Tia Mowry says she and her twin sister Tamara recently took a group exercise class taught by Richard Simmons, adding that the session was "fun" but got a little "odd" when he asked the participants about their sex lives.
The 63-year-old fitness guru is a pop culture icon who rose to fame in the 1980s. He is known for his "Sweatin' to the Oldies" aerobics videos, upbeat attitude and sense of humor, curly hair and signature workout short-shorts, as well as a slew of flashy costumes. He teaches classes at his own studio, Slimmons, in Beverly Hills, California. Mowry, 33, said the session she and her sister attended was "one of the hardest classes" she has ever taken.
"He is brutal," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith. "He is intense. But he's so much fun. He still dresses interesting. He was so much fun. You know what was really odd? He was asking everybody in the class - 'When was the last time you had sex?' I don't know why he was asking that but anyway, it was a fun class," she said.
The actress has been working out to get in shape after giving birth to her and her husband Corey Hardrict's first child, son Cree, last June. Mowry said that aside from Simmons' class, she has also been doing a lot of yoga and cycling. She made her comments on the set of a Vibe Vixen magazine photo shoot earlier this week, before her sister Tamara announced on Wednesday, April 25, that she is expecting her own first child, with husband Adam Houseley.
The Mowry twins rose to fame with the long-running 1990s sitcom "Sister, Sister" and now star in the Style network reality series "Tia & Tamera," which showcased Tia Mowry's pregnancy and weight loss struggle. The show returns for a second season in June.
Aside from her reality show, she also stars in the BET series "The Game." Her new book, "Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another," is set for release on May 15.
"I love being a mom - it's definitely the most rewarding experience I've ever had in my entire life," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "My son is my motivation he puts a smile on my face every single day - he's my joy."
"Every single day, I look at him - our son - and I say, 'Look what we did. This is a miracle.' You know?" she continued. "It's definitely the biggest gift ever - so we feel very blessed and very grateful."
Reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).