Mariah Carey Opens Up About ‘Betrayal and Beauty’ of Relationship With Mom Patricia in New Memoir

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Mariah Carey gets candid about the “complicated” relationship with her mother Patricia like never before.

In her new memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the singer explains the history of their rollercoaster bond, even including her mother in the opening dedication. “And to Pat, my mother, who, through it all,  I do believe actually did the best she could.  I will love you the best I can, always,” it reads.

Carey discusses how she’s always wanted to be her mom’s light and make her proud, saying how much she respected her as a singer and working mother. ” I loved her deeply, and, like most kids, I wanted her to be a safe place for me. Above all, I desperately wanted to believe her,” she writes. 

“But ours is a story of betrayal and beauty. Of love and

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