Tamar Braxton is officially out as co-host on “The Real.” The daytime talk show confirmed the news Sunday following reports she had been fired.
According to Variety, a statement said that “The Real” and Braxton “mutually decided” she wouldn’t return for the upcoming third season. The statement didn’t reveal when Braxton’s last day on the show would be, but explained that her exit was so the “Love and War” singer could focus on other things. “She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career,” it read. “Everyone associated with ‘The Real’ appreciates Tamar’s efforts and the contributions she has made to the show’s success, and we wish her all the best for the future.” It’s not clear if “The Real” plans on finding someone else to replace Braxton and join Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Bailon at the panel.
As previously reported, rumors surfaced Saturday that Braxton had been let go after she ranted on Instagram about someone she “stupidly trusted” stabbing her in the back. “I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch, and it’s not in good taste to tell you who,” she posted, adding that the person she was referring to was not her sisters or husband, Vincent Herbert. “But know that every one who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear [you] down to TRY and dim your light. Thank GOD HE HOLDS MY FUTURE AND MY HAND!”
According to a report Saturday by LoveBScott.com, Braxton was supposedly fired because she wasn’t “reading too well” with the audience, and the “sales people didn’t find her to be a good fit for advertisers.” The source also told the outlet that there were difficulties on set with Braxton.
In December, rumors surfaced that the 39-year-old “Braxton Family Values” star was not getting along with her co-hosts; but she shot down the report, writing on Instagram that she considered them all to be her family. “Let’s talk about FACTS! We are family! We laugh, talk, argue, agree, break up, make up, respect each other, talk about each other, tell on each other, there for one another & etc. I wouldn’t trade them for the world,” she posted.
Braxton’s “The Real” co-hosts have yet to comment on her departure.