During a recent interview with Today Show’s web series ‘Through Mom’s Eyes,’ pop icon Lady Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta, has revealed a little-known truth of Gaga’s childhood.
Lady Gaga’s mother talked about her famous daughter’s struggles with depression, describing how the bullying affected the mental health of young Stefani Germanotta when she was in middle school.
Here’s what Mrs. Germanotta stated:
“In middle school, because she was unique, she started experiencing a lot of struggles. You know, feeling isolated from events. Humiliated. Taunted. And she would start to question herself and become doubtful of her own abilities. And that’s when she developed depression.”
Germanotta said they were trying to do their best as a parent to help Lady Gaga, but she didn’t notice Gaga’s childhood depression because she didn’t know well about mental health. She continued:
[We] didn’t know everything. I felt where I made mistakes was I didn’t really know the warning signs to look for.
As her career took off and we were traveling the world and talking to young people, we realized how many other young people had similar experiences. Better equipped to deal with her struggles than she was.”
You can watch the full conversation below.
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