Tamar Braxton was sensationally fired from The Real back in May, but it looks like the stars fans aren’t ready to forgive and forget just yet.
Braxton’s legions of fans are still slamming the show on social media, claiming that the Fox daytime talk show is “boring” without Tamar as rumors swirl that Braxton could potentially return to the show as a guest.
Tamar’s fans certainly haven’t shied away from slamming The Real on Twitter, making it pretty clear that they’re no longer watching the show without Braxton.
“I honestly feel as if The Real is nothing without [Tamar],” Twitter user @FisoMReloaded97 tweeted out of the series without Tamar on December 13, while @KnwledgeSeeker tweeted out that “The Real is super boring without Tamar.”
“Genuinely, The Real is so boring without Tamar. I triiieeeeddd but I just can’t anymore so I hit that unsubscribe button,” @ObviouslySaru wrote, and @KENDALLKUBAN tweeted to the show earlier this month, “[The Real] Pls, get off of your soap boxes NOW, show is getting BEYOND boring & PREACHY. Bring back Tamar or you’re sinking #TheReal.”
Fans’ disappointment in the daytime series without the Braxton Family Values star comes after months of drama that followed Tamar’s firing in May, including a whole lot of shade directed at her former co-hosts from Tamar and a number of former viewers threatening to boycott the series without Braxton’s involvement earlier this year.
It was even reported back in October that The Real was suffering a “ratings crisis” as a number of sources claimed that ratings took a serious nose dive when Season 3, the first ever season of the talk show not to feature Braxton, debuted in September.
Broadcasting Cable alleged at the time that The Real decreased 22 percent in viewers in comparison to the 2015 Season 2 premiere, sparking speculation that the show, which is co-hosted by Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love and Tamera Mowry-Housley, could be facing cancellation.
But despite reports of fledgling ratings without Tamar Braxton, BET reported just weeks later that The Real’s ratings had picked up, claiming in November that the series had actually benefited from a 13 percent ratings bump in the wake of Braxton’s firing amid the cancellation rumors.
Tamar has so far not commented on The Real’s ratings, though at least one of her former co-hosts has made it pretty clear that she’d like to see her return to the show in recent weeks, despite Braxton throwing a whole lot of shade Adrienne, Loni, Jeannie and Tamera’s way ever since she was fired from the show.
Despite reports of a nasty feud between herself and Braxton, which hit the headlines after Tamar accused her former co-hosts of being “phony b*****s,” Love revealed on Twitter that she’d actually welcome Tamar back to the show and even suggested that she would like to reconcile their once close friendship.
Love’s first attempt to reconcile with Tamar amid the feud claims came back in October after Loni revealed on social media that Braxton will always be welcome to return to The Real as a guest, despite the reality star allegedly being caught in a feud with her former co-stars.
“Will [you] have @TamarBraxtonHer as a guest of the @TheRealDaytime?” a The Real fan asked Love of Tamar in October, to which Loni replied by admitting amid their feud that she’d like to see Braxton return. “For me… She is always welcome,” the comedienne tweeted.
Loni then continued spreading the love for Braxton in the weeks that followed, seemingly confirming that she’s ready to end their feud by admitting on Thanksgiving that she was still thinking of her former friend despite their drama.
“Still love @TamarBraxtonHer,” Loni tweeted out of Tamar on November 24 amid their feud, adding the hashtags #truth, #thinkinaboutyou, #happythanksgiving, #Iainttooproud and #MommaLovesaysHi, though Braxton is still yet to publicly respond to Love’s message or her seeming request to return to The Real.
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