Tamera Mowry Offered Condolences on Niece’s Death from The Real Co-Hosts
Heartbreaking news came as yet another mass shooting claimed 12 innocent lives, this time in Thousand Oaks, California.
Alaina Housley, niece of Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley, was among those slain in this horrific attack.
Now, Tamera’s co-hosts on The Real are releasing statements of sorrow and comfort on social media.
Loni Love broke the tragic news to her followers.
“Unfortunately Alaina was one of the victims in the mass shooting,” she shared.
Loni asked her fans to “please keep The Housley’s in your prayers at this time.”
She sent her own “positive thoughts and prayers to all the families right now waiting to hear about their loved ones from the #borderlinemassshooting.”
“I really don’t know what to say other than I love this girl with all my heart,” Loni continued.
“And,” Loni shared. “I’d give my life right now for a miracle.”
“My sweet, sweet Alaina,” Loni wrote in a subsequent post. “Oh how I miss you. Oh how I miss u.”
Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton shared almost identical posts to their Instagram Stories.
“Please join us in praying for Alaina Housley,” the message shared by both of them begins.
The message appears to be part of a pre-made e-card designed to ask for prayers.
“Praying for all the families hurting,” the script says.
“Today Lord, we cry out to you on behalf of all those [whose] hearts are hurting,” the message continues.
The message also notes that they are praying for “My dear friends Tamera, Adam, and the whole Housley family.”
At least some parts of the message may have been sent out before it was confirmed that Alaina had died.
The Real also issued a statement.
“The Real is heartbroken for the victims of the senseless tragedy in Thousand Oaks,” the statement begins.
The statement continues: “which included Alaina Housley, the niece of Tamera and Adam Housley.”
“We send prayers and strength to all the victims’ families and their community,” The Real says.
“As well as our gratitude to the first responders,” the statement adds.
In conclusion, The Real writes: “We send all our love and our deepest condolences to the Housleys, our family, during this difficult time.”
Tamera and Adam issued their own statement.
“Our hearts are broken,” the couple shared. “We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks.”
“Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her,” they affirm.
The statement continues: “and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner.”
“We thank everyone for your prayers,” they conclude. “And ask for privacy at this time.”
We know that a lot of statements of grief can sound impersonal. That is okay. People need time to grieve.
No one is suggesting that Alaina’s death is more tragic than the horrific murders of the 11 other innocents.
But it’s important to recognize how outrageously common mass shootings have become. They occur on an almost daily basis within the United States.
They’re so common that anyone, even one of those rare individuals with a famous relative, could fall victim.
In fact, some of those who survived the Thousand Oaks shooting — and at least one of those who died — were also survivors of last year’s Las Vegas shooting.
This should not be how the world is. This is devastating.
Our hearts go out to the dead, the wounded, the survivors, and the loved ones of everyone involved.