For the latest episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Sister, Sister twins Tia & Tamera Mowry sat down with the OWN network to talk about life after their 90s show, becoming mothers and entrepreneurs as well as the ups and downs of stardom.
When the topic of interracial marriage came up, welled up with tears as she Tamera admitted that many messages and comments have been very hurtful since she married her husband, Adam Housley almost four years ago:
When my husband and I are so open and we’re fine, what we’re showing is love. Love. But people choose to look past love and spew hate. That’s what hurts me because I’ve never experience so much hate ever in my life. Ever. I get called white man’s whore…The new one was, “Back in the day, you cost $300. But now, you’re giving it to him for free”…[...] Stuff that I, me as a person, could never even fathom. I can’t even think of these words. It’s very hard for me to think of it because I’m a product of it. My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man and I grew up seeing a family. [...] This was the big one. They say, ‘Oh, Tia’s a true black woman because she married a black man.’ Oh, I’m less of a black person because I married white?
Her sister Tia added that she has experienced people saying that Tamera is better off because she married a white man as opposed to a black man. After all the tears, Tamera ended by saying that she loves her husband, is proud of her family dynamic and at the end of the day, her marriage has been “based on love. Pure love.”
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