Rihanna honours "beautiful" mother
Rihanna has paid tribute to her mom Monica Braithwaite on Mother's Day.
The annual holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in America, and Rihanna posted a touching tribute on Instagram today:
"Her attitude Rihanna, she got it from her mama!!!.... Happy Mother's Day beautiful!! What a lucky little b**ch I am to have come from you! You showed me real strength, how to be independent, how to love and be loved, not to judge people or their situations, how to forgive, how to learn from every mistake I make, how to be hospitable, how to do my makeup, cook, clean, not to lower my standards for anything or anyone! DOLLY [Rihann's late Grandmother] taught you so well, I can only imagine how incredibly proud of you she is !!! I am who I am because that's all I've known!! Thank you for all that you've endured to make sure I got here, with a smile!! I could never repay you, you're PRICELESS!!! My gem!!! #mommy #happymothersday #mamasgal #mynumber1 (sic)."
A number of other stars followed suit - using Twitter to thank their mothers for being supportive and loving.
Kelly Osbourne gushed: "To cherish, love all. realize my dreams& always appreciating my many blessings I learned all of these things from you @MrsSOsbourne #ILoveU (sic).
Rap superstar Nicki Minaj wrote: "Happy Mother's Day to every mother in the world!!! Queen is the title," while music manager Scooter Braun shared: "Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful, beautiful, kind, and amazing mother Susan Braun. Love you Mom! Proud to be your son! (sic)."
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