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‘The Real’ hosts (post Tamar Braxton) and Mario Lopez (‘Extra’ at Universal Studios) – photo: Getty Images/Noel Vasquez

*In their first-sit down interview together since the departure of Tamar Braxton, the co-hosts of “The Real,” Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley, joined Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood today.

Sharing their feelings about Tamar not joining them for season three of “The Real,” Loni tells Mario:

“First of all we want to let all of our fans know that we love them and we were totally taken by surprise when we found out that Tamar wouldn’t be returning to ‘The Real,’ we love her.”

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Mario noting that the ladies all seemed to get along when he was around them, with all of them agreeing. Tamera adding, “We will miss her dearly.”

The hosts are not only gearing up for next season, they are also participating in the 2016 ESSENCE Festival.

“We are going down to New Orleans, July 1st, we are having a real live show on the ESSENCE main stage [in the Convention Center], it’s free anybody can come. We’re gonna have some live girl chat, we’re gonna be doing everything we can to give and show love to our fans,” said Love.

The girls will also host a day party during the festival at The Sugar Mill on Sunday July 3rd leaving Adrienne to say:

“We are having a white party which I’m so excited about!”

Tune in to “The Real” when it returns for season three September 12th.