Throughout her career, Regina King has earned the respect of many, including her 23-year-old son, Ian Alexander, Jr.
While attending the Golden Globe Awards this year, Ian admitted that his mother is deserving of the world. In addition to that, Ian revealed that he appreciates the time he gets to spend with his mother while working around her busy schedule.
“She’s just a super mom, really,” he told E! News correspondent Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes’ red carpet. “She doesn’t really let bad workdays or anything come back and ruin the time that we have, so it’s really awesome to have a mother that…I can enjoy spending time with and all that.”
Elsewhere during the red carpet conversation, Ian spoke on the importance of the Time’s Up! movement and fighting for equality amongst men and women of today. “Time’s up. Just for women having equality and safety in the workplace, and all individuals,” Ian added. “So, that’s really important to me, especially having a powerful woman…they rule the world.”
Back in 2011, Regina spoke with Essence regarding her adoration for her son. During their conversation, the If Beale Street Could Talk actress said that becoming a mother taught her the meaning of unconditional love. “I get emotional because my son is an amazing young man, and it took me to be a mother for me to realize how incredible of a woman she (my mother) is,” she said.
Regina continued, “You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever. So, that is the greatest part about me. Being a mom to Ian.”
In other Regina King-related news, the 48-year-old actress won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.