The Real‘s Loni Love Says Tamar is “Still Welcome” After Wendy Williams Comments
- During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, former The Real co-host Tamar Braxton was asked if she’d return to the Emmy-winning talk show.
- Her comments prompted a response from current The Real hosts, including Loni Love and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
Tamar Braxton’s surprise firing from The Real happened nearly three years ago, but there still seems to be some unfinished business. The award-winning show is currently co-hosted by its other four original panelists: Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, and Jeannie Mai.
And while it seemed as though the tension had finally settled down, matters were stirred up again when Braxton was a guest on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, September 18 and the host asked her if she’d ever return to The Real.
“Cute show, but they need you,” Williams said. “You were done dirty.” RELATED STORIESThe Co-Hosts Of The RealChanged TelevisionJeannie Mai Says She Found Her “Equal” In JeezyAll About The Upcoming Season Six Of The Real
To that, the Celebrity Big Brotherwinner responded: “Here’s the thing. I don’t want to be anybody’s marketing tool this season, no shade, but I just wish everybody well. And I feel like sometimes God has to move you out of situations before you become more toxic to yourself.”
It was this exchange that has prompted the co-hosts of The Real to respond during their live show the same day. The four women had previously commented on Braxton’s firing last October when they were guests on radio show “The Breakfast Club.” And just as they did back then, Mowry-Housley insisted that they “had no idea” Braxton would be ousted, and had “no ill intention.”
Love then sent a message to both Braxton—and Williams—referencing an Instagram post the Braxton Family Values star shared this summer in which she apologized to her former co-stars. It has since been deleted.
“Hi Wendy! First of all, thank you for calling us a cute show. We’re also an Emmy-winning show, so don’t forget that sis!” Love said. “I, in my humble opinion of trying to be this strong Black woman, invited [Braxton] to come on the show for season 6. It was a simple public ask. I did try to call her privately, I’ve been texting her. I get no response, so I just put it out there. The show has reached out to her. Tamar, nobody is trying to use you as a marketing tool, sweetie.”
She continued by explaining that the only reason she reached out was to finally make things right between the women.
“You are still welcome, my dear, to come on anytime,” Love said. “We as Black women have to stick together. We as women have to stick together, okay. It’s no cattiness. We need you to come here so we can close the circle. We apologized, we opened up to you, and it is still there, and it will always be there. We love you, Tamar. You are a powerhouse, and you know us.”
Apparently, though, this isn’t the end just yet. After the show went off the air, Tamar responded with the below.
Let’s just hope this all leads to one big reconciliation, because that’s nothing we’d love to see then a group of women of color coming together to empower one another.