Tia Mowry Reveals How She’s Been Able To Find Herself Again After Being Alone For The First Time In Years
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Tia Mowry Reveals How She’s Been Able To Find Herself Again After Being Alone For The First Time In Years

Tia Mowry is in her independent woman era.

The actress and entrepreneur is basking in her new chapter as a single woman and opening up about the fundamental lessons she learned while enjoying the solitude. This instance comes at a point in Mowry's life as she goes through major changes, including the pending divorce from her estranged husband, Cory Hardrict.

Last October, Mowry filed for divorce from Hardrict after 14 years of marriage and over two decades together. Although details surrounding the couple's split were never made public, Mowry and Hardrict have remained civil as they co-parent their two children.

While attending Essence's Black Women in Hollywood celebration last month, Mowry expressed to E! News on the red carpet how the change has affected her and the power of self-love.

Tia on Being Alone and the Importance of Self-Love

In the discussion on March 14, the star revealed that since her breakup with Hardrict, this is the first time she has been alone professionally and personally in years.

Before making a name for herself by starring in various hit projects like The Gameand Family Reunion, Mowry rose to fame alongside her twin sister Tamera Mowry in the hit series Sister, Sister in the 1990s. The mother of two disclosed that the absence of her sister and a romantic partner caused her to focus on her self-love journey.

"I've always been next to someone. I've always had my sister [Tamera Mowry-Housley], side-by-side next to me and this is kind of the first time that I've ever been by myself," the 44-year-old said. "And so, I'm just really learning about myself, loving on myself and being optimistic and positive. Life is short, so just focus on the positive."

When the topic shifted to how an individual could overcome a breakup, Mowry advised others to love themselves and extend grace as they go through the process.

"I would say just love yourself. Self-love is the most important thing. Spend time with yourself, have grace with yourself," she stated.

Tia on Prioritizing Oneself Following a Breakup

This isn't the first time Mowry has opened up about her self-love journey. Last November, a month after filing for divorce from Hardrict, Mowry shared with fans in an Instagram video the three things she's holding onto as she started her new life.

The list included Mowry surrounding herself with those she loved, such as family and friends, practicing self-care mainly through exercise and meditation, and setting boundaries. In addition to the clip, Mowry also stated in the caption that it is essential for individuals to prioritize their needs because that is "where true self-love really begins."

"Through this journey of becoming my own, I don't have to be alone. Prioritize your needs with the same love and commitment you give to others because that's where true self-love really begins, " she wrote.

To this day, Mowry continues to shine her light and unapologetically live in her truth.

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