July 16th, 2012
10:31 AM ET

Tia and Tamera dish on high school bullies, pregnancy

Any proper child of the ‘90s will remember Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley of “Sister, Sister” fame.

The former child stars gained popularity as actors on the series, which was about long-lost twins who meet as teenagers, but "Sister, Sister" didn't have the same effect at their school.

“Our experience as actors in high school wasn't really the best experience," Tamera told CNN. "I think a lot of the time kids automatically assumed that maybe you think that you're better than they are because you're on TV. And we had big curly hair and buck teeth at the time so they called us the ‘Buckwheat Twins.’”

Tia added that she'll never forget the time another student "screamed down the hall and he said 'Your show sucks!'"

"Just like that, out loud, in front of all the kids," she recalled. “And I said you know what, I'm sick and tired of this; I'm finally going to say something. And then I turned around and I said, 'Well, the checks don't,'” she laughed.

The twins have done a lot of growing up since their high school days. They’ve both gotten married, and they’re building families. They have also been involved in several projects since “Sister, Sister,” including Tia’s recent role on BET’s “The Game," and their reality show on the Style Network called “Tia & Tamera,” which is currently in its second season.

Tia has a young son named Cree, and Tamera is expecting her first child, so the twosome also had plenty to say about pregnancy.

“I took three pregnancy tests just to make sure,” Tamera said. “I took a picture of it on my phone and I texted the picture to [my husband] Adam, and I said ‘Happy early Father’s Day.’ The thing is, after 30 minutes I never got a phone call!” She said she had to call him and prompt him to look at his phone, but when he did finally get the message, he was very excited.

Tia and Tamera also took the time to answer some of your iReport questions. Watch the video above to see them discuss why they would win a cage match with the Olsen twins, and you'll also hear them bust out in a stellar duet.

Our next iReport interview is with actress Jennifer Grey, and you can submit your video questions for her and other upcoming stars on our iReport interview page.

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  1. hoo

    you didnt have to post it there...its been all over the universe for days now. duh

    July 19, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. sargent regulation...

    did the firm reminder blog come out last night...where's sargent regulations and rights...

    July 19, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. ALERT

    that person who reminds us everynight that we better be on our best blog behavior? i think shes here..
    everybody duck!

    July 19, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. love these girls...

    they remind me of how sweet i am....

    July 19, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. enjoyingthejourneys

    Reblogged this on Enjoying The Journeys.

    July 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 0036

    get the magic of it now right?

    July 18, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. there.

    get mad and jab me all u want..your not a t. xo. mtgs all day.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Successful

    I agree these ladies are strong and i feel very business minded also. they wll be successful

    July 18, 2012 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. The Troll

    trolls are "stuck people", whether it be in their lives or something they feel has caused them to be " stuck". they emotionallly give up...they are conditioned to hurt but yet at the same time have no guts.

    some help themselves, some need help, some do nothing but blame others or use the famous lame excuse of that is who i am. you could try to reach out to a troll and say i'm here..he or she will still troll you.

    trolls hurt people however one has to feel sorry for a troll..many get out of it with the right person or people, or medical attention. there are still many who do not help themselves which is the sad part of a trolls life.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Troll

    trolls are "stuck people", whether it be in their lives or something they feel has caused them to be " stuck". they emotionallly give up...they are conditioned to hurt but yet at the same time have not guts.

    some help themselves, some need help, some do nothing but blame others or use the famous lame excuse of that is who i am.

    trolls hurt people however one has to feel sorry for a troll..many get out of it with the right person or people, or medical attention. there are still many who do not help themselves which is the sad part of a trolls life.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. laurie

    perfect example of smarts and beauty!...

    July 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. anna

    i love these 2 gals..there are pretty, smart and know what they are doing...nice to see some ambition from young women

    July 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. PINKY

    not exactly sandra dee folks ....more pinky tuscadaro and the fonz....that's more like it
    these 2 are just meatball problems that could be in loov.

    July 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. guido

    are you sure this so called troll ain't in love with our sandra dee? ... lookin more like it....

    July 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tinky Winky

    i see so by feeding the none troll that keeps him or her there..

    In my world we simply call it playing...duh

    July 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. tinkerbelle

    keep feeding the trolls they keep comming back. starve them and they go away.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • tez08

      Trolls will always be lurking in the shadows until you say something worth trolling.

      July 17, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Tinky--papi chill out.

      your troll analysis will be with me forever! here we go again:

      a troll is insecure so therefore it has to troll to feel secure. if a certain troll i am aware of could talk in person instead of having cnn slugfests.. that would be a secure move for the troll thereby the 1/4 of a troll could understand.

      July 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Adam

    Everyone stop what you're doing and listen to what these C-list celebrities have to say! It might be important!

    July 17, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. new term

    Its not called bullying no more its called trolling. lol

    July 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. richard

    yep grown up and hopefully will continue to be great gals...its nice to see this instead of bimbos.

    July 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. great news

    refreshing to see stable young gals.

    July 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Michael Boddie

    Dang CNN, will you let me post anything? It's not that serious.

    July 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Terri

    They are so cute. I love their chemistry. This was a good interview, they seem very down-to-earth and real.

    Only watched their show a couple times though.

    July 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Observer

    refreshing to see two well adjusted and beautiful young women doing the family thing well. Best to them!

    July 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Solo

    These two are a joke.

    July 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. رهملا لتيليدلب

    More teen girl prgnancy? Dear West, please tell daughters to keep leg closed. Their already too many fat little crusaders running around. Our woman be to chaste to get caught up in such way.

    July 16, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • tez08

      More like your women are ugly so you keep them covered, and you lust after white girls.

      July 16, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • sheshe

      Its pretty obvious you cannot read...these are adult married women. Dear East: stop making jihadist.

      July 16, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • رهملا لتيليدلب

      I have very much sorries! You are corrected! I am so tired from chasing my cow down the dirtied street that I have forgotten the manners and where I have left thems! Your womens are very beatable and I especially likes the S l y S a g g i e T i t t i e s ! ! ! Have yourselfs a wonderful day! I will re-blog this on PipeBombGoBoom.Com!

      July 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • رهملا لتيليدلب

      Last one not me. Though I am agree that you're women be highly beatable.

      July 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • andilayne

      These are grown women...not teenaged girls....both are married.

      July 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • tez08

      Silly camel jockey. Go hump your camel.

      July 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beachy

      dear retard whoever you are...first of all you have to admire these girls..they actually got married first and now raising their families....and secondly before you post a comment, please learn how to write and use proper grammer ...you are truly a disgusting pig.

      July 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Gelana

    Nice one Tia.

    July 16, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |

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