11 Fun Facts About TV Icon & Entrepreneurial Mama Tamera Mowry-Housley


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Whether you're a '90s kid or an enthusiast of pop culture, you're likely familiar with Tamera Mowry-Housley. The LA-based mama got her big break starring in the iconic sitcom Sister, Sister with her twin sis Tia — and if you caught our official announcement this week on Instagram, then you know we're incredibly excited that Mowry will be our keynote speaker for this year's Mamas Making It Summit.

Now a mother of two, we're used to hearing Mowry tackling a variety of topics as the co-host of Emmy award-winning talk show The Real — but it's not often that she sits down for a one-on-one conversation about growing up as a child star, transitioning into motherhood, and becoming the inspiring entrepreneur that she is today. She'll be discussing all that and more at next month's Summit, which takes place on Sunday, June 3 from 10am to 4pm in Los Angeles.

In anticipation of the big day, we asked Mowry to share her favorite (and least favorite) '90s fashion trends, her go-to karaoke song, the baby product she can't live without, her go-to meal for entertaining guests, and more. Get to know our girl by reading 11 fun facts below, then grab your ticket to our Mamas Making It Summit before they sell out here.

What inspired the beautiful names of your two children, Aden and Ariah? 

I wanted their names to start with A's because I wanted to continue the family tradition, which is you take the first letter of the father's name for the first name and you take the first initial of the mother's name for the middle name. When Adam and I were dating, for a while we discussed boy names and I just loved the name Aden. Adam loved it too, so it was easy when he was born.

Caroline Herrera designed my wedding dress and across the street from her Beverly Hills store, there was a store called Ariah and I absolutely loved it, so that's what we ended up naming her when she was born.  Adam let me do more of the picking their names, while he was more in charge of how to spell the names, because he wanted them to be creative.

What baby/kid product has been a game-changer in your household?

NoseFrida. It's a product that helps you get snot out of your child's nose. It's a snot sucker! [Editor's note: Fridababy's CEO is also a Fashion Mamas member!]

You're a '90s icon; what fashion trend from that decade do you wish would make a comeback?

I'm really happy overalls came back. I also loved thigh highs — I sometimes still wear them with boots and a skirt in the fall. The side pony is also a fun one.

What fashion trend from that decade do you wish would retire?

I don't want the flower hats to ever come back, maybe because I had to wear them for so long.

What is your go-to karaoke song?

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper.

What is your go-to workout song?

"Scooby Doo Pa Pa" by DJ Kass.

What is your go-to meal for entertaining at home?

Barbecue chicken wings or hot wings are always popular.

What beauty product do you never leave home without?

My red lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac.

Given that you're a TV vet, what shows are you currently obsessed with? 

Game of Thrones, and I've also gotten into Black Mirror recently!

Who would you love to interview on your hit talk show, The Real — either past or present? 

I would love to interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Who was the last person you texted, and what did you say?

My social media manager to send her a picture [for press] of what I was doing today.

Follow Tamera on Instagram here, and buy your tickets to Mamas Making It Summit here.