Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry-Housley Pay Tribute to Late Grandmother Following Her Battle With Cancer

Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry-Housley revealed that they have lost their beloved grandmother to cancer this weekend, asking fans for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The famous twins posted heart-warming tributes to their grandmother, Clo, on social media. They included some deeply spiritual hopes for her, with the hashtag "cancer sucks."

"Grandma Clo ... You are the strongest person I know. You are the matriarch of our family. Every good thing trickles down from you. You amaze me every day with your strength and unconditional love," Mowry-Housley wrote, alongside a photo of two hands clasped together. "Your obedience and love towards our Heavenly Father is admirable. Love you so so so much."

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"You are with the Lord now," she added in another post, this time showing her smiling alongside her grandmother. "You fought a long long fight. Your wish was to be around your children and grandchildren. Your great grandchildren, Adam and I miss you so much. I love you love you. Till we meet again."

In her own post, Mowry addressed Grandma Clo directly, as well. She included a photo of herself hugging the family matriarch under a palm tree on a sunny day.

"You went on to see the Lord this morning and I’m so happy I got to see you," she wrote. "I thank God. I love you grandma, I love you. My heart is broken."

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The twins received thousands of well-wishes from their followers. They are best-known to many for their 1990s sitcom Sister, Sister, though they are still busy in the entertainment industry today. Mowry hosts a a Cooking Channel show called Tia Mowry At Home, and also hosts a podcast titled Mostly Mom with Tia Mowry. Meanwhile, Mowry-Housley co-hosts a day-time talk show called The Real.


The loss of Grandma Clo comes on the heels of another devastating tragedy for the family. Back in November, Mowry-Housley's niece, Alaina Housley, was killed in the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. A few weeks later, Mowry-Housley returned to the air on The Real where she spoke to the magnitude of the loss in her family.

"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," she said.