'Sister, Sister' star Tamera Mowry-Housley leaves 'The Real'

'Sister, Sister' star Tamera Mowry-Housley leaves 'The Real'

"I’d rather you hear it from me first," Tamera said about her decision to quit 'The Real'. 

Tamera Mowry-Housley
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Tamera Mowry-Housley shocked her fans on Monday by revealing that she has decided to leave 'The Real' after six seasons.

The 'Sister, Sister' actress has been on the popular show since its premiere in 2013. South African viewers have been able to tune in to 'The Real' via BET on DStv. 

"For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real. 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," the 42-year-old wrote on Instagram. 

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Tamera added that she wants to spend more time with her family and pursue "amazing new opportunities". 

She also gave a shout out to her co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai - who have also been on the show since day one.

"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. "

Tamera leaves the show hot on the heels of another shocking departure. Amanda Seales - who joined the show as a permanent host in January - recently announced she would not be renewing her contract for the next season. 

One of the show's original co-hosts, Tamar Braxton, made a dramatic exit in 2016.

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Tamera's fans are hoping one of her new projects will be a 'Sister, Sister' reboot with her twin, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, or the third installment of their hit movie, 'Twitches'. 

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