Life After The Game
Tia Mowry is on the cover of Vibe Vixen next month. She is riding high on the blessings in her life a happy marriage, young son, the success of her returning reality show Tia & Tamera and current book tours for her first book, Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another. Tia also talks about her departure from the hit sitcom The Game which airs on BET and has been renewed for a sixth season.
On Her Style Since Having Cree
It’s so funny you asked me that because Tamera just told me, ‘Your style has really changed.’ My whole thing with being a mom is that you don’t want to lose your identity; you don’t want to lose who you were before. You can still be that hot, sexy mom. If anything, I like to think I’m wearing heels even more. I didn’t wear them that much until the end [of the pregnancy], so I’m now all about wearing heels. I wear a lot of vibrant, flowy, colorful clothes, before it was edgy. I’m a mom now, but when I go out, I don’t forget who I was before.
On Basketball Wives and RHOA
I haven’t seen “Basketball Wives,” but I heard about it. I am a huge fan of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but I just think that Tamera and I have a different take on these reality shows. I remember when we were pitching our show to different networks, many of them didn’t want to pick it up because they felt like we didn’t have enough conflict. My sister and I were like, ‘We aren’t those type of people,’ so it’s all about us being positive role models. People always say it’s nice to see fresh, vibrant, funny women on television, and that’s my sister and I. That’s how our career has always been and we knew we weren’t going to change who we are for the show business, so it’s kind of something that has been accepted.
On Reactions to “The Game” this season and the show changes
I basically agree with them. I do think the show is different and it’s taken a new turn, but it’s not a new show. It is more from a drama perspective now and these last few episodes have been amazing. It’s almost like you are watching a mini-movie, and for the fans that watched it from the beginning, they can’t adjust well to the difference, but new fans love it because it’s a real show. I have to appreciate that these characters are real and they come from a realistic perspective. We talk about topics that a lot of people don’t want to talk about.
I for one will be tuning in to the second season of Tia & Tamera, it’s nice to watch and enjoy a show that is positive; although not everyone agrees – women who married first before having children, staying out of the tabloids, no drug use and drunken fights, no cursing and no bottles or punches being thrown. Just good clean television. Thanks Style Network, Tia & Tamera for showing us a winning formula.
The issue hits VIBE VIXEN‘s website Monday, June 4th.
Photography & Makeup: D’Andre Michael/Maldonado Agency