Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley was faced with harsh media scrutiny back in 2011 when she married Fox news correspondent, Adam Housley. Tamera, who is biracial, was met with some online hate from those who thought her marriage to a white man was a slap in the face to her African ancestry. During the airing of Oprah: Where Are They Now? special featuring Tamera and her sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera relived the painful backlash.
“It’s hurtful,” said a tearful Tamera. “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.”
Tamera recounted the horrible things that have said (and continue to say) about her, as her sis wiped the tears from her eyes.
“I get called ‘white man’s whore,’” she said, adding that “the new one was ‘back in the day you cost $300 but now you’re giving it to him for free.’” But the hate doesn’t stop there.
Tamera also revealed that many people have called her “less of a black woman” than her sister Tia, who married African American actor, Cory Hardrict, in 2008.
“They say Tia’s a true black woman, because she married a black man,” she revealed.
While Tamera goes on to say that the criticism has been hard to deal with because she and her siblings are the product of “a beautiful black woman and an amazing white man,” she proclaimed that absolutely loves her husband, and their adorable 1-year-old son Aden despite the negative backlash.
“I love my husband so much, I love our family, I love our dynamic,” Tamera affirmed. “ I’m proud to be in the relationship that I’m in because it’s based on love — pure love.”
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