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Christian Actress Tamera Mowry Breaks Down Following Vicious Remarks of Her Interracial Marriage

( [email protected] ) Jan 16, 2014 09:01 AM EST
Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley shed non-stop tears on Oprah's OWN Channel when it came time to discuss the cruel messages she receives online regarding her interracial marriage.
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Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley shed non-stop tears on Oprah's OWN Channel when it came time to discuss the cruel messages she receives online regarding her interracial marriage.

The 35-year-old actress-who rose to fame alongside identical twin sister Tia Mowry on the television show "Sister Sister" in the 90s-revealed that online abuse directed at her almost 3-year marriage consisted of being called less of a "black woman" for marrying husband Adam Housley, a white, Conservative correspondent from FOX News.

"People choose to look past love and spew hate," said an emotional Mowry on Oprah's Where Are They Now segment. "That's what hurts me because I've never experienced so much hate ever in my life. Ever."

The remarks of some of the online messages indicate that interracial marriage is still frowned upon by many. "I get called 'white man's whore,'" she said, as sister Tia was visibly shocked by the remarks as well. "The new one was, back in the day, you cost $300, but now you're giving it to him for free."'

Sister Tia Mowry revealed that the online spews she receives are the complete opposite from her sister's and critics commend her on being a "real black woman" by marrying a black man (her husband is actor Cory Hardwick).

Tamera's husband, Adam Housley also took time to respond to critics following his wife's heart rending interview. Similar to his wife, Housley defended his marriage and explained that the interracial marriage of two people does not define their race.

"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," said Housley. "The problem isn't pigmentation...the problem is backwards, bigoted thoughts from people who should know better."

The famous twin sisters who come from a religious household, were product of an interracial marriage from their parents. Growing up in a biracial family-their mother is of African American descent and their father is Caucasian-a distressed Mowry could not gather the constant malicious messages.

A devout Christian, Mowry also remarked last year on a radio interview with Hot 97  that she stayed celibate until her marriage to Housley. They married on May 2011 after dating for six years and welcomed their first child, Aden on November 2012.

"I love my husband so much," said Mowry. "I love my family. I love our dynamic. I'm proud to be in the relationship I am in because it's based on love. Pure love."