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Did 'The Real' Host Tamera Mowry-Housely Quit Show Over Ridiculous Contract?

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By Jacob Highley

Tamera Mowry-Housely just announced that she will be leaving “The Real” after starring on the reality TV show for six seasons.

The 42-year-old actress shared a lengthy Instagram post explaining to her followers that she will not be returning to the show but that she appreciates her time on the production.

At this point, Housely has not disclosed why she is quitting the TV show, but a new report claims that it was due to a ridiculous change in her would-be contract.

Major Cut

Tamera Mowry-Housely in white dress
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While the legitimacy in seeing a contract proposed to Tamera as “ridiculous” is relative to be sure, the aforementioned source (who happens to be an anonymous executive from the show) told Media Take Out that Housely turned down returning for the 7th season due to a substantial pay cut.

About 66% to be accurate. (Other outlets report 75% but the account from the executive clearly show the numbers to be about 66%)

A detailed rundown of their exact pay was also laid out to show how Housely was making significantly more than her co-stars.

66% Difference!?

Tamera Mowery-Housely
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“Tamera was making about $3 million a season, compared to Adrienne who makes $500K, Jennie who makes $500K, and Lonnie who makes about $1 million,” they said. “Tamera makes more than all the other hosts combined, it caused friction [among] the cast.”

As stated before, this means that Tamera was making at least 66% more than her co-stars. The source revealed that she was offered 1 million to remain on the show, but turned it down in favor of pursuing other options.


Tamera Mowry-Housely in red dress
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Tamera’s Instagram post explained that she didn’t want to talk about her departure from the show in light of her friend Nadya Rivera recently being deceased, but felt it necessary to explain her actions:

“I had NO intention to talk about this today, especially in light of the news of my dear friend Naya, but now some reports are coming out and I’d rather you hear it from me first.”

Some have already begun to criticize Housely for stepping away while still making such a large paycheck.

Moving Forward

Tamera Mowry-Housely on the red carpet
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While a few different commenters sought to make this out to be a very selfish act on Tamera’s part, but previous interviews and accounts of her character only show that she is charismatic and amiable.

A perfect example of this was when she had an interview on the Hallmark channel after finishing the production of "A Christmas Miracle". She not only came up with the story for the movie but even hired her co-star Brooks Darnell personally.

Already friends and co-workers have posted their appreciate for Tamera's time on "The Real" and have expressed how much they will miss her in the next season.

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