Toni Braxton’s Advice to Pregnant Sister Tamar: Wear Flats

04/15/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Tamar Braxton Pregnant NewNowNext Awards
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Toni Braxton just wants her sister Tamar to put her best foot forward during her pregnancy. Literally.

The mother-of-two‘s advice to the mom-to-be: “Stay off of my feet as much as possible,” the expectant Braxton told PEOPLE at Saturday’s NewNowNext Awards. “She has tried to get me in flats. I refuse. I’m like, ‘No.'”

Pregnancy has been a family affair from the start, and she previously told PEOPLE, “My sisters are making me feel more maternal because they’re crazy. They’re giving me advice on how to be a mother and be pregnant.”

(This is the first child for Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert.)

For now, the Tamar & Vince star, 36, is remaining coy about the sex of her baby. “You’ll find out at the end of the summer,” she nods.

Boy or girl, the new addition will find quite a warm welcome at Braxton’s home.

“I am an over-the-top person, so my baby’s nursery will be over-the-top, too,” added Braxton, who says her maternity wardrobe go-to is Alexander McQueen. “But we are moving so we haven’t started yet.”

The NewNowNext Awards air Monday evening at 10/9c on Logo.

— Alison Schwartz with reporting by Jessica Herndon

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Sandra on

You look exactly like a blonde version of Towanda in that picture. You’ll come out of those heels when your feet and ankles start to meld into one appendage, but other than that enjoy being pregnant.

jerseymom on

LOL Sandra… You are so right! It’s downright freaky how they swell up. She’ll learn…

shelly on

I agree. She won’t think those heels are so great when she has “cankles”. Congratulations to her and her husband on the baby!

theyknow on

Yes she does look like Towanda in that!! Tamar please stay out of those heels honey.Its more safer to wear flats anyway, but I know the diva is going to do what she wants.

Anonymous on

I was pregnant twice, and each time my shoe size grew 1/2. Your body is in the ‘grow’ mode. I’d stay off my feet too.

Tammy on

Is that Tamar in this picture? She needs to quit messing up her face…her kid won’t even recognize her when its born!

Anonymous on

I would have never guessed she is 36 she acts like she’s 22 very immature acting!

Just My Opinion on

Moving? The house they live in now is huge, can I have it? lol


Over the top equals filing for bankruptcy twice like your sister toni…please don’t go overboard and live within your means I’m suprised Toni didn’t lend that advice right along with wearing flats

cm on

Really do you even know why she had to file bankruptcy?you really should do research and get your facts straight before you let ignorance slip out of it know it all!

Lynnette on

When her feet start hurting and swelling, her back starts hurting and she feels like she’s going to fall flat on her face, she will start to wear flat shoes. Tamar, all of your sisters have been pregnant and they really do have your best interests at heart. Learn how to listen and respond positively!

brandi on

Hmm….when I was pregnant with my daughter, I wore heels up to the day I gave birth. My feet never swelled up nor did I have “cankles” I walked just fine in them and they fit like normal. And no my daughter was not tiny by any means unless you consider 9 lbs, 22″ long, tiny. So quit telling someone what they can or can’t do or should, should not do. Its not your place.

Marky on

Tamar’s picture above is photoshopped to the rafters! She seems to look just fine, when seen at public appearances and on TV. Hope she does well, and they are blessed with a healthy, happy baby!

Anonymous on

Tammy- Of course her face looks different. It’s called pregnancy (not saying she’s never had any work done, just that the most recent changes in her face were probably caused by her own body rather than by a surgeon!)!

And if her face DIDN’T look different, you’d probably be saying she was using a surrogate, like people said about Beyonce (with one of their reasons being that her face never changed). Celebs just can’t win on this site!

anonlady on

If you think she hasn’t had plastic surgery you are KRAyzee.

lovely123 on

I wasn’t able to see anything but her lips!