Tamera Mowry-Housley announced on Monday that she is exiting The Real after six seasons.
Mowry-Housley, who has been with the show since its debut in 2013, shared the news in an Instagram post, writing, “For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real. The friendships that I’ve made there will last a lifetime, and the people that I’ve had the blessing to interview have changed my life for the better.”
“However, all good things must come to an end, and it’s with a bittersweet smile that I announce that I am moving on from The Real. To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you, and I will always be there for you,” she added.
Tamera, who is mourning the death of her friend, Glee actress Naya Rivera, whose tragic death after she went missing while boating with her young son on Lake Piru in California on July 8, was confirmed on Monday, stressed in her caption that she hadn’t planed on making her announcement that same day.
“I had NO intention to talk about this today, especially in light of the news of my dear friend Naya, but now some reports are coming out and I’d rather you hear it from me first,” she wrote.
Mowry-Housley’s exit follows the departure of co-host Amanda Seales earlier this year.
The Real was renewed for a seventh and eighth season. The remaining hosts include Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Houghton.
By George Costantino
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