Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley post touching tributes to late niece Alaina

Remembering their loved one. Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley shared emotional tributes to honor their late niece Alaina Housley after she was killed at the age of 18 in the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday, November 7.

“Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks. I’m still in disbelief,” Mowry, 40, wrote on a gallery of photos of Alaina on Instagram on Thursday, November 8. “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.”

Adam, 46, also posted a series of photos of his niece on Instagram Thursday, writing, “My sweet, sweet … Alaina. Oh how I miss you. Oh how I miss u. #heartbroken.”

The couple confirmed Alaina’s death with a statement to Us Weekly on Thursday. “Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” the statement read. “Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.”

Mowry’s twin sister, Tia, reacted to the sad news with a tweet on Thursday. “Our sweet Alaina Housley is gone. We love you,” the former The Game star, 40, wrote. “We are devastated.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Tamera Mowry-Housley and her family arrive to the Los Angeles premiere of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 12: Tamera Mowry (L) and Adam Housley attend the Mack, Jack & McConaughey charity gala at ACL Live on April 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley attend 19th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Adam Housley, Ariah Talea Housley, Aden John Tanner Housley, and Tamera Mowry at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' at Regency Village Theatre on September 16, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley (L) and her Husband Adam Housley (R) attend the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 24: (L-R) Adam Housley, Aden John Tanner Housley, Tamera Mowry and Ariah Talea Housley attend Safe Kids Day at Smashbox Studios on April 24, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 24: Journalist Adam Housley (C) and Tamera Mowry-Housley (R) attend Safe Kids Day 2016 presented by Nationwide at Smashbox Studios on April 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Safe Kids Worldwide)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Adam Housley, Aden John Tanner Housley, Tamera Mowry and Ariah Talea Housley arrive at the 7th Annual Milk + Bookies' Story Time celebration held at California Market Center on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 04: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, 'The Real' talk show co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley, daughter Ariah, 8 months, son Aden, age 3, and husband Adam meet Princess Tiana on March 4, 2016, at Epcot theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mowry-Housley enjoyed attractions at Walt Disney World with her family during a break from speaking at Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. The ninth annual event, taking place through March 6, is a career-inspiration program for distinguished high school students across the U.S. (Photo by Kent Phillips/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley attend the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards at Paramount Studios on February 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Tamera Mowry-Housley, den John Tanner Housley and Adam Housley arrive at the premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' on November 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 4: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Adam Housley, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict pose with sons Aden Housley and Cree Hardrict at Tamera Mowry-Housley's baby shower at Casa Del Mar on April 4, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 4: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Tamera Mowry-Housley (L) and Adam Housley attend Tamera Mowry-Housley's baby shower at Casa Del Mar on April 4, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Tamera Mowry (L) and her Husband Adam Housley (R) attend NBC-Universal's after party for the 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: Actress Tamera Mowry and journalist Adam Housley attend The Actor's Fund 2014 The Looking Ahead Awards held at the Taglyan Cultural Complex on December 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
Actress Tamera Mowry and television personality Adam Housley arrive at the Alliance For Children's Rights 18th Annual Dinner Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on March 10, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Actress Tamera Mowry and reporter Adam Housley arrive at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley (L) and TV personality Adam Housley attends the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 24th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' at Century Park on June 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for EGPAF)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, son Aden Housley and husband Adam Housley arrive at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 24th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' at Century Park on June 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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Earlier in the day, Tamera and Adam tweeted that they were searching for Alaina after her suitemate Ashley told The Real host that she had been the “only one unaccounted for” from their group of friends following the tragic incident.

Adam spoke out about Alaina’s character in an interview with Entertainment Tonight following the news of her death. “She was an incredible, beautiful girl who didn’t hurt anybody, and was excited to go to Italy for a program overseas,” he said. “She was a good girl … Really good girl … “She helped people, she was always there. She volunteered, she coached soccer. She was just a good human being.”

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