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Tamera Mowry's Two Kids: Meet Aden and Ariah

by Tasha Mayberry


Tamera Mowry-Housley famously acted alongside her twin sister on television, but at home, she is simply “mom.” The Sister, Sister star and former co-host of The Real shares son Aden, 11, and daughter Ariah, 9, with her husband, Adam Housley, whom she married in 2011. Motherhood has given the actress and talk show host a newfound appreciation for the little things. “They have taught me to be present and enjoy the most simple things in life,” Mowry-Housley told of her children in 2016. “It gives me so much joy, especially as a busy mom, just giving them a bath, reading them a book, brushing our teeth together. They taught me how to have fun in the most simple moments.”

In a 2022 episode of The Ellen Show’s YouTube series “Mom Diaries,” Mowry-Housley got emotional while talking about her children. “They literally are the love of my life. I’m proud of the little that they are becoming,” she said with tears in her eyes. “You can tell that they were raised in a home full of love. You want that for every child.” The mom of two frequently shares glimpses into her family life on Instagram, her blog, and their family YouTube channel, The Housley Life. Here is everything to know about Tamera Mowry-Housley’s two kids.

Aden John Tanner Housley, 11

After hoping for a boy, Tamera Mowry-Housley got her wish with the birth of her son, Aden John Tanner Housley, on November 12, 2012. He was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “Adam and I feel very blessed to finally be holding our son,” Mowry-Housley said at the time. “He is a beautiful miracle, and our hearts are overflowing with love. Thank you to everyone for your love and support. It means so much to our family.” Explaining the meaning behind his name, Adam tweeted, “He has two middle names. A for me. T for Tamera and John… our fathers’ middle names.” Aden, who said “mama” before “dada,” was already a talker at a young age. When he was 20 months old, Mowry-Housley told, “Having a mother as a talk show host and a father as a news correspondent, that boy can talk.

Ariah Talea Housley, 9

In January 2015, Mowry-Housley announced that she and her husband were expecting their second child together. “Ever since being blessed with Aden, we have known that we would eventually want to expand our family,” she wrote on her website at the time. Ariah Talea Housley was born on July 1, 2015. “We are beyond overjoyed and blessed with our beautiful baby girl. Aden already made a welcome video for her,” the proud parents shared after their daughter’s arrival. When it came to naming their baby girl, Mowry-Housley wanted both her children’s names to start with the same letter. On her website, the Santa Stakeout actress revealed that she and Housley came across a shop named Araya before they were married. “I stopped and immediately told him I loved the name and wanted that to be my future daughter’s name. It was and is such a beautiful name,” she wrote. “The only catch was that I wanted to spell her name phonetically, so wouldn’t mess it up and call her a-RAY-ya.”

Meanwhile, “Talea” was a name Mowry-Housley “adored for some time” and was also going to be the name of a character inspired by her in a friend’s future book. “It wasn’t until after we had decided on Ariah Talea Housley that Adam and I learned the origin and meaning of both names — they couldn’t be more appropriate for a family like ours whose faith is so very strong,” the actress explained. “Both Hebrew names, Ariah means ‘Lion of God’ and Talea means ‘one who resembles the morning dew of Heaven.’ We couldn’t have found names with a better meaning if we had tried.

Who Is Tamera Mowry's Husband? All About Adam Housley

Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, Adam Housley, have a decades-long romance. The actress met her husband in the early 2000s after being set up by her college professor. The pair married in 2011 after about six years of dating and have since welcomed two kids: Aden and Ariah. Tamera and Adam are very open about their personal life — often vlogging about their family and relationship on YouTube. Meanwhile, the actress, who is best known for starring in the ’90s sitcom Sister, Sister alongside her twin sister Tia Mowry, is a co-host on The Real, and Adam owns a winery. So, what else is there to know about Adam Housley? Keep reading to learn more about Tamera Mowry-Housley’s husband and their relationship.