Article By Rebecca Johnson // EEW Magazine Reporter
No matter the color, size, or shape, every woman has something on her body she struggles to embrace
Tamera Mowry-Housley, Christian co-host of Fox-TV’s “The Real,” is opening up about one of her biggest insecurities.
“Honestly, I’m always trying to cover my knees and my legs,” says the 37-year-old on an episode airing Friday, Feb. 5.
“Why?” asks her comedic co-host Loni Love, adding, “You ain’t covering those knees today. Show them knees, Tam!”
The audience, intrigued by the exchange, cheers and claps, expressing their desire to see these infamous knees.
“Show them knees!” Love insists, as the wife and mother of two protests, saying, “Loni, stop!”
But, by then, it’s too late.
The revelation sparks everyone’s curiosity, especially the in-studio crowd. That’s when Love pulls Mowry-Housley’s chair, forcing her to stand and reveal the source of her shame.
“Woot! Woot! Woot!” says co-host Jeannie Mai, waving her fist in support, as Mowry-Housely reveals a perfect pair of gams and knees, despite her body language showing how extremely uncomfortable she is.
She’s just like us.
“Why are you always trying to cover your knees, because of church?” asks co-host Tamar Braxton, who, as a preacher’s kid, knows that many traditional churches stress modesty and condemn showing off too much skin.
But, according to Mowry-Housley, church tradition has nothing to do with her self-consciousness.
“You know how people always have one thing about themselves that they’re a little bit insecure about?” she asks. “I’m insecure about my legs and my knees.”
Check your local listings to tune into the full episode where the ladies square off in two teams to complete a surprise project, and share fun activities to do instead of watching the Super Bowl. Plus “The Real” co-hosts reveal whether or not they’d let their men dress them.
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