Tia Mowry still considers her marriage a success, even though she filed for divorce last month from Cory Hardrict. The actress even plans to continue her marriage. “friendship”Hardrict continues to co-parent their two children with Hardrict. Mowry has publicly shared the reason why she’s ending her 14 year marriage, and it’s something we can all learn from.
‘It’s About Self-Love’
In a Recent interview with Jenna Bush and Hoda Kotb TodayThe Sister, SisterStar opened up about the reasons her 14-year marriage ended.
“I knew [it was over] when I really started to focus on my happiness,”The actress agreed. “I feel like women, we tend to focus on everybody else’s happiness, making sure that everybody else is OK—meaning our children, our friends, our family.”
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Mowry said that her decision was ultimately based on caring for herself. “At the end of the day, it’s about self-love,”She was silent.
“When you start to really work on yourself, love yourself, know your value and know your worth, then all of a sudden, there’s this awakening. And it’s not easy. It’s a hard journey, but at the end of the day, I feel like it is so, so worth it.”
What Really Matters ‘Your Peace, Your Joy, And Your Happiness’
Apparently the loss of two family members also put Mowry’s happiness into perspective. Mowry lost her grandmother and her twin sister Tamera Mowry’s niece, Alaina Housley, in a short amount of time.
“I feel like when I started to, again, like I said, focus on myself, but there was this sadness,”Mowry made the comment. “And I knew that life is short. I had actually lost my grandmother. We had lost Alaina Housley. And both of them at the same time,”She said.
“There was just an ‘aha’ moment in me where I said, ‘You know what? We need to tap in, see what’s really going on with your happiness. Life is short. Let’s go. Let’s start working on you and really focusing on what really, really matters here, which is at the end of the day, your peace, your joy and your happiness.’”
Hardrict filed for divorce on October 3rd. The actress publicly announced on Instagram the news that she and Hardrict were divorcing.
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Even though their marriage is over, Mowry and Hardrict will remain friends as they co-parent their two children, Cree, 11, and Cairo, 4.
Mowry described the split as, “These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children. I am grateful for all the happy times we had together.”
While divorce is often viewed as something negative, Mowry’s take on her own experience is such a refreshing reminder that putting yourself first doesn’t always mean you’re selfish.