When rumors began flying that R&B star Toni Braxton was engaged to hip hop mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams, folks didn’t believe it. But when Braxton confirmed their engagement back in February, it appeared that the pair would soon be jumping the broom.
Only, there’s just one problem: Braxton can’t seem to settle on a date.
“Y’all gotta help me with the wedding,” the Grammy winner confessed to sisters Towanda and Trina on the season premiere of their show, Braxton Family Values. “I don’t have a wedding date.”
That revelation was news to the Braxton’s sisters, who thought the couple planned to tie the knot in August.
Normally, changing a wedding date more than once would hint that there might be trouble in paradise (or someone has cold feet), but in an exclusive clip obtained by ESSENCE, Braxton said it’s just a matter of timing.
“B and I got engaged seven months ago, but we haven’t set a date because of my schedule,” she explained after landing a movie role. “I hate that. You’re supposed to set a date and stick to it. But unfortunately in our business it can be challenging sometimes.”
To many music fans, Birdman and Braxton seem like an unlikely pair, but the singer said after knowing him for years, falling in love felt natural.
“He and I have been friends for a really long time, for, like, 17 years, and it just grew from friendship to more than that,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “So you gotta keep your friends close. You never know what can happen.”
Even better? Her family approves.
The new season of Braxton Family Values premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. on WE tv