My mom really instilled in me that I’m beautiful and I can do anything, and I echo that now with my own girls.
Last time I spoke to my mom she called me from a pay phone, and we didn’t have the best talk. Ever since my stepdad passed away three years ago, she has been very depressed and hasn’t been herself at all.
I told my agents that I didn’t want to go on the audition. But as that was happening I called my mom, who has been watching the show from the beginning, and my mom said, ‘It’s the coolest show. You have to go.’
I’ve changed my life in a lot of ways. I’m a mom, a wife, and a Christian. Some of the things I expressed in my early 20s aren’t what I care to express right now.