Loni Love has recently opened up about no longer having Tamera Mowry-Housley as a co-host on “The Real.” On Monday, July 27, the 49-year-old comedian made a virtual appearance on the “Daily Pop” where she shared how she feels about Tamera parting ways from the daytime talk show after seven years.
“It’s bittersweet,” Loni explained to host Justin Sylvester after insinuating that she was going to “kidnap” her former panelist so she couldn’t leave. “But the thing is that Tamera wants to move on and do other things.” Loni then went to share that she supports the 42-year-old actress’s decision to leave. “So when she told me, I’m, you know, 100 percent in support of that,” she added.
The original hosts of the Emmy-award winning talk show are Loni, Tamera, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, and Tamar Braxton. The “Love and War” singer was let go from the groundbreaking talk show following the season 3 premiere, and comedian Amanda Seales joined the show as a co-host in season 6 as Tamar’s full-time replacement.
Tamera’s shocking announcement came just one month after the 39-year-old Seales announced she was exiting the show after roughly six months over what she described as a lack of diversity behind the scenes. The “Twitches” alum revealed in a July 13 Instagram statement that she was leaving the show because she wants to explore diverse opportunities and spend more time with her two children Ariah Housley, 5, and Aden Housley, 7.
Rumors swirled that Tamera actually quit the show because she was asked to accept a salary reduction for the upcoming season. The German-born Tamera shut down the allegations during an Instagram Live chat with her husband Adam Housley, explaining that her departure had nothing to do with her salary.
Netflix announced on Wednesday, July 29, that it will begin streaming a series of classic African-American sitcoms, including “Moesha,” “The Game,” “Sister Sister,” “Girlfriends,” “The Parkers,” “Half & Half,” and “One on One,” so some observers assumed Tamera left the show because she will now be receiving royalties for her work on “Sister, Sister.”
Several people reacted to the news by writing comments like “Residual checks, no wonder Tamera left the The Real🗣🗣🗣🙏🏾” and “Tamera secured her bag with this😍.”