Tia Mowry of 'Sister, Sister' Fame Gets Emotional after DNA Test Result Reveals Her Ancestry

Tia Mowry gets emotional on her most recent YouTube vlog as she shares her DNA test results that reveal her ancestry. 

Fans of the Mowry siblings know that their parents had an interracial marriage, with their mom being Black and their father being White. However, Tia Mowry-Hardrict wanted to know more than just that, getting a DNA test to reveal her ancestry. 

The Mowrys do not hear from their dad's side of the family due to their opposition of their parents' marriage up until today, despite their separation.

Tia and Tamera Mowry at a book-signing event | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Tia and Tamera Mowry at a book-signing event | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine


On her YouTube channel "Tia Mowry's Quick Fix," she revealed to her fans that a month after she took the test, she finally got the results and would like to share it with them. 

As it turns out, her dad's lineage has traces of British, Irish, French, Scandinavian, and German descent. Meanwhile, her mom's side originated from Africa, particularly Ghana and Nigeria. 


One main reason why Tia wanted to do it was that she wanted to know more about where her dad came from, especially since that information isn't readily available to her. The Mowrys do not hear from their dad's side of the family due to their opposition of their parents' marriage up until today, despite their separation.

 “I’ve always known some information about my mom’s side, but I didn’t know a lot about my dad’s side. My dad is white and when my mom and my dad got married, on my dad’s side, there wasn’t a lot of support — until now.”


In the end, Mowry-Hardrict ended up in tears as she shared how grateful she was for both sides of her family.

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Wow! Another year around the sun! It’s so mind blowing to me how fast time goes! Here are my #topten moments of #2019 in no particular order. 1.) I am so grateful for my family! They keep me motivated and strong! This picture is one of my favorite pictures on Mother’s Day! Being a mother to my two beautiful children will always be my greatest accomplishment. 2.) Losing 60 pounds my way and the natural way! I’m continuing to chose #selflove in #2020 3.)This is a #BTS picture of my new show #familyreunion! So happy to know everyone is enjoying this fun show! It happens to be one of @netflix top ten family programs. 🙌🏽 4.) I was so proud of this moment. #breastfeeding and pumping while working. I breastfed Cairo for 13 months and it will always be one of my favorite memories as a mother and accomplishments. 5.) Raising this one has been so fulfilling. Having a daughter has made me a better woman and person overall. Your children are watching you daily. I’m enjoying being your mother so much! 6.) Focusing on #mindfulness! Loosing my grandmother last January has really made me understand about perspective. Life is short. Finding peace and joy is a priority and will continue to be into #2020 7.) Getting to 500k followers on @youtube for @tiamowryquickfix! We are currently almost at 700k in just two years! 🙏🏽 8.) Cree, I am so proud of who you are becoming! You are my first born and my only son. You are so fun, considerate and have a heart of gold! Seeing you grow has been so fulfilling and exciting. You are so special and loved. This is a picture of your first head shot! Acting is in your blood! 9.) This is a photo of one of my most exciting projects yet that will be announced in a few days. Can’t wait for you to see what it is! 10.) This is one of my favorite photos! It was taken for a cover shoot for @romper Why is it my favorite? Because it shows me #yougotthis! And with that said! Here we come #2020! #wegotthis 💪🏽

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She was also grateful to know what illnesses she is prone to, as she may now take precautionary measures to make sure she doesn't get them. 

“With that information I now can do whatever I need to do to try to prevent that from happening. At first I was really nervous about receiving this because you just never really know what’s going to be revealed, but again, as I’ve gotten older, I’m really starting to believe that knowledge is power. So the more information I know, even though sometimes that can be scary, you can do something about it.”

Knowing more about her family and lineage, Tia Mowry is determined to use her ancestry as motivation to keep doing well in her craft and to take much better care of herself and her family now that she knows brand new information that can help them. 

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