According to the former “Sister, Sister” star, her marriage to and Fox News correspondent Adam Housley has been the catalyst for a lot of the comments directed at her.
“I’ve never experienced so much hate ever in my life. I get called, ‘White man’s (expletive),’ the new one, ‘Back in the day, you cost $300 but now you’re giving it to ’em for free,'” an emotional Mowry-Housely said on the program in between tears. “Stuff that, me as a person, could never even fathom. I can’t even think of these words.”
Mowry-Housely, who is bi-racial, and her husband, a white man, have been married since 2011. In regards to dating, color was never an issue for “The Real” talk show host and her twin sister, Mowry-Hardrict. Despite this, many negatively stereotyped Mowry-Housely’s choice of man in light of Mowry-Hardrict marrying a black 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,” Mowry-Housely, said on “Where Are They Now.” “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 added. “I love our dynamic. I’m proud to be in the relationship I am in because it’s based on love. Pure love.”
To see Tamera Mowry-Housely’s response to her critics, check out the video below: