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Tamera Mowry called a "white man's whore" by racists

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Tamera Mowry's heartache

Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry has been on the receiving end of vicious racism since her mixed-race marriage to a Fox News reporter.

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The honeymoon period should be the happiest time in a person's life, but for one star it has been the most hurtful.

Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry reveals that in the three years since her marriage to Fox News correspondent Adam Housely, she has been the target of horrific racial abuse by online trolls who reduce her to tears on a regular basis.

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In an interview alongside her twin Tia Mowry for the show Oprah: Where Are They Now, Tamera explained how the attacks, made primarily on Twitter, affect her.

"[I have] never experienced so much hate ever in my life, ever," she said, breaking down in tears. "See, this is where I get emotional, because it's hurtful."

"Because when my husband and I are so openly — and we're fine with showing — is love. Love. But people choose to look past love and spew hate. That's what hurts me, because I've never experienced so much hate ever in my life, ever."

Wiping away tears, she gave an example of the hateful words she receives on a regular basis because of her mixed-race marriage.

"I get called 'white man's whore,'" she said. "The new one was, 'Back in the day you cost $300, but now you're giving it to him for free.'"

The sisters, who themselves are the product of mixed-race parentage, simply cannot fathom where such hate comes from.

"I couldn't even fathom or think of these words, because I'm a product of it," Tamera said. "My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man, and I grew up seeing a family. I didn't grow up saying, 'Oh, that's a white man.'"

Her attackers also compare her choices to those of Tia, whose husband is black, calling Tamera a race traitor.

"They say, 'Oh, Tia's a true black woman because she married a black man,' Tamera said. 'Oh — I'm less of a black person because I married white?'"

But the mom-of-one insists no amount of pressure will break up her family. "I love my husband so much," she said. "I love our family. I love our dynamic. I'm proud to be in the relationship I am because it's based on love. Pure love."

Tia and Tamera recently announced they will no longer continue their eponymous reality show to focus on their personal lives.

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