'The Real’ Co-Hosts Are Reportedly Feuding Over Salaries— Here's Why

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  (L-R) Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai attend the 48th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner at the Pasadena Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

'The Real’ Co-Hosts Are Reportedly Feuding Over Salaries— Here's Why

A source shares all the details.

Published December 15, 2018

Are things getting too real behind the scenes of the daytime talk show, 'The Real'? Possibly thanks to differences in salaries for the co-hosts.

Here's what we know.

According to DailyMail, co-hosts  Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai are reportedly at odds with Tamera Mowry-Housley, after finding out she has the high-paying salary on the show with Loni Love being the second-highest paid. 

Adrienne and Jeannie are reportedly only being paid a third of the other women's salaries. Yikes! 

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30:  Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love, and Adrienne Bailon pose for a portrait at "Portraits by The Artists Project Sponsored by Foster Grant on" during the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
(Photo: Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

According to a close source, when Tamera and Loni refused to help Adrienne and Jeannie get a raise, problems ensued.

"Once they won the Emmy [in April], Jeannie and Adrienne started complaining about how they knew they weren't being compensated the same as their fellow co-hosts Loni and Tamera. They were even talking about staging a walk out," the source told DailyMail.com.  

"Initially, they wanted both Tamera and Loni to support them in their quest to get better deals on the show, but when both ladies declined that definitely meant that lines were drawn."

According to the source, "to address the pay discrepancy between them," Jeannie and Adrienne have even started referring to their co-hosts as 'The Have and The Have Nots'.

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The source also revealed that in November when Tamera took two weeks off for bereavement leave after her 18-year-old niece by marriage was tragically gunned down in the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, California the show improved by 13% the week, its highest growth in more than a year.

"Of the four hosts, Tamera has the highest salary. And while she was gone from the show, the ratings jumped," the source shared before adding, "Both girls kept saying, 'How's she making the most money and the show is doing better without her being here?' That gave them the leverage they needed to justify their ask for more money."

Money problems continue to make tensions high behind the scenes.

"Overall, the ladies of The Real don't speak behind the scenes until they hit the stage door to come out. They play girlfriends on TV, but in real life, their relationship is strained to say the least," the source shared. "Regardless, it's clear that Jeannie and Adrienne are lobbying for bigger paydays and their co-hosts aren't interested in helping them achieve that."

FYI: The Real has been renewed through 2020.

Written by BET Staff

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