Tia Mowry mourns sister Tamera’s niece Alaina Housley after she was killed in mass shooting

Claudine Varela
Nov 12, 2018
12:41 P.M.

Tia Mowry shares a series of heartfelt posts as she mourns the loss of her sister Tamera Mowry's niece.


It’s a sad time for Tia Mowry’s twin sister, Tamera Mowry whose husband, Adam Houseley's niece died during the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. The tragedy devastated the couple and Tia shares in mourning their loss.



Alaina Housley was one of the victims killed at the Borderline bar on Thursday after a lone gunman opened fire inside the establishment. Tamera and Adam confirmed the news with a heartbroken message.

“Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderlinebar in Thousand Oaks.”

“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.”


Shortly after, Tia tweeted her sorrow.

“Our sweet Alaina Housley is gone. We love you. We are devastated.”



Prior to the announcement of Alaina’s death, Tamera and Adam were hopeful she would still be alive. The 17-year-old was one of the last victims to be discovered dead. She was reported missing by a friend and the couple aided in searching for her. They tweeted for help in the search while Tia offered prayers on her Instagram, hopeful that Alaina would be found alive.

“Alaina Housely we are praying. We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know. We love you! #borderline”


Before this, Tia tweeted how she felt upon hearing the news of Alaina’s disappearance.

“Woke up shocked. Please pray. Please pray. I am numb.”



The family is reportedly shaken by Alaina’s passing. Tia is especially hurt for her twin who’s very close to her. Still trying to wrap her head around the senselessness of Alaina’s death, Tia posted a series of images paying tribute to what was lost. Her first post two days ago was a black and white image of a heart with the word Thousand Oaks transcribed in it. She simply captioned it with a heart emoji.


Her second post a day later was an image of a black ribbon with Alaina’s name on it. In her caption, she wrote, “Enough.”

Alaina was a freshman at Pepperdine University. She was at the bar attending a college party celebrating country music at the time of the attack. Her high school principal at Vintage High described her as “the kind of young person you want your kids to be.”

Our prayers go out to Alaina’s family who lost a beautiful soul.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

At Husband’s Funeral, Woman Notices Note Sticking Out of His Pocket, Quietly Pulls It Out – Story of the Day

February 18, 2022

Girl Thinks the Church Is Nothing but a Fraud until She Meets the Local Pastor – Story of the Day

March 14, 2022

5-Year-Old Brother Carries His Little Sister's Coffin to Say Goodbye to Her Forever

April 18, 2022

Boy Cries at His Mom's Grave Saying 'Take Me With You' Until He Feels Woman's Hand on His Shoulder — Story of the Day

April 29, 2022

Before Disembarking Plane, Pilot Notices Last Passenger inside Who Is a Carbon Copy of Him – Story of the Day

March 31, 2022

On Mother’s Day, Poor Woman Struggling to Feed Her Kids Receives $200K from Unknown Person — Story of the Day

May 11, 2022

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

Old Man Sees Homeless Lady and Recognizes Nurse Who Stayed by His Bedside for 27 Months Years Ago — Story of the Day

February 26, 2022

Old Lady Doesn’t Let Anyone into Her House, Neighbor Steps inside after Her Death — Story of the Day

March 19, 2022

Boy Notices Lights off in Old Lady’s House for Days, Approaches and Hears a Whisper of ‘Help’ – Story of the Day

February 20, 2022

Poor Girl Sells Family Heirloom for Grandma’s Operation, Sees It on Her Doorstep Days Later — Story of the Day

February 22, 2022

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Woman Takes Bullet for Stranger’s Son, His Dad Attends Funeral and Meets 9 Crying Kids There — Story of the Day

March 24, 2022

After Son's Death, Woman Spots His Carbon Copy Sitting at the Cemetery — Story of the Day

March 16, 2022