essence.com-Amanda Seales has reportedly been tapped to become the permanent fifth host of the The Real.
According to The Jasmine Brand, the Insecure actress and newly minted author of Small Doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use will be joining hosts Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton on their Emmy-winning show in 2020.
“She guest co-hosted on the show for a while and they loved her,” claims a source at TheJasmineBrand. “She really connected with the audience!”
The show has been without a permanent fifth fixture ever since Tamar Braxton was let go after season 2 in 2016, leaving bad blood between the “Love and War” singer and some of the co-hosts for years to come.
Love, Mowry-Housley, Mai Houghton and Seales have yet to comment on the news.