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Tia Mowry-Hardrict, the 35-year-old actress, recently revealed that she waited one year before even kissing her husband, actor Cory Hardrict.
Mowry-Hardrict has been with her husband for 14 years, but revealed that when they first expressed interest in one another she held out on getting physical with him.
"I think the one thing I did do was I just held out," she told OK! magazine during a press junket for her upcoming movie Baggage Claim. "We weren't physical, we didn't do anything for a while to make sure this was something special and this was something real. That's what we did."
Mowry-Hardrict did not shy away from admitting some details about the courting process with her husband, which included avoiding being alone and holding off on kissing for a year.
And also my husband…we courted each other for about a year. We didn't go on dates with just him and I, there were other people around," the actress revealed to OK! magazine. "We waited a year to kiss. That's basically what I did."
Although the actress has been vocal about the courting process with her husband she admitted to having some boundaries when it comes to showcasing her marriage on her reality television show "Tia and Tamera."
While Tia and her twin sister Tamera have a reality television show where their husbands often make appearances, Mowry-Hardrict explained that she and her husband would not let the world into every aspect of their lives.
"I don't like to showcase my relationship with my husband," the actress told Viva Glam Magazine recently. "I like to keep some things private."
Mowry first married Hardrict in 2008 and decided to renew her vows on a beach last April in Malibu, Calif., according to E! News. Hardrict walked toward his bride while holding the couple's soon-to-be 2-year-old son Cree, a source told E! News.
Mowry-Hardrict, who first rose to fame with her twin sister on the 90s sitcom "Sister, Sister," shared her love for her husband in a handwritten letter posted to her personal website last Valentine's Day.
"You are my soul-mate, lover, best friend, confident and the father of our beautiful child Cree Taylor," Mowry wrote in the letter that appeared on TiaandTameraOfficial.com. "Without you, I seriously don't know what I would do!"