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Tamera Mowry Wants Women To Consider Interracial Dating

Tamera Mowry walked down the aisle for the first time this past May when she married her longtime boyfriend, Fox News Correspondent, Adam Housley. Tamera was the beaming bride with her twin sister Tia by her side as they celebrated her big day. Tamera sat down with Essence magazine to discuss her married life, being a good wife and the persistent question about her interracial marriage.

On the interracial question:
Well, I always find these questions so interesting, because I’m a product of an interracial marriage – and I never really grew up seeing color. I honestly realized that my dad was White when someone told me in middle school. They’re like, “Oh your dad’s White?” I’m like, “Oh, my gosh, he really is White.” I knew what race was, but it didn’t matter to me. Yes we are an interracial couple. The thing is we do still deal with that. People always question that. If anything, it hurts, but we do have more people supporting us then making stupid comments. We kind of just ignore it and focus on the positive. Love is love and a lot of times people might be in the situation they’re in because they put barriers up. Like some people only want to date a model, or an actor, or an athlete. You’re only limiting yourself. Open up to what’s out there because God made us all.

On what it means to be a good wife:
My mom was such an amazing example. She was a mom, wife, and a career woman. I just want to be there for my husband. I don’t ever want him to think that he’s not getting everything at home – love, attention, encouragement, a meal. I just want him to feel the best he feels at home. I think that’s what a good wife is. Someone who is very attentive to her husband.

Tamera and Tia will appear in a Style Network special, “Tia & Tamera” dishing on their wedding and Tia’s pregnancy, airing August 8th. Would you consider Tamera’s advice and date outside of your race?

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5 thoughts on “Tamera Mowry Wants Women To Consider Interracial Dating

  1. James W. Lewis says:

    Everyone has a right to be happy, and if happiness is with someone of another “face,” then why not go for it?

  2. Renee says:

    Black women shouldn’t limit themselves..because you never know what’s out there…I’m a bw and my husband is a wm and we’ve been married for over 10 years now..we were set up on a blind date by a friend and have never been apart since.. Point is you never know where you’ll find love…and never close the door on something just because the guy isnt black….love is what it’s all about not color

  3. Wanda says:

    I don’t understand how you can say that she’s “marrying outside her race” when she is both African American and Caucasian. By your definition, she would also be marrying outside her race if she marries an African American man. The only way she would be marrying within her “race” would be to wed a biracial man. I don’t understand why it matters what race someone marries as long as they are happy together and have the same values.

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  5. Jared Shea says:

    I think she is basically saying not to be so closed minded.

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