Actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry sat down for an emotional interview as they discussed some of the racist and hurtful comments they’ve received online criticizing their marriages.
The twins were brutally honest during their special on OWN’s Where Are They Now show — recounting some of the racial online bullying they’ve endured from those who are not accepting of their marriages.
Tamera is an interracial marriage with Fox news correspondent Adam Housley and the two welcomed their first child just over a year ago. However, she shared that her relationship with her husband has been heavily scrutinized and she went on to rehash some of the negative responses she has received online, which were enough to bring her to tears.
“I’ve never experienced so much hate ever in my life, ever,” she said. “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.'”
Her sister helped to comfort her by wiping away her tears as she shared some of the negative comments she’s received as well.
Tia recounted times where she’s heard responses from people who have criticized her for marrying a black man, actor Cory Hardrict, saying that the comments she has received reflect thoughts from those who say her twin sister “had done it right by marrying a white man.”
But through it all, Tia says: “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.”
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