Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen might have been the most famous twins of the ’90s, but there’s another sisterly duo in second place: Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley. The Mowry twins got their big break in the half-hour sitcom “Sister, Sister,” which aired from 1994 to 1999, according to IMDb. During the sitcom’s five-year tenure, which began at ABC and then moved to The WB, the sisters gave their characters their real names. Although the part about being put up for adoption, being taken in by different people and reuniting 14 years later in a mall is fictional.
In the more than two decades since “Sister, Sister” went off the air, Tia and Tamera have continued to work in various capacities in Hollywood. By the end of Tia, she’s had a steady acting career, moving into more mature leading roles in “The Game” and “Instant Mom” after “Sister, Sister,” per IMDb. Tamera, on the other hand, enjoyed a few guest spots on television before making waves in the daytime world as a co-panelist on “The Real,” which she starred in for six seasons before leaving, according to People. Together, both twins have also worked on Disney Channel’s “Twitches” and “Twitches Too” and Lifetime’s “Double Wedding,” to name a few.
In addition, Tia and Tamera also starred in the reality show Tia & Tamera, which aired from 2011 to 2013, proving that their professional relationship is still intact. But what about Tia and Tamera’s real bond?
Tia and Tamera are super close in real life
Though Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley have followed different career paths, they’ve found plenty of time to support each other over the years, proving they’re just as close as their Sister, Sister characters. Prior to Tamera’s departure from The Real, Tia appeared on two separate occasions in 2016 and 2017 to promote her various projects – much to the delight of her fans (and Tamera’s). On social media, both twins have often posted sweet anecdotes about the other twin. “Happy, happy birthday 🎂 to my wombmate, my twin sister @tiamowry! Wishing you a day filled with love and incredibly fun birthday celebrations! Grateful to share this journey around the sun with you,” Tamera wrote on Instagram as she wished Tia (and herself) a happy birthday.
The twins’ bond is so strong that when COVID-19 kept them apart for six months in 2020, they were emotional and even cried upon the reunion, as Tamera predicted a few months earlier, according to Entertainment Tonight.
While it’s clear that Tia and Tamera are close, they’re also your average sisters — as in, they often butt heads. At least, that’s what they used to do when filming their reality show Tia & Tamera. Throughout the show’s three seasons, viewers saw Tia and Tamera bicker over maid of honor duties, failed business ventures, and everything else under the sun. However, the twins have proven that they have each other’s backs when it really counts.
Tamera Mowry-Housley supports Tia Mowry with her divorce
Unfortunately, Tia Mowry-Hardrict shared sad news about her marriage. The actress and mother of two recently filed for divorce from her husband, actor Cory Hardrict, whom she married in 2006. “I wanted to share that Cory and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Tia wrote on Instagram. “These decisions are never easy and are not without sadness. We will keep a friendship as we raise our beautiful children together.” At this point, Tia hasn’t revealed the exact reason she and Cory are splitting, though they took to Instagram to tweet the “outpouring of love.” thanks for showing her. However, Cory Hardrict shut down cheating rumors.
Tamera Mowry-Housley has also publicly responded to Tia’s divorce. During an appearance on The Today Show to promote her newly released memoir You Should Sit Down for This, Tamera addressed Tia’s divorce announcement. “I support [Tia]. So whatever she wants, the Mowrys have her back,” Tamera shared. “I love her very much.” Tamera added that while Tia is “strong,” she “kinda just kind of wants to process everything, absorb everything and be a little private.” As a sister, I’ll just respect that.”