David Adefeso is speaking out for the first time about his girlfriend Tamar Braxton.
He found Tamar unresponsive in a hotel room last week after an apparent suicide attempt.
David told TheBlast in a statement, “On behalf of Tamar Braxton, I want to thank her fans and the public for the ongoing thoughts and prayers. Tamar is a beautifully talented woman, a devoted mother, a loving girlfriend, a dear sister and a special friend to countless people. This is an extremely difficult time for Tamar and her family as she navigates professional and personal struggles including her battle with depression.”
He continued, “Tamar is currently receiving the best available medical attention to address those struggles and strengthen her mental health, and her family and I will remain by her side throughout her treatment.
“Mental health is a common issue, affecting 1 in 5 Americans,” Adefeso said. “Please continue to send prayers and hope as Tamar continues the path to recovery and ultimate happiness. We ask to please respect Tamar’s privacy, and her family’s privacy, during this important time of healing.”
On July 17, ambulances arrived at Braxton’s L.A. hotel room after Adefeso called 911 to report that his girlfriend had been drinking and had taken an unknown number of prescription pills.
Hours earlier, TheBlast says she sent a possible suicide note to family that said, “I am a slave. I do not own my life. My stories. My pictures. My thoughts or beliefs. I’ve asked my massa to free me. I’m threatened and punished for it. The only way I see out is death. I will choose that before I continue to love (sic) like this. Please help me.”