‘They Just Need To Get Over It:’ Tamera Mowry Strikes Back At People Who Have Issues With Her Interracial Marriage

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February 21, 2014 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: Fox

Source: Fox

In January actress Tamera Mowry-Housley appeared on an episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” alongside her twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardict. In the interview, Tamera opened up about some of the harsh comments people have been sending her on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter regarding her interracial marriage to Fox News corespondent Adam Housley.

“It’s so weird,” she recently told Bethenny Frankel during a TV appearance. “I think maybe because social media is what it is right now. I have a Twitter account and people feel like they can just come to it and say whatever but I’ve learned to love my block button.”

Like her younger brother, Taj Mowry, Tamera also discussed social media users who attack her for having white friends.

“Please, they don’t even know me. They don’t know my friends. Honestly, who cares?”

In addition to ignoring rude commenters, Tamera says she combats the negativity by focusing on the positive.

“I’m just choosing to see the positive side of it. We have more people loving on us than hating on us and we are choosing to focus on that now.”

While she did find a way to cope with it all, “The Real” host admits that it doesn’t take away the sting of the hateful comments she receives.

“My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is a very handsome white man,” she explained. “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.”

Well, at least she’s not allowing it to get the best of her anymore.

Watch Tamera’s interview on the next page.

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  • rainbow

    thats not an interracial marriage

  • JazzyJazzyJay

    She can’t help what she’s interviewed about, guys. Relax.

  • Jane Doe

    My man is white and I don’t give a fawk who have a problem with it!!

  • blogdiz

    Is this her way of trying to remain relevant ??? enough already

  • guest

    Black men are VERY jealous of Mr. Housley.

    • thatguy0101

      Hahahahahahaha…you sound stupid! Jealous of what?

  • OnyxPearl

    Good grief… she is the whining twin she’s always played!

  • Cee Cee Bywayofdc

    Just because we have a black president, people thought racism was going to end…NOT!

  • brian

    Nobody cares about her marriage. She is mixed aint she. Some women need to be victims of something

    • Ahohako

      Right. She is just making this all up to be a victim.

      [sarcasm]

  • Tush

    OH PLEASE! Shut up already nobody cares! i like your sister better anyway LOL

    • PEEKAY

      AND THAT IS WHY SHE IS SO TWISTED BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE HER SISTER BETTER ……LMAO……..HER FATHER IS WHITE SHE CAN GO EITHER WAY BUT I DID READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS THEY WERE BRUTUAL

      • Ahohako

        So, if her father were Black she would have to date a Black man?

  • Keisha Angel

    Are people still talking about this……smt please move on..there are real issues to deal with………. and for everyone Info…you are the seed of your father..meaning whoever or what every race your father is that is your nationality…ask any of your Brilliant so called Scientist.. they know the Truth…… It’s also in the Bible Truth……wake up!!

    • Ahohako

      Yes, people are still talking about this, including you.
      Is this not a ‘real issue’ for her because YOU say so?
      But race and nationality are not one and the same.

      • Keisha Angel

        No dear…Not Including me..I only answered because your page keep popping up on my face book feed… thank for reminding me..I will be unlike it so it won’t do it again…. because it’s not that serious…, I did not go out my way to answer this questions… and I still stand by my answer…No It’s not a real Issue..the war going on in the streets of Chicago & US entirely… that’s a real Issue, Women being raped every minute that’s’s a real Issue, the dumbing down of children In the education systems that’s a real Issue, the Chem-trails and and Poisoning of our food and water supplies, Children going to bed hungry right in America that’s a real issue, Our young Sons & daughter Prostituting themselves that’s a real issue.. Pedophiles raping an Molesting our kids that’s a real issue,…you have not began to deal with real Issues yet…wake up, wise up and rise up…don’t you know what’s coming?? If you don’t then your caught in the Matrix…..and obviously you did not understand what I said.. Race and Nationality are Not the same….You are the seed of Your father what ever your father is you are… some person Look white but they are black because There father is black…and vice versa to any other nationality you are the seed of the father( seed meaning sperm)…research It……..wake up world…you’ve been asleep for far to long…..Peace

  • Guest

    Are people still talking about this……smt please move on..there have real issues to deal with and for everyone Info…you are the seed of your father..meaning whoever or what every race your father is that is your nationality…ask any of your Brilliant so called Scientist.. they know the Truth…… It’s also in the Bible Truth……wake up!!

  • Kristen

    I believe she should not only shut up about it but stop being a cry baby altogether. But I also believe there will always be insecurities with her being married to Mr. Fox News.

  • tellinitlikeitis

    Girl!! Stop talking about it. People do not care!!! You have been talking about this for the last year. Find something else to talk about if you want to stay relevant. You are making more out of this than any one. Tamera get over it. Every interview- Stop!!!

  • thatguy0101

    Ummmmmm… 0_o no cares what you do with your white husband….like really?! Who cares. Apparently she really wants to prove something to everybody, which shows she has some self-esteem issues. She acts like females are really checking for her husband LoL, Look Tamera, most black women love black men, and vice versa. Do you..

    • 9Boots

      If soo many BM love BW, why aren’t BM marrying them? 48% of BM have never been married and it rises every decade?

  • MsSincerity

    (deep sighs) This is like the 500th time that she mentioned this….PLEASE STOP!!!

  • AyoDP

    Although I don’t think she should care about the negative comments she receives I understand why she is frustrated…Everytime I see a negative comment 9/10 its from a black woman…I am a black woman myself and sometimes I get disgusted at how much we put down other women then have the nerve to lash out at black dudes for dating white women smh

    • M.L.

