Jill Ann Spaulding/FilmMagicAfter Toni Braxton revealed on Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Red Table Talk that she resented having to pay alimony to ex-husband Keri Lewis after their divorce, Lewis is hitting back, saying Braxton needs to put some “respeck” on his name.
In an lengthy statement posted on Instagram, Lewis clarified the former couple’s alimony arrangement, saying he was paid per the prenuptial agreement that Toni had him sign.
“Toni’s attorney’s suggested she have a prenuptial agreement put in place prior to our wedding, and they drafted one as they saw fit,” he wrote.
“Because of my love for her and being optimistic of marriage lasting forever, I didn’t feel the need to have an attorney, as I wasn’t going to contest anything in the prenup,” he continued. “Fast-forward to 2012 after separating…Toni mentioned to me that the payments set in the prenup would start being deposited into my account. I received alimony for around three years between 2012 and 2014.”
After Keri offered some backstory on his alimony payments, the Mint Condition singer went on to express his frustration with Braxton’s comments.
“Intentionally or not, Toni’s comments have left people with the feeling that we had some sort of legal battle that resulted in her having to pay alimony,” he wrote. “With all due respect, I don’t see that situation in the same light.”
He then pointed out that Braxton crossed the line when she referred to him in a derogatory way.
“While I often did not agree with the creative liberties that were taken in representing our relationship,” he said, “we are raising two sons and it can never be to the degree of her referencing me as a b****. That’s a problem.”
Braxton has yet to publicly respond to Keri’s comments.
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