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Adam Housley Defends Marriage to Tamera Mowry Amid Racism Claims

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  • Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adam Housley
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    Tamera Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley with their son Aden.
By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
January 15, 2014|2:17 pm

Adam Housley, the Fox News correspondent who married actress Tamera Mowry over two years ago, is speaking out against those people who have hurt his wife with racial remarks about their marriage.

While Mowry-Housely is bi-racial, her husband is a white man and the actress turned talk show host of "The Real" revealed that she has encountered some heinous comments because of the union. After a tearful account of the racism that she has endured after marrying her husband, Housley is defending his marriage and wife.

"The fact that in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad … it is pathetic," Housley told TVNewser recently.

The broadcaster insisted that people who have said hurtful things about their union were in the wrong.

"Yes, I am white. Yes, she is half-black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half-black does not mean I am blinded," he told TVNewser. "The problem isn't pigmentation … the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better."

Mowry-Housely and Tia Mowry-Hardrict, her twin sister and fellow Christian actress, recently appeared on OWN Network's "Where Are They Now" where the former became emotional when speaking about the racism that she has encountered.

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"I've never experienced so much hate ever in my life. I get called, 'White man's (expletive),' the new one, 'Back in the day, you cost $300 but now you're giving it to 'em for free,'" Mowry-Housely said on the OWN program in between tears. "Stuff that, me as a person, could never even fathom. I can't even think of these words."

Since the Mowry twins were born to a black woman and white man, they have not viewed color as an issue when it comes to dating. However, Mowry-Hardrict married a black actor named Cory Hardrict while Mowry-Housely's decision has left people stereotyping her in an unflattering way.

Mowry-Housely stood up for husband and one-year-old son on the show.

"I love my husband so much. I love my family," she said on the OWN show. "I love our dynamic. I'm proud to be in the relationship I am in because it's based on love. Pure love."

 

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