Life is happening for Tamera Mowry, one of our beloved “Sister, Sister” twins, with a hit reality show, a supportive hubby and now, her role as a first time mommy. As happy as this time is in her life, Tamera’s interracial relationship and biracial child are the target of negative, unsolicited commentary from fans and critics alike. The new mother set the critics straight by addressing crude comments made about her marriage and her baby’s skin color.
Tamera posted an open letter thanking all of her fans for their support and putting the haters right back in their seat:
“Tia and I have always known we have amazing fans, but reading all your messages and comments on this blog make it even clearer. When people say ignorant things about Aden’s race or my marriage with his daddy Adam, it’s easy for me to take it personally – even after all this time, my skin isn’t that thick!”
She continued to show gratitude towards all of her fans for the mental support by sharing their own stories of interracial relationships.
“Hearing your stories about your own beautiful, mixed race babies and the love you have for their fathers grounds me back to reality and reminds me of the truth. Skin color has nothing to do with love. How Aden looks or grows up to look like – whether he looks more “white” or more “black” – doesn’t matter to me. Why should it? He’s my precious baby boy and my only job is to be the best mommy I can be to him while showing him both sides of his heritage. All I want for him to believe is that love knows no boundaries.”
In her blog post, Tamera also touches on an emotional story of the day her life flashed before her eyes:
“The other day, Adam, Aden and I had a brush with a very scary situation. We were driving along on the highway, when all of a sudden the car in front of us crashed into the car in front of it. We watched in horror as the car flipped over and over and over again on the highway. It was terrifying… I still get chills now just thinking about it.”
Still shaken up and amid the chaos of emotional events, she wanted to leave these impressionable words with her fans in regards to her newfound outlook on fear and pain:
“Life is too short to not do what you have set your heart out to do. Life is too short to hold any grudges. Life is short, and life is beautiful. To have the gift of life is a blessing. Many die daily and if you are alive right now, then you have been given that gift.”
I agree. Life is way too short to rely on fear and the opinion of others to shape your decisions. In a society where interracial couples are increasingly becoming more prevalent, you would think the shock factor of a black woman and white man has lost its appeal. Apparently, this remains a tumultuous issue that some people feel they need to address through negative commentary. It’s good to see Tamera rise above it.
What do you think of Tamera’s comments, Clutchettes? – by Nikki B