Tia Mowry is finding inspiration in unexpected places when it comes to shedding her baby weight.
The sexy actress, who gave birth to son Cree Hardict two years ago, opens up to Us Weekly about the difficulties she faced getting her body back, and which celeb mom she looks up to.
“Hilary Duff!” says Mowry, shouting out her fellow child star and new mom. Duff has famously struggled with her post-baby pounds and is vocal about the pressures put on women in Hollywood. She is one of the rare stars to take a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss.
“I remember when I had my baby. I was looking at everybody like ‘Damn, how are they on the beach after two months in a bikini? What the hell are they doing?’” the 34-year-old actress says. “I went to my OB because I thought something was wrong with me, because that’s all I would see! And she said, ‘No, honey, that’s fine.’”
She adds, “I think if you ask any pregnant mom, they’re like ‘I want my body back,’ but it takes time.”
“There’s a lot of pressure, especially when you see people like Claire Danes and Megan Fox,” adds twin sister Tamera Mowry, who also recently gave birth to her first child, baby Aden.
She adds, “at first you’re shocked. You’re like, ‘My body’s completely different.’ Your boobs are in your face, you have stretch marks, you have curves that you never had before.” Luckily, Tamera’s man doesn’t mind a little bootyliciousness. “My husband said, ‘Happy girls are pretty girls,’ and he keeps telling me that. Enjoy the phase that you’re in. I’m enjoying it!”
We think both Mowry sisters look better than ever. And besides, no matter what’s going on below the neck, no skinny actress can compete with those killer smiles!