The hosts discuss how they feel about exchanging lists of sexual partners with their respective significant others. Co-host Adrienne Houghton admits that she and her husband Israel have complete transparency in their relationship about this topic while co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley thinks what’s in the past should remain in the past. Co-host Jeannie Mai adds that she really doesn’t want to know the details of her fiancé Jeezy’s previous partners, just about whether they are within their circle of friends.
Loni Love: How do you ladies feel about exchanging lists of people that you’ve slept with your significant other?
Adrienne Houghton: I 100% agree with this. I personally think that this is very respectful. I’ve actually done it in my current marriage and I have done it in previous relationships. I just think that open communication and honesty helps to build trust. And, ultimately, I just think you wouldn’t want them to find out from someone else. So, it’s better to just be honest. And this way there’s no woman thinking also that she has one over on you. You know, like you go to a party and she’s laughing in the corner like, “Aha! I slept with your man!” Instead, you’re like, “Aha! I know all about you, Boo!”
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Now that I’m married, I don’t– this is just me– I don’t wanna know! I don’t wanna know.
Tamera: No! I don’t care because it’s the past! It’s the paaaast! I don’t– I don’t want to…
Adrienne: I’m, I’m– I wanna know!
Tamera: Only because I know me. I know I’ll be all up in it again. And I don’t wanna be all up in it. I wanna be focusing on other things. Adam and I are in it to win it right now. And so, that’s all I wanna focus on.
Jeannie Mai: For sure, Jay and I talk about that because we have similar circles of friends. And you never want somebody to be up in a room where they just– they don’t know when somebody else has something up on them. So, I’m with you on that, Ade. But then I’m also at a place in my relationship now where I really don’t care to know the details. I only need to know about the chicken heads that are around me. Then after that, whatever it is that he went through to get him where he is now– to make me love him the way he is now, is good enough for me.
About THE REAL
THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy-nominated talk show now in its sixth season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy Award-winning hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Amanda Seales, all frankly say what women are actually thinking.
Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.