Tia Mowry, who announced in October that she and husband Corey Hardrict are engaged Separation After 14 years of their marriage, she can pinpoint the moment she knew her marriage was in trouble.
During a visit to TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, “sister, sister” said the “awakening,” as she put it, came after a change of perspective.
“I knew when I really started focusing on my happiness,” she said Nov. 16 on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. “I feel like a woman, we tend to focus on everyone else’s happiness, making sure everyone is okay — our kids, our friends, our family.
“But at the end of the day, it’s about self-love. When you start really working on yourself, loving yourself, knowing your worth and knowing 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’s Well, so it’s worth it.”
Morey and Hardrict, who share two children Cree, 11, and Cairo, 4, married in 2008. According to court documents obtained today, Morey filed for divorce on Oct. 3, citing irreconcilable differences.
Announcing the split on Instagram in October, Mowry wrote, “I’ve always been true to my fans, and today is no different. I wanted to share that Corey and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Mowry wrote. “These decisions are never easy, nor are they without sadness. We will maintain a friendship because we share our beautiful children. I am grateful for all the happy times we have had together and want to thank my friends, family, and fans for your love and support as we begin this new chapter moving forward in our lives.”
On the day, Mori said to bear the death of her grandmother and her twin sister, Tamera Mowry – Housley’s niece, Alina Hosleyrespectively, also contributed to her decision to put life into perspective.
“I feel like when I started, again, like I said, focusing on myself, but there was this sadness. And I knew life is short. I really lost my grandmother. We lost Alina Hössley. Both at the same time,” she said.
“There was an ‘aha’ moment inside of me where I said, ‘You know what?'” We need to take advantage, and find out what’s really going on with your Excellency. Life is short. Let’s go. Let’s start working on you and really focus on what really matters here, which is at the end of the day, your peace, your joy and your happiness.”
Morey credits therapy with helping her make this huge life change. “I was in therapy too. I’m a huge fan of therapy. It was all of it together that gave me that ‘aha’ moment,” she said.
In the end, Morey said that she does not view her relationship with Hardrict as a failure.
“My marriage was a success,” she said. “I look at it as a curriculum when you’re in college or high school. You learn, you grow, you develop, you create. Cory and I have been able to create some amazing, wonderful kids. At the end of that curriculum, there’s graduation, and there’s a celebration. So that’s the way it is.” Which I’m looking at now mainly.
“And I feel like… when (people) look at marriage, success equals longevity. But, at the end of the day, are they happy? Are they thriving? Are they growing? I feel like that’s what’s most important. It’s not about staying in something.” Ma because no matter how long you stay in this situation equals success. It’s really, once again, Are you happy? Because life is really short.”
During appearance on TODAY In October, Maury Housley said she would support her twins no matter what.
“I support it,” said Morey Housley, 44. “Whatever she wants, the Mowrys have her back.”
This article was originally published TODAY.com