Tamar Braxton Is Leaving The Real Talk Show

She had served as a co-host on the daytime series since its 2003 debut

By Corinne Heller May 22, 2016 5:49 PMTags
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Tamar Braxton will not reprise her role as a co-host on The Real next season.

She and a show rep revealed the news Sunday, saying the decision was mutual, a day after the TV personality and singer posted a cryptic message about being "stabbed in the back" on Instagram.

Tamar has co-hosted the daytime talk show with Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni LoveJeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon since its 2013 debut and is the first cast member to leave. The series is currently on its second season. 

"The Real and Tamar Braxton have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season," Tamar and a The Real rep said in a statement to E! News. "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."

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On Friday, Tamar performed at the MusiCares MAP Fund Tribute To Smokey Robinson, marking her first performance in six months. 

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On Saturday, Tamar posted on her Instagram page a photo of her embracing who appears to be her sister Toni Braxton. The two star with their three sisters and mother on the WE tv reality show Braxton Family Values, which began its fifth season last week.

"I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted (not my man or my sisters)," Tamar wrote. "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," she said. "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)."

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