The late Michael Jackson said it best, “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white.” However, getting a point of view from a bi-racial woman of both African American and English Caucasian descent with a twin sister married to an African American male things get very interesting. Tamera Mowery Housely is one half of the famous sisters who grew up on televison. Two years ago she married Fox News correspondent Adam Housely. The two had been together off and on for about five years. Essence.com got an opportunity to ask Mrs. Housely about interracial dating.
Do you have any advice for women considering dating outside of their race who may be apprehensive about it?
TAMERA: 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 than 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.
Take a Look at back at the Wedding prep of Multi-Cultural Tamera Mowry to Adam Housely. His family owns Century Oak Winery (Housley’s) so he wanted their love of wine included in the photo shoot: