Tia Mowry-Hardict is headed back to television. The actress’ pilot Instant Mom has been picked up by the network for 13-episodes. The show will be the first scripted series for NickMom and will then repeat on Nick at Nite. Instant Mom ( the show’s working title) was created by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler. The […]
Tia Mowry sat down TheBump.com for an in-depth interview about her pregnancy.In this cute and candid interview, Tia discusses how she found out she was pregnant, how her brother Tahj reacted, what letter the baby’s name will begin with and more. Check out the full interview below.
The Bump: How did you find out you were pregnant?
Tia Mowry: I knew something was going on when I didn’t get my period, so I went ahead and took a pregnancy test. I was so excited when I saw the positive sign that I couldn’t stop jumping up and down and crying. I actually was working in Atlanta at the time, so I was away from my husband [actor Cory Hardrict]. I called him right away, but he was in such shock that he didn’t believe me. I took a picture of the test with my phone and sent it to him for proof!
TB: How did you spill the news to your family?
TM: After I called Cory, I called my mom, dad, brothers and friends immediately. They were thrilled! It was really important for me to tell my sister in person, though. I wanted to see her expression when she heard the news. I had to wait two weeks until I got to see her, and believe me, it was hard to keep the news from her for that long! It wasn’t just hard for me, but my parents and brothers had to keep it hush-hush too. They were all so relieved once Tamera knew and we could all share our excitement.
TB: Do you know baby’s gender?
TM: It’s a boy! I needed to know the gender — I couldn’t wait to find out until birth. It was actually pretty funny because we were first told that there was an 85 percent chance that the baby was a girl. But during another ultrasound, the doctor said, “Wait a minute! That’s definitely a boy!” Luckily, we hadn’t bought anything for the nursery. The whole gender debacle is still in the back of my mind, so our nursery is a neutral pale yellow and buttercream, just in case!
TB: We have to ask — will the little guy’s name start with a “T” too?
TM: The tradition in our family is for the baby’s first name to start with the first letter of the father’s name. So his name will start with a “C.” His middle name will start with a “T,” though. We couldn’t let him get away without it!
TB: What have you been most surprised by throughout your pregnancy?
TM: I had no idea I would be this tired! I’d love to get 15 hours of sleep each night, but that’s not realistic. I can’t take the usual energy boosters I’m used to — coffee, energy drinks, etc. I take naps as often as I can, which is pretty hard since I’m still working. Eating greens has helped a little bit, but I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I’m going to be tired.
TB: Have you received any great parenting advice?
TM: When you’re pregnant, you get so much advice that it’s completely overwhelming! Even strangers come up to you and share their two cents, and I’m like, Um, I didn’t ask! Of course, any advice is still helpful. But one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is to never be afraid of asking for help. That’s really hard for me because I’m so used to doing everything on my own. Parenting is going to be hard, especially since I’m going back to acting on my show, The Game. It’s going to be a challenge, but I know I can do it — I’m just going to take it one day at a time.
TB: Are siblings Tamera and Tahj [of Smart Guy] excited to be an aunt and uncle?
TM: Yes! Tahj was almost crying when he got the news, and Tamera is obsessed with my belly! Whenever we see each other, she never stops touching it! She told me she has dreams about him all the time.
TB: What are you most excited for about life with your son?
TM: I’m a kid at heart, and I can’t wait to relive my childhood through my son. I’m talking all the good stuff like going to the park, the zoo and, yep — eating cotton candy and ice cream. I can’t wait to live life through his eyes. I have so much love to give and can’t wait to share it with my son.
TB: We couldn’t help but notice your recent Demi Moore-inspired photo op. What inspired you to go public with a nude pregnancy pic?
TM: I’ve had a lot of friends who’ve gone through miscarriages, which made me realize that being pregnant and having a baby is a real miracle. I wanted to celebrate the whole experience of being pregnant. Time goes by so fast, and I wanted to capture this moment and celebrate its beauty. I feel sexy, empowered and strong being pregnant! I feel like I can do anything.
For more on the Tia Mowry and her sister Tamera, tune into Style Network’s new series Tia & Tamera Take 2, which starts airing in August 2011.
Actress Tamera Mowry and Fox News‘ Adam Housley got married in front of crowd of more than 300 guests at a vineyard on May 15, in Napa Valley, California. The couple looked dazzling as they posed for pictures after the ceremony. Tamera wore a strapless gown by designer Carolina Herrera.
