Tamar Braxton Explains Why She’ll Never Go Back to ‘The Real’
Tamar Braxton’s public firing from The Real is no secret. As for what led to her firing, however, has yet to be revealed from the show’s executives. But Braxton has since gotten over the pain and humiliation that being fired brung. She recently revealed why she’d never return as a co-host on the show.
Tamar Braxton says being fired from ‘The Real’ sparked her depression
Braxton was fired from The Real after three seasons hosting the show. The reason for Braxton’s firing was unclear. Love B. Scott reported that advertisers found Braxton to be difficult to market due to her big personality. There were also rumors that Braxton was difficult to work with and that she did not get along with her other co-hosts.
There was chatter about Loni Love having a hand in Braxton’s firing. Braxton says she learned of Love’s potential involvement from a mutual friend. Love has always denied having a role in Braxton’s firing.
During an appearance on Taraji P. Henson’s Facebook Watch show, Braxton admitted that she began experiencing depression amid her firing.
“The first time I knew that things weren’t normal is when everything went down with the real. I was in my bedroom, it was completely dark,” Braxton said, confirming with Henson’s co-host that she began to feel that she was in a fog. “You don’t shower, you don’t eat and you don’t know what day of the week it is or the time, and you don’t care.”
Though she tried to put on a brave face publicly, the constant talk about her firing didn’t help. She also dealt with the perception that she was hard to get along with from her own family reality series.
“I was able to hide it enough to pull myself, barely, out of there,” she continued, explaining that continuing with reality television did not help. “And then I go back to the same toxic lifestyle dealing with everything that happened to me prior and that is continually happening to me. From day to day, I was just barely sliding by.”
Tamar Braxton says she will never go back to being a co-host on ‘The Real’
During a recent interview with Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked, Lee praised Braxton for her work on The Real. As a friend of Braxton’s – and as fan of her on the daytime talk show – Lee questioned whether Braxton would ever return as a co-host.
“I definitely would never go back but I do miss the talk show forum,” Braxton said. She added: “I definitely fell in love with it and I definitely want to go back to that. I just think that at the time, I didn’t understand it [the firing]. But, I think that my time there was up and I think that I was being prepared for a total transformation and just a different outlook on life and a different view of myself. Because I feel like if I would have stayed there then I wouldn’t have had the individual growth that was definitely necessary.”
Braxton admits that she felt being on The Real gave fans and viewers a different perspective of her from her being a combative brat on Braxton Family Values. She insists she holds no ill will toward her former co-hosts and has moved past what happened.