Life has not been the same for him since his mother's sudden death in 2013 from a brain aneurysm, a loss that has left him emotionally broken.
It requires great strength and perseverance to live in the present and be hopeful for the future when all you want is your bygone days of love. The kind of love, that you know, will never come back again. The kind of love that only a mother has for her child.
For the world-renowned singer, Bruno Mars, life has not been the same after he lost his mother, unexpectedly, in June 2013. Bernadette Hernandez's sudden passing from a brain aneurysm had left Mars emotionally broken and he still finds himself struggling to come to terms with the reality of his life.
In a heartbreaking confession to Latina Magazine, the Grammy award-winning star revealed that nothing means anything without having his mother around. He also admitted that her mother has a greater position in his life and heart than music. "My life has changed," he said. "She's more than my music. If I could trade music to have her back, I would. I always hear her say, ‘Keep going and keep doing it.'"
Latina reports that talking about his mother's death and its impact on his life, the Uptown Funk hitmaker's voice started trembling for the first time during an interview where he's been all smiles and laughs. "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."
The curly-haired singer who was named Peter Hernandez at birth is one of the six children of Bernadette and Pedro Hernandez. Millenium Post featured one of his interviews and his words gave away the grief he held in his heart which never seemed to lessen.
"To this day, I don't know how to handle it. That piece of your heart is just gone forever. I don't even know how to talk about it with you. It's a nightmare. It's literally a nightmare," he said.
Knowing that what has happened cannot be undone, Mars tries to reassure himself that she is with him always, looking over him. After this tragic incident, he has also realized more than ever that there is nothing that matters more than one's family and loved ones.
"You just gotta know that she's with me everywhere I go," he told Latina. "It's something that you can't imagine – the pain and the things that you keep going back to: 'I wish I would've done this or said this.' You just have to see life differently. It shows you the real importance of life. Nothing else matters in this world but family and your loved ones."
He also went on to talk about his father and revealed that his world-class sense of music is essentially a gift from his father very early on in his life. “He’s an old-school working musician, so that’s where the pinky rings come from, the patent-leather shoes, the suits, and the pompadour. It all stems from watching my father,” he explained. “I remember at the time, me and my sisters would be a little embarrassed when he would take us to school in his big-ass Cadillac. No one had Cadillacs in Hawaii. But my dad would show up in some boat-looking Caddy wearing some silky s—, and we’d run out into the car as soon as possible. And here I am wearing the swap-meet gold, driving Cadillacs," he added.
He has also quashed rumors surrounding his name. There were talks that his news name is an attempt to hide his ethnicity, to which he said, it is "so insulting to me, to my family."
Bruno Mars is one of the most beloved and celebrated pop-stars of our time, with the record of having the fourth most-watched music video on YouTube, Uptown Funk.