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“My mom inspired me and at a very young age. I was shuffled off to Paris because that seemed like an easier life than living in St. Louis and being teased or heckled or whatever because you look different and your mom looks like that and your dad looks like that and where is your dad does he live with your mom, what’s going on, you’re kind of a freak. So I went to Paris at 13.” Kimora on her mom being her inspiration

“I am very fortunate that I have such close relationships with both of my daughters,” Tina tells momlogic. “I not only enjoy a really great friendship with both my girls, but also a close mother-daughter bond as well” Tina Knowles speaks about the relationship she has with her daughters Beyonce and Solange

I don’t know if I ever realized it. My mom used to always tell me, “You don’t know how big a star you are….” -Brandy speaks about her mom Sonja

“Growing up, my mom was a bit of a hippy,” Nia says of her mom. We’re originally from Brooklyn and we spent a lot of time in Iowa, and my mother was all about the Afro. I have pictures of me as a young girl with an Afro. I was taught to be proud of my blackness, proud of my hair, proud of who I am in my organic, raw state.”

And what is true for my mom is that she does anything for us and her grandkids. All they have to do is look at her with sad eyes and she’s done for.” Michele Obama moved her mom into the White House to help raise her two children.

On top of that, she cooked me a lot of raw vegetables and raw salads and proteins — and it worked! I also drank a lot of water.”~Christina on her mom helping her to lose the baby weight

“My mom and dad were the foundation for what I am today,” she says. “They made me proud to be an achiever. They were very positive thinkers. No matter what, the door was always open for me.” ~Vanessa on her parents being her foundation.

“My mom always said, ‘Beauty is what you do.”~Halle Berry on her mom’s definition of beauty.

Actress Paula Patton and her mother

“When I was about 9, an elderly woman came up to me, crying, and said, “I want you to know that you touched me.” My mother later told me that God had given me a gift.” Fantasia on her mother’s guidance at an early age

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