Tia and Tamera Mowry's parents are Timothy and Darlene Mowry. Darlene Mowry is African-American, and Timothy Mowry is of English descent. As of 2015, Tia and Tamera Mowry's parents are still married.
Timothy and Darlene met in high school in Miami. After high school, they joined the U.S. Army together and soon married. Tia and Tamera were born while their parents were stationed in Gelhausen, Germany. The family moved back to the U.S. when the twins were two.
Timothy and Darlene left the Army when Tia and Tamera entered show business. Darlene became the girls' manager, and Timothy found a job as a corrections officer with the Glendale, California, police department.
Timothy and Darlene also have two younger sons: Tahj Mowry, who is also an actor, and Tavior Mowry, who played football for the University of California, Davis from 2012 to 2014.