Toni Braxton Finally Divorced, More Than 3 Years After Breakup

R&B star and Keri Lewis first separated in 2009

By Natalie Finn Jul 25, 2013 12:58 AMTags
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Toni Braxton is done singing this particular sad love song.

The Grammy winner has finalized her divorce from her husband of 12 years, Keri Lewis, a rep for Braxton confirmed Wednesday. The pair separated in 2009.

"The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons, 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel," the rep said in a statement obtained by E! News.

Braxton married Lewis in April 2001 after getting to know him when his group Mint Condition opened for her on tour. When they parted ways in November 2009, they gave no explanation for the split and did not say whether either had filed for divorce.

With no further explanation, Braxton retweeted the following earlier today: "Sometimes it takes a thousand tries to win."

The 45-year-old artist became a spokeswoman for the advocacy organization Autism Speaks after their son Diezel was diagnosed with the condition. She is also a prominent supporter of the American Heart Association. 

Despite announcing in February that she was retiring from music to focus on having a film career, Braxton confirmed last month that she's working with producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on her eighth studio album.

"The whole perspective is a guy and girl, Mars vs. Venus. Even if you're in love, you're in love for different reasons," Edmonds explained the concept to