Tamera Mowry, The Real co-host and former child star on Sister, Sister, claims that racist insults have been repeatedly thrown at her on the internet after her May 2011 marriage to a white man, Fox News correspondent Adam Housley. Mowry broke down and started crying while repeating the racist insults to Oprah Winfrey during an episode of the OWN star’s Where Are They Now? series.
“I get called ‘white man’s whore,'” said Mowry, as tears rolled down her face. “The new one was ‘back in the day you cost $300, but now you’re giving it to him for free.'”
Mowry grew up being raised in an interracial household and said that the racist internet attacks were hurtful to her because skin color has never been an issue to her. “People choose to look past love and spew hate. And that’s what hurts me. I’ve never experienced so much hate in my life,” she said. “It’s very hard for me to think of [these words] because I’m a product of it. My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man … so it’s shocking for me to go through this. I’m proud to be in the relationship I’m in because it’s based on pure love.”
In October 2012, Housley got into arguments on Twitter with several people who verbally attacked Mowry for comments she tweeted while watching the Vice Presidential debate. “I’m going to defend my wife. I’m going to defend anybody in that situation, but especially my wife,” he said. “And if it happened again, I’m going to do the same thing over again. They’re complete cowards, and they’re name-callers, and they’re not the majority of people in this country.”