Tamera Mowry on Interracial Relationships

Tamera Mowry on Interracial Relationships

The television actress says she doesn't see race.

Published July 29, 2011

While promoting her new reality show with her twin sister, The Game’s Tia Mowry, actress Tamera Mowry spoke with Essence.com about interracial relationships. In May, the actress married her longtime boyfriend FOX News correspondent Adam Housley. The newlywed gushed over the new chapter in her life.


“It feels amazing—it really, really does," Mowry said about her marriage. "Adam and I, we haven’t lived together, so we’re going through that right now. Moving is challenging, but it’s rewarding. That’s the best I can describe it. Because once you go through a challenging situation then you overcome it you’re like ‘yes, we can do this.’”


When asked if she had any advice for Black women considering dating outside of their race, Tamera said, “Well, I always find these questions so interesting, because I’m a product of an interracial marriage—and I never really grew up seeing color. I honestly realized that my dad was white when someone told me in middle school.” She added, “Yes, we are an interracial couple. The thing is we do still deal with that. People always question that. If anything, it hurts, but we do have more people supporting us than making stupid comments. We kind of just ignore it and focus on the positive.”

(Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

Written by Michael Arceneaux


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