When you say your marriage vows, the last thing you’d imagine is that your partner may cheat on you one day but that’s exactly what Tina Campbell of Mary Mary and Trina Braxton had to grapple with when their husband’s affairs were revealed and made public.
Trina Braxton’s husband, Gabriel Adrian-Solis, was accused of cheating in February 2012 and he admitted that he is a sex addict on their family’s show, “Braxton Family Values.” Though Trina threatened to leave, she eventually took him back and they even renewed their vows. Now she is filing for divorce from Gabe, claiming there’s no hope for reconciliation and citing that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Tina Campbell revealed that her husband, Teddy, had an affair in Ebony Magazine. She said:
Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband. I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times-I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words. My words hurt.
The cover line read that Tina forgave her husband. Soon after, she revealed that the situation worsened:
Hi fans and friends. It’s Tina. I hope all of you are well and I thank you for all the love and support you’ve shown my sister and I over the years. Well, Im actually writing you on behalf of my husband Teddy and I. I’m assuming that many of you have seen or heard about our article in Ebony that discussed the challenges of overcoming infidelity in our marriage. Well since the article, the challenges have worsened. My hope turned into hopelessness & despair and I became unwilling to forgive and fight, until God showed me myself. My husband’s struggle, was with sexual immorality BUT I have struggled with anger, rage, unforgiveness, pride, just to name a few, for over 2 decades. The devil wanted to use strongholds that took hold of our lives in our childhood, to remain and destroy us as adults. So now instead of being mad at each other we’re mad at the devil and we’re ready to fight. Today we began a 30 day fast (May 24th-June 22nd) for complete deliverance & restoration. If u are able to, please fast and/or pray daily that God would answer our prayers and give us a deeper love & commitment to him and to each other. We believe he still works miracles and he can give us the greatest marriage we could have ever imagined. We can pray alone BUT your prayers will certainly help.”
Both women tried to make their marriages work, but Trina Braxton is reportedly ready to leave her cheating husband while Tina Campbell has resorted to praying and fasting. It’s always a personal choice when it comes to dealing with infidelity. How do you think you’d handle that situation, Clutchettes? Do you think you can restore a marriage once trust has been compromised? Would it make a difference if children were involved? Would religion play a factor?