Tia Mowry Tackles Weight Gain & Pregnancy Chatter: I’m Just Happy
Tia Mowry has been forced to slam pregnancy rumors on more than one occasion, but now, the beauty is speaking out about body shaming.
During a recent appearance on HuffPost Live, the actress revealed that she is not pregnant, rather, happy.
“I’ve gained these extra 10 [or] 15 pounds because of my cooking show,” she explained. “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.”
She continued, “But it is a form of body shaming, I will say that, and it’s pretty unfortunate …We live in a society that is so obsessed with being perfect…why can’t we just be us?”
The 37-year-old added, “We need to be more supportive with body images, especially with women, showing that all sizes are beautiful. And I’m talking about in magazines, advertisement in regard to what’s sexy and what’s not sexy. We all need to be a little more supportive of each other. I think if we start there, we’ll see a difference.”
Last month, a gossip website reported that Mowry was in her third trimester. Clearly, that was false. And back in July, Mowry slammed pregnancy rumors via Instagram with a message that read:
“FYI. For all the people that think I’m pregnant. I’m NOT just enjoying life and eating and cooking some great food! Thanks again I repeat I AM NOT PREGNANT,” she wrote on Instagram, including a photo of a pregnancy test that reads: “Just fat.”
Tia and her husband, Cory Hardrict, are parents to 4-year-old, Cree.