Reality TV can pull you out of bankruptcy and get you a $3 million house next to Justin Bieber ... all in 6 MONTHS ... and Toni Braxton's living proof.
Real estate sources tell TMZ, Toni -- whose reality show "Braxton Family Values" is already on its third season -- just purchased a mansion for close to $3 million in Calabasas' exclusive gated community The Oaks ... just a few houses down from Justin.
The house is 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and measures 5,323 sq. ft.
Technically, it's the smallest house in the neighborhood ... but still, not too bad for someone who was dead ass broke less than a year ago.
Toni's real estate purchase has to sting for her old creditors -- as we reported, when Braxton filed for bankruptcy in 2010 (for the second time) she claimed debts as high as $50,000,000 ... and only ended up repaying a tiny fraction of that before the debts were cleared entirely.
Only in America ...
Hubby Challenging Divorce
On Grounds of Love
12/2/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Braxton Family Values" star Trina Braxton has an unusual problem -- the husband she wants to divorce has filed legal docs challenging her right to a divorce ... on grounds they allegedly still love each other.
We broke the story ... Toni Braxton's sister filed for divorce from Gabriel Adrian-Solis earlier this year, claiming their 10-year marriage was irretrievably broken ... after both of them admitted to cheating.
But Adrian-Solis doesn't believe the marriage is kaput ... he's filed docs in Georgia challenging the divorce petition ... claiming whatever's wrong with their relationship can be fixed.
According to the docs ... he wants a judicial declaration that a reconciliation is possible ... with a little work from both.
So new song -- Don't Unbreak My Divorce.
Toni Braxton's Sister
I'm Finally Divorcing
My Cheating Husband
6/1/2013 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Braxton Family Values" star Trina Braxton can't un-break her marriage ... the reality star finally pulled the trigger on her divorce from philandering husband Grabriel Adrian-Solis, TMZ has learned.
Toni Braxton's sister filed divorce docs in Georgia court claiming her marriage was irretrievably broken. Trina and Gabriel tied the knot in August 2003, separated in March 2013, and are currently living in separate pads.
It's not exactly a shock -- the duo suffered from a slew of marital problems, including infidelity. Gabriel has admitted to cheating on Trina with numerous women in the past and Trina admitted to cheating on Gabriel -- all of which played out on their reality TV show.
As for the nuts and bolts of it all ... Trina says she'll try to work out a financial agreement with her estranged husband to divvy up their assets (and debts) as calmly as possible. She's asking for a total divorce, claiming there's no hope for reconciliation.
In times like these, at least she's got Toni ...