Tia Mowry shared a little insight into her life just days before filing for divorce.
On Oct. 4, the actress announced that she and husband Cory Hardrict had split after 14 years of marriage, writing on Instagram, "These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children."
Though she did not give a reason to the split in her statement, Tia did speak about the importance of focusing on herself during Variety's Power of Women red carpet on Sept. 29.
"It's self-love," she told Access' Zuri Hall, when asked about her "glowing" appearance. "I'm really, really just focusing on setting boundaries."
Reflecting on how she handles boundaries, the Sister Sister star confessed, "I'm in my forties and I'm just now learning."
And what message does Tia want other women to know? "All of you ladies out there, no matter how old you are, start now," she expressed. "It's really given me peace and joy."
For Tia, her journey to motherhood was also an enlightening experience. As the mom of Cree, 11, and daughter Cairo, 4, explained, "I've had infertility issues so it was very challenging for me for both of my children," she shared. "It was very empowering because I never gave up. I worked really, really hard. I had faith and I now have two beautiful children."
She continued, "The challenges and the struggles women go through giving birth is a miracle," adding that she feels "like a lioness" as a mom.
Tia went on to say that her focus and priority is "just protecting my children," noting that she hopes to instill good work ethics in them by "being an example."
"I think that's what's most important," the cookbook author explained. "Children learn through observation and if they can see that mommy works hard and goes after her dreams…you can do anything."