Before The Real Daytime comes to its final end Loni Love thanks Jessica Simpson for giving her, her first break.
Love spoke out on her encounter with Simpson during her beginning years on Star Search.
‘You were the guest judge on star search. I was the up-and-coming comic, and you gave me five stars that started my career,” Loni Love said.
“Wow, that’s such a great story about Star Search,” Jessica Simpson said.
“I always appreciate it, and I’m finally glad I was able to thank you,” the comedian said.
Jessica Simpson appeared on the show as one of the final guests before the show ends.
“The Talk” daytime talk co-hosts Loni Love and Garcelle Beauvais recently confirmed the cancellation rumors.
In a comment-restricted post shared to her Instagram account shortly after the news broke, Love wrote, “In the end The Real cast & crew did everything we could to scale the show down..”
The 50-year-old noted that “We shot 7–8 shows in 3 days, no audience, made a conference room into a studio,” before sharing her belief that “Covid cost killed this show.”
Still, the actress said that “It’s been a great ride” before going on to thank the studio for allowing eight seasons of a show that was “Emmy winning and historic.” She added, “Most importantly thank you to the viewers for riding with us .. this is not goodbye but see you all soon!” “Thank you to the fans for the great ride…,” she captioned the post.
Fans showered the comedian with support, including one person who wrote, “love you ladies! Thanks for being a safe space for so many people! Sad to lose my comfort show.”
Beauvais retweeted a post from Deadline Hollywood announcing the news, writing in her own caption, “It was a fun ride!! Got to work with a group of amazing women and crew.”
Fans of the show appeared shattered over the news, including one viewer who replied to the veteran actress’ post, “I am so sad right now! I have been watching this show for years and you have been an AMAZING addition!”
The fan praised the “Wild Wild West” star, “You fit right in with the other queens! I literally only started watching Housewives because of you being the new co host of The Real! I love The Real and am so sad to see it go.”
“Such a pleasure to both watch & to have been on the show with you amazing ladies!” echoed another person. “Love to the cast & crew for the rest of you guys taping! With the chemistry y’all have… Time to cash in in other ways outside of daytime tv.”
“The Real,” which aired on Fox stations starting in 2013, was most recently hosted by Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Love and Beauvais. Past hosts included Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton and Amanda Seales. The show earned several awards, including three Daytime Emmy Awards and two NAACP Image Awards.