Today, superstar twins Tia and Tamera Mowry are enjoying ample success on their solo journey’s.
Following a multi-season stint on The Game, Tia is currently starring on Nickelodeon’s ‘Instant Mom’ – which averages 1.2 millions an episode. While Tamera, as reported, is prepping a return to talk-show ‘The Real’, which returns for a full-season run in September.
Yet, in the latest issue of EBONY magazine, the siblings reveal that their story hasn’t been without its hardships. Following the 1999 end of their hit sitcom ‘Sister Sister’, the ladies say their careers were far from shining.
Their words on how they took control of their future’s and became media moguls after the jump…
“After Sister, Sister ended, nobody was calling,” says Tia. “My sister and I were sick and tired of being sick and tired of sitting back and waiting for those phone calls.” Deciding at that point they were going to take control of their future, Tia added, “We had the mentality, ‘We’re not going to depend on anybody anymore, we’re not going to let someone else’s value of us diminish how we value ourselves, and we’re going to put action in place.’ We put our minds together and executed [our plans].”
What’s more, Tamera – who has been vocal in the past about the scrutiny she and husband Adam Housely faced for being in an interracial relationship – opened about about broadening her horizons:
“Honestly, growing up, I [just] knew I was going to marry a Black man. But, as I grew up, I learned to just be open. I just wanted to be with someone who was confident around me and who I felt comfortable being myself with.”
Having grown up with Mowry’s, it’s warming to see the classy, successful women they’ve blossomed into. More power to them.