July 16th, 2012
10:31 AM ET
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.
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