When news broke that Tamar Braxton was fired from "The Real" talk show, some blamed her co-stars.
Now, the four ladies who are still signed on with the show are speaking up about their feelings on the matter. Comedian Loni Love, singer and actress Adrienne Bailon, stylist Jeannie Mai and actress Tamera Mowry-Housely appeared on Extra tv where they spoke about Braxton's departure from the Emmy-nominated show.
"First of all, we want to let all of our fans know that we love them and we were totally taken by surprise when we found out that Tamar wouldn't be returning to 'The Real.' We love her," Love insisted on the show.
While all of the co-hosts agreed, Mowry-Housely chimed in to say "we will miss her dearly."
The statements come after Braxton, the 39-year-old singer-songwriter, reality star and talk show host, opened up about her firing on her WE tv reality television series "Braxton Family Values."
Her fellow singing sisters known as The Braxtons revealed the broken-hearted singer confided in her older sister Toni Braxton. Tamar, 39, fought through sobs as she revealed that producers told her entertainment executive husband, Vincent Herbert, that she did not get along with her castmates.
"Um Vince told me that they told him that I don't get along with the castmates. I really really loved my position and 'The Real," Tamar told her older sister Toni Braxton through tears. "I was expressing my life stories with a bunch of ladies who I loved and really genuinely respected. People telling me that I don't get along with my friends.. or are they my friends? I don't know."
A statement from representatives of the show made it clear that the co-hosts left on "The Real" had nothing to do with her departure.
"Tamar Braxton's contract was not renewed for reasons that will remain privileged and private, and that are between her and the Studio," a statement from the show obtained by The Christian Post reads. "However, we would like to make it crystal clear that Ms. Braxton's departure from the show had nothing to do with her former co-hosts; any suggestion to the contrary unfairly tarnishes them. As always, we wish Tamar and Vince all the best."
Braxton has since been hired by entertainment mogul Steve Harvey to produce and host a new talk show of her own.
"... But when GOD has a RAM in the bush thanks so much to my dear friend @iamsteveharveytv @marjorie_harvey Gerald, my baby Vince for such an AMAZING opportunity," Braxton previously wrote on Instagram. "I love u guys and can't WAIT for what is to come #iaintsorry seriously.. When one door closes another one opens #bestontv #tamartianTv."