Was Tamera Mowry the victim of racist attacks on the internet? The Real co-host and former child star on Sister, Sister claims that racist insults were thrown at her after she married a white man, Fox News correspondent Adam Housley. Mowry broke down in tears while repeating the racist insults to Oprah Winfrey during an episode of the OWN star’s Where Are They Now? series.
"I get called ‘white man's whore,'" said Mowry, as tears rolled down her face while repeating the racist comments. "The new one was ‘back in the day you cost $300, but now you're giving it to him for free."
Mowry grew up being raised in an interracial household and said that the racist internet attacks were hurtful to her because skin color has never been an issue to her. “People choose to look past love and spew hate. And that’s what hurts me. I’ve never experienced so much hate in my life,” she said. “It’s very hard for me to think of [these words] because I’m a product of it. My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man ... so it’s shocking for me to go through this. I’m proud to be in the relationship I’m in because it’s based on pure love.
Mowry’s sister and fellow child star, Tia, said that she had experienced some of the same racist comments herself. “I’ve had people say that [Tamera] had done it right because she married a white man,” admitted Tia, who is married to an African-American man. Meanwhile, Tamera told Winfrey that she has received comments which claim that “Tia is a real black woman because she married a black man.”
Last July, Tamera made headlines for revealing that she had remained celibate until her marriage to Housley. The actress didn’t lose her virginity until the age of 29 because of her strong Christian upbringing, but said she ultimately regretted the decision and decided to wait until marriage before being intimate again. She and Housley had their first child together in November 2012, a boy named Aden.
However, being almost entirely intimate with just one person doesn’t mean that she is boring in the bedroom. When a sex therapist appeared on The Real last summer, Tamera pointed at herself and said “guess who knew everything?”