Tamar Braxton Breaks Down as ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Winner Is Announced

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Tamar Braxton made Celebrity Big Brother history Wednesday night.

The R&B singer was named the Season 2 winner in the finale, making her the first African-American contestant to win the U.S. version of Big Brother.

The mom-of-one was visibly moved by her win, erupting into tears as her name was announced. Former NFL star Ricky Williams, who competed against Braxton for the title, held her hand and gave her a hug as she struggled to regain her composure.

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To secure the win, the 41-year-old entertainer had to give a speech to a panel comprised of her former roommates.

“I am a huge fan of this show. I played the game to the best of my ability,” she told the group. “I lost my job publicly in front of everybody. I lost my husband… And I almost lost my life.”

Braxton’s emotional plea must have resonated with the other contestants because they voted unanimously in her favor. Williams, on the other hand, walked away with zero votes.

The Maryland native was awarded $250,000 in prize money, while Williams earned $50,000 for coming in second place.

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Many fans were thrilled about Braxton’s victory, with many viewers taking to Twitter to express their excitement.

“TAMAR BRAXTON NOT ONLY BECAME THE FIRST BLACK WINNER OF BIG BROTHER BUT SHE MADE THIS SEASON ENTERTAINING, BROUGHT THE DRAMA, WON ALL TWISTS, WON COMPS, PLAYED AN AMAZING GAME AND BROKE THE FIRST PERSON IN CURSE,” one person tweeted. “GOD IS GOOD.”

“I love that Tamar not only won, but has a UNANIMOUS vote to validate just how much she deserved it,” someone else said. “I am HYPEEEEE.”

Another person commented: “TAMAR WILL GO DOWN IN BIG BROTHER HISTORY AS THE FIRST EVER BLACK PERSON(NOT TO MENTION, WOMAN) TO WIN BIG BROTER, AND TO BREAK THE FIRST TO ENTER CURSE!!!!!!!! QUEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!”

As for the other contestants, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss was eliminated by Williams. The ex-athlete then decided to bring Braxton with him to the final round, therefore eliminating the remaining players, Dina Lohan and Olympian Lolo Jones.

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