Tamera Mowry-Housley celebrates Tinder’s new interracial couple emojis

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Interracial couples who may feel underrepresented online can now share their swirl.

Tinder announced Tuesday that interracial emojis are here.

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The dating app that brings couples of all kinds together, petitioned Unicode and their concerns were heard. An interracial couple emoji is coming!

“Together with 50,000+ of you, we petitioned #unicode to #RepresentLove by adding interracial couple emojis—and we WON,” they wrote on Instagram. “We’re honored/proud/every phrase expressing joy. Thanks to everyone that showed their support.”

The Real co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley, who is a Tinder ambassador, and who is married to Adam Housley, rejoiced in the announcement.

“There’s never been an emoji to represent interracial couples like @adamhousley and me,” she said. But there’s gonna be, thanks to @tinder. I think love is beautiful, so put a *waving hand emoji* in the comments with #RepresentLove if you’re with me! #Tinder_Ambassador”

Interracial Love

Being an interracial couple hasn’t been easy for the Housleys either.

Housley has had to come to his wife’s defense after the actress once that she was the target of online racial bullying.

In an emotional episode of OWN’s Where Are They Now show, Tamera was brought to tears as she discussed some of the hurtful comments she has received criticizing her interracial marriage.

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“Yes, I am white. Yes, she is half-black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half-black does not mean I am blinded,” Housely told TVNewser days after Tamera’s tearful story went viral. “The problem isn’t pigmentation…the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better.”

“The fact that in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad…it is pathetic,” he said.

In 2014, she defended her parents interracial relationship.

“My mom is a beautiful Black woman and my dad is a very handsome white man,” she said in 2014. “I was actually hurt because my parents had experienced it way back in the day and I was hurt because we as a community have come so far and we fight against it all the time. I was hurt that people still felt that way but the opposite way, you see what I’m saying? So if anything, I was devastated, hurt, and like I said I’m just going to pray and look at the positive.”