Tia Mowry, Cory Hardrict Announce Divorce After 14 Years: 'These Decisions Are Never Easy and Not Without Sadness' [UPDATED]

Cory Hardrict and Tia Mowry attend the 3rd Annual MACRO Pre-Oscar Party on February 06, 2020 in West Hollywood, California.
Cory Hardrict and Tia Mowry attend the 3rd Annual MACRO Pre-Oscar Party on February 06, 2020 in West Hollywood, California.

Updated on 10/6/2022 at 4p.m. ET: Both Cory Hardrict and his soon to be ex-sister-in-law Tamera Mowry-Housely are speaking up in the wake of the news of Hardict and Tia Mowry’s impending divorce.

As the news came as quite a shock to many, some took to Cory’s official Instagram page to claim that the breakup had to do with alleged cheating on his part, according to CNN. Not one to let an unfounded rumor slide, the Brotherly Love actor hopped in the comments to silence all talks of any cheating, writing simply: “LIES.”

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Elsewhere, during an appearance on the Today With Hoda and Jenna on Wednesday, Tia’s twin sister Tamera shared words of support for her during this difficult time. There in promotion for her new book, You Should Sit Down For This, she explained:

“I support her. So whatever she wants, the Mowry’s have her back. I love her dearly. She is strong, but I know right now she just kind of just wants to, you know, just kind of process it all, take it all in and be a little private about that,” she continued. “And as a sister, you know, I’m just going to respect that.”

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The Root is sad to share that Tia Mowry and her husband, Cory Hardrict, have announced their split after 14 years of marriage.

The news, which was first reported by TMZ and later confirmed in an Instagram post by Mowry, comes as a surprise to many online who have long been rooting and supporting the couple, especially after their “How They Met” story was shared on the first season of the hit OWN show, Black Love in 2017.

“I have always been honest with my fans, and today is no different,” Mowry captioned in a post of her and Hardrict. “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. I am grateful for all the happy times we had together and want to thank my friends, family and fans for your love and support as we start this new chapter moving forward in our lives.”

Per official court documents obtained by TMZ, Mowry cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce and has asked a judge for “joint physical and legal custody” of their children. The couple share both an 11-year-old son Kree and four-year-old daughter Cairo. Additionally, Mowry also desires for the judge to “terminate the court’s ability to give spousal support to either” as they have a prenuptial agreement in place. The pair wed in 2008.

Here’s hoping that this next stage in life for Mowry and Hardrict continues to be smooth and peaceful for everyone involved.