Tammy Hembrow looks like a caucasian woman with her long blonde hair and that Australian golden tan. However, not everyone is what they look like on the surface level.
Tammy Hembrow is of Australian and Trinidadian descent. While her father is a Caucasian Australian, her mother is from Trinidad and has a few different ethnic backgrounds. This means Tammy Hembrow is a person of color. It has been pointed out that her children have black features like their grandmother.
Scroll down to read more about Tammy Hembrow’s parents, her sisters, and her kids.
Tammy Hembrow’s Parents
While Tammy Hembrow does not look like a person of color on the surface, she certainly has the DNA of different races running through her blood. However, she does take after he father a bit more when it comes to skin tone.
Tammy’s father is Mark Hembrow. He is an actor, writer, musician, and has also produced and directed some work. He was born in Australia and his mother had her own daytime television show call Living Graciously.
Despite working in the entertainment industry, Mark Hembrow did not have a lot of money and the Hembrow family lived in what many would describe as poverty. In early 2020, Tammy revealed that her family didn’t have any money for the majority of her childhood.
This was all revealed during an episode of their podcast Hanging with the Hembrows. She said that they had a bathtub outside of their house where they would clean all of their clothes. Elaborating, Tammy states that they had to boil water and carry it out in buckets because they didn’t have hot water.
When their mom met and moved in with their step-dad, things got a lot better. However, that was when Tammy was almost highschool aged.
Tammy’s mother, Nathalie Stanley, is from Trinidad and Tobago. She is half-black but Tammy hasn’t said what other ethnicities her mother is. Trinidad and Tobago is a very multicultural country so it’s no surprise that her mother comes from many different backgrounds.
Even though Tammy does a lot of vlogs for her YouTube channel, her mother doesn’t like to appear in them. She is a very private person. However, one time Tammy did manage to get a video of her mother and it was in that video that she revealed she doesn’t know her mother’s dad.
You can watch Tammy Hembrow’s ‘Meet My Mum’ YouTube vlog below.
The Hembrow Sisters
While Tammy and her sister Amy don’t look like they have diverse ethnic backgrounds, that can’t be said of some of her other siblings.
Amy Hembrow is the oldest sister of the group and she looks a lot like Tammy. She has long blonde hair and looks like a real-life Barbie doll, much the same can be said about Tammy who is the youngest of her full siblings.
It is their middle sister, Emilee Hembrow, who looks a lot more like their mom and a lot more like she has a diverse ethnicity. Her hair and skin are both of a darker pigment much like her mother’s.
The same can be said of Tammy’s half-siblings Starlette and Ava Thynne. The two youngest girls both have dark hair and features more in common with their older half-sister Emilee than with Tammy and Amy.
Tammy Hembrow’s Children
Even though Tammy does not look like she is mixed race, it seems to be more evident in her children. While they both have lighter skin tones and blonde hair like their mom, they have some features that make them look like they have multiple ethnic backgrounds.
The father of Tammy’s children is Reece Hawkins who is an Instagram personal trainer who rose to fame when he started dating Hembrow. They were engaged but split in 2018 after having two children, Saskia and Wolf, together.
It is Saskia who has had her black heritage shown more in her features. This is something that many fans have pointed out when coming to Tammy’s defense for speaking her support of the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.
While she acknowledged her privilege to be a person of color with light skin, it does not change the fact that she is a woman from multiple ethnic backgrounds. It’s just not something that people ever see when looking at her on a surface level.