“I love her and I don’t see anything wrong with it,” says mom Mary, when asked about showeing with her daughter Brittani.
When you're a baby, you need someone's help to get things done, and in most cases, it's our mothers who help us with stuff like eating, bathing, and changing. As we grow older, we tend to become more independent and do these on our own, because we can. Well, that's applicable to most of us, as one mom has now revealed that she still bathes her daughter, who is 19-years-old. According to The Daily Star, Mary, 55, and her daughter Brittani are tight. The duo live together in Jensen Beach, Florida, US, as seen in the latest series of TLC's reality TV show sMothered.
“I love her and I don’t see anything wrong with it,” says Mary, as per The New York Post. Mary, who works in a tailor shop calls her daughter the love of her life. “There’s so many moms and daughters out there that aren’t close — and if they think it’s weird, it’s because they’re not close,” she tells The Post. “I think that to have a daughter is a blessing for a mother. The closeness is a bond that a mother and daughter need to have, and, in this day and age, I don’t see a lot of it. So I don’t care what other people say.” Brittani also added that she doesn't really care about what other people think about this.
If you think things are weird between you and your mom, I promise you guys don't come NEAR the dysfunction of this family in which the mom still showers with her 19 year old nightly. https://t.co/SjahHKcIO9— Bert Weiss (@BertShowBert) May 22, 2020
“My friends are like, ‘Why do you hang out with your mom so much?’” she said. “But it’s my mom, she’s my No. 1 friend, I can tell her anything. Kids my age are into different things than [I am], boyfriends or girlfriends. I want to focus on me, and only me. My mom helps me and supports me through whatever I do.” The two of them started showering together when Brittani was just a child. She reportedly suffered from anxiety attacks, partly brought on by the hot water, or so they think. “That’s kind of how I started getting in the shower with her, just to comfort her because she would freak out,” says Mary.
Mum and daughter still shower together because it’s the ‘best way’ to start their day - and they share a bed too https://t.co/PaNDQH3n8o— The Sun (@TheSun) May 22, 2020
“That grew into an every-other-day thing. When she was smaller, it was every day.” Mary admits that her bond with Brittani has put a strain on her relationship with her live-in boyfriend, Frank. “It has caused some issues in my relationship, but he’s got to accept it,” Mary says. “That’s how it is. He knows I love him, but I love my daughter more — she’s my life.” The show had a clip of the two of them showering together. In it, Mary can be heard saying, "move over, honey" as she enters the bathroom. She then starts washing her daughter's hair and she says, “You need to tan or something, honey. You're so white."
“I’m just a doting mum! I don't believe I set out to have a relationship this close to Brittani, it's something that was supposed to be.” Brittani, who stays with Frank and Mary says she completely enjoys being mollycoddled and she has no plans of moving out and becoming more independent. "When my mom does simple things like washing my hair or my body, it makes me feel comforted,” she said. Brittani added: “I’m only 19, I haven't moved away. She genuinely thinks that they won't be able to make it if they move away from each other, especially her mom, as she adds, “If that was the case, she would probably die from separation anxiety.”