Why Tamera Mowry Cried to Oprah About Her Interracial Marriage
It's a side of Tamera Mowry-Housley most people aren't used to seeing.
One half of the bubbly identical twin stars of the 90s television sitcom "Sister, Sister" and reality show "Tia & Tamera," Mowry choked back tears as she opened up on " Oprah: Where Are They Now?" about the hateful comments she's gotten on social media since her interracial marriage to Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley in 2011.
"I've never experienced so much hate, ever, in my life," Mowry-Housley, who co-hosts "The Real," said, wiping away tears while sitting beside twin Tia Mowry.
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She then recalled some of the comments: "White man's whore." "Back in the day, you cost $300, but now, you're giving it away for free."
The words are especially hard to hear because Mowry-Housley grew up in a biracial family.
"My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man, and I grew up seeing a family," she said.
One of the worst comments, she said, involves her twin sister, who is married to actor Cory Hardrict.
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"They say, 'Oh, Tia's a true black woman because she married a black man,'" Mowry-Housley recalled. "Oh - I'm less of a black person because I married white?"
Mowry-Housley doesn't let the negativity get in the way of her relationship with Housley and their 1-year-old son Aden, though.
"I love my husband so much, I love our family, I love our dynamic. I'm proud to be in the relationship that I am because it's based on love," Mowry-Housley said. "Pure love."
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