Sister Sister's Tia Mowry defends weight: 'I'm not pregnant, I'm happy'

Published Wednesday, Dec 9 2015, 14:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Tia Mowry-Hardrict has shut down bodyshamers, saying she's happy with her size and loving life.

The former Sister Sister star told HuffPost Live: "I am not pregnant, I am just happy. I've gained these extra 10 or 15 pounds because of my cooking show. Honey, I eat my food and everything."

Tia Mowry spotted leaving The Huffington Post
9 Dec 2015

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Tia, now 37, rose to fame as a teenager opposite twin sister Tamera in Sister Sister. These days she hosts a Cooking Channel show called Tia Mowry at Home and lives with husband, actor Cory, and their son Cree, born in 2011.

"I'm just enjoying life and when I want to drop the pounds, I will, but right now I'm happy with who I am," said Tia. "But it is a form of body shaming, I will say that, and it's pretty unfortunate. And the reason why I say that is because I think we live in a society that is so obsessed with being perfect, it's almost like what Beyonce said - I love her, I'm obsessed with her - she has a song where she says, 'Perfection is like a diseaseā€¦ why can't we just be us?'"

Tia said she wants everyone to be more supportive of each other when it comes to things like religion, sexual preference and body types. "We need more support with body images, especially with women, showing that all sizes are beautiful. We all need to be a little more supportive of each other. I think if we start there, we'll see a difference."


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