There are just some things Tamera Mowry-Housley won’t talk about on The Real out of respect for her family members — at least not anymore.
The 41-year-old talked about how after the first season of the talk show, which is now in its sixth season, she had to be more cognizant of what she was sharing about her family because they didn’t want her spilling too much about their business.
“I learned kind of like the hard way doing this show, because obviously we talk about our personal life. So the first season I got lots of phone calls from my mom, my dad, my sister: ‘What’d you talk about!? What’d you talk about!?’ And I’ve learned not to say anything that they can’t defend themselves in the moment if they’re not here,” she said.
And while there are some things Tamera says her family doesn’t mind her sharing (her mom wanted her to let the world know she’s divorced earlier this year), she’s clear on what they aren’t comfortable with and respects their privacy.
“So it’s just respect and I actually have a conversation with them beforehand. When you do interviews and stuff you sometimes know the questions and stuff, so now I know my limitations,” she said. “My dad doesn’t like me talking about his personal dating life. My mom wanted everyone to know she’s divorced. My sister, she did not want me talking about our arguments, and my brothers just don’t care. So I think it’s really, really, really important to have those conversations with your family members and protect that and respect them.”
All that being said though, there are some things Tia has shared about Tamera that have been…spicy. We can’t forget when she shared that Tamera is actually the sister who believes in corporal punishment with her kids. Wonder how Tamera felt about that…?
“She spanks her children,” Tia told The Breakfast Club about Tamera’s disciplinary moves in July. Tia noted that she doesn’t spank her kids because she doesn’t want them to be scared of her.
“That was then and this is now and so far, it’s just the way I parent and so far it’s good…I don’t want my children being afraid of me,” she said. “I want them to be able to come to me and tell me anything. Of course, there will be times when they’re like, ‘I don’t want to tell my mom.’ But I want them to be able to not be afraid of me.”