After taking some time away for herself, Tamar Braxton is making her debut return to reality television.
On Thursday, July 22, Deadline announced that Braxton, among several other celebrities, will be starring in a reboot of the early 2000s reality television show called “The Surreal Life.” The series is about putting a number of celebrities together under one roof as they participate in a variety of challenges.
President of Content and Chief Creative Officer of MTV Entertainment Group Nina L. Diaz, said, “ ‘The Surreal Life’ is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in pop culture and creating many unforgettable moments in reality television. We are excited to see how this stellar celebrity cast will make captivating television for audiences everywhere.”
Braxton has yet to respond to her fans about the news, but many think it may not be a good idea for her to return to reality TV so soon after her purported suicide attempt in July 2020. Two weeks after her being hospitalized for an alleged drug overdose, Braxton released a statement on Instagram, explaining what led her to want to take her own life. She insinuated that WEtv, the former network that houses a few reality televisions shows starring Braxton and her family, was the cause of her suicide attempt.
In a lengthy Instagram message, she explained, “I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored.” WE tv had already aired several seasons of the “Braxton Family Values,” which centers Braxton and her sisters, but they were getting ready to release her own series called “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” After watching how she was portrayed in the trailer, Braxton made the fateful decision to swallow a bunch of pills and was found unconscious by her then-boyfriend David Adefeso.
Fans reacted to the news of the “Love and War” singer, returning to reality TV. One person said, “Tamar did all that talking about mental health, only to go back to reality tv yet AGAIN! I am confusion….” A concerned fan wrote, “As much as I miss seeing her, it seems like Tamar is doing good mentally without being on television, idk if that’s a good idea.”
But one excited fan said, “TAMAR WILL CARRYYY THE SHOW!”
Other known celebrities that will be on “The Surreal Life” are “Living Single” cast member Kim Coles, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, R&B singer August Alsina, “Big Fat Liar” star Frankie Muniz, professional wrestler C.J. Perry, adult film actress Stormy Daniels and makeup artist Manny Mua.
It will be coming this fall.