Setting the record straight on HuffPost Live, Tia Mowry dismissed rumors that she is expecting a second baby with husband Cory Hardrict, saying she is just happy and not pregnant.
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“I am not pregnant… I am just happy.” Mowry said, explaining that she gained 10 to 15 pounds because of her new cooking show. The mother of one said she often reads comments aimed at her weight including a recent one that advised her to lose some pounds.
The Tia Mowry at Home host said that she felt the comments she received on social media are a form of body-shaming. “I'm happy with who I am,” she said adding she is enjoying her life and that she need not be reminded to lose weight. “But it is a form of body-shaming, I will say that, and it's pretty unfortunate.” Tia Mowry has been plagued with pregnancy rumors for months.
In July, the actress shared an Instagram photo of a pregnancy test with the words “just fat” on it. “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 the caption.
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! ❤️ A photo posted by tiamowry (@tiamowry) on
Mowry believes our society’s obsession with being perfect has influenced the way people perceive beauty, and she thinks it has to stop.
She called on her critics and urged everyone to stop picking on other people’s weight, and instead embrace all body shapes and drop the conventional standards of beauty presented by the media.
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“We need to be more supportive with body images, especially women, showing that all sizes are beautiful,” Tia Mowry explained. “I’m talking about in magazines, advertisements, in regards to what’s sexy and not sexy. We all need to be a little more supportive of each other.”