      Yeah, it’s easier said than done to just ignore people saying negative and hateful things. Imagine if it is happening to you multiple times a day. She does need to stop bringing it up thought because it does just add fuel to the fire.

    • Suchalady

      So what you’re saying is that black men should date white women over black women because a few black women speak in an ill manner? Nonsense.

      • AyoDP

        Ummm I don’t think I ever said black men should date races of women over black ones…Your negative thinking brought you to that conclusion, however I’m not going to get all besides myself if I see a black man with a woman who’s not black…Why should care, that is their business

  • Almond. E. Brown

    I’m geniunely confused. What is she talking about? Who are these people that care so much about her marriage?

    • enlightenment

      Watching her TV show, “Tia and Tamera”, I remember her saying that she posted her wedding photos online and while reading the comments, people would say some racist, hurtful, mean things about their interracial relationship.

      But why does she care what a bunch of internet trolls think of her? She’s got a career, money, husband, and kid…what are you whining about?

  • bigdede

    The bottom line is she needs a career. She keeps talking about this non issue in order to keep her name in the media. It’s getting annoying. There are hundreds of actual famous Black actresses/tv personalities married to white men and they aren’t talking about it every 2 seconds.

    • Yvette

      Thank you. Alfre Woodard has been married to a white man for over 30 years and you never hear her speak on it and that is because she married who she fell in love with and continues to keep it moving. I think the only time interracial marriage because an issue is when one of the people in it is not 100% comfortable.

      • Yvette

        sorry that should say “becomes and issue”

      • Kristen

        That last sentence! You’re so right!

  • Guest12

    No! Tamera Housley you get over it! This is what happens when Hollywood quits calling.

  • Chaz

    Kevin Hart and Tamera are constantly trying to defend their lives. Its getting old and tired. NEXT!

  • Yvette

    Unfortunately there are ignorant folks in this world who are very confident in being internet thugs. I am in no way saying it is right, however, Tamera needs to stop acting so surprised some people would have an issue with her interracial marriage. She said that her dad’s family has nothing to do with him because he married a black woman and has never really gotten to know their own grandchildren so what makes Tamera think her road would be any easier? At this point, I really wish she would stop giving life to those ignorant folks and stop talking about it. Live your life and be happy with your husband and baby. You can’t please everyone and shouldn’t be trying to. I really like Tamera but it seems that she uses this as a means to stay relevant.

  • BabyBlue

    At first I felt bad but now Im like stfu. Stop talking about it. If you stop making a big deal about it, it won’t be a big deal.

  • Dominique Thompson

    OMG I swear she’s trying to make this a thing. Why is it that Halle wasn’t harassed or Zoe Saldana or Eve or Alfre Woodard and I could go on and on. She needs to sit down.

    • Yvette

      You are so right and it’s because those ladies you named don’t give a crap what people think. They are too busy living their lives. Tamera needs to have several seats and take notes!

    • enlightenment

      I don’t agree that they haven’t been harassed. Halle, Zoe, Eve and all of them have equally been chastised on the internet just like Tamara here. BUT Tamara is making such a BIG goddamn deal about it…& pays WAY too much attention to what people are saying about her.

      These trolls are just trying to get under her skin and they must be smiling ear to ear now because she’s on every show crying her eyes out.

      • Dominique Thompson

        You are correct. They just haven’t whines about it. Everyone is big and bad on the internet. I am not sure why she takes this stuff to heart. I’ve been called everything but a child of God on some discussion boards and my life went on.

      • Trisha_B

        Tia & Tamara make the biggest deal out of everything lol. Being that they’ve been in the industry since they were kids, I thought they would have tougher skin

        • hollyw

          I think it was bc they were used to being Black America’s Sweethearts, so they couldn’t take the trolls for what they were…

    • Mr.R

      That’s actually a good point. Especially with Zoe Saldana. Black men looove Zoe Saldana even when they know she would never date them. They still love and support her lol.

    • Ebony

      You all are so quick to judge! You realize that this is an interview and she is only responding to questions that they ask her, right?!!!!! The media knows that this topic stirs people up and even though she is over it, they keep asking her about it. If watched the entire interview on Bethenny, she answered questions and talked about so many different things, but if you look at all these blogs, guess what they chose to pick out? Interracial marriage. They know it would get folks you like riled up and it worked. It works every time.

      • Yvette

        Just because she is asked a question doesn’t mean she HAS to answer it. She could have simply told Bethenny that her marriage is good and she is done discussing the interracial aspect of it or just have her publicist make it known to talk show hosts that she is NOT going to go there and call it a day. Of couse she was asked about other things so please don’t make this something it isn’t. We are actually all just sick of hearing about this subject that she constantly talks about even when she is not being interviewed. No one is judging her. She seems to be happily married and has a beautiful son. She should concentrate on that and not that ignorant mess on social media. We all can give our opinions because that is all they are….OPINIONS! It is not that serious. Geez!

      • blogdiz

        Maybe because Halle / Zoe actually have some sort of a career and thier personal lives via reaity shows is not thier main source of income neither are they personally advertising every move in thier personal life via social media

    • speaksthetruth

      I agree with you. As someone married to a white man for the past 4 years. No one cares. No one. And the people who do are irrelevant. I don’t know them, they don’t pay my bills. They are not my husband. Have a seat Tamare

  • lalaland

    who cares. there’s more stuff going on in this country. nobody cares that you married a white man. that’s more black men for me.

    • April Stewart

      I was thinking the same thing, like we still talking about this?

    • guest

      If nobody cares, why are people attacking her on Twitter then? Answer that.

    • Suchalady

      OMG, I came just to say this. Is there really an outrage or is this just for attention because from what I see, no one cares.

    • wasteofrace

      dumbass wat kind of site is this? talkin about who cares….ignorant bich