During an interview on OWN Network’s Where Are They Now special, Tamera Mowry-Housley broke down into tears as she discussed her run-ins with racism.
Since marrying Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley in 2011, Mowry-Housley says that she has received intense criticism and hatred for marrying a man that is outside of her race.
“I’ve never experienced so much hate ever in my life. I get called, ‘White man’s whore,’ the new one, ‘Back in the day, you cost $300 but now you’re giving it to ‘em for free.’ Stuff that, me as a person, could never even fathom,” she reveals. “I can’t even think of these words.
Mowry-Housley says that she never even gave any thought to race when she chose who she would date or marry. She, and her twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardict, are bi-racial, and she says that she just wanted a relationship based on love. “It’s very hard for me to think of it because I’m a product of it,” she continues. “My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man. I grew up seeing a family. I didn’t grow up seeing, ‘ooh a blank with a white person!’ So it’s very shocking to go through this,” she said.
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) January 11, 2014
“This was the big one. They say, ‘Oh Tia’s a true black woman because she married a black man.’ Oh? I’m lesser of a black person because I married white? I love my husband so much. I love my family,” she explains. “I love our dynamic. I’m proud to be in the relationship I am in because it’s based on love. Pure love.”
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