On Nov. 8, it was reported that Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley’s niece, Alaina Housley, had unfortunately died in the recent Thousand Oaks shooting. Following the heartbreaking event, Tamera and Adam wrote beautiful messages in honor of Alaina on their respective Instagram accounts, according to Us Weekly. And their moving captions are sure to make anyone emotional.
In addition to posting several photos of her niece on Instagram, the Sister Sister alum posted an emotional message in tribute to the life Alaina led. Tamera wrote:
Additionally, Adam took to Instagram to share a tribute for Alaina, who was 18 years old. His caption wasn’t lengthy, it was still short, sweet, and moving. He wrote:
Their tributes come a day after the unfortunate news that Alaina had died as a result of the tragic shooting. The husband and wife pair previously confirmed the news to People with a statement that read:
Prior to this news, Tamera and Adam had asked their followers for prayers and any information relating to Alaina. The Real host was previously in contact with her niece’s suitemate, Ashley, who tweeted that Alaina was still missing after attending an event at Borderline Bar & Grill, which is where the shooting took place.
On Nov. 8, hours after the tragedy occurred, Tamera’s twin sister, Tia Mowry, acknowledged the event by tweeting, “Woke up shocked. Please pray. Please pray. I am numb.”
She also posted a photo of Alaina on late Thursday evening on Instagram. Tia wrote, “Our sweet Alaina. We are broken. Our hearts are broken. We love you.”
This is understandably a very difficult time for Tamera, Adam, the Housley family, and all of the family members of the victims. If you’re looking for a way to help out, there are plenty of ways that you can get involved from anywhere in the country in order to help those affected by this tragedy.