Tamera Mowry shares mournful tribute letter to her niece killed in California mass shooting

Ra'eesah Manack
Nov 09, 2018
09:15 A.M.
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Tamera Mowry's niece through marriage was one of the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting. Now Tamera has opened up and shared a tribute letter to her niece.


The mass shooting claimed the lives of 12 people including Alayna Housley. Alayna was studying at Pepperdine University.

She decided to go out with friends. They decided to go to the nearby Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

While they were there a former US Marine opened fire on the bar. He indiscriminately shot and killed 12 people.


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Mowry opened up about the untimely loss of her niece. In an Instagram post on her account, she wrote a heartfelt tribute letter to her.

The letter started with "Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks. I’m still in disbelief."  Mowry went on to talk about how unfair it is that Alaina's life was cut so short.


" I was blessed to know you ever since you were 5. You stole my heart. I will miss our inside jokes, us serenading at the piano." ~ Tamera Mowry

The heartbroken aunt reminisced on the memories she shared with Alaina. She spoke about braiding her hair and singing the national anthem together.


She then went on to express how much she loved her niece. Repeating, "I love you. I love you. I love you." 

She ended the tear-jerking tribute saying, "My heart and prayers are with every victim of this tragedy." The post followed a statement from Mowry and her husband, Adam Housley wherein they revealed that their niece was one of the victims.


They had released the public statement to "US Weekly" on Thursday 8, 2018. In the statement, they said, "Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.”The statement had come after Alaina's roommate tweeted, "My suitemate is still missing, she is wearing denim shorts, a blue flannel and sneakers, pls let me know if you know anything." Mowry had responded to the Tweet and contacted the roommate.