After finalizing her split from her former spouse, Cory Hardrict, Tia Mowry celebrates her freedom.
The actress embraces a new chapter as the legal separation from her husband of over a decade is officially concluded. The ex-couple first met in the movie “Hollywood Horror” set in 1999 and tied the knot in 2008. They share two children, Cree and Cairo.
Tia Mowry Finds Empowerment As Divorce From Cory Hardrict Is Finalized
After a long and emotional journey, the mother-of-two took to social media to express her empowerment and growth following the divorce’s finalization. In the reel, she uploaded videos of herself dancing in different moments and outfits as Dj Mimo Prod’s “Family Affair Vai No Tira E Bota” played in the background.
Across the clip, she added a note that read, “This is your weekly reminder to dance it out 💕.” The star looked extremely happy to be finally free and expressed as much in the caption, writing:
“Celebrating myself today and everyday because I am powerful, kind, creative, and all the things that make me, me!”
She encouraged her female fans to take a moment to celebrate themselves, stating, “Ladies, it’s easy to celebrate those around us, but never forget yourself because YOU are amazing. Do a little dance for yourself today because you’re a badass!”
In the , fans expressed their love for Mowry and encouraged her to keep going, like this user who noted, “Keep doing you. Much ❤️❤️.” Another person wrote, “Go head @tiamowry with your bad self 😍. Celebrate yourself 🙌 very deserving 🔥🔥.”
A third described her video as “So cute 🥰,” while a fourth stated, “You are amazing, and thank you!” A fifth admired her fashion sense, writing, “I love that you try all the styles.”
On Monday, US Weekly announced that they had finalized their divorce after 15 years of marriage. Although details of the dissolution have not been publicly disclosed, documents obtained revealed that the estranged couple “entered into a written agreement regarding their property and their marriage or domestic partnership rights, including support.”
It was also observed that their custody arrangement remains the same, as they had previously agreed to joint physical custody of their two children, son Cree and daughter Cairo. In an exclusive interview with the publication in November 2022, Mowry spoke candidly about her challenges divorcing Hardrict.
She described the process as “very difficult” and emphasized that it required great strength and resilience. According to the 44-year-old, focusing on self-improvement and self-care was vital to reaching a place where the decision to end the marriage became clearer.
“I feel like when you continue to work on yourself and work on yourself and work on loving yourself and valuing yourself and having self-worth, the decision becomes easier,” the “Sister, Sister” alum stated.
‘Twitches Too’ Star Redefines What Success Means In The Wake Of Her Divorce
During an episode of “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna,” the actress spoke with hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb about the end of her marriage to Cory Hardrict. As reported by , during the interview, she shared a new perspective on the dissolution of her relationship, stating that she did not view it as a failure.
She then explained, “I look at it as like a curriculum when you’re in college or high school. You’re learning; you’re growing; you’re evolving; you’re creating.” The “Seventeen Again” actress also reflected on the positive aspects of her marriage to the 43-year-old.
She expressed gratitude for the two “beautiful, amazing children” that they created together and likened the end of their relationship to graduation or celebration after completing a curriculum. “At the end of that curriculum, there’s a graduation; there’s a celebration,” the “Baggage Claim” guest star shared, adding, “So that’s basically how I’m looking at it now.”
She also emphasized the importance of considering happiness, growth, and fulfillment when evaluating the success of a marriage. In her view, too many people equate a successful marriage with longevity alone when other factors are equally important.
She believes the key to a successful marriage is not simply “staying in something” but prioritizing one’s happiness and well-being. “Really, again, are you happy? Because life is concise,” she added.