Old School Celebs Share Unforgettable Memories About Their Mothers

Posted On : May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day to all of our ILOSM mothers out there! In honor of Mother’s Day we wanted to share this quick list with you of a few Old School entertainers who have great memories and/or pics of their mothers on this day. Here we go, first up is actress, Vanessa Williams and her Mom…

Actress Vanessa Williams and mother Helen Williams attend a signing for their book "You Have No Idea" at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Vanessa Williams and mother Helen Williams attend a signing for their book “You Have No Idea” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California.

Vanessa Williams and her mother, Helen Williams
Vanessa Williams and her mother, Helen, are looking lovely. Vanessa said that her Ugly Betty character “Whilemina’s” no-nonsense attitude came from her mother. And that iron will and attitude is what helped Vanessa recover from the Penthouse Magazine scandal that ironically launched her career – when she was forced to give up her crown as the first African-American to hold the title of Miss America.

She said she’s always loved that her mother gave her the hardcore truth and after the scandal her mom told her she was “too trusting [of others] just like her Father,” (referring to Vanessa was talked into doing the Penthouse spread by those she trusted, only to immediately realize she’d “made a mistake”)
[Source: npr.org]

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