American actress and producer Tia Mowry is ending her marriage to Cory Hardrict after 14 years. On Tuesday, the Sister, Sister star took to her Instagram to share the news.
Tia Mowry and husband Cory Hardrict are calling it quits after 14 years of marriage.
The couple have split after 14 years of marriage, according to a statement shared by Tia on Oct. 4. “I have always been honest with my fans, and today is no different. I wanted to share that Cory and I have decided to go our separate ways,” she wrote alongside a black and white photo of the couple. “These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children.”
She added, “I am grateful for all the happy times we had together and want to thank my friends, family and fans for your love and support as we start this new chapter moving forward in our lives.”
In divorce papers filed on Oct. 3 and obtained by E! News, Tia cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for separation. She also requested for legal and physical joint custody of their children—son Cree, 11, and daughter Cairo, 4—and asked to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support, citing a premarital agreement.
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Tia first met Cory when he appeared on a 1996 episode of Sister, Sister. The two started dating in 2000, when Tia had wrapped her popular sit-com with twin Tamera Mowry. At the time, Cory was trying to break out in Hollywood while working part-time as a K-Mart security guard.
“That’s when I was just grinding man,” the actor recalled to Global Grind in 2015. “I was waiting on a bus stop—after I shot my first film. Her sister and her drove by, they saw me waiting and asked to give me a ride. I was embarrassed. I was downtown. They gave me a ride and we were friends ever since. They took me to Inglewood, so that’s how that relationship started.”
The two tied the knot on April 20, 2008, after eight years of dating. They renewed their vows in 2013 during a romantic beach ceremony in Malibu, Calif.
Earlier this year, Tia celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary with a sweet tribute to Cory, writing on Instagram, “I’ve loved you for 22 years and I’ll love you for a million more.”
Prior to the news of their split, Mowry shared two cryptic Instagram posts about love on social media.
In a tweet hours before their split was made public on Tuesday, she wrote, “I am love. I will only choose to see love. I hope you will too.”
On Sunday, Mowry shared another tweet about needing to be understood.
“Reminder: You are enough. You deserve love. And you deserve to be understood for who you truly are,” she shared.
Mowry and Hardrict opened up about making their marriage work during an appearance on People the TV Show! In February 2021.
“A lot of people, they ask Cory and I, like, ‘What makes your marriage, you know, a great marriage?'” Mowry said. “And if I’m being really honest with you — and we’ve been doing this for years — we don’t focus on specific gender roles.”
“Meaning the women should just do one thing and then the men should just do one thing,” the actress explained. “It’s a team effort at our house.”
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Sources: E! News, PEOPLE, ET
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