Watch Tamera Mowry's tearful return to "The Real" on Monday following her niece's tragic death.
On Monday, Tamera Mowry-Housley returned to her job at The Real, just over two weeks after the heartbreaking death of her niece, who was one of the twelve shot & killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California
Tamera, who gained popularity as a child star on the hit show Sister, Sister, received a warm welcome back from the audience, as well as her co-hosts Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai Monday morning. When asked how she's doing, Tamera teared up and replied, "I'm OK,” before going onto make a little statement.
"I'm sorry," Tamera said. "Our family's been through a lot, but the interesting thing about grief is that you've gotta find the balance of moving forward and grieving at the same time. It's just been a little over two weeks...she would want me to be here. And she would want me...sweet Alaina...to move forward. I don't like to say move on, because I don't think I'll ever move on with the fact that she's not here with me or with our family.”
“But she would want me to move forward and to use her voice as a catalyst for change, and that's why I am here today," Tamera continued. "And I just appreciate the outpouring love and support from everybody. That sweet 18-year-old girl impacted people in such a positive way, and that's how we've been able to move on, the love as my beautiful sister-in-law Hannah said at my niece's memorial, that's what we need more today love.”
Watch Tamera’s emotional return to the morning talk show (below).