Tia Mowry Celebrates Son Cree’s 13th Anniversary With Instagram Tribute

Tia Mowry Celebrates Son Cree’s 13th Anniversary With Instagram Tribute

Tia Mowry is officially a mother of a teenager!

The Family reunion alum, 45, posted a sweet tribute to her son Cree — whom she shares with ex-husband Cory Hardrict, along with daughter Cairo — on Instagram for his birthday on Friday, June 28.

“Everyone move aside, we have a TEENAGER in the house! Congratulations, Cree! 🎉 I can’t believe my baby is growing up so fast,” the actress began captioning a carousel of photos and videos.

Mowry further praised Cree’s character: “I am blessed to have such an intelligent, hilarious and loving son.”

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Tia Mowry and her son Cree.

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“Watching you grow into the amazing young man you are today fills my heart with so much joy. I love you with all my heart and am so proud to be your mom. Here’s to many more incredible years! 💖,” her caption concluded.

The photos and videos in her tribute post proved just how funny and caring Cree is. Mowry included footage of her son dancing in his pajamas as a child, along with a video of him as an adult.

In the more recent clip, he tells the camera that his younger sister, Cairo, 6, is “lucky that I love her very much” because she almost stepped on a beloved pair of sneakers he was wearing.

“Send a prayer my way. I’m going to look like the mukbang people after they eat,” Cree told the camera in another video of him sitting in front of a plate of fried chicken and waffles topped with ice cream.

Tia Mowry’s son Cree.

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Mowry told PEOPLE exclusively in April that Cree is interested in mukbang videos, in which people film themselves eating a large amount of food.

“Cree really loves mukbangs. He’s on YouTube and he loves Asian culture and Asian cuisine, so he watches a lot of those videos and learns about different recipes,” she said.

“We love to eat out together – just him and me sometimes, or we’ll go with Uncle Tahj because he also loves anime and Asian culture – and we’ll just explore different types of delicacies and food. He loves doing that and he also loves basketball,” she added, referring to her brother Tahj.

Tia Mowry and her children.
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Mowry’s Instagram tribute to Cree also included a photo that proves the newly minted teen has been interested in all things food from a young age. In the throwback snap, the mother-son pair can be seen baking cookies together in the kitchen.