Tia Mowry Shared a Heartfelt Message About "Recovering" from Divorce

"Divorce isn't a place where we arrive, it's entering a new chapter in life."

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Tia Mowry is sharing a powerful message as she reflects on her divorce from fellow actor Cory Hardrict. While the split was officially finalized in April 2023, Mowry called the experience of processing everything after signing the paperwork a "whirlwind journey." Mowry and Hardrict were together for 14 years and share two children, a 12-year-old son named Cree and a 5-year-old daughter, Cairo. She opened up about how she felt like she had to "recover" after the divorce and how she's turning her focus to being a mother in the wake of her separation.

“Recovering from a divorce feels like a whirlwind journey," Mowry said during a video montage shared on Instagram that showed her at a photo shoot and dancing behind the scenes. “I found out through the process that divorce isn't a place where we arrive, it's entering a new chapter in life with many nuances, and no one-size-fits-all handbook."

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She went on to say that she's been facing a combination of feeling relieved and other emotions pertaining to her children and being a mother. She noted that while people are becoming more open about divorce, the emotions that come with it are often something people keep to themselves.

"One moment you're relieved, feeling like you've conquered something significant, then suddenly emotions hit you all over again,” she added. "It's a side of divorce that isn't often discussed, especially when there are kids involved."

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For anyone looking for tips, Mowry shared that she's been exercising, journaling, and meditating as well as going to therapy. She also noted that moms may feel added pressure to be role models and explained that self-care is important, too.

"You strive to be a role model, teaching them resilience and self-care. You try different things to soothe and release emotional buildup. Exercise, journaling your thoughts, meditation, and seeking therapy to cope with the breakup and the dreams you had for the future," she finished. "For anyone who’s going through this, I would love to hear your experience. Share your story because there’s power in dialogue."

She concluded with. “As women, we take our power back by sharing our stories and bringing any deep shame we hold from this experience into the light. I love you guys, Tia.”

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Mowry first announced her separation in October 2022 with a black-and-white photo of her and her now ex-husband.

"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 on Instagram. "These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children. 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."

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