Written by | Ray Cornelius
The Braxton Family Values episode featuring Trina Braxton’s 40th Birthday Party airs tonight at 9 p.m. EST on WEtv and yours truly was there. I had such a blast covering it with my photographer, Megan Alodie and catching up with my friends, Thomas Harrison and Russell Taylor. A very BIG THANK YOU to publicist extraordinaire, Jonell Whitt for the invite. I’m hoping the camera captured the above featured photo of me with the birthday girl and RHOA star Porsha Williams.
Check out the original December 8, 2014 story I posted below:
Ain’t No Party Like a Braxton Party, Cause a Braxton Party Don’t Stop!
Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the 40th Birthday Celebration for singer, songwriter and reality star Trina Braxton. The super hero-themed party was held at exclusive ilounge in the East Atlanta Village.
Dr. Jackie Walters with Traci, Towand and Toni Braxton
All of Trina’s famous sisters attended the private event dressed as their favorite animated character including Toni Braxton as Storm and Tamar Braxton as Poison Ivy. Mrs. Evelyn Braxton wowed party goers as the deliciously evil Cruella Deville while Traci Braxton and Towanda Braxton arrived as sexy super sheroes. Trina made a grand entrance to her smash hit record, “Party or Go Home” wearing an all-black costume A la New Orleans Mardi Gras. She later thanked her family and friends for coming out to support her big night.
Ray Cornelius with Trina Braxton
Also in attendance were some of Trina’s besties including “Married to Medicine” star Dr. Jackie Walters, “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Porsha Williams, fashion designer and reality star Reco Chapple, VH1 You Oughta Know artist Russell Taylor, media maven JaQuitta Williams and actress Reece Odum. “Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta” stars Benzino and Althea “Thi Thi” Heart were also spotted in the crowd.
Evelyn Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Reco Chapple and Toni Braxton
Attendees rocked the dance floor to the hot sounds from DJ Johnnie Dynamite and dined on delights from Conch City Seafood Restaurant. There was also an opportunity to take a souvenir photo in the Big Bad Booth.
Check out more photos below:
DJ Johnni Dynamite moved the crowd on the dance floor
JaQuitta Williams with Reece Odum/Ray Cornelius with Traci Braxton
JaQuitta Williams, Dr. Jackie Walters, Reece Odum with other guests
Ray Cornelius with Thomas Harrison and Russell Taylor
Tamar Braxton taking a selfie with Toni Braxton and Towanda Braxton
Cops and Robbers/Superman
Benzino and Thi Thi with Reco Chapple
Reco Chapple and Jonell Whitt/Russell Taylor with Thomas Harrison
Tamar Braxton and Dr. Jackie Walters
Russell Taylor with Toni Braxton
Tamar Braxton with Porsha Williams
Toni Braxton with Thomas Harrison/Trina Braxton with Porsha Williams
Ray Cornelius with Toni Braxton
Photo Credits: Megan Alodie for RayCornelius.com