Tamera Mowry-Housley is stepping away from her hosting gig on The Real after six seasons.
The Sister Sister star, who is married to former baseball player, Adam Housley, has been a host of the successful show since it first aired in the summer of 2013. The actress and TV host took to social media on Monday afternoon to announce her departure.
“All good things must come to an end”
“For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real. 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,” she began her statement, which was shared to Instagram. “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,” she continued.
She concluded: “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.”
Addressing Naya Rivera’s death
Tamera had absolutely no intention of addressing her exit today, especially because of the unfortunate demise of her close friend and fellow actress, Naya Rivera. “I had NO intention to talk about this today, especially in light of the news of my dear friend Naya. But now some reports are coming out and I’d rather you hear it from me first.” Mowry-Housley captioned the post.
Her announcement comes the same day that her close friend and former Glee star, Naya Rivera was confirmed dead after her body was found at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.
“She felt like the time was right to move on”
At this time, it’s unclear what led Tamera to this decision as she didn’t disclose that information in her statement. However, an insider source revealed, “She’d had enough, she felt like the time was right to move on.”
A representative for Telepictures issued an official statement. “We fully support Tamera’s decision to spend more time with her family, even if that means she’s not one of our hosts on The Real. She will always be part of The Real family. We look forward to developing future projects with her and welcoming her back as a regular guest on the show.”
Tamera on The Real
The actress has co-hosted the chat-show since it premiered in 2013. In addition to Mowry-Housley, the original panel consisted of Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love and Adrienne Bailon Houghton.
Tamar – Loni Drama
In 2016, Tamar Braxton was fired from the show. Drama ensued after she blamed Love. Who recently described facing an onslaught of online bullying in her new memoir, I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To.
Amanda Seales’ Entry and Exit from the show
Braxton’s eventual replacement, comedian, Amanda Seales, joined the panel in January 2020 but announced her exit six months later. Mowry’s exit comes after Amanda Seales left the Fox show last month, citing lack of Black voices ‘at the top.’
Although, the show has been championed as one of the most diverse daytime talk shows, featuring all women of color as its hosts.
Fox Television Stations renewed the series for the seventh and eighth seasons with Warner Bros. TV in November, meaning the show will continue into the next season without Mowrey at the table.
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