The co-host of “The Real” is remembering her her deceased niece on Thanksgiving, two weeks after 18-year-old Alaina Housley was killed in the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
The former “Sister Sister” star took to Instagram page to pay tribute to her niece, one of 12 people murdered by a deranged gunman who then took his own life.
Missing you Lai Lai,” she wrote in the photo on Instagram page. Mowry Housley’s husband, Adam Housely also remembered his late niece, who was just 18 years old, on Instagram with the same photo.
Never thought we’d be here. Never thought we’d be together in this way. The hurt has been eased a bit by the warmth. We stand with so many of you as #alainasvoice pushes us to make this world a better place. We’ve always been that way, but now we have an angel…as do many of you…fighting against violence of all types….hurting people of all walks. May your #thanksgiving be filled with warmth. Swipe for more pics #thehousleys #enough.
In a separate post, Mowry thanked her husband for his support and resilience.
“Thankful for you and our family. You have been my rock. Thankful for your faith in God that inspires me to keep my faith,” she wrote. “Thank you for calming my nerves in the middle of the night. Thank you for loving me through it all. I love you. #happythanksgiving.”
After news of the shooting broke, Mowry-Housley and Housley sadly confirmed that Alaina was among the dead.
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. 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. 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. You are gonna make one gorgeous angel. My heart and prayers are with every victim of this tragedy.