‘The Real’: Tamera Mowry-Housley Announces Her Departure from the Show
Another co-host is out at The Real.
Tamera Mowry-Housley has announced her exit after appearing on the Emmy-winning talk show since its 2013 debut. The Sister, Sister alum broke the news in a July 13 statement shared on Instagram, citing a desire to focus on other things.
Tamera Mowry-Housley’s resignation from ‘The Real’ continued
Mowry-Housley noted in the caption that she didn’t intend to announce her departure that day, especially due to the news of the drowning death of her longtime friend Naya Rivera. But she decided to get in front of it before reports got out.
“For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real,” the statement began. “The friendships that I’ve made there will last a lifetime, and the people that I’ve had the blessing to interview have changed my life for the better. I’m so proud of what all the ladies and I have accomplished there, including two well-deserved NAACP Image Awards and a Daytime Emmy.”
“However, all good things must come to an end, and it’s with a bittersweet smile that I announce that I am moving on from The Real,” it continued. “To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you, and I will always be there for you. Thank you for teaching me, supporting me, and loving all of me. Sisters forever. I’ll be rooting for you as I look forward to spending more time with my family, pursuing amazing new opportunities, and embarking on the next chapter of my life.”
Fans and celebrities alike were sad to see her go but also excited for her new journey.
“You are in the daytime history books,” commented Oprah Winfrey. “Thanks for keeping it real.”
“Well done my friend!” wrote Candace Cameron Bure. “So proud of you. Looking forward to seeing the next chapter for you in whatever form that will be!”
Tamera Mowry-Housley is the second co-host to leave the show in recent months
Mowry-Housley’s exit comes just weeks after Amanda Seales’ departure. Seales had been on the show for six months before announcing in June that she had decided not to renew her contract, citing censorship issues. (Rumors have swirled that she had drama with her co-hosts, but Seales has strongly denied the speculation.)
Seales filled Tamar Braxton’s seat after the “Love & War” singer was fired in 2016. There is no official word on why Braxton was let go. However, The Daily Mail reported at the time that she was fired because of negative feedback from viewers.
What will happen to ‘The Real’ now?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Real has been renewed through 2022 so the show will go on. However, it’s unclear if it will continue with just co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai or if it will bring on replacements.
When Braxton left, Bailon told OK! Magazine that she and her co-hosts wanted the seat to remain open while occasionally having guests hosts. But she also noted to Essence that they didn’t have any control over hiring decisions. We’ll share more updates as they become available.