Tia Mowry bursts onto the phone, a ball of positive energy. From LA, she sounds bubbly, could even be glowing. Quite possibly, the 33-year-old mommy of Cree Taylor may still be over-the-moon about becoming an auntie.
“This is the hardest secret I have had to keep! But it’s out!!!!! I am gonna be an auntie!!!!!!!!!! OMG! Cree is gonna have a cousin!” she wrote on Twitter.
Or maybe she’s hooked on the high of Oh, Baby! an advice book about pregnancy and motherhood that hit shelves earlier this month. Within the pages, Mowry tells of her own baby-carrying journey, shares tips and pinpoints the forgotten details of when women gain baby bumps—style. It’s a dream actualized for the lovable star. ”You know how you always had a vision—well writing a book was always my vision,” she explains. “I just didn’t know what kind of book I was going to write.”
Now heading out on a book promo tour, Tia anticipates an intensified schedule while joining a long list of women who have perfected the balancing act of work and home life. “I’m the type of woman that looks up to Kimora and women that do it all.”
However, the mom-slash-wife-slash-actress kicked one main entrée off her plate: BET’s The Game.
The popular show about the lives of football players navigating the world of fame has clipped two of its leading roles (Pooch Hall will not return next season either), allowing the now budding entrepreneur to focus on other individual feats as well as projects with her twin sis. In the meantime, she still heavily supports the TV spot that seems to have lost some faithful followers. “It has different angles, different lighting, but if you dive into the story and look at the story and not what it looks like, it is still a great show and the show that it needs to be.”
She chats with Vixen about the certainty of her post-Game future, the changes in her personal style and what’s in store for this season of Tia and Tamera.–-Niki McGloster
Photography & Makeup: D’Andre Michael/Maldonado Agency
Hair: Karmin Odoms/Margaret Maldonado Agency
Styling: Misty Casseus