Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict initially met in 1999 on the set of the indie film, Hollywood Horror, and they began dating in 2000. Eight years later, the couple got married in April in an outdoor ceremony with 170 family members and friends surrounding them. While the couple celebrated 14 years of marriage in April 2022, Mowry announced that the couple is divorcing on October 4th, 2022.
Why Did Cory & Tia Split?
Via a post on Instagram, Mowry shared: “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. These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children." Following the announcement, Hardrict and Mowry have remained amicable and have nothing but positive interactions online. While many people are hoping for reconciliation, Mowry seems to be at peace and happy with where their relationship currently stands.
While Hardrict has faced cheating allegations, their divorce filing lists irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. Hardrict has also responded on Instagram to fans’ claims that he was unfaithful with, “Lies!”
Co-Parenting When You’re Getting Divorced
Mowry and Hardrict have two children, Cairo and Cree. The two are currently co-parenting and claim that co-parenting is going well. In a 2020 interview with People magazine, Mowry said that her parenting philosophy was to “lead by example, love unconditionally, and do your best while forgiving yourself.” A key part of co-parenting is to give yourself grace and forgive yourself and your co-parent as this philosophy posits.
Navigating the divorce and sharing custody and parenting responsibilities can be complicated and often requires an adjustment period for both parents and children. In addition to giving yourself grace, divorcing parents can also co-parent well if they:
- Create a plan. While you may still be working out the terms of your divorce and child custody arrangement, you should still create a co-parenting plan that works for you both during the divorce.
- Get support from parents and siblings. During and after your divorce, you will need emotional and physical support. Family and friends can help you adjust to your new living situation and manage the transition. Whether they help with getting your child to school or extracurriculars or act as a listening ear for you or your kids, you need a support network.
- Focus on your why. While you and your co-parent may not always see eye-to-eye, you can likely agree that your children are your priority. By focusing on your love for your children, you both may find it easier to bite your tongue, let things go, and work together.
- Set boundaries or ground rules. Establishing rules concerning how you want to resolve conflict, behave in front of your children, manage drop-offs, handle calls/texts when your child is with the other parent, etc. can make co-parenting easier. To help with your boundaries and ground rules, you might consider using a co-parenting app that store your ongoing communication, manage your shared calendar, and more.
- Don’t solely focus on the negatives. Co-parenting during or after your divorce won’t always go smoothly, but don’t get bogged down by what goes wrong. Also, avoid focusing on the negatives of your relationship with your co-parent. In acknowledging what is working and times that you both manage problems and co-parenting well, you can reduce your stress and minimize tension and conflict.
- Be honest with your children. To help your children adjust, be honest about what will and won’t change as you navigate your divorce and co-parenting. Kids often have a lot of questions and concerns about why things have to change as well; explaining why as well as modeling how to emotionally navigate the split can help your children with the adjustment period.
- Embrace change. Change can be daunting, but it can also be beneficial. Don’t be afraid to try new things, start new traditions, or break away from “doing what you’ve always done” as you navigate co-parenting.
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