Tamera Mowry wont let hate against her interracial marriage ruin it
When people found out Tamera Mowry formerly of the Sister Sister TV show was engaged to a white man (now her husband Fox News correspondent Adam Housley), Housley had to calm her down when the hate against her choice to marry white was becoming too much to swallow.
Tamera and Housley got married in May this year. She opened up about this hate recently in an exclusive interview by The YBF (Young Black and Fabulous), explaining why such criticism no longer bags her. And I think the answers she gives can be very inspirational to all interracial couples who have to deal with such negativity and criticism.
Below is the interracial segment of that interview in which I admired their strength and conviction as a couple :
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Tamera, let's get right to it. You and [your husband] Adam got slammed with hateful comments and criticism about your interracial relationship. Especially as soon as your engagement photos hit the net. Why did you choose to release the photos? How did you all deal with the negativity?
It's something I wanted to share with Adam, our fam and friends, and years down the line with our kids. There's something, I think, special about that. I wanted them to see something more than just us in our wedding attire. I didn't feel like we shouldn't have put them out--I was just shocked that some people still feel that way. It's 2011! They did a poll recently and 83% of Americans are OK with interracial relationships. I never expected that kind of negative response to us. That's why I was OK with our wedding photographer (Jose Villa) putting those pics on his website. He was ok with them, and I was ok with them.
Did all the hate overshadow your happiness about the photos?
It didn't ruin anything for me. If anything, it just shed light on the fact people feel that way...and that's their opinion. The fact of the matter is--if you have 99.9% who see it with positivity, and you're gonna have that .1% who don't.
My husband had the best response to that on the show. He said 'That's not our issue. That's their issue. So they can deal with that.' From now on, I'm just focusing on the people who love us and support us. Which are MANY people. And that's also the case with life--there will always be naysayers
Plus in a much earlier interview with Essence.com Tamera said they have more people supporting them than making stupid comments. So they have made a conscious choice to ignore the negativity and focus on the positive. The point that needs to be drilled in the haters minds is: Tamera didn't marry a White man, she married an amazing man. Is that so hard to see?
To all interracial couples out there, make that conscious choice to surround yourself with positivity!
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