Gaga revealed that her family members truly know her — beneath all the stage makeup and over-the-top costumes! In fact, she said that her mother inspires her to really see the true spirit of others.
Lady Gaga delivered an emotional message about her supportive family as the speaker of Glamour‘s 2013 Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City. “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion: these are all the things my mom taught me growing up,” she said. Gaga hoped that her words about her own family would inspire parents to take a more active interest in their own kids’ lives.
Lady Gaga: Parents Taught Me ‘How To Really See The World’
Surrounded by an inspiring group of children from the P.S. 22 Chorus at the award event, Lady Gaga shared that own her parents were always there to help guide her — support she doesn’t take for granted. She told the crowd:
I am very, very grateful to have such an amazing family and I know the importance of that because I know many children that are not able to say those words. So thank you, Mom and Dad, for being here tonight. You’re always here for me, you always support me and thanks for teaching me how to really see the world because the truth is what really matters.
Lady Gaga: My Mother Sees Who I Truly Am
“My mother is the most remarkable creature I’ve ever known,” Gaga gushed over her mother.”She’s remarkable because we went through this whirlwind in my life and she’s able to see the true girl behind the aura that’s hidden deeply in there.
Gaga also called upon the audience to pay special attention to the children in their own lives. She revealed that her own mother is able to see through her stage persona and knows who she really is.
Those of you who have children or maybe a sibling, you really know how your children feel when they come home at night. You know what they think of themselves as they lay in their beds. You know how their heart feels …
You need to ask your kids if they’re ok, ask them if they need your help or anything at all, because a couple [of] years ago, a young man took his life by hanging himself in his room for his parents to find him. He didn’t have anyone to talk to, anyone who would listen, he didn’t have anyone around him to tell him it was okay, he was born this way. So as glamorous as this evening may feel all the wine drinkers and Carnegie Hall embroidery, the true glamor is in your ability to look at yourself and ask, “what is truly important?”
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think it’s sweet Gaga acknowledged her family’s involvement?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski