Tamar Braxton Says Getting Fired From ‘The Real’ Began Her Sprial Into Depression

Tamar Braxton has been open about the pain and confusion she experienced amid the public fallout from her firing from ‘The Real.’ The “Love & War” singer admits to being embarrassed over the perception that she’s difficult to work with and admits that bouncing back from the humiliation has been difficult. In a new interview, Braxton says the firing marked the beginning of her depression.


A recap of Tamar Braxton’s firing from ‘The Real’

Braxton began hosting The Real during its summer test run in 2013. She co-hosted the show for two seasons before her firing in 2016. Love B. Scott was the first to report that Braxton was fired. 

Despite executives of the show releasing a statement claiming that they mutually part ways with Braxton, Scott’s report alleged that the network felt that Braxton was difficult to work with. Sources also claimed that Braxton’s personality was a turn off to major advertisers and that she did not read well with audiences during a focus group. 

Related: ‘The Real:’ Loni Love Says Tamar Braxton’s Firing “Tarnished” The Show and She Was Forbidden From Speaking About It

Braxton Family Values chronicled Braxton’s emotional discovery of her firing. In a lengthy now-deleted Instagram post, Braxton alluded to her former colleagues having a part in her termination. 

It was later alleged that Loni Love conspired to have Braxton fired over jealously, which Braxton says she has proof of. A former friend and employee of Love’s also claim that Love showed her emails she sent to the network vying to have Braxton fired.

Love has denied all involvement and says she believes Braxton’s firing temporarily tarnished the show’s reputation. She also says she’s open to speaking with Braxton to clear the air. 


Tamar Braxton says getting fired from ‘The Real’ started her depression 

Braxton visited Taraji P. Henson’s new Facebook Live series Peace of Mind to discuss her journey in bettering her mental health. While discussing her July 2020 attempted suicide, Braxton revealed that getting fired from ‘The Real’ was the start of her depression and downward spiral.

“The first time I knew that things weren’t normal is when everything went down with the real. I was in my bedroom, it was completely dark,” Braxton said, confirming with Henson’s co-host that she began to feel that she was in a fog. “You don’t shower, you don’t eat and you don’t know what day of the week it is or the time, and you don’t care.”

Related: Loni Love Speaks On Claims She Got Tamar Braxton Fired Fired From ‘The Real’ After Former Friend Says She Played A Part

Despite feeling so low, Braxton continued working on her reality series and touring to promote her music. She put on a brave face but admits she was struggling and embarrassed.

“I was able to hide it enough to pull myself, barely, out of there,” she continued, explaining that continuing with reality television did not help. “And then I go back to the same toxic lifestyle dealing with everything that happened to me prior and that is continually happening to me. From day to day, I was just barely sliding by,”

Braxton says that as time went on, working non-stop and constantly having to defend her reputation from her portrayal on ‘Braxton Family Values’ left her feeling choked.


Fellow Comedian Says Loni Love Influenced Tamar Braxton’s Firing From ‘The Real’

The fallout from Tamar Braxton’s firing from the FOX daytime talk show The Real is still heavy four years later. Braxton was let go from the show after three seasons and has spoken publicly about believing Loni Love was behind it. Love has vehemently denied Braxton’s allegations, but a former friend and business partner of Love’s tells a different story.

Tamar Braxton alludes to co-hosts of ‘The Real’ being behind her firing

Popular blogger Love B. Scott was the first to report that Braxton was fired from The Realin 2016. According to the post, the network felt that Braxton was difficult to work with. Sources also claimed that Braxton’s big personality was a turn off to major advertisers and that she did not read well with audiences during a focus group. 


A devastated Braxton posted a lengthy Instagram post, alluding to her former colleagues playing a role in her termination. 

“I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted (not my man or my sisters),” she wrote in part. “I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch and it’s not in good taste to tell you who…”


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