Tia Mowry hid in the bathroom from her family and drank wine


We’ve all done what we can to get through quarantine with a fraction of the sanity we went into with. Some have doubled their exercise routine, some have baked up a storm, some live in a constant state of denial – and then there’s Tia Mowry who hid in the bathroom just to get away from her family. Tia, who is stuck at home with her husband, Cory Hardrict, and two kids, Cree, eight, and Cairo, two, is desperately trying to find some time by herself. So she locked herself in the bathroom with a glass of wine for a few moments of peace.

A DIY getaway! Tia Mowry had to get creative when she needed some alone time from her husband, Cory Hardrict, and their two children amid the coronavirus quarantine.

“I locked myself in the bathroom with a glass of wine,” the Sister, Sister alum, 41, exclusively told Us Weekly in a recent episode of Quarantine Confessions while promoting her line of vitamins, Anser. “There’s a picture of me on Instagram with a glass of wine. I was hiding from my children and my husband. So there have been many of those moments.”

Mowry shared that she’s been indulging in wine while in self-isolation to the point where she gave herself consistent heartburn. However, she’s cut back on her consumption in recent weeks.

“Let’s just say I had to order another box of wine,” the Family Reunion star admitted. “I do about half a bottle every other day, so that should tell you. But I have slowed down. I have said, ‘You know what? Only on the weekends, because that acid reflux.’ But when [we] first started this quarantine, I was like, ‘Oh, my God, Tia.’”

[From Us]

Both CB and I have said a few times now that we are so grateful to be quarantining with teenagers and not small children. In the first place, teens don’t need to be entertained, they can occupy themselves, so it’s a lot less work for me. Secondly, teens don’t always want to hang out with their parents and quarantine has made my teens and my friends’ teens seek us out. It’s been kind of nice. But it’s nice because it’s not constant, like I am sure a two-year-old’s need to be with mom would be. And even with teens, I didn’t realize how much I needed some time to myself until I went to the store alone the other day and took the looong way home. Like three, four miles out of the way route home. I could totally see Tia trying to escape by any means necessary.

As for Tia ordering “a second box of wine”, I admit, I imbibed more than usual the first two weeks of lockdown. I rarely, if ever, have liquor during the week, only some wine with dinner but at the start of quarantine, I found myself settling with a finger of scotch with dessert (oh yeah, I also leaned into desserts). Like Tia, my health brought that to an abrupt halt. For me it was menopausal migraines that caused me to cut out all alcohol for weeks at a time. I think in an effort to cope with lockdown, our first inclinations were to go for normal comforts like a glass of wine or chocolate and such. But those things are generally comforting because we have them rarely. Once they become constants, they aren’t comforting anymore. So we’ve had to find something else. I replaced them watching too much TV, but I’ve soured on that. So now I’m looking for my next vice. Tia’s been crying a lot lately, “due to feeling ‘overwhelmed’ by her new environment.” I might give that a try – crying myself out until I need a nap. I’m open to suggestions.

And just a reminder that Tia’s IG is fun to follow:

Photo credit: WENN/Avalon and Instagram

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  1. Erinn says:

    We’ve been drinking more too. I think most drinkers have been. It’s largely a case of “well, guess we’re home for the night” since we don’t have our normal routine. But for us, the only time I got a little beyond buzzed was my birthday – I’d gotten a sparkling wine and holy hell, was that easy to drink. More often than not, it’s just a beer with supper.

    Mind you, neither of us are locking ourselves in a bathroom and camping out away from each other, either. I can’t imagine that’s a super healthy coping mechanism.

    • Kriseth says:

      I’m living with my boyfriend and his kids (12,16) and most days its a struggle as they have not learned what chores are and their father is too afraid to ask them to do anything. So when I’m tired of cooking and cleaning, I take some time to read on the balcony with my dog and a glass of wine.

      Don’t know if it’s healthy, but it definitely takes the edge off.

      • Yup, Me says:

        Wait, you’re in quarantine cleaning up after grown ass kids that aren’t even yours?! What’s your boyfriend doing? Seems to me like the parent who didn’t do his job should be shouldering the bulk of that burden while you and doggy chill.

  2. McMom says:

    I have the same issue with acid reflux, which is why I mostly drink rose. Even so, I’m going through as many bottles of Tums chewables as I am wine.

  3. Lizzie Bathory says:

    If I had that bathroom, I’d lock myself in, too. Jesus!

  4. Stacy Dresden says:

    Solid move

  5. paranormalgirl says:

    It’s actually not a bad thing, professionally speaking. We all need time to ourselves, some more than others. As long as it’s not an entire night in the bathroom and distancing from family in other ways as well, it can be beneficial. I’ve instituted my private hot tub/personal time. Every night from 6:00 – 7:00 is my time alone. It works, I’m refreshed, and I’m ready to have dinner and movie time with my family.

    • Embee says:

      Glad to hear you affirm this, professionally. I still work, and get home around 4:30 or 5. I’ve instituted a rule that I get a half hour transition time when I get home. I don’t necessarily have to be alone but if you’re with me you must be quiet and not ask me for anything (food, to edit something, my advice, and especially NO POLITICS). Sometimes I take a walk but just as often I make some tea and sit or lay down in the quiet. It feels essential.

    • Mara says:

      One hour of quiet bath time every evening sounds lovely

  6. lucy2 says:

    I have bathroom envy, that tub and shower are nice!
    Her kids are really cute, but I don’t blame her one bit for needing alone time, and not just once in a while.

  7. Slowdown says:

    Although I am really not enamored with the idea of showing your kids on social media, that photo of the little one playing with pads had me laughing out loud. I still remember thinking that tampons were big cotton buds for ear wax removal!

  8. Nev says:

    Love her and her sister hahahah

  9. kimberlu says:

    would rather smoke a sativa bowl and do a project ….not into alcohol or hiding in the bathroom…thank God for rec states!!!!!!

  10. LunaSF says:

    I’m not a drinker but I’ve been leaning on weed more than usual for stress, sleep and boredom. I’m with my husband and 1 year old and it’s intense! I would kill for a grandma to
    Come stay with us for a week but that’s far off. Currently my husband is holed up in the other side of the house because we’ve already gotten in each other’s nerves! I just found out a good friend ended his 15 year marriage a few weeks ago and my neighbor and his bf of almost three years broke up last week. Quarantine is tough on relationships! I’ve been talking to some good friends of mine that are married and it seems like everyone’s been fighting a lot more than normal. It sucks!