‘The Real’ Alum Tamera Mowry-Housley Hits a Massive Number of Instagram Followers: ‘I’m So Grateful’

Tamera Mowry-Housley announced in July that she was leaving her post at The Real. After more than six seasons on the talk show, the Sister, Sister star decided it was time to explore new challenges.

Very active on social media, Mowry-Housley has cultivated quite an online fan base. Now officially with 8 million followers on Instagram, the former talk show is giving her fans the credit for creating such a supportive community.

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Moving on from ‘The Real’

Now that Mowry-Housley doesn’t have the Monday through Friday daytime talk show schedule of The Real to work around, the married mom of two has more than her share of new projects. In addition to partnering with General Mills’ Lucky Charms on their new packaging initiative, and her YouTube series The Housley Life with husband Adam, the social media maven also has a Hallmark movie lined up just in time for Christmas.

“It’s going to be a little magical in and of itself,” Mowry-Housley told Showbiz Cheat Sheet of her upcoming TV film, Christmas Carnival. “I go back in time. There’s going to be lots of Christmas and romance and some lessons learned there. I’m excited.”

Serving as producer and star of Carnival Christmas, Mowry-Housley jumped at the opportunity to return to acting.

“It literally felt like riding a bike,” she said. “I was a talk show host for seven years. And acting, it was just calling me back. So when I got the opportunity, I was like, I’ve got I’ve got to do it. I just had an amazing experience and I felt so honored. … So I’m going to do it again. It’ll be out this Christmas.”

Tamera Mowry-Housley believes in being real on social media

The former Sister, Sister star exudes authenticity on all her social media platforms. Sharing her family life on Instagram, Mowry-Housley includes a plethora of cooking videos, pics of her kids, and gives an overall glimpse of what her home life is like. She is still in awe of her amount of followers.

“I remember when I hit four [million] and I was like, wow!” The Real alum remarked. “I was like, ‘Wouldn’t that be crazy if I actually had 10? And I I’m like, that would probably never happen.’ I don’t know.”

Placing a priority on being real, Mowry-Housley emphasizes that her followers are 100% organic and shuts down the practice of padding numbers through paid programs.

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“I would like to put out there, there are people, I found out, that buy followers that use this crazy program,” Mowry-Housley said, reiterating, “I would never do that. I want the people following me to be authentic.”

‘The Real’ alum hits 8 million followers

In a celebratory pic standing next to a large figure 8 filled with balloons, Mowry-Housley announced a new milestone number of followers.

“Wow!! 8 million!!!💕” she wrote on Instagram. “What a POSITIVE #community we have created.”

In keeping with her humble spirit, Mowry-Housley shared her genuine appreciation for her fans.

“I’m so grateful for each and every one of you!” she commented. “I must admit, when social media became a thing, I hesitated about joining. But I’m so glad I did. You have no idea how you have uplifted my spirits throughout the years. Thank you, thank you, #thankyou.”

The television personality truly marvels at the loyalty of her fan base and isn’t shy about sharing her gratitude for her audience.

“I’m like, wow! There really are 8 million people out there like interested in what I’m doing and what I have to say,” Mowry-Housley told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I feel honored. I’m very grateful.”