Tamera Mowry-Housley says she’s leaving The Real and “embarking on the next chapter” of her life.
“I had NO intention to talk about this today, especially in light of the news of my dear friend Naya [Rivera], but now some reports are coming out and I’d rather you hear it from me first,” Mowry wrote Monday evening on Instagram, referencing the death of the Glee actress.
Mowry included a statement in the post announcing her exit from The Real.
“For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real,” the statement read. “The friendships that I’ve made there will last a lifetime, and the people that I’ve had the blessing to interview have changed my life for the better. I’m so proud of what all the ladies and I have accomplished there, including two well-deserved NAACP Image Awards and a Daytime Emmy.”
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Mowry — who first rose to stardom alongside her twin sister Tia Mowry on the 1990s sitcom Sister, Sister — went on to say it’s time for a change.
“However, all good things must come to an end,” she continued, “and it’s with a bittersweet smile that I announce that I am moving on from The Real. To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you, and I will always be there for you. Thank you for teaching me, supporting me, and loving all of me. Sisters forever. I’ll be rooting for you, as I look forward to spending more time with my family, pursuing amazing new opportunities, and embarking on the next chapter of my life.”
Multiple media outlets confirmed that Mowry is leaving the show to spend more time with her husband and children.
The actress was one of the original hosts of The Real alongside Jeannie Mai, Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, and Loni Love, when the series debuted in 2013.
Braxton left the show in 2016. In January of this year, comedian Amanda Seales joined the show as a new host. She exited last month, saying “the people at the top are not respecting the necessity for black voices to be at the top too.”