Is Tamar Braxton being replaced on The Real by sister Towanda Braxton?
Towanda was quizzed on the swirling rumors that she could be taking over Tamar’s seat on the daytime talk show by TMZ, just weeks after Braxton was fired from the series after two seasons.
Towanda appeared to play coy when quizzed about the reports by the site, neither confirming nor denying reports suggesting she could be filling Tamar’s seat, but Braxton did admit that she doesn’t believe her sister would be upset if she did take on the role.
“I haven’t heard that rumor,” Towanda told awaiting paparazzi who asked if she would say no if approached by the show’s producers to join the panel, admitting “that’s a nice rumor.”
“I’m honored, actually,” Braxton, who guest co-hosted the show during Tamar’s hiatus last year, continued in the candid paparazzi video, even going as far as to admit that she “doubts” Tamar would be upset if she took over her seat on the show.
Towanda didn’t respond further to rumors claiming that she could be the one to replace Tamar on The Real, though this isn’t the first time one of Tamar’s sisters has been quizzed about the possibility of sitting alongside Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Bailon.
Just last month, Tamar and Towanda’s sister Trina was asked if there was a possibility that she could be heading to The Real, though she immediately shot down the reports and noted that she would be loyal to her sister.
Speaking out about the possibility of taking over from Tamar during an interview with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Trina Braxton shut down the reports once and for all.
“I think the chances are slim and none,” Braxton said of the chances of The Real fans seeing her join the show Tamar’s place.
“When something like that happens to your family it’s very personal. When it comes to business and when it comes to family, family comes first every time,” Braxton said.
But as rumors continue to swirl that one of Tamar’s famous sisters could be filling her seat on The Real, Braxton’s former co-host Loni Love is admitting that she and her co-stars are still in the dark when it comes to who will be taking over from Tamar when the show enters its third season later this year.
“We don’t know who they’re going to choose,” Loni said on The Tom Joyner Morning Show ahead of the show’s return this coming September, confirming for the first time that The Real will, in fact, return to TV with five co-hosts rather than the group being cut down to a four-piece team.
But while fans await the announcement of Braxton’s replacement, Tamar appears to be making it known after weeks of reported drama following her firing that she’s no longer buying into the “beef.”
Just one day after the Shade Room took to Instagram to reveal newly unveiled billboards for the show, the first in the show’s history not to include Tamar, Braxton took to Twitter to tell fans that she wasn’t “worried” or “bothered.”
“Never worried. Never bothered. Forget that wackness… No matter where it come from,” Braxton tweeted out on June 27, just weeks after it was revealed that she’d landed her own talk show to be produced by Steve Harvey. “I’m all the way up.”
Tamar didn’t explicitly reference the new billboards in her message, though fans were quick to speculate that her candid tweet could be Braxton’s way of hitting back at the Fox series.
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