She Did That!! Tamar Braxton Wins Celebrity Big Brother, Makes History

Singer, reality star and former TV personality Tamar Braxton came through dripping in victory as she won the second season of Celebrity Big Brother last night (Feb. 13). She also made history becoming the first black winner of U.S version of the reality show competition.

Braxton will be taking home $250,000 while NFL player Ricky Williams, another African-American contestant, came in second place winning $50,000.

How did Tamar end up winning? The "Love & War" singer had received an unprecedented vote from all the evicted contestants who returned to the house to select to finalist. This is the second time, in the show's 19 seasons (not including the celebrity spin-off) that a clean sweep of jury votes was needed. During the show, the Maryland native also mended her relationship with former Xscape singer turned Bravo reality star Kandi Burruss whom she toured with in the past.

Tamar spoke on why she truly deserved to win the show. “I am a huge fan of this show. I played the game to the best of my ability,” she explained. “I lost my job publicly in front of everybody. I lost my husband. . . And I almost lost my life.”

In 2016, Tamar was let go from a job as a co-host for FOX's The Real. A year later, she filed for divorce Vincent Herbert with whom endless rumors were swirling in the media that he was allegedly abusive to Tamar. The Bluebird of Happiness songstress also revealed last year that she was a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

Congrats Tay Tay for slaying the competition.

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