Tamera Mowry reveals she'll return on 'The Real' two weeks after her niece died in mass shooting
Two weeks after the death of her niece in the California mass shooting, Tamera Mowry has revealed she’ll be returning to her spot as one of the co-hosts on “The Real.”
The Real Hosts Honor Tamera Mowry's Niece Killed in Mass Shooting as She Skips Taping to Mourn https://t.co/gnYiKJxYix— People (@people) November 12, 2018
Taking to Instagram with a group shot of herself and her colleagues-- Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton, and Jeannie Mai-- Tamera revealed she was happy to be getting back on set.
“Can’t wait to get my hugs from these women Monday,” the former “Sister, Sister” alum wrote.
Tamera, 40, also expressed love and appreciation for the three women, revealing how much their love, and support held her up during the difficult time.
“I love you ladies. Your prayers, support, comfort and love wrapped me with warmth and strength these past two weeks.”
She ended her note with a quote attributed to the late Princess Diana:
“If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love”
COLLEAGUES LIKE FAMILY
Tamera and her husband, Adam Housley, along with the rest of their family, have been mourning the death of her niece, Alaina Housley. Alaina was one of the victims of a mass shooting that happened on November 7 at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Immediately after the news broke, Loni, Adrienne, and Jeannie reached out to their colleague with heartbreaking condolence messages.
Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley's niece has been laid to rest: https://t.co/OvMi1TBms8— Us Weekly (@usweekly) November 16, 2018
Alaina, an 18-year-old college freshman, was laid to rest on November 15. Tamera said her final goodbye in a heartbreaking picture quote that read:
“Grief never ends...but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.”
"Yes, there needs to be a change, but all the noise … nothing's been done." Actress Tamera Mowry is looking for answers after her teenage niece was killed in last week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. https://t.co/Ut9qKNhqE0 pic.twitter.com/pgHb2tV8sp— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 12, 2018
TRIBUTE FROM "THE REAL"
On November 12, the ladies of “The Real” paid tribute to the late Alaina, with Loni sharing details from the tragic night. She recalled getting a “frantic” call from Tamera and having to rush over very early in the morning.
“We just started getting pieces of information,” Loni recounted. “Tamera was calling every hospital she could because we were holding out hope that maybe she was at the hospital.”
Despite the unfortunate outcome, Tamera was grateful for Loni’s support, and she said as much in a note sent through Adrienne.
“Please tell Loni, thank you. Thank you for being there for me and answering her phone at 1 am. For giving me hope…until I got the call. Thank you for holding me and helping me breathe through the unthinkable. Thank you for always believing in the Housleys. The Housleys will be strong. We will never let Alaina or any other victim of gun violence die in vain.”
After an extensive discussion on gun control and ways to prevent future shootings, the opening segment of the show ended with a moment of silence for victims of the shooting.
SAD NEWS FOR "SISTER, SISTER" LOVERS
While fans of "The Real" will be glad to have Tamera back, “Sister, Sister” lovers may not be as pleased. Tamera starred alongside her twin sister, Tia Mowry in the 90s sitcom and fans were hoping to see a cast reunion in Tia’s new film, “My Christmas Inn.”
While Tia, Jackee Harry (who played Tia’s mom back then), and Tim Reid (who played Tamera’s dad) will be in “My Christmas Inn,” Tamera won’t.
Tia told Newsweek: “My sister, she was doing The Real, which is also good too. So we’re staying busy and doing what we love to do.”