She says that longetivity in a marriage doesn't mean success and you have to asses your happiness and growth in a relationship.
The common perception is that a divorce suggests a failed marriage, however, there is a different perspective to look at it. Marriages are based on companionship and love. Ending them doesn't necessarily mean that you have failed. Tia Mowry, the Sister star, recently announced her divorce from her husband Cory Hardrict. Her 14-year marriage has ended, but she doesn't think it was a failure. She recently opened up about her divorce in an interview with TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. She explained, "My marriage was a success. I look at it as like a curriculum when you’re in college or high school. You’re learning, you’re growing, you’re evolving, you’re creating. I was able to create with Cory some beautiful, amazing children."
I promise Tia and Corey will be okay and are probably better off 😕 One… of the most mature and self aware things you and your partner can do is not hold one another back in a relationship that is not working anymore, regardless of time 🤷🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/lO5Krw4V8D— Youtube: Keeping It A Buck W/ B (@Bringitbrat_) October 5, 2022
She added, "At the end of that curriculum, there's a graduation, there’s a celebration. So that’s basically how I’m looking at it now." Mowry added that in marriage people often think that "success equals longevity." However, she thinks that time doesn't matter and that it is important to think about whether you are growing and are happy in a relationship. She added, "It’s not about staying in something because however long you are in that situation that equals success. It’s about really, again, are you happy? Because life is really short."
Mowry can identify the exact moment when she knew that it was time to end it. She said, "I knew when I really started to focus on my happiness. I feel like women, we tend to focus on everybody else’s happiness, making sure that everybody else is OK." She adds that everything starts to change when you start focusing on yourself. "It’s a hard journey, but at the end of the day, I feel like it is so, so worth it," she said.
She announced the split on Instagram alongside a black and white photo with her ex-husband. She wrote, "These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children." She further added that she is always "grateful for all the happy times" she has spent with Hardrict but now is ready for a new chapter in life.
Mowry added that losing her grandma and her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley's niece, Alaina Housely forced her to put life in perspective. She said, "There was just an 'aha' moment in me where I said, ‘You know what? We need to tap in and see what’s really going on with your happiness. Life is short. Let’s go."
Tia Mowry said her marriage was successful, but it ended because she had evolved. She spoke about divorce being a “graduation” not a failure, that success in a marriage is not about longevity but if two people are happy together. That message is gonna save some lives for real.— KAYA NOVA (@thekayanova) November 17, 2022
Mowry's perspective on divorce is a hopeful one and many of her fans agree. A person wrote on Twitter, "I think that may be the first time I’ve heard someone champion solitude and partnership at the same time, and that’s beautiful. Because more of us need to know we get to evolve in and out of love. And that endings of things also represent success too."
Another shared their own experience, "By quitting my marriage, I became a better mother because I was now happy. My ex became a better father. We were successful at co-parenting. 22 years after the divorce we are still friends."