Tia Mowry’s got a brand new role! If you’re around my age (I’m still a hot, young 20-something *winks*), then you grew up watching “Sister, Sister,” living through all the teenage angst Tia and her identical twin, Tamera so expertly displayed. Seven years after we said goodbye to our favorite set of twins since The Olsens, Tia introduced us to “Med School,” aka “Melanie Barnett–” her “bipolar” football wife character who carried BET’s “The Game” to success for five fan-obsessed seasons.
Now Tia is embarking on her first new role since leaving The Game as “Stephanie” on Nickelodeon’s new shot, “Instant Mom”. “Stephanie,” a non-cooking food blogger has just married a man who has three children. She draws on her own experience as mom to adorable two-year-old son Cree for inspiration. “I feel like I am a fun, energetic, sassy mom. I’m not your traditional mom. I am applying that to my role–being fun and nurturing.”
And the role of playing mom to teenagers instead of toddlers is teaching her a thing or two as well like how to tell your kids little white lies to keep their innocence. “What’s interesting is…I feel like I have fast-forwarded what I will be going through in a few years, like dating, lying to my kids for the first time about certain things like Santa.”
But what is going to set “Instant Mom” apart from all the other family shows on TV right now? Tia says, “I think the concept of the show is amazing. You don’t really see a lot of blended family with African-Americans. It’s really cool to see something very relatable. You hear a lot about women getting into relationships with men who [already] have kids.”
Check out our chat with Tia about her cooking impaired character and some of her very own best dishes!
Check out some Tia inspired dishes below:
Tia’s Best Non-Vegan Dish:
With a look of longing in her eyes, Tia detailed her favorite “former fat girl” dish, “Pasta baked with mascarpone cheese, all different types of cheeses, tortellini pasta with cheese in it!”
Tia’s Best Vegan Dish:
“Quinoa with bok choy, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, garlic, sesame oil, sea salt and pepper…”
Tia’s Guilty Pleasure Dessert:
Quinoa bar [she knows it sounds gross], but when they infuse it in agave and cacao, it’s delish!
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Check Out This Gorgeous Gallery Of Tia & Tamera’s Best Looks!
1. Tia In Purple
Tia is rocking this long purple dress and has spiced it up with some plain black pumps.
2. Tamera In Black
This short, black, revealing dress compliments Tamera's figure perfectly.
3. Tia In A Silver Skirt
These three colors, turquoise, coral and silver, are paired beautifully on Tia
4. Tamera In A Formal Long Pink Dress
Tamera looks beautiful in this formal pink gown
5. Tia In A Long Silver Gown
This long, silver gown, looks stunning on Tia
6. Tamera's Short Pink Dress
Pink is definitely the color for Tamera! This short, pink dress, with a turquoise belt looks great on her
7. Tia In A Sparkling Black Dress
This black, sparkling dress with a plunging neck line looks spectacular in Tia.
8. Tamera's Short Tan Dress
Tamera's short dress looks great with some flare at the bottom!
9. Tia's Purple Halter Dress
This tight, halter, purple dress brings out the best in Tia's body.
10. Tamera Country Style
Tamera looks beautiful in her white dress and brown boots resembling a country theme.
11. Tia's Simple Sparkling Dress
Tia looks very elegant in this short sparkling dress, filled with all different colors.
12. Tamera's Striped Dress
This striped dress on Tamera looks simple and cute!
13. Tia's Short Blue Dress
This long sleeve, blue dress, looks chic and simple on Tia.
14. Tamera's White Dress
Tamera looks sophisticated and sexy in this mid-length white dress.
15. Tia Baby Bump
Tia is rocking her baby bump with this maroon dress and black jacket.
16. Tamera Baby Bump
These bright colors look great on Tamera as she rocks a baby bump.
17. Tia's Summer Outfit
We can barely see the baby bump under Tia's cute, summery outfit.
18. Tamera's Cheetah Leggings
Tamera is sporting her animal print with a cute pair of cheetah leg gins.
19. Tia In Winter
Tia looks cozy in winter while pregnant!
20. Tamera In A Black Lace Maternity Dress
Tamera looks beautiful as she rocks her baby bump and this lacy black dress.