Mowry and Hardrict, 28, were engaged on Christmas Day, 2006. Of her relationship with Hardrict, Mowry once said, "Cory and I, we really built a foundation for ourselves. He's my best friend. We work really hard at balancing our schedules. A perfect example -- I had a really hard day at work the other day, and he surprised me with flowers and then a romantic dinner. We've been dating seven years, and we still do stuff like that. We let each other know, 'Yes, we're working hard, doing what we've got to do, but I love you.' He actually coached me for The Game, pushed me to go out for it. I didn't think I could do it. It was such a different role for me, I really had to work hard."
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I guess she did, considering she went behind her sister's back (Tamera, had originally auditioned and snagged the role of Melanie Barnett first after winning over the producers) and auditioned for the role leaving producers with the difficult task of choosing which twin to give it to. It eventually worked out for best because needless to say, Tia most definitely owns that role in every way.