Even though he’s achieved an insane amount of success at a young age, Bruno Mars says he’d give up music to have his late mom back.
This revelation came during an interview with Latina magazine, in which Mars talked about his parents and their influence on him growing up.
He credits his mom Bernadette for giving him one of the greatest gifts in life, and spoke about how difficult things have been since she unexpectedly passed away from a brain aneurysm in 2013. “The woman who taught you to love, showed you what a woman is supposed to be; when that goes away, a little more than half your heart goes away with it.” Clearly her loss has deeply affected him, and he sees everything a little differently now.
And that’s making us feel for him so much, because losing a parent — especially one who was so influential — leaves a sadness that never quite goes away. But it seems like Mars has pushed through the pain, because his 24k Magic album is incredible — really, the best of Bruno.
And just when we thought we couldn’t love Bruno any more, he continues to hold his mom close and recognizes what really matters at the end of the day.
These are great lessons to remember: Family and friends are the most important things in life. So let’s all go and hug the ones we hold near and dear, because there can never be enough of that.
H/T: Us Weekly