Toni Braxton Gives First Interview Since Death of Sister Traci: ‘She Had So Much Love’

Toni Braxton appeared on Tamron Hall today (March 30) and spoke about the tragic passing of her sister, Traci Braxton.

This was Toni’s first time speaking out since Traci lost her battle with cancer earlier this month. Toni admitted it doesn’t feel real, but she shared how she’s been coping. She described her “unique” bond with Traci, and she’s thankful for the good times. 

During the show, Toni said, “I wake up every morning, and I go, ‘Did I dream it? Did I dream it?’ and I have to remind myself, ‘No, she’s gone, but she’s been here with us for 50 years. She continued, “So I try to relish in that moment and try to smile about it and just be grateful for the time you have, and you have to always remember to be kind to one another.” She went on,

“We’re sisters; we’re always gonna fight. That’s what sisters do, OK, it’s a rite of passage to fuss and fight but in the end, we’re always there. We can be fussing and fighting with each other even on the show and we’d be right there, ‘OK, I’m bringing the kids over’ and not talk to each other, but we’ll be cooking together.”

She added, “We’re just very fortunate to have had my sister with us for as long as we did.”

People points out Toni said she and Traci were “more than sisters” and “like twins.” She also spoke about Traci’s last moments, “We were all there. Her son was there, her husband was there, everyone was there. Her best friends were there,” she said of the day her sister died. “She had so much love. The hospice nurses were incredible. You never think that it’s going to happen to you and your family. So you have to remind yourself to enjoy the moments, be happy.”

Singer Traci passed away on March 11. TMZ points out she was dealing with cancer for about a year. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Braxton family.