She co-hosted the show since 2013, which originally featured her alongside Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton.
“For seven years, my home and heart has been at ‘The Real.’ The friendships that I’ve made there will last a lifetime, and the people that I’ve had the blessing to interview have changed my life for the better. I’m so proud of what all the ladies and I have accomplished there, including two well-deserved NAACP Image Award and a Daytime Emmy,” she wrote on Instagram. “However, all good things must come to an end, and it’s with a bittersweet smile that I announce that I am moving on from ‘The Real.’ To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you, and I will always be there for you. Thank you for teaching me, supporting me and loving all of me. Sisters forever. I’ll be rooting for you, as I look forward to spending more time with my family, pursuing amazing new opportunities and embarking on the next chapter of my life.”
Following Mowry-Housley’s exit, the remaining hosts include Love, Mai and Houghton. Braxton left the talk show in 2016. Actor and comedian Amanda Seales also joined the lineup briefly in January, but departed in June of this year.
Mowry-Housley also said in her Instagram caption that she hadn’t intended to make her announcement on Monday, the same day as her friend and former “Glee” star Naya Rivera was found dead by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. She wrote a tribute to Rivera earlier in the day, writing “My sweet Naya. I love you. Will always love you. I’ll never forget your sweet smile, your amazing voice, and your warmth and love that has always welcomed me.”