What you will not do with Tamera Mowry-Housley is talk about her man. The actress and talk-show host has had it up to “here” about people coming after her husband and their relationship.
During her talk show, The Real on Tuesday morning, the 40-year-old mother of two got emotional as she addressed the the assumptions about her husband being a racist because of his affiliation with Fox News.
“There are some people who think that my husband is racist because he worked for a certain channel,” said the actress and former child star. “I’m gonna look in that camera right there and let everybody know my husband is not a racist.”
The comments came about as the women were discussing Julie Chen’s decision to leave her hosting duties for CBS’s The Talk, after her husband, Les Moonves, the chairman of the network, stepped down amid sexual misconduct allegations. Like Mowry-Housley, Chen is also in a interracial relationship. Chen is Asian and Moonves is white. Mowry-Housley is half-black and Housley is white. The couple have two children together.
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Housley was hired as a Los Angeles-based reporter in 2001, he left the station last month. He released the following statement for Fox News:
“After nearly two decades at Fox News, I have decided to leave the network and take some time in northern California to raise our two young children closer to my family, which includes running the family winery and even coaching their sports teams. I could not be more proud of the journalism I did at the network, from war zones, to tsunamis, to watching miners pulled from the ground in Chile, I am grateful for the extraordinary opportunities to have a front seat to history and cover news all over the world. A huge thank you to the many Fox employees, especially behind the scenes, who have supported me every step of the way. We are friends for life.”
On Tuesday, Housley addressed the racist rumors on his social media. He tweeted, ” No I am not racist, or insensitive, or any other crap you spew. Yes I love people from all walks of life. I love to cook, be with my kids, coach soccer, tell stories, music of all types, people of all types.”
No I am not racist, or insensitive, or any other crap you spew. Yes I love people from all walks of life. I love to cook, be with my kids, coach soccer, tell stories, music of all types, people of all types.
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) September 18, 2018
According to Politico, Housley was the second reporter to leave in August because of the frustrations and tone of the network in the midst of the Trump administration. Former Fox News Jerusalem, Conor Powell, left the network earlier this month for similar reasons.
“He’s not doing the type of journalism he wants to be doing, ” one former employee told Politico. “And he is unhappy with the tone of the conversation of the channel.”
This is not the first time Tamera has been forced to come to the defense of her husband for seven years. She has been slammed several times for marrying a white man. Some fans even called her a “white man’s whore.”
“It’s hurtful because what my husband and I are so openly and we’re fine with showing is love,” Mowry-Housley teared up in a 2014 episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” “But people choose to look past love and spew hate. That’s what hurts me because I’ve never experienced so much hate ever in my life. Ever.”
Needless to say, even in this day and age, people are still uncomfortable with the idea of interracial relationships, especially black women and white men living their BEST lives together. To overcome this illness, it starts with a popular phrase we were taught as children in black households, mind your business! Or as grandma would put it, stay out of grown folks business! Sis, you like it, we love it! Tamera did what any woman would do in her situation, she stuck up for her man. And the last time we checked in the book of marriage and good relationships, there was nothing wrong with that.
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