Former Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry married Adam Housley in 2011, and the actress recently opened up about all the racist and degrading remarks she’s experienced in the years since then. Now, Adam is speaking out, defending his wife against “backwards” and “pathetic” attacks.
Last Friday, Tamera revealed during an Oprah: Where Are They Now? special that she’s been called “‘white man’s whore” and “less of a black woman” now that’s she’s married to a white man.
“It’s hurtful,” she said, fighting back tears. “People choose to look past love and spew hate. That’s what hurts me. Because I’ve never experienced so much hate…ever in my life.”
On January 14, Adam also discussed the controversy around their relationship. “Yes, I am white. Yes, she is half black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half black does not mean I am blinded,” Adam tells TVNewser. “The problem isn’t pigmentation...the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better.”
In fact, Adam, a senior correspondent for Fox News, seemed shocked that this is even an issue in the first place. “The fact that in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad,” he says. “It is pathetic.”
Tia and Adam have one son, Aden, born November 2012. The actress, 36, is one of six co-hosts on the wildly successful talk show, The Real, which starts Season 2 in the fall. Call it a hunch, but we’re willing to bet the show’s panel of hosts will mention this controversy in some shape or form.