Tamera Mowry is melting hearts all over Instagram with an adorable pic of her husband, Adam Housley, and their youngest child, Ariah. The actress took the chance to share a message about living in the moment and appreciating the little things.
In the shot, the 3-year-old is rocking a striped orange dress while riding on her dad’s shoulders. She donned a pair of white sandals and a bracelet while having the time of her life if the smile on her face is any indicator.
Meanwhile, Adam rocked a grey t-shirt and a cap, while holding onto his girl’s legs with a smile on his face.
In her caption, Tamera encouraged fans to appreciate the little moments and make unforgettable memories, writing:
“Never a dull moment with these two. Life hits you fast. Press pause, soak the moment in and make a beautiful memory you’ll never forget. #father #fatherdaughter.”
Fans were quick to fill the comment section gushing about Ariah and Adam.
“She literally seems like the happiest kid ever!” pointed out one user.
Another added, “She is adorable and has the perfect mix of the 2 of you.”
And a third one wrote:
“I didn't realize how much she looks like her dad. She just has your beautiful tan skin. Such a beautiful blend of you both @tameramowrytwo she may even take on more of your features as she grows into ‘ladyhood.’”
Tamera, who also shares 5-year-old son Aden with Housley, once admitted during an episode of “The Real,” that she prayed for Ariah to look like her.
“I really wanted Ariah to really look like me,” Tamera said. “Like, everything. Everything. I think she has my skin color and my eye color.”
Adrienne Bailon, Tamera’s co-host, added: “You prayed for that! I remember! She was like ‘Lord, let her be brown. Let her have black hair.’”
And although Ariah did inherit some of Tamera’s features, the actress says the girl still resembles Adam a lot.
Mowry recalled that she always wanted to name her son Aden, and since her husband’s name also starts with an “A,” she decided to keep the tradition going.
“So it worked out that before Adam and I were even married, we stumbled across a shop named Araya,” she explained. “I stopped and immediately told him I loved the name and wanted that to be my future daughter’s name.”
By the time Tamera got pregnant again, the couple had considered other choices—like Arriana and Aliana— but kept coming back to the first one.
However, Tamera wasn’t sold on the spelling. "The only catch was that I wanted to spell her name phonetically, so people wouldn’t mess it up and call her a-RAY-ya,” she said.
Ariah is pronounced like Mariah but without the M.
As for Talea, it’s a name that Tamera had loved for a while and on top of that, “was going to be used in a friend’s future book as a character inspired by me,” she added.
Both names have Hebrew origins. Ariah means "Lion of God," and Talea means "one who resembles the morning dew of Heaven."
“We couldn’t have found names with a better meaning if we had tried,” Tamera stated. “Uttering her name will likely mean many things to me over the years, but it’s the story of how we chose Ariah and what it stands for that will always remain consistent."