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Tamera Mowry-Housley Says Prayer and Positivity Helping Her Overcome Racism

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By Christine Thomasos , Christian Post Reporter
February 21, 2014|8:37 am
Tia and Tamera Mowry (Photo: Reuters)

Actresses Tamera Mowry-Housley and her sister Tia Mowry arrive at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles

Tamera Mowry-Housely, the Christian actress and talk show host, is revealing how prayer and positivity is helping her overcome racism.

Mowry-Housely married her husband and Fox News correspondent Adam Housley in 2011. While Mowry-Housely is biracial, her husband is white and the actress has publicly revealed that she has encountered some heinous comments because of the union.

During a recent appearance on the talk show "Bethenny," the 35-year-old co-host of "The Real" revealed that she is getting better at dealing with racist remarks about her marriage.

"I think maybe because social media is what it is right now," Mowry-Housely told host Bethenny Frankel. "I have a Twitter account and people feel like they can just come to it and say whatever but I've learned to love my block button and I'm just choosing to see the positive side of it. We have more people loving on us than hating on us and we are choosing to focus on that now."

She revealed why people's negative comments impacted her so deeply.

"I was actually hurt because my parents had experienced it way back in the day and I was hurt because we as a community have come so far and we fight against it all the time," she said on the show. "I was hurt that people still felt that way but the opposite way, you see what I'm saying?"

Mowry-Housely said prayer is helping her overcome the ordeal.

"So if anything, I was devastated, hurt, and like I said I'm just going to pray and look at the positive," she said on Bethenny.

Earlier this year, Mowry-Housley and her twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict appeared on OWN Network's "Where Are They Now" where the former became emotional when speaking about the racism that she has encountered.

"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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