Cree,1, is the miracle of Tia and Cory Hardrict that almost never was. ‘The Game’ actress recently opened up about her experience with endometriosis that nearly ruined her chances of having kids.


“I was 27 years old when I was diagnosed with endometriosis,” said Tia. “Endometriosis is an abnormal growth of cells from the lining of your uterus that appear outside of the uterine cavity. The uterine cavity is lined with endometrial cells, which are under the influence of female hormones. So, the growth of these cells outside of where they are supposed to be was causing the pain [during menstrual cycles]– and it was a condition that could potentially prevent me from having children. I was devastated.”

In all of her devastation, Tia managed to pick herself up and consult a doctor about a surgical procedure that could possibly cure her of the abnormality. As she explained, “The operation was successful, however, two years later the pain returned. Devastated, the doctor suggested another procedure along with seeing a dietitian. After the second surgery and determined to not have a third, my friend and costar Brittany Daniel from The Game told me about a diet called The Body Ecology Diet. This was a diet that helped reduce inflammation in the body, which is one of the major symptoms of endometriosis, by limiting sugars and carbs. Focused and determined, I stayed on this diet for one year and guess what, I got pregnant!”

And now? “My little boy Cree Taylor Hardrict is here — the love of my life and my little miracle.” Cree is Tia and husband Cory Hardrict’s first child.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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