As viewers of the series know, the Mowry sisters have been showing plenty of stress in episodes that have Tia in her last weeks of pregnancy and Tamera as a bride.
“Both of the husbands are huge surpporters,” says Tamera, referring to her groom, Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, and Tia’s husband, actor Cory Hardrict. “Anything that makes their wives happy and successful, they’re going to support. But I don’t think either of our husbands are going to be doing another season.” Why not? “Well, I can’t speak for Cory, but I know my husband is very particular about making sure he keeps his job,” Tamera answers with a laugh.
Then she says, “No, I’m sure every now and then, if I needed him, he’d come in and do something. It’s really too early to say for either of them, whether they’d come back. I don’t want to put that out there.” She does say, though, that if there’s a Season 2, she’d like to focus more attention on her and Tia’s work world.
Then, there’s Tia’s and Tamera’s mom. “She never agreed to the fact we did a reality show,” Tamera says. “She’s still kind of… not really…let’s just say she’s adjusting. You know, it’s one thing to have people judge your work, but seeing that you are putting yourself out there — it’s challenging to have people judge you as a person. That’s getting too close to home. You have to learn to ignore the negative things people say.”
In fact, Tamera admits that if she’d known then what she knows now, “I don’t know that I would have done it at the times in our lives when we were both so vulnerable.”
She sounds wounded when an internet review calling her a “bridezilla” is mentioned. “Honestly, I don’t think I was a bridezilla. Look at the bridezilla shows. I am nothing compared to those. I never had those moments of screaming at my sister. I just wanted her there with me. We love each other, and I was there for her 150 per cent when she had her wedding. And in return, for the biggest day of my life, she didn’t lift her finger. I absolutely wanted her there, and when she couldn’t do things, I was frustrated and sad. But I never thought of myself as being bridezilla-ish or selfish,” says Tamera, who eventually designated her best friend as maid of honor — “a huge, huge issue” — with Tia being deemed matron of honor.
Still, she insists that the show has brought her and Tia “closer — so much closer. It was therapeautic, in a way. When you’re in the middle of a situation, it’s kind of hard to have empathy for the other person. But when you’re on the outside, watching, you say, ‘Oh, now I know what she was going through.’ We communicate better because of the show.”
Now, the dust has settled. Tamera is infatuated with her new nephew, Cree, and loves their weekly nap time. Tia will be going back to work on her BET hit series “The Game” next month, and Tamera has just booked a new movie. She’ll be playing teacher to fellow former Disney Channel juvenile star Kyle Massey — who’ll play a former child star — in “Friendship Day.” They’re making it for DirecTV beginning Oct. 1.
For all its difficulties, “Tia & Tamera” deserves credit for showing the sisters working through their differences in a healthy way. And the matter-of-fact presentation of their racially integrated family and circle of friends is nice. Tamera sounds uncertain about a Season 2, though. “We’ll have to take it one step at a time. “Anything and everything Tia and I do, we have to make sure it’s fun.”