“The Real” is trying to set the record straight on a few rumors surrounding Tamar Braxton and her former co-hosts. There’s been a ton of drama surrounding Braxton’s exit from the daytime talk show, but a rep for the show denied Braxton’s co-hosts had something to do with her getting axed.
During a recent episode of “Braxton Family Values,” the 39-year-old singer and TV personality told sister Toni Braxton that her husband, Vincent Herbert, was told that she was fired because she wasn’t getting along with the other co-hosts and production. In a statement to E! Online, a rep for the show said Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Bailon were not behind her departure from the show.
“Tamar Braxton’s contract was not renewed for reasons that will remain privileged and private,” the statement said. “However, we would like to make it crystal clear that Ms. Braxton’s departure from the show had nothing to do with her former co-hosts; any suggestion to the contrary unfairly tarnishes them. As always, we wish Tamar and Vince [Herbert] all the best.”
Last week, Love posted a video on Facebook addressing Braxton’s exit, saying she was just as shocked by the news as everybody else. “When we wrapped Season 2, we had a photo shoot. Tamar was part of that. There was no indication that Tamar was going to be let go,” she said, adding: “We genuinely all like each other. Sometimes we might be irritated with each other; that’s just part of the nature of the show. I’m very devastated, just like she is.”
Mai also responded to Braxton’s exit and dismissed rumors that there was behind-the-scenes drama with them. “There ain’t nobody out there like Tamar Braxton. Every time she walks into a room you know something UNFORGETTABLE is about to happen,” she posted on Instagram. “Tay u taught me to NEVER let ANYONE or ANYTHING dull your shine. Man…this whole damn thing. Is. HARD. I love you Tay.”
As previously reported, it was rumored that Warner Bros., the parent company of “The Real,” threatened the “Catfish” singer with a lawsuit over the “Braxton Family Values” episode. According to the Daily Mail Online, executives of the show thought the episode was staged and painted her co-hosts in a bad light.