The couple is currently honeymooning in Athens.
Check out some of the pictures from their wedding below.
Photos taken by Jose Villa
Sister Sister star Tia Mowry,32, and her husband Cory Hardrict, revealed their baby’s gender to Just Jared. The couple announced that they are having a baby boy!
“Tia and I are very excited to be bringing life into this world,” Hardrict, 31, says. “Just thinking about my child coming here brings a tear to my eyes and I will try to be the best father in the universe!”
According to UsMagazine, Mowry’s pregnancy will be documented by the Style Network for a show to air later this year.
“We are both so excited to be parents,” the couple told Us in a statement. “We have been wanting this a long time!”
Mommy-to-be and The Game star Tia Mowry recently sat down for an interview with Billy Bush of Access Hollywood. In the interview, a very pregnant Mowry dished on her pregnancy, baby names and what people think the sex of the baby is.
In the interview, Tia revealed that she decided to shy away from using a “T” name for her baby like her parents did with her and her other siblings.
“Actually, we’re looking at ‘C’ [names] – for Cory. That’s my husband,” the former “Sister Sister” star told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Monday.
Tia and Cory hasn’t learned the sex of the baby, but all bets seem to be on a boy if left up to her friends.
“Everyone has been saying, ‘Boy! Boy! Boy!’ just by the way I’ve been carrying,” she said. “No one has said a girl. So, I can’t wait to find out who’s inside!”
The Game stars Pooch Hall & Hosea Chanchez show off their playful and seductive style in a new spread for Source magazine. The spread, which was presented by 1800 Tequila, features both actors in a black & white spread with two female models. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot below.
Shot and directed by Andrew Georgopoulos Check out more on www.AJG1985.com
The Game pulled in 7.7 M viewers on its BET season premiere. And even though actress Brittany Daniel was in the season opener, you might not see as much of her character “Kelly Pitts” as the season progresses. Daniel dished on how she felt about being dropped froma series regular to recurring status.
Brittany on how many shows she will be doing
What’s different for me is I was a series regular before and now I’m just a reoccurring character on the show. We did 13 episodes and I’m just contracted to do six. Another change is that we’re shooting in Atlanta and that’s different. [The Game was previously filmed in Los Angeles.]
Wow, that’s really disappointing. Did the powers that be tell you why they reduced your role?
I wasn’t happy about it, I wanted to do all the episodes but I think it was a financial thing. So I think the biggest difference for me between working for CW and BET is on the CW I made more money [laughs]. But the reason I came back to do the show is that I love the show. And I love, love the people that I work with so even though it came down to [my reduced role] I had to be supportive of the rest of the cast. I know me not showing up would affect a lot of story lines differently so I decided to be a team player anyway.
Are there any other changes in having The Game going from a network to a basic cable channel?
We’re shooting thirteen episodes at one time. So we’ll be finished with shooting thirteen episodes in a month and a half. The first day of my shooting day I did a scene from the last episode. Then after lunch you might be shooting a scene from the first episode. So that was really challenging to keep up with where you are in the story from hour to hour.
Whoa. Really? Most dramas and sitcoms take several months to shoot a whole season worth of shows.
It was challenging and weird doing it this way. Because when I was shooting an episode a week I had a whole week to absorb what my character was going thru. And I would get very connected to the character, because I’d be living it. But now it’s like, ‘Oh now I’m doing the very end of the season with all this dramatic stuff going on but we haven’t done all the scenes prior so I don’t really know where I’m at.’ Or I’m mentioning a character, like Tasha’s boyfriend and I haven’t even met the actor who plays him yet. I don’t even know who he is and I’m already talking about him. But I told myself, I’ll just do the best I can. That’s all you can do—the best you can under these circumstances.
Because of your work in The Game and the black films you’ve appeared in, I hear your co-workers on the The Game say you have an inner black girl…
[Laughs] I have people come up to me and ask you really date black men don’t you and I say I do [Daniel is currently dating Keenan Ivory Wayans] and they say I can tell. And my cast members always say, ‘Oh Brittany is black, she is a sister.’ It’s so hilarious. I always end up working on African American productions. I worked with the Wayans on two movies [White Chicks and Little Man, I did The Game for a few years, and when I did Skyline Donald Faison is my boyfriend. It happens so many times.