Cousins! Actress and multi hyphenated business woman Tia Mowry recently opened up about her pending divorce from Cory Hardrict and revealing the moment she knew her marriage was over!
While referring to her marriage of 14 years coming to an end as a graduation, Tia shared her belief that marriage shouldn’t be measured by longevity to equal success. “My marriage was a success,” she said.
“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. I was able to create with Cory some beautiful, amazing children. At the end of that curriculum, there’s a graduation, there’s a celebration. So that’s basically how I’m looking at it now.@
Tia continues, “..when (people) look at marriage; success equals longevity. But, no, at the end of the day, are they happy? Are they thriving? Are they growing? I feel like that is what is most important. It’s not about staying in something because however long you are in that situation, that equals success. It’s about really, again, are you happy? Because life is really short.”
In conversation with Hoda & Jenna on the TODAY show Tia shares the very moment she knew her marriage was over. “I knew when I really started to focus on my happiness,” the said the Family Reunion actress.
“I feel like women; we tend to focus on everybody else’s happiness, ensuring that everybody else is OK — meaning our children, our friends, our family.”
Tia continued, “But at the end of the day, it’s about self-love. 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.”
She explained that her grandmother’s passing as well as the unfortunate death of her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley’s niece, Alaina made her take notice of how short life truly is.
“I feel like when I started to focus on myself again, like I said, but there was this sadness. And I knew that life is short. I had lost my grandmother. We had lost Alaina Housley. And both of them at the same time,” said Tia.
“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.”
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