Tamar Braxton seems to have turned the chapter of her life involving The Real. However, that does not mean her former co-hosts from the talk show have done the same.
Tamar was unceremoniously dumped from the gabfest in 2016, and what followed was a massive blow-up on social media that lasted several years.
Tamar no longer talks about Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, but Loni Love, who is promoting her memoir, I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To, is stirring up the past and waking up old and hurtful feelings.
Loni stopped by Entertainment Tonight, where she made this confession: “I think I got a bad rap, and all the girls got a bad rap. But it was really mostly on me because we weren’t allowed to speak about it and when you’re not allowed to speak about it, that means only one side of the story is out there. Then what happens is a perception from that one side becomes a reality, and that’s what hurts. It’s so unfair, but people in the industry, they probably know, but outside people don’t, and that’s what is totally not fair.”
She continued: “You look at other talk show hosts. They get canned and contracts end all the time. … This was the first show that was like, all women of color, and it really tarnished the show, I believe. It left this cloud of suspicion on the show, and it took like a couple of seasons for us to get over that. The show wasn’t meant for that. The show was really meant to uplift and show diversity amongst women.”
Loni went on to say that she is no longer a friend of Tamar because she reached out, and the singer never responded.
She said: “I just wish her the best. I think she’s a powerhouse. … But I think it’s time to really get together, and she knows that we’re not mad at her. We’re not upset, and it’s just that we just want to clear the record.”
Comedian Amanda Seales joined the show as a co-host in season 6 and left a few months later and no longer follows Loni on social media.
Some observers are wondering if what happened with Tamar is similar.