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Although they have not kept it 100 about why Tamar Braxton was let go from the show, The Real is back for a new season. Having started on Monday, this season sees Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton (nee Bailon), Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley return as co-hosts.

As always, they discuss the hot topics of the day and delve into some girl talk. I guess because Tay-Tay is hard to replace, the girls often have a celebrity guest co-hosting with them.

Surprisingly, Rasheeda Frost agreed to be in this show. Hear me out: She was fresh off being cheated on on reality television. Her husband not only stepped out of their marriage, he also tried to deny that he had fathered a child in that extramarital affair. And this all played out on Love and Hip Hop.

Kevin Hart is lucky he’s not on a reality show. But I digress. The point is, Rasheeda did not want to face the music and chose to opt out of using any platform to set records straight - like a reunion show. But she showed up to The Real as a way to clean up her husband’s image and to play happy families.

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That’s one of the things that is irritating about The Real. It doesn’t always live up to the name. Well, it did when Tamar was still there, but we know how that went. The tagline for the show is: you think it, they say it. But that’s not always the case.

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For example, when Jeannie shared that she and her husband had never wanted kids and they were basically in paradise because of it. 

Now, her husband has changed his mind and that could mean the end of her marriage. That was the most real thing any of these co-hosts had shared, but instead of them giving Jeannie the real, they just stuck to the script.

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Everything will be okay. Or my favourite: Let’s figure out a happy medium (read: How to make the husband happy). I suspect more of the same will be in this season. But I really hope they prove me wrong and actually just get real.

* The Real is on BET (DStv Channel 129) every weekday at 5.45pm.

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