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*Today, Tuesday, December 12, the hosts of “The Real” discussed holiday airplane travel with children and what happens when a small child who won’t sit in their seat can hold up the rest of the plane.

The ladies share which celebrity Christmas tree topper they would like on their tree, and also have a holiday gift for a Hotline Bling caller and her adorable baby.

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Ballerina Misty Copeland visits to talk about her role in The Nutcracker with The American Ballet Theatre, reveals her least favorite stereotype about ballerinas and shares a moving moment with the hosts about breaking down barriers in the dance world.

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That Time Aden Wouldn’t Stay In His Seat On The Plane

Misty Copeland On Breaking Down Barriers in the Ballet World

Misty Copeland Reveals Her Least Favorite Ballerina Stereotype

Misty Copeland On Breaking Down Barriers in the Ballet World

Loni Love (tearfully): For those that don’t understand…

Tamera Mowry-Housley: Aw, Loni…

Loni: What is it… I’m so proud of her, well, because, that’s huge!

[The Real audience applauds]

Loni: You – explain what the principal dancer – I’m sorry, making you cry…

Misty Copeland: No!

Loni: How has it opened up your door – doors for you?

Misty: Yeah – yeah. You know, for a lot of people that don’t know, you know, classical ballet is a European art form, and it’s, and it’s, very white, and it’s very secluded and we kind of live in this bubble, and I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to bring it to more people, but for black women to thrive and survive…

[The Real audience applauds]

Misty: …in the ballet world, it’s unheard of, and it had never happened in ABT’s now 78-year history.

Tamera: Wow.

Adrienne Houghton: Crazy.

Misty: So I just feel so fortunate that I’ve been given all these opportunities because the focus is on the ballet world now, having a black woman as the face of American Ballet Theater and now to have a perfume, you know, Muse with Estee Lauder, Modern Muse…

[The Real audience applauds]

Misty: …these are all things I never thought were possible. And I think –

Loni: I think that’s why I get so emotional, we’re so emotional. Because you’re showing things that are possible. Thank you so much.

Adrienne: You’re showing the next generation.

 

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About The Real

Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated 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 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 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 new 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.