*Today, Friday, June 8, the ladies of The Real celebrate Fri-Yay! They also discuss whether you should change your name for a job opportunity.
Plus, is emotional cheating really cheating if there is no intimacy involved? The hosts agree that having feelings for someone can only lead to being physical.
Later the women wonder how much money they would let come between a friendship. And co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley shares tips on how to put someone back in the friend zone.
Is Emotional Cheating a Problem?
Tamera’s Friend Zone Tips
Is Emotional Cheating a Problem?
Adrienne Houghton: But the moment that a man is emotionally cheating, meaning that he’s talking to this person, he’s spending time with them — that’s… that’s a problem.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Yeah.
Adrienne: I’m… I’m telling you from personal experience. I have guy friends that have cheated on their girls a bunch of times, with a bunch of women, never thought a thing about it — and then, met someone that they actually had an emotional connection with and that made them change their entire lives.
Tamera: Well, I think it’s dangerous because in the beginning they just think, “Oh, it’s just emotional.” But the reality is…
Adrienne: It’s worse…
Tamera: It’s worse, because you start out being emotional and that can only lead to physical….
Jeannie: Mai: Physical…
Loni Love: What… I’m trying — I’m understanding… what is the emotional part? Is it that they’re sharing something… explain it to me.
Adrienne: Talking on the phones for hours…
[The Real audience laughs]
Adrienne: Talking about the things that you feel you can’t speak to your woman or your wife about…
Tamera: To your… another….
Jeannie: It’s a connecting on a deeper level…
Tamera: On an emotional level.
Jeannie: Right, that when you get those butterflies in your stomach when you’re talking to somebody or when you start to…
Adrienne: Which long term just make the sex so bomb.
Jeannie: Yes, but that’s because…
Tamera: And that’s how women get connected first. If we’re honest, that’s how women get connected first — emotionally.
Adrienne: If we gon’ keep it real.
Jeannie: I always said… of course. With women — [Looks into camera] men, just letting you know PSA — you gonna make love to our minds before you make love to our bodies.
Tamera: Yep, yep.
[The Real audience applauds]
Photo credit: Robert Voets /Warner Bros. Television
About The Real
Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® Award-winning hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour NAACP Image Award winning and Emmy nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET Her. The hosts’ 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.