Despite divorce, Tia Mowry considers her 14-year marriage a success: ‘Life is short’
In many ways, Tia Mowry feels far from perfect, but as she heads into her second month of divorce proceedings, the 32-year-old mother of two is still finding a way to laugh about her challenges.
Mowry has just turned back from a trip to see her daughter’s soccer game to share with her friends about the ups and downs of her first year as a single mom to a 6-year-old boy.
“He’s a constant source of joy and laughter with his silly and fun personality,” Mowry said. “We love going to his soccer games and we still have a great time together even with the distance.”
It is hard to describe the feeling of having someone who supports you and loves you and, at the same time, who cannot be there for the rest of your life.
Mowry, an artist and entrepreneur, found this out the hard way in March, when her estranged husband, Steve, a computer programmer in his 30s, filed for divorce.
She says being able to see her daughter, who is now 8, is her real reason for coming to the courthouse to ask a judge to grant her a temporary restraining order.
“It’s just very sad to see your child separated from you, and I am not even a mom,” Mowry said. “I was not a mom until I was a mom, so to be able to see my daughter and just see how much she is growing into a wonderful little person is very, very special.”
It is a process that has taken her over two years.
Mowry filed a suit in March, claiming Steve never lived in her home and she is entitled to half of an agreed $25,000 in equity in her Santa Cruz beach house. She also wants the couple to share the expenses of her trip to see the girl.
Her attorney, Mark Wainwright of Santa Cruz, is scheduled to make his closing argument on Nov. 18, two months after the couple were separated for