‘I am so happy I didn’t change who I am’ – Tamera Mowry-Housley on growing up different

2018-10-17 10:25
 
Tamera Mowry-Housley (PHOTO: Gallo/Getty)

Cape Town - American actress and talk show host Tamera Mowry-Housley recently got candid during an episode of The Real. She spoke about how, when she was younger, people would judge and question her kindness.

The 40-year-old former child star opened up to her co-hosts during their 'Girl Chat' segment about how she learnt to accept she was different to other kids.

"I was a very wise, kind of like an old soul ever since I was 8. I received Christ in my life at 8. I was very, very by the book and I naturally was a kind [person], and I am a kind person now," said a teary-eyed Tamera.

The mom-of-two said she was picked on at school for her kind nature and that people accused her of acting superior to others.

"Growing up going through school, having those attributes I was picked on a lot. People would say 'Oh, you think you’re better than me'," she explained, adding: "No, I was just doing what I wanted to do. I never judged other people. This was who God made me to be."

Tamera recently came to her husband Adam Housley’s defence after he was accused of being a racist because of his former job at Fox News.

When asked by her co-host Loni Love what she would tell her younger self now, she said: "Accept your differences. Your differences later are going to be the things that stand out and those are the things that are going to be inspirational to people."

"I am so happy I didn’t change who I am. I am proud to be the person I am today and now I stand in that with strength," Tamera said.

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