Tamera Mowry Takes A Break From 'The Real' Following The Death Of Her Grandma

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Jan. 8 2019, Updated 1:32 p.m. ET

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Just weeks after taking time away from The Real to mourn the loss of her niece, Alaina HousleyTamera Mowry’s seat is  empty once again. This time, the 40-year-old co-host has stepped down to mourn her late grandmother.

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During the most recent episode of The Real, the mom of two was noticeably absent as fellow hosts Jeannie Mai, Loni Love, and Adrienne Bailon discussed Lifetime’s recent documentary Surviving R. Kelly.

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Tamera broke the tragic news of her grandmother’s passing over the weekend with a touching post on Instagram.

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Under an intimate picture of her holding her grandmother’s hand, she wrote, “Grandma Clo… You are the strongest person I know. You are the matriarch of our family. Every good thing trickles down from you. You amaze me every day with your strength and unconditional love. Your obedience and love towards our Heavenly Father is admirable. Love you so so so much.”

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The talk show host’s previous leave of absence happened back in November 2018 when Alaina was killed during the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Upon her return to the show, though Tamera was still visibly emotional, she explained that she couldn’t let grief take over her life completely.

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“I’m OK...I’m sorry,” she told the audience at the time. “Our family’s been through a lot, but the interesting thing about grief is that you’ve gotta find the balance of moving forward and grieving at the same time. It’s just been a little over two weeks.”


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