According to Hollywood Life, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star honored her friend by sending a touching message via Instagram. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Braxton allegedly attempted suicide in a Downtown Los Angeles hotel. In a side-by-side photo of Leakes and Braxton, which you can see here, both reality television starlets were on a red carpet and wore black tops.
The former Glee actress had her signature blond hair in a ponytail as she looked intensely at the camera. As for Braxton, the "Love and War" singer's sandy brown hair was styled in long bangs that almost covered her eyes. She also put the rest of her hair into a low ponytail.
Leakes captioned the photo by saying she and Braxton routinely talk on the phone. She then recalled them talking to each other hours before she was hospitalized on Thursday, July 16. At the time of their phone call, Leakes said her friend was going through a tough time and that she's not the only one who decides to suffer alone.
"When you are a strong person, you manage stress differently! People tend to judge the outside Strength on the inside abilities to cope! A lot of strong people cry in the dark and hurt alone," she wrote. "Spoke to her yesterday and tried to pull her thru this moment. Spoke to her and David today! I say that to say this…check on your strong friends! Try not to judge so much!"
The Cinderella actress then shared how some people are being treated poorly by others and how they suffer without anyone to support them. She also said while she knows Braxton will pull through the situation, she asked all of her 3.6 million Instagram followers to continue to "pray" for the mother-of-one. Shortly after she published her post, Leakes received more than 90,000 likes and over 4,000 comments.
The touching post from Leakes comes after multiple celebrities also sent their well-wishes to Braxton and her family. Mariah Carey, who Braxton has shown her admiration for over the years, said on Twitter that she was praying for her. Additionally, Viola Davis said she sent prayers to the singer and her son with Vincent Herbert, 7-year-old Logan.
On Thursday, July 16, Braxton was taken to the hospital after she was found unconscious by her boyfriend, David Adefeso, which prompted him to call 911. A rep for the singer said she experienced a "very tough and emotional day," which would be explained at a later date. Prior to her boyfriend calling 911, Braxton shared on social media that there wouldn't be a new episode of her show with Adefeso, Coupled & Quarantined. She said at the time that she wasn't feeling well, but informed her followers she wasn't diagnosed with COVID-19.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. For readers outside the U.S., visit Suicide.org or Befrienders Worldwide for international resources you can use to find help.