Tamera Mowry Waited Until MarriageApril 1st, 2013 by WTM.org Community
You probably recognize Tamera from the hit TV shows Sister Sister and Tia & Tamera. Three years before their wedding, Tamera Mowry and her husband Adam Housley decided as a couple to stop having sex and wait until marriage to start up again.
Quotes on waiting and her husband…
On being celibate…
I’ll be very very honest. (Laughs embarrassingly) We decided, it was both of our decision, not to live together for religious reasons. I’m being very honest. We actually didn’t wait before we got married to be intimate…but we did wait 3 years [before the wedding]. (The two have been together for 6 years). I wanted to do what felt right for me. I became re-virginized. It’s something that just felt right for me. It was just a personal choice. And even after being intimate, we decided as a couple to be celibate until the wedding. — Tamera Mowry
“But if you want to be celibate, definitely don’t live together [laughs] because that makes it harder for you. Have people around you to keep you accountable! Surround yourself with people who support your decision, because they’re only going to root you on.” Tamera Mowry
Tamera on her husband…
“I have a best friend as a husband, and he is my number one supporter. He’s a family man and he’s always giving back to God. That is what makes him a beautiful man. We’re not perfect by any means, but that makes us beautiful as well. We’re not afraid to say we’re not perfect.” Tamera Mowry
On their marriage…
“It’s amazing! I feel like I have a lot more strength, and I have this person who has my back, and no matter what he’s going to be there for me. That just in itself makes me feel a lot more confident and a lot more safe. It feels amazing — it really, really does. Adam and I, we haven’t lived together, so we’re going through that right now. Moving is challenging, but it’s rewarding. That’s the best I can describe it. Because once you go through a challenging situation then you overcome it you’re like “yes, we can do this.” Tamera Mowry
- All the Mowry children’s first names begin with a “T” because their dad’s first name begins with one (Timothy) and all their middle names begin with a “D” because their mom’s first name begins with one – Darlene.
- Her mother Darlene is Bahamian-American while her father, Timothy, is English American.
- Tamera is the older twin by two minutes. She can be identified from her sister by the mole on her cheek.
- She wears WWJD (What would Jesus do?) bracelets.
- Other siblings include two brothers, Tahj and Tavior.
Born: July 6, 1978 in Gelnhausen, West Germany to Darlene Renee Mowry, who managed her children’s careers and also worked as a security guard, and Timothy John Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department when the family moved to California.
Age 8: Becomes a Christian.
Age 12: The family moves to California permanently on their mother’s condition that they will land an active job in the first month. At this age Tamera and her twin, Tia, begin appearing in commercials and small roles.
Age 13: Appears on Season Five, Episode 19 of Full House entitled “The Devil Made Me Do It” where her brother Tahj had a recurring role.
Age 16: Producer Irene Dreayer comes up with a new show about twin sisters who, after being separated at birth, reunite as teens. Dreayer, then, discovers the Mowry girls and casts them in the starring roles for Sister, Sister; the very successful show runs from 1994 to 1999.
Age 16: Wins Favorite Television Actress for Sister, Sister together with her sister Tia in Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. They would receive the same award for three consecutive years.
Age 19: Receives Hall of Fame Award from Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
Age 22: Stars alongside Tia and their brother Tahj in the movie Seventeen Again.
Age 21 – 22: Wins Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Sister, Sister for two consecutive years.
Age 23: Spends summer studying abroad at Pepperdine University’s Italian campus in Florence. Graduates with a degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Age 24: Hits it big time by joining the cast of The Hot Chick with Rob Schneider and Rachel McAdams.
Age 25: Makes a break into dramatic television by starring in the medical drama Strong Medicine as Dr. Kayla Thorton.
Age 27: Appears in the Disney Channel’s original movie Twitches, which would debut as one of the channels highest-rated movies of all time. She would reprise her role after two years in Twitches Too.
Age 31: Starts the production company Twilight Productions with her sister Tia. They go on to produce and star in the Lifetime romantic comedy movie Double Wedding as twins who discover they are both in a serious relationship with the same man.
Age 32: Marries Adam Housley on May 15, 2011 in California’s Napa Valley.
Age 33: Entertains audiences together with Tia in the airing of the STYLE Network series Tia & Tamera. The show would set record ratings for the network, being the most watched series launch in their history.
Age 34: Gives birth to her first child, a son Aden John Tanner Housley on November 12, 2012, weighing 9lb 5oz.
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