Tamera Mowry is remembering her late niece on Thanksgiving, two weeks after 18-year-old Alaina Housley was killed in the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
As People reports, on Thursday the co-host of “The Real” took to Instagram Stories to pay tribute to her niece, one of 12 people murdered by a deranged gunman who then took his own life.
The former “Sister Sister” star posted a family photo with her late niece circled with a heart, writing “Missing you Lai Lai.”
Mowry Housley’s husband, Adam Housely, shared the same photo in a heartbreaking Instagram post:
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Never thought we’d be here. Never thought we’d be together in this way. The hurt has been eased a bit by the warmth. We stand with so many of you as #alainasvoice pushes us to make this world a better place. We’ve always been that way, but now we have an angel…as do many of you…fighting against violence of all types….hurting people of all walks. May your #thanksgiving be filled with warmth. Swipe for more pics #thehousleys #enough
In a separate IG post, Mowry-Housley thanked her husband for being “her rock” during this difficult time, and for “calming my nerves in the middle of the night.”
After news of the shooting broke, Mowry-Housley and Housley sadly confirmed that Alaina was among the dead. “Our hearts are broken,” the couple wrote in a statement to ET Canada. “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 and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.”