Cory Hardrict Reveals How He Met Wife Tia Mowry While He was Struggling: 'I was at the bus stop'

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If you can handle me at my worst, then you deserve to have me at my best!

These are the benefits of dating a man with potential. Recently Cory Hardrict sat down with GlobalGrind's Blogxilla to discuss his newest movie and 15-year relationship with actress Tia Mowry. The "American Sniper" actor opened up about meeting his wife while she was in the middle of her thriving career as a child-turned-adult star, and admits he initially felt a little overwhelmed by Tia's success since he was a struggling actor at the time. Luckily, however, the 36-year-old twin actress saw something in her hubby's Cinderella beginnings that would later lead to a marriage, child and happily ever after!

Peep what Cory had to say:

On meeting Tia when he was still struggling

I had odd jobs, worked at K-Mart, graveyard shift, security. And that's when I was just grinding man. I met my wife during them days and she was with me when she was coming out of Sister-Sister but they had everything man and I didn't have anything. I had a studio apartment sleeping in the corner, no furniture. And that was almost two years.

On if some men are intimidated by successful women (What did you see in Tia?)

I think it was what my wife saw in me. She saw an honest man who had a dream and I just had a vision man. I didn't come and sell her no games like cats gotta front and be somebody they not. That's not me. I roll alone. I feel like you born alone, die alone and if not, say so. I feel like a man can just hold his own and be a man. And I don't have to play no games with nobody and she respected that and it was what it was.

I was waiting at a bus stop, her sister and her drove by, they saw me waiting and they asked to give me a ride. I was embarrassed. I was downtown. They gave me a ride and we were friends ever since. Took me to Inglewood.

So that's how that relationship started. We were friends and we just started dating and it just went from there.

Amazing! And they say successful women are intimidating. Clearly not the case here!


This actually reminds us of a chat we had with actress Tatyana Ali last year, who admitted that at her age (36), she won't date someone who is struggling in "purpose":

[On The Breakfast Club Morning Show] they asked me if I would date a struggling actor. Or somebody struggling. That's totally different. [I said 'No' but] I thought a lot about my answer after I left because I'm not a materialistic person at all.

When I say, "You have to be successful already," it's not in terms of money. It means in terms of your purpose.  You have to have come into your purpose already because I'm already in mine. So I don't see myself being with somebody who's still searching. To me, that's struggling.

Makes sense.

Check out Cory's interview with Blogxilla below:

PS- it was also revealed that Cory was on the shortlist to play the president in the Obama biopic that Tika Sumpter is currently cast in. Both the actor and the POTUS are from the southside of Chicago. That would be dope!

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