Tamera Mowry-Housey Mourns Niece Alaina After She's Killed In California Shooting
“You are gonna make one gorgeous angel,” she writes.
The niece of Tamera Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley, 18-year-old Alaina Housley, was among the victims at the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday, after a shooter opened fire and killed 12 innocent people.
The duo confirmed the sad news on Thursday, after using social media to try and locate her in the early hours of the morning. Last night, the two mourned their family’s loss with a number of social media posts honoring Alaina’s memory.
"Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks. I’m still in disbelief. It’s not fair how you were taken and how soon you were taken from us," wrote Tamera on Instagram, alongside three photos of her niece.
"I was blessed to know you ever since you were 5. You stole my heart. I will miss our inside jokes, us serenading at the piano," she continued. "Thank you for being patient with me learning how to braid your hair, and I will never forget our duet singing the national anthem at Napa’s soccer game. I love you. I love you. I love you."
She closed her message by writing, "You are gonna make one gorgeous angel. My heart and prayers are with every victim of this tragedy."
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Tamera’s husband, a former Fox News reporter, also expressed grief over the loss of his brother’s daughter.
"My sweet, sweet…Alaina. Oh how I miss you. Oh how I miss u. #heartbroken," he tweeted out.
Adam also shared a statement from his brother’s family, saying they are "some of the best people you’ll ever meet" and Alaina was one of the "most generous people in the world."
In the statement, they said Alaina was "everything we could hope for in a child" and also thanked Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus’ family for their "sacrifice." Helus was one of the first responders to the shooting and died after he was met with gunfire.
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