There are rumors that “The Real” is on the verge of cancellation, but one of its hosts, Tamera Mowry-Housely, has refuted the claims.
Answering a fan on Instagram, the former “Sister Sister” actress said there is no truth to the rumors and that people who are saying nobody watches the show anymore are not telling the truth.
Mowry-Housely’s comments come a few days after fans of the show took to social media to share how they don’t enjoy watching "The Real" anymore since Tamar Braxton left. Some have said that they miss Braxton’s feisty commentary and that the show has become boring. Others also expressed their dismay over the show’s refusal to address the “Angels and Demons” singer’s departure.
The show has also had a 22 percent decline in viewership, according to The Wrap. The decline is reportedly significant since it’s the largest decrease in viewership a daytime talk show has had in recent years.
Even though it has not been proven that the decline in ratings was brought by Braxton’s exit, the singer’s fans can’t help but think that her departure did affect the show, especially since she was laid off unexpectedly.
In an interview with Steve Harvey, Braxton detailed the moment she got fired, saying she had no inkling that she will no longer return for the third season. The singer said her husband, Vincent Herbert, called one of the show’s producers to ask about details of an event the hosts are attending. That’s when the producer supposedly told that Braxton is no longer needed in the event and that she will no longer be part of the show.
The sudden exit has also reportedly caused a rift between Braxton and her former co-hosts, Mowry-Housely, Jeannie Mai and Loni Love. The singer is said to be still in contact and friends with Adrienne Bailon.
“The Real” airs weekdays, 11 a.m on Fox.