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Tamera Mowry Waited Until Marriage

April 1st, 2013 by

Collage of Tamera and Tia Mowry pictures.

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

Interesting Facts

Mini Biography

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.


  1. Tamera Mowry Chose Celibacy Before Marriage
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21 Responses to “Tamera Mowry Waited Until Marriage”

  1. Tev says:

    Great article! Both her and her sister are great actresses. Hey Mike I have a suggestion for a another celebrity who waited till marriage… Actress Meagan Good

  2. Shannie says:

    I have decided to wait, until I am blessed with that special person too. It has been seven years now and prayer keep me strong in my decision.

  3. lanita jackson says:

    I am a 40 year old virgin and I desire to marry!

  4. shalom says:

    I too have decided to wait till marriage. though its a very hard decision which has been tested over time n time again…..easier said than done! thanks tamera fro your encouragement! I feel much better to know that m not alone in this…lots of love!God bless you and your fam!

  5. shalom says:

    I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strength…yo

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  7. DivaDreamer says:

    I feel so inspired, she and her sister were my twins and I role models!and now she is once again…

  8. Arianna says:

    I am 16, and I know its kind of early to be thinking about sex, but that’s what every ne is talking about. All young boys want is sex, and growing up in a Christian household that is a no no. I try to stay strong, and ended up having to break up with my boyfriend because he wanted to have sex with me. I loved him even though we were only together for 17 months. This inspired me to stay strong and to continue following my morals, and JESUS!

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is really stupid and others don’t give a damn about this topic

  10. Anonymous says:

    Silly topic???

  11. Vanessa says:

    Only those who don’t have what it takes to wait, or they don’t think that they are worth it. Will make a negative comment about any person who wants to wait for marriage before sex.

  12. dawn says:

    Its a blessing to wait . When you wait your marriage will be blessed by God and your relationship between you and your mate becomes so special because you did not engaged in premarital sex when every relationship you were in before marriage.

  13. Annie says:

    Wait,there are other things to do,to occupy your time.You can’t take back when its gone.Don’t give the keys to the pearly gates to just anyone.

  14. kitty kat says:

    You are really inspiring. I’m 22 and I’m still a virgin. I have been with my boyfriend for six years and we’re still going strong because he supports my decision. He is also still a virgin because we are waiting for our marriage to happen, before having sex. We love every minute oF it

  15. jody kay ivey says:

    Those are my girls.. Well young ladies now. Beautiful people,well raised. They send a very positive message out to young people it can be done. As far as tamera I wouldn’t exspect anything lest, from her .Beautiful soul, Beautiful mom. She is very positive and it shows. She will truly be blessed in life.Wishing her and family the best in life. Peace and blessing to all, I’m out. Take care!☺

  16. BJ Henders says:

    Tia and Tamara are beautiful women of God.A ” thank you,”goes out to their mother! How is their mother doing?b

  17. Sandra Davis says:

    I love tamara she is down to earth, you’re real not fake. Love you

  18. memory says:

    Its so inspiring its good to wait .

  19. pamela says:

    Tamera and Tia==== you girls Rock. You are not only blessed but also a blessing to others. How wonderful it is to live a full life. keep in the Lord

  20. Nevertheless says:

    Like the youtube family updates from both families. You women are a blessing to us. I wish both of you and your families peace, love, health, and positive expectations. Both of you are compassionate, kind and have a sense of humor.

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