Sister, Sister Star Tia Mowry Is Engaged
By Michelle Tan
Originally posted Sunday January 21, 2007
Actress Tia Mowry got engaged to her boyfriend of six years, actor Cory Hardrict, on Christmas day, she tells PEOPLE.
"He surprised me in front of my entire family," says Mowry, 28, who starred with twin sister Tamera on the 1994-1999 WB series Sister, Sister and is now on the CW comedy The Game.
"I knew something was up because he came over to my parents` house and he was acting strange. He went to the bathroom three times in 10 minutes and he was sweating profusely. I was like `Cory, are you okay?` "
Turns out, acting funny was Hardrict`s master plan. "He`s a jokester," says Mowry, who costarred with Hardrict, 27, in the independent film Hollywood Horror. "He had given me a card and it read, `I love you, blah blah blah.` And he said, `Tia, I just want you to know that I want to be committed to you, and with this promise ring I want to let you know that I love you and I want to work towards the near future.` "
Only instead of a ring, Mowry`s little brother came over and handed her a piece of paper that said "Psych!" while Mowry`s other brother queued up the Jagged Edge song "Let`s Get Married."
Hardrict then got down on one knee and gave Mowry a diamond ring he`d designed himself. "He was crying, I was crying," says Mowry, who hasn`t set a wedding date yet. "It was just one of the best moments of my entire life."
Tia Mowry Counts On Her Sister as Wedding Approaches
By Elaine Aradillas
Originally posted Tuesday April 01, 2008
In less than three weeks, Tia Mowry will marry her longtime beau Cory Hardrict in a Santa Barbara ceremony – and she`s getting some support from twin sister Tamera as the big day approaches.
The pair, who costarred as teenagers on TV`s Sister, Sister, have spent hours planning for the April 20 nuptials.
"Tamera has been so supportive during this time because she knows things can get overwhelming for me," Tia, 29, who now costars on CW`s The Game, tells PEOPLE. "From planning and throwing the shower, to coming to my dress fittings, she has been by my side."
Mowry`s bridal shower was an intimate party for a dozen family members and friends at the Whiskey Blue in Los Angeles on March 14. Tia`s favorite colors, pink and purple, were everywhere – from the pink champagne to the purple orchids. The menu included her favorite foods: pizza and sushi.
Tia`s Game colleagues, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Brittany Daniel, have helped Tia celebrate her upcoming nuptials both off and on the set. "Today at work, she was screaming at the top of her lungs. She was so excited," Daniel said.
At the shower, Tamera presented her sister with a homemade scrapbook – complete with photos and invitations – documenting everything throughout the engagement. Said Tia: "There`s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister."