8:51 am - 08/03/2011

SISTER,SISTER Star 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?  Have you done so already?

***what does him working at Fox have to do with their interracial marriage?  imo if you are going to hate on Fox, u best hate on CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of them.  Not a fan of cable news tbh....

toaster_face 3rd-Aug-2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
i dont know anyone who wouldn't consider it
showmesara 3rd-Aug-2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
unfortunately those people exist :/ their loss
meltingxmoon 3rd-Aug-2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
A LOT of black people (and even some white as well)
rainbow_fish 3rd-Aug-2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
I know more people that wouldn't consider it.

But.... I'm from Texas
fallendaydreams 3rd-Aug-2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
LOL mte. Them aggies.
bella_kella 3rd-Aug-2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm black & when i started college four years ago, my black roommate and other black students made fun of me and constantly accused me of being racist because my boyfriend was white and my ex chinese. It was honestly the worst year of my life.
emesieremonde 3rd-Aug-2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
im sry bb. unfortunately it happens a lot w/ black women who date non-black men, myself included. Just live your life. They aren't paying your bills so their opinion is of no importance to u.
clothingaddict 3rd-Aug-2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Wait, why did they accuse YOU of being racist for accepting other cultures? Weren't you being the opposite?
ekrelly 3rd-Aug-2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
i know quite a few actually. :\ i dated an asian guy for a while (I'm white) and a lot of people were ~shocked.
minyquai 3rd-Aug-2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
seriously??? most people i know are like 'yeah, black/asian/etc boys/girls just aren't my type...'

danne_gerous 3rd-Aug-2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'm in the South and I've heard a lot of "bluebirds with bluebirds, red birds with red birds" bullshit. Not only is it racist, it's biologically wrong.
kniferomance 3rd-Aug-2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
More people should, but they don't for stupid reasons.
weareglorious 3rd-Aug-2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
I might, but my family would not.
blue_birds 3rd-Aug-2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Sadly, there's a lot of people who don't :\ and for the stupidest reasons too.
reallyupthere 4th-Aug-2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Really? Let me live where you live then.
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