Things are going to look very different on the set of “The Real” next season as one of the show’s co-hosts, Tamar Braxton, will not be returning. News of Braxton’s departure came over the weekend after celebrity blogger B. Scott shared claims that the singer was fired from the daytime talk show.
“Tamar Braxton just got fired from ‘The Real.’ She wasn’t reading too well with the audience and sales people didn’t find her to be a good fit with advertisers,” a production source told Scott. ‘”Also, production found her too difficult to deal with.”
Hours later, representatives from “The Real” released a joint statement with Braxton sharing that they have mutually decided to part ways.
“The Real and Tamar Braxton have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season. She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career. 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,” the statement reads.
Although this statement paints the portrait of an amicable split, an emotionally-charged Instagram message from Braxton shared hours before the news broke suggests otherwise. Her message reads:
“I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted ( not my man or my sisters) I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch (👀) and it’s not in good taste to tell you who…… but as #tamartians you are very smart and can figure things out on your own. But know that everyone who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear u down to TRY and dim your light. Thank GOD HE HOLDS MY FUTURE AND MY HAND! (Remember who u are)….I am Tamar Braxton. And if you thought for 1 sec u played me…..In the late great prince and the amazing Beyoncé voice you PLAYED yourself to God be the Glory and I will be taking a short break from ALL social media…until then yourself and WATCH YOUR BACK ( I put this picture up cause this is the embrace I got from my sister and best friend that she ALWAYS gives when she knows I’ve been had).”
At this point, it’s unclear who Braxton is referring to specifically; however, some outlets have reported that the singer has unfollowed all of her co-stars except Tamera Mowry.
We will continue to keep you posted as new details emerge.