Tamar Braxton was sensationally fired from The Real after two seasons back in May, and now rumors are swirling as to who could be Tamar’s permanent replacement.
Lovebscott.com is exclusively revealing who’s in the running to take over from Tamar on the daytime talk show when the series returns for season three next month, and it sounds like there’s currently a slew of singers who could be set to take over from Braxton on The Real.
According to the site, former Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B is currently being eyed for Braxton’s former position, as is singer and actress Ashanti.
The site also teased that rapper Eve is a potential Tamar replacement, while singer Monica is also in the running to sit alongside Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Jeannie Mai on season three of The Real.
The Real producers are yet to comment on the casting reports, though Lovebscott.com was first to break the news that Braxton had been let go from the series earlier this year.
Reports claiming that there are currently four women in the replacement running comes just days after Braxton’s former co-host Loni Love admitted that she believed it was possible the series could make use of guest co-hosts unless a permanent replacement for Tamar is found.
Love made the confession during a recent appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where she admitted that those behind the scenes were currently making the big decision as to who should take over Tamar’s vacated chair.
“Let me say this about season three of The Real,” Love said on the radio show when asked about Braxton’s replacement, “we want to thank the fans for supporting us. Season three is going to be phenomenal.”
Loni then went on to reveal that The Real will have undergone a lot of changes when it returns without Tamar Braxton, before admitting that she believes the daytime talk show could return with guest co-hosts as Tamar’s replacement, which could mean Mel B, Eve, Monica, and Ashanti will all be appearing at the girl talk table.
“I know there are a lot of changes that are happening,” Love confirmed. “Warner Brothers is making the decision of what they want to do as far as a replacement co-host. I think it’ll be guest co-hosts.”
Love also spoke out during her appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the current status of her relationship with Braxton following her firing, admitting that a number of Tamar’s dedicated followers have been sending her hate on social media following the star’s departure.
“I think a lot of people are confused about what happened. I want to make that known — we need to stop,” Loni said when asked about Tamar’s departure and fans accusing her of being behind Braxton’s firing. “Stop calling me names on the internet… Since my ex-boyfriend I’ve never been called that many [names]. I didn’t have anything to do with this. They’re calling me all kinds of names.”
Tamar is yet to comment on reports suggesting that The Real is already searching for her replacement before Season 3 rolls out later this year, though Braxton hasn’t exactly stayed mum when it comes to her former co-stars.
Braxton responded to Loni’s name check in a slew of now deleted tweets, where she slammed her former co-stars as the replacement rumors swirled and denied that she’s been in contact with any of the ladies since leaving the show.
According to BET, screen captures show Tamar setting the record straight about where she stands with Loni, Adrienne, Tamera and Jeannie, admitting that she hasn’t spoken to any of them recently and even accusing the group of using her name for publicity.
“I wish that I would stop being brought up since I was so BAD,” Tamar tweeted and promptly deleted following Love’s interview, just days after Lovebscott.com teased her replacement. “I’ve never said anything bad nor will I.”
“No shade… but don’t believe the hype!” continued Braxton. “I haven’t spoken to [anyone]… real friends don’t need press.”
Tamar even accused Tamera and Adrienne of only attending her son’s third birthday party back in June to “save their a***s” in her pretty scathing tweets.
What do you think about the rumored replacements in the running to take over Tamar Braxton’s vacated seat? Would you like to see Mel B, Ashanti, Monica, or Eve on The Real?
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