*On Monday, March 16, the ladies of The Real make viewers the 6th host at the table during today’s Girl Chat! When a mother calls in for advice on how to help her bi-racial daughter embrace her sense of identity, co-hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley and Amanda Seales draw from their own mixed-heritages to advise of the importance of the child learning about her multi-cultures.
And, which of the ladies admit to having cosmetic facial treatments? Co-hosts Adrienne Houghton and Jeannie Mai both speak candidly about their experiences with Botox and if they would ever do it again.
Then, actor Ryan Guzman stops by to talk about the season premiere of 9-1-1, how fatherhood has changed him and what he and his fiancée have planned for their pending nuptials.
Amanda and Tamera On the Importance of Learning About Their Mixed-Heritage Cultures
Amanda Seales: My father is African American. I don’t even say African American. My father is black….
Loni Love: (Laughs) Right. Right.
Amanda: … from America. And my mother is black from Grenada.
Amanda: And I grew up with just my mom. So, I grew up in a Caribbean household. But, she thought it was very important that I know my Black American roots and my Black American heritage. So, she always made it her business to make sure I was in, like, extracurricular “black-tivities”.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Okay.
Amanda: You know what I mean? And, like, that was something that she really took on as her role as a parent. So, I think that same thing…
Loni: So, what’s a “black-tivity”?
(The Real audience laughs)
Amanda: So, for instance, I was like in a group called McKnight Achievers which was, like, at UCF in Florida– in Central Florida, and it was a program for, like, black children who were excelling in school. And we would go there, we would have activities together. And there would be, like, workshops and panels, etc. So, stuff like that. But, also just making sure that I had a diverse group of friends… you know?
Tamera: Yep. That’s what I was gonna say.
Amanda: So, things like that.
Tamera: It takes a village to raise a child…
Loni: Okay. (To Tamera) Well, you are the poster child right here. So, what is it?
Tamera: I know, but I have a black mama. So, I just hung around my cousins.
Loni: Right. But, what about the white side?
(The Real audience laughs)
Tamera: Well, the thing is my– I didn’t really know my dad’s side… of… his family. They ostracized us.
Loni: Did you feel like you left– Did you feel that because you didn’t know your dad’s side that you didn’t understand some of white culture?
Tamera: No, because I knew my dad, too. My dad was around.
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THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy-nominated talk show now in its sixth season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy Award-winning hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Amanda Seales, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their 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.