‘The Game’s’ Tia Mowry Gears Up For First Child
First Published: January 31, 2011 3:17 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Tia Mowry, star of the successfully revived sitcom “The Game” on BET, is pregnant with her first child, and she says that she’ll be starting a new tradition when she names her baby with husband Cory Hardrict.
Instead of opting for a name that starts with “T,” a tradition used by the Mowry parents who named all their children, including Tia’s twin sister Tamera, with a “T” name, Tia is going for a different letter.
“Actually, we’re looking at ‘C’ [names] – for Cory. That’s my husband,” the former “Sister Sister” star told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Monday.
Tia doesn’t yet know the sex yet of her unborn child, but she’s had plenty of people offering their opinions.
“Everyone has been saying, ‘Boy! Boy! Boy!’ just by the way I’ve been carrying,” she said. “No one has said a girl. So, I can’t wait to find out who’s inside!”
While motherhood is coming up, right now, Tia is busy filming “The Game,” which premiered to 7.7 million viewers in its recent Season 4 premiere, becoming BET’s biggest debut ever for a scripted series.
The ratings are a real thrill for the star. The CW originally axed the show after three seasons, and Tia credits the fans, who hit the Internet to bring the show back.
“The reason why we are back is because of our fans,” Tia said. “It’s all because of the fans.”
The show, which follows Tia’s character Melanie, who is thrust into a new life as her husband becomes a professional football star, also has help from its executive producer, Kelsey Grammer.
“Kelsey’s been great,” Tia said of their big boss’ support. “He’s showed up on set several times. He’s been a part of the casting process and all that stuff and he’s such a great, cool, laid back guy.”
“The Game” airs on BET on Tuesdays at 10 PM.
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