*On Friday March 3, guest co-host Shekinah finishes up her week on “The Real” and unapologetically shares she wants her critics to know about the real her. The ladies also discuss their feelings about society’s pressure to have children and whether men act worse than women when they’re sick, and reveal what’s on their bucket lists.

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In addition, actress Melissa Peterman joins the hosts to chat about the 100th episode of her show Baby Daddy and about how much her son adores her co-star, and Tamera Mowry-Housley’s brother, Tahj Mowry. She also joins the ladies for a competitive game of Shoutrageous!

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Shekinah Emotionally Responds To Her Critics

Melissa Peterman’s Son Is A Big Tahj Mowry Fan!

Shekinah Emotionally Responds To Her Critics

Loni Love: What do you want people to know about Shekinah?

Shekinah: That I do talk fast, but I am intelligent. Um… I dropped out of school, but I wanted to be something, so I went and got a GED. I went to cosmetology school. I didn’t come from a background of nothing, I have a grandmother, she is beautiful. She lives with me and I take care of her and I am thankful that God let me be with her.

[The Real audience claps.]

Shekinah: But my grandmother always owned a daycare center, so you know if somebody owns a daycare center, they got good money. She had a daycare center keep like a hundred kids, like this was my background. I always had a car. I always had my own room. I always had a cell phone when I was young. I don’t know what it is to struggle but I did want to go to the hood, and maybe that was my problem. I went to the hood, I wanted to see what was over there. We stayed in the neighborhood, but we were not project. I went to the projects though to meet and greet. My grandma kept a lot of project kids, so I know both sides. But I just hate how people always, you know… putting me down and they don’t know me.

Loni: Believe me…

Shekinah: Oh and I want speech therapy anybody out there that’s seen this show today!

Loni: [Laughs.] You say you want speech therapy?

Shekinah: I want speech. I need help.

[The Real audience claps.]

Jeannie Mai: I actually really love your accent so much. When you came out day one, I was like, “Dang, there’s a swag to the way you speak.”

Shekinah: Yeah and I’m country, I’m from the south. And I have braces…

Loni: What did I tell you? I said, “You know what, sometimes you have to look at yourself on TV.  Look at yourself and then you can see, you know, the mistake. Because I do that.”

Shekinah: I wasn’t that mad at myself.

Loni: And I told you that. I said, “you were great.”

Shekinah: But everybody else… [gasps] They tore me up y’all!

Watch this episode — March 3rd on The Real — check local listings.

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THE REAL is a daily, one-hour Emmy® and NAACP Image Award nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET. Led by bold, diverse and outspoken hosts – Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley — these women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships. Emmy® nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment in its second season, THE REAL is unlike other talk shows, since each of the hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invites the viewers into their lives. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have turned the traditional talk show on its head. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real originates from Los Angeles. Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) is Executive Producer.