was attacked.”
The restraining order was eventually dismissed after both parties never showed up in court, according to TMZ.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.