Celebs reveal their moms’ most lovable qualities
A mother’s love may be unconditional, but not to the point of being coddling or enabling. Just like everyone else, these celebrities said, they do get their fair share of tough love from their mothers—
whether it’s about their acting skills, the projects they do, or even the outfits they wear.
After all, as they say, mother knows best.
My mother is one of my biggest critics. Every so often, she would tell me, “Edward, what you did here wasn’t so good; that take was bad; your dancing was off.” That’s tough love.
She would never allow me to look stupid, or give me false compliments. But whatever happens, she would always say she’s proud of me.
I don’t have a personal assistant, so my mom goes with me to work, sometimes. I want to leave her at home, because I don’t want her to get tired.
But, without fail, when I wake up, there’s food on the table, and my things are all ready. When I have go-sees, she gives me love and much-needed confidence.
My mom is very patient and keeps her word all the time. She’s a good critic—she’ll say if I’m doing something good or bad; she makes sure to voice out her opinion.
While she’s more conservative and doesn’t always like what I do, she will be there, anyway. I posed for sexy magazine covers back then, which she didn’t agree with. Still, she bought the magazines!
She’s not the type to open up in person, but when I go visit her Facebook page, all my photos are posted there. And when I go to her room first thing in the morning, I see her stalking me on Instagram!
She grew up in a family that didn’t have much privilege, so she made sure to teach me to appreciate even the simplest things in life, and to respect everyone around me.
I’ll always remember my mom’s protectiveness. When I was young, I used to hate it when she’d go looking for me when I was out, or when she reminded me of my curfew. I felt that she was being strict for the sake of it.
But now, I realize that what she was doing was for my own good. She didn’t want anything bad to happen to me.
My mom and I got into fights when I was younger. She’d get hurt and she would cry. But she was patient and forgiving.
My mom and dad separated when I was in Grade 4. I urged her to remarry and find happiness, but she said: “No, I’m perfectly content with having you. I’m afraid about possibly getting into a relationship with a bad man, who may end up hurting you. I’d have to kill him then.”
I see my mom as a superhero.
I have four other siblings and all of us had to be in school. My dad was ill, and my mom had no one to depend on but herself. But she carried all the weight and always gave her shoulder for us to lean on.
I think of her highly. She’s the strongest person I know.
Three things: My mom would always tend to our needs first, before hers; she treats me like a barkada; and she’s very supportive of my endeavors.
From her, I learned the importance of ingenuity. My mom’s family wasn’t well-off when she was young. Because of her resourcefulness, she was able to lift her family up. She was our breadwinner then. And as I take over that role, I start seeing myself in her.
She’s caring and very beautiful, of course! My mom was a typical housewife. She was there all the time, looking after all five of us. She cooked, woke us up, got us ready for school. She taught us how to discern right from wrong.
My mom taught me to be respectful to everyone, regardless of stature, color and sexuality, etc. She believes in good and bad karma, and so you must always do good.
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