Tamar Braxton — star of the hit WE tv reality show “Braxton Family Values” — covers the summer 2012 issue of PYNK Magazine, where the aspiring singer talks about how she fell in love with her husband, Lady Gaga’s manager Vincent Herbert, and when she realized when she wanted to have children with him. Tamar also opens up about her friendship with Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige and more.

Read the excerpts below:

On falling in love with her husband Vince:
I wasn’t checking for Vince at first. He and I were friends. But it wasn’t until I found out that he was seeing someone that it hit me. I realized I had feelings for him! When he told me that his relationship at the time was coming to an end, I knew it was my time to make my feelings known. After that relationship ended.. he and I started dating and eventually married.

On starting a family:
I realized I wanted to have a child when Vince was sick in the hospital. I love him SO much and it was such a hard time for me. He is my rock. I was extremely nervous the entire time and I thought if I lost him tomorrow all I would have are photos. And I realized that I wanted more than that. A child would be a living reminder of our love.

On her friendship with Mary J. Blige
My sisters are my best friends for the most part but I’m also very close to Mary J Blige. When Vince was in the hospital she was so supportive. Mary and [her husband] Kendu are the best. They made sure to check in on me and prayed with me for Vince’s recovery. Mary is such a genuine and kind hearted person I’m blessed to be able to call her a real friend… Not an “industry friend.”

You can get a look at the fabulous pictures and full interview with Tamar in PYNK when it hits news stands this month.

Check out a preview of the photoshoot below: