Trina Braxton Net Worth: Trina Braxton is an American singer, actress, and television personality who has a net worth of $1.5 million. In the late 1980s, Trina and her four sisters signed a record deal with Arista Records. Their debut album was not a success, however, and because of the wide age range of the members of the group, Arista was at a loss as to how to market them adequately. They were ultimately dropped from the label, but the oldest member of the sisters, Toni Braxton, went on to a successful solo career. The remaining members of the group, called The Braxtons, released various singles throughout the 1990s and served as the backup singers and the opening act for Toni Braxton’s tours. Trina later appeared in theatrical productions of “Dreamgirls” (2004) and “Meet the Browns” (2004) as well as the films “The Walk” (2005), “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (2009), and “Hip Hop Holiday” (2019). Since 2011, she has starred on the WE tv reality series “Braxton Family Values,” and she co-hosted the talk show “Sister Circle” from 2018 to 2020. In 2015, Braxton opened a “chic, intimate, tapas-style restaurant and bar” called Bar Chix in Duluth, Georgia, and she sells Bar Chix hot sauce and bourbon. She’s also the co-owner of The Bass Mint, a recording studio in Atlanta.
Early Life: Trina Braxton was born Trina Evette Braxton on December 3, 1974, in Severn, Maryland. Her mother, Evelyn, was a cosmetologist, pastor, and former opera singer, and her father, Michael, was a power company worker and Methodist clergyman. Trina grew up with brother Michael, Jr. and sisters Toni, Traci, Towanda, and Tamar, and she sang in the church choir during her youth.
Career: The Braxton sisters signed with Arista Records in 1989, and the following year, they released the single “Good Life,” which reached #79 on the “Billboard” Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. The Braxtons were dropped by their record label, and Toni was signed to LaFace Records as a solo artist. Trina, Tamar, Towanda, and Traci joined Toni’s first U.S. tour as backup singers, and they appeared in her “Seven Whole Days” music video. The Braxtons were signed to LaFace Records in 1993, but when A&R Vice President Bryant Reid left for Atlantic Records, he took the group with him. Traci left the band, and in 2011, it was revealed that she wasn’t allowed to sign with the label because she was pregnant. The Braxtons released the album “So Many Ways” on August 13, 1996, and it peaked at #26 on the “Billboard” R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #2 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. After Tamar decided to pursue a solo career in 1998, The Braxtons disbanded.
In 2004, Braxton played Tracy Stevens in the Tyler Perry play “Meet the Browns” and Deena Jones in “Dreamgirls.” In 2005, she appeared in the films “Jail Party” and “The Walk.” In 2009, Trina became the lead singer of a wedding band, Simply Irresistible, and reunited with Tyler Perry to do a cameo in his film “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” In 2011, the Braxton sisters began starring on “Braxton Family Values,” which was WE tv’s #1 reality show during its first season. As of this writing, the series has aired 148 episodes over seven seasons, and Trina also serves as an executive producer. She embarked on a solo career in 2012 and signed a record deal with Soltri Entertainment. She has released the singles “Party or Go Home” (2012) and “Game Time” (2013) and performed on “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” on Tamar’s 2013 album “Loversland.” In 2015, The Braxtons released the album “Braxton Family Christmas,” which topped the Heatseekers Albums chart. In 2018, Trina was featured on Traci’s single “Broken Things” and appeared in the play “Head Over Heels,” and in 2019, she starred in “Hip Hop Holiday” on the BET network.
Braxton also guest-starred on the TV series “The Soul Man” (2012) and appeared in the television film “Where’s The Love” (2014). In 2013, Trina, Towanda, and Traci competed on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and won $25,000 for the anti-bullying charity “Saving Our Daughters.” Braxton has also appeared on “The Talk,” “The Mo’Nique Show,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Bethenny,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and “The Real,” and in 2015, the Braxton family competed against Anthony Anderson’s family on “Celebrity Family Feud” and won money for Lupus LA (Toni was diagnosed with the disease in 2008).
Personal Life: Trina married Jose Mojica Jr. In 1994, and they welcomed sons Eric (born in 1995) and Caleb (born in 1998) before divorcing in 2001. Braxton then wed software developer Gabriel Solis on August 10, 2003, and they separated after a decade of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2015, and sadly, Gabe died of cancer in December 2018 at the age of 43. Trina went on to wed Von Scales on December 15, 2019, and the nuptials were featured on a season seven episode of “Braxton Family Values.” In 2020, the city of East Point, Georgia, designated June 24th “Trina Braxton Day” because she “has long been a staunch supporter of The City of East Point, and is very proud, excited and supportive of all its growth and endeavors.”
Real Estate: In 2019, Braxton paid $660,000 for a 6,071 square foot home approximately an hour away from Atlanta. The home includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and the property features a guest house and salt water pool.