There’s nothing I love more than when powerful, outspoken boss babes get together to discuss important topics! I was fortunate enough to appear on The View the other day, which is one of my favorite talk shows. Seriously, these ladies have become family over the years to me! They always ask about my daughter, Collette, and how my family and I are doing. They’re so sweet!
On this segment, the topic of discussion was just exactly how your parents affected you while growing up, and even how they affect us now. My parents have always taught me to be strong and go after my dreams! I know that that’s not always the case with some people, so I realize that I’m really fortunate to have always had such supportive parents when it comes to my career and what I really want to do with my life.
A little about my parents: They immigrated here from Armenia in pursue of the American dream. One of the things that my mother taught me was to always be unique and not be a follower. My parents always taught me to embrace my uniqueness and use it to my advantage, which I’m so thankful for! What awesome advice, right?
My parents also acknowledged the importance of a good work ethic in me my entire life. At 16, I got my first job at Aldo (totally makes sense, right?!) because my parents wanted me to know how hard I had to work to make my own money. On top of that, my mother always pushed me to get internships and all the experience I could in my field to grow and learn as much as I could!
Can you believe my parents wanted me to be a lawyer?! It’s a very honorable profession, but just wasn’t for me, so I’m so glad they supported me throughout this crazy entertainment career journey!
One of the biggest takeaways from my parents over the years is that without their unconditional love and support for everything I venture into, I don’t know where I’d be! I’m so grateful and thankful for them and everything they’ve taught me throughout the years.
Check out the full segment from The Talk below!