*On Tuesday, April 17th, The Real hosts share if they’ve discovered who their real friends are during hard times. Isn’t that what friends are for? In a heartfelt discussion, co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley reveals how Loni Love stepped up for her and was there when she needed her most.
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Tamera & Loni’s Friendship Gets Real
Tamera & Loni’s Friendship Gets Real
Tamera Mowry-Housley: It was hard because on The Real, you have to be real. But at the same time, I was in pain every single day. And people who have chronic back pain, it’s no joke — [points at camera] I feel you out there. Um, you can get really depressed… um, because you can’t do anything. You can’t sit, you can’t walk, you can’t sleep. And I was just tired of the pain and I was like, “You know, I’m just going to get a cortisone shot.” I don’t know if y’all know what that is, but the needle is like this long… [mimics the length with her two fingers separated]
Adrienne Houghton: Woah!
Tamera: Okay… I not only had to get one, but I had to get two. The first time, I didn’t have — I didn’t go under any anesthesia or anything, so that hurt like a — you know what. Um, and then I had to do it a second time and I didn’t want to do it alone. My husband was at work, he couldn’t get off. And, all I did was just have a conversation with Loni. And Loni said, “You know what, I’m going to be there.” Not only were you there, you were… I mean I had to do the twilight and everything. The room was spinning, and Loni was making me laugh.
[The Real audience laughs.]
Tamera: And um, then after that, they thought I had an autoimmune disease. And I had to do all these invasive like tests, I had to get my blood drawn, I had to get the contrast…with contrast without contrast, x-rays… and I was scared, I was so scared. But this one right here… [points to Loni] I could tell she was tired, she had other things to do, but you showed up.
[Splice to another clip]
Loni Love: I mean because when she got the shot, I was like — she started balling, and I was like, “Oh my God.” You know? She turned into Ariah…
Jeannie Mai: Yeah.
Loni: And I was like, that was at the moment…[laughs]
[The Real audience laughs]
Loni: Yeah, she was like… she turned right into her baby girl.
Tamera: I was scared.
Loni: And I was like, “I’m so glad that I’m here.” And then we just started talking…
Tamera: Yep, you calmed me down.
Loni: That’s what friends are for! The ladies were out of town…
Loni: And I knew that, you know Adam had to work. We… [Loni begins to cry] We’re such good friends.
Tamera: We are.
The Real audience: Aww.
Loni: I love you very much.
Tamera: I love you too, Loni.
Adrienne: I love these two.
Jeannie: Hug it out!
Tamera: I love you too. Cancers… [Hugs Loni]
Photo credit: Darren Michaels /Warner Bros. Television
About The Real
Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour NAACP Image Award winning and Emmy nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET Her. The hosts’ unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.