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.