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Lauren Porter
Feb, 01, 2018

Tia Mowry-Hardrict has a baby girl on the way. While she and her husband, fellow actor Cory Hardrict, and their son, Cree, 6, are over the moon about the bundle of joy she's expecting, the actress admitted that she was once weary about the idea of getting pregnant a second time around.

"I didn’t think I’d be able to have a second child, and it’s been over seven years since my first pregnancy," the actress told PEOPLE. “I put it off, but I did want to have another child.”

Mowry-Hardrict announced her pregnancy in November and had been open about her infertility struggles after challenges with an endometriosis diagnosis before conceiving baby number two. 

"I didn’t let my infertility issues define me or define what my goals were and what I wanted out of life," the 39-year-old admitted. "We did try for a long time. It was hard. But I didn’t give up."

Now that she's basking in the impending joys of motherhood again, with this pregnancy, Mowry-Hardrict is having fun with every single moment, even in her maternity fashions. 

"That said, I just feel so much joy with [this pregnancy]. Also, who knows if I’ll ever be able to get pregnant again? So I am embracing and enjoying every moment...Even with my fashion, I’m like, 'I was a fashionista before — I’m gonna still be one while I’m pregnant.' I’m not gonna force myself into pregnancy pants!"

Happiness looks great on Tia!