Tia and Tamera Mowry Open Up About Racist Criticisms Over Their Marriages

Tamera has received harsh comments over her white husband while Tia hears it over marrying a Black man.

Posted: 01/14/2014 11:56 AM EST
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Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley have got to be two of the most down-to-earth actresses out there, so it hurts to hear that the twins have been receiving racist comments about their marriages. During their appearance on OWN's Where Are They Now, the twin sisters opened up about the comments they've encountered, with Tamera saying her interracial marriage to FOX news correspondent Adam Housley has been shunned by some.

"I've never experienced so much hate ever in my life, ever," she said while tearing up. "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 'em for free.' Stuff that, 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. I grew up seeing a family."

"This is the big one, they say, 'Oh, Tia's a true Black woman, because she married a Black man,'" Tamera continued.

But Tia, who's married to actor Cory Hardrict, isn't out of the woods because she married a Black man. The actress also shared that people have told her that her sister "had done it right by marrying a white man."

"I love my husband so much, I love our family. I love our dynamic. I'm proud to be in the relationship that I am because it's based on love, pure love," Tia adds.


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