A new face may be joining Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon as a co-host on “The Real” when the show returns for Season 3. The show’s producers reportedly started searching for a new co-host shortly after announcing Tamar Braxton wouldn’t be returning.
Sources told Bossip actress KeKe Palmer is being considered for the vacant spot at the co-hosting table. The outlet says Palmer has close ties with the show’s executive producer, Rachel Miskowiec. “Rachel produced the pilot for Telepictures with KeKe Palmer last summer,” the source said. “She likes KeKe and KeKe of course wants to do another talk show. She’s on the fast track to being in that role.”
As previously reported, it was announced earlier this week in a joint statement from “The Real” and Braxton that she was leaving to focus on her music career. However, several reports say her departure was not amicable, and she actually was fired from the show. LoveBScott previously reported she was let go because executives didn’t think she was “reading too well” with the audience. “And sales people didn’t find her to be a good fit with advertisers,” the source added. “She was also too difficult dealing with production.”
Braxton, herself, hinted at the drama in an Instagram post last Saturday telling fans someone she trusted had betrayed her. “I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch, and it’s not in good taste to tell you who,” she wrote in a lengthy post, adding the person to whom she was referring was not her husband, Vincent Herbert, or sisters.
Ever since her cryptic post, Braxton has stayed off of social media. In a teaser video of Thursday’s episode of “Braxton Family Values” she breaks her silence about her exit from “The Real” and shares her side of the story.