Our First Year: Video of Southwest Atlanta's Andre Carter of "Braxton Family Values"

Carter, a 1980 graduate of Woodward Academy in College Park and husband of Towanda Braxton, says his story isn't being told. Braxton Family Values airs again tonight at 9 on WeTV.

Editor's Note: Cascade Patch celebrates its first anniversary this month. This piece, by Stan Washington, is today's "Our First Year" review of top Cascade Patch stories since our Nov. 29, 2010, launch.

The hit reality TV show "Braxton Family Values" has already done so well that it has been renewed for a second season on We TV. The second season will be expanded to 13 episodes. 

But Andre Carter, a native of Atlanta who is married to Towanda Braxton, sister and assistant to Toni Braxton, recently told the Cascade Patch that he hasn't made up his mind whether or not he will return for season two. 

He has not been pleased with the way he has been portrayed during the current season. Specifically, Carter said he was disappointed that the producers didn't include in the show why he doesn't have a job.

Carter said he moved back to Atlanta from Greenville, S.C., to take care of his two children while he wife was on the road with Toni. "I now regret that decision to move back without getting a job first," Carter said.

As shown on a recent episode, Carter said they did have to move out of the house that Towanda was renting. He claims the builder was pocketing their rent payments instead of paying the mortgage. 

A 1980 graduate of Woodward Academy, Carter said he and Towanda met in a nightclub in Atlanta. He said they are working on their marriage but it's been tough. 

None of the Braxton men are getting their side of the story told except Vince, Tamar's husband who is an executive producer of the show, said the self-publisher of three books.

Carter also said that Toni is moving to Los Angeles in May and wanted Towanda to move also, but he is against it. 

Braxton Family Values airs 9 p.m. Tuesday on We TV. Shooting for the second season starts in June.

Check back for more video excerpts from the interview with Andre Carter.

Triby Jackson May 17, 2011 at 09:39 PM
I quit watching after the second episode, and that was before any of the husbands were featured.
Thatswhatsupnow May 17, 2011 at 09:53 PM
Love Toni Braxton but the show and husbands seems 2 scriptive for us…just sayin Thatswhatsupnow.com
Chyna Blacque May 18, 2011 at 04:14 AM
I actually enjoy the show. I mean, it's very ridiculous, but entertaining nontheless. Towanda is THE MOST ridiculous brainless broad to open her mouth on national t.v. You're taking care of a man who's sleeping with other women, probably in your bed, just to say you have a man (husband) wtf ever! I threw up in my mouth. Tamar need to hold up on the plastic surgery to her face. She's getting that plastic surgery look like Lil Kim, Vivica Fox, Joan Rivers, and the rest of those puffy faced monsters. It is obvious that she repulsed by the Michelin Man Mudd Duck she married. She married him for his money and nothing else! She wants her own money so that she can maintain her lifestyle with out him. She's jealous of Toni and it shows. She's an attention whore and it doesn't put her in a good light. That drunk in denial, Trina, wants to be more than she is. Her tone is delibrate, fake, and made up. Tracy's ghetto ass represents how they all are. She keeps it real. Toni is the eldest and act like she's the youngest. She's so afraid of her sisters and they ALL are afraid to stand up to Ms Piggy looking ass Tamar. Will I watch next season? Yes! Because despite their dysfunction, I actually like them all and will support them.
karen burns May 26, 2011 at 03:24 AM
I didn't know about this show, but I went to Woodward Academy with Andre. He was one of my favorite people, very smart and charming. I wish him the best!
overflow July 03, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Hmmm. I knew it would probably be one of the husbands coming out tryna put this show down. In the last episode (10), Towanda does defend Andre when Tamar says he's nothing but a baby sitter. Toni seem to like Andre too...she did not say anything off the cuff on the show. She lets Andre, Towanda, and the kids stay at her house when they get evicted from a forceclosed rental home. Also, in episode 10 Toni gives Towanda the news that Andre wants to fight to keep his family together after getting seperation papers from Towanda. So I don't see what the problem is with the show overall, because there was balance. It was not all hate on Andre or any husband just some of the truth!!!! Andre should go work at a fast food joint if he has to or from home in a customer service or consulting type job. I'm sure he could find something if he really tried....and I think that's the issue he's not trying. Hey Stan Washington, the next time you do an interview regarding this show make sure you cover all your bases. Stop tryna create gender hate against a show that is pretty good, featuring black women for a change!!!!! I noticed you or Andre did not set the record straight on the OPEN MARRIAGE or HIS INFIDELITY. Guess those things are true huh?
overflow July 03, 2011 at 12:11 PM
Andre you should return to the show in Season 2...stand up and "just be man about it". So what the show may not cover it all, you're right, it is not called Carter Family Values, but I'm sure you get paid something. Instead of being a hater, get more interested in the show and stop tryna hide the real issues...bet some of your truth will come out in Season 2 if you approached it that way as opposed to being defensive and secretive. Whatever you decide we will see something, and it should be a strong black man able to take some of the heat....I'm sure there is some truth to the way Towanda portrays you on the show...deal with it don't run and hide.
Carolyn DuBois-Weakley July 26, 2011 at 10:48 PM
6:34pm July 26, 2011 I find that this show is quite entertaining and I feel that all the roles of family members are enjoyable. Hopefully, there will be more episodes next season. Would like to see more scenes in the various cities where the concerts are held. All in all, good show.
Ceci Haydel November 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM
I like the show. Hope Andre and Towanda can work things out the best they can.
Delores "Dee" Turner November 24, 2011 at 03:43 PM
I need to check out this show.
Taylor August 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM
ANDRE DID THIS ON NEW SEASON-AUGUST 2012 (PART 1) I can't believe the audacity of Towanda's husband talking bad about her family when HE, as in ANDRE, DOES NOT WORK, AS IN HAVE A JOB WITH INCOME, FOR YEARS. Andre has done "projects" that never come to fruition or bring in any income & has only been allowed to keep doing these meaningless "projects" b/c of the money Towanda & her family have provided. Then Andre & his family had to stay with Towanda's sister, A BRAXTON, b/c Andre is not a man & can NOT provide for his family. Towanda has asked him many times to get a job. How is not working supporting your kids? Andre better be glad for, THE BRAXTON'S b/c THE BRAXTON'S MONEY has provided for them which includes Towanda being Toni's assistant in the past. I never wanted to slap someone so bad as to slap Andre. What a total & complete hypocrite, ungrateful, selfish jerk. Is he this clueless? Towanda needed to remind him. I know first hand what a man expecting his wife to work for years while doing "projects" that never work or come to fruition is like b/c I see my sister going through that for many years now. Obviously Towanda needed him to work or they wouldn't have had to stay with Trina & Gabe. Most families need two incomes when they have more then one child... heck even with one child you need two incomes. Andre needs a reality check. Towanda is far too nice to him. He became spoiled & ungrateful.


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