Former ‘Real’ Host Tamera Mowry Reveals How Talk Show “Wasn’t A Safe Place”

Contributed by Lauren Taylor 

Tamera Mowry has been in the entertainment industry for decades. She started off her career as a child gaining fame with her twin sister in the show, Sister Sister. She has learned a lot of lessons over the years and from her experiences as a co-host of The Real, she realized hosting a talk show is not for her. 

In an interview with Lewis Howes, Mowry described her feelings on being a co-host of The Real. “They will take what you say, put it out of context of who they think you are and that is what happened for years on that show,” she told Howes. “I will tell you this, being on a talk show and you can take it or leave it, it’s not a safe space. It’s not. I wish someone would have told me that because then I would have been prepared. I was not. I learned. Think of going to battle but you don’t know you’re going to battle.”

The star felt her experiences, though tough, were good for her. They allowed her to become a stronger person who would not let negative comments feed into insecurities that she already had. 

Rather than internalize comments she would remind herself that the people critiquing her did not know her personally and that she knows who she is. That it is ok not to be perfect, as reported by Essence.

“Don’t take anything personal if they don’t know me personally, that’s what I learned. And then, I had to do a lot of inner work,” she said. Although the talk show “wasn’t a safe space” for the actress, her time there made her who she is today.