While honoring her husband for his unconditional love, actress and "The Real" co-host, Tamera Mowry-Housley, says God has kept her and FOX News correspondent Adam Housley married for four years.
"We've been through ups and downs, through thick and thin. People always ask what makes our love our love," Mowry-Housley wrote in an Instagram post on Monday.
"Persistence, forgiveness, unconditional love, honesty, communication, but most importantly our relationship with God:) You love me anyhow @adamhousley and I thank you for that."
Mowry-Housley has been transparent about some of the struggles she has endured in her relationship, including racial tensions. While Mowry Housely is bi-racial, her husband is caucasian and the actress-turned-talk show host of "The Real" revealed that she has encountered some heinous comments because of the union.
"I've never experienced so much hate ever in my life. I get called, 'White man's (expletive),' the new one, 'Back in the day, you cost $300 but now you're giving it to 'em for free,'" Mowry-Housley revealed on the OWN program "Where Are They Now?" "Stuff that, me as a person, could never even fathom. I can't even think of these words."
Mowry-Housley and her actress twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, were born to a black woman and white man, and say they haven't viewed color as an issue when it comes to dating. However, Mowry-Hardrict married a black actor named Cory Hardrict while Mowry-Housley's decision has left people stereotyping her in an unflattering way.
"I grew up seeing a family. I didn't grow up seeing, 'ooh a blank with a white person!' So it's very shocking to go through this," she said. "This was the big one. They say, 'Oh, Tia's a true black woman because she married a black man.' Oh? I'm lesser of a black person because I married white?"
She continued, "I love my husband so much. I love my family. I love our dynamic. I'm proud to be in the relationship I am in because it's based on love. Pure love."
To celebrate Valentine's Day two years ago, Mowry-Housley shared a letter dedicated to her husband whose faith in God taught her to prioritize her Creator to be first in her life.
"Your faith in God, in family and in life never cease to amaze me," she wrote on her personal website. "You've taught me to set my priorities straight 1) God 2) Family 3) Work."
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