Shemar Moore Talks Living in Denmark, Praises 'Hero' Mom for His Life
Shemar Moore, the actor best known as Derek Morgan on “Criminal Minds,” took to Instagram to share a throwback post of his mother while traveling around Denmark.
The former model, who has won eight NAACP Image Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award, is currently one of the lead actors in the TV show “S.W.A.T.” in which he portrays Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson.
Shemar uploaded a collage of four photos on Instagram showing the trip he and his mother, Marilyn Wilson, did to Denmark, the country where they lived together for about three years.
“She took me around the world all by herself just hoping and trying to give us the happiest life possible together,” wrote Shemar.
Two of the pics showed the actor side-hugging his mother while posing in front of a house and on a large field with some grass and bushes. The other two were throwbacks portraying Shemar and his mother more than four decades ago.
For the caption, the “Young and the Restless” star wrote:
“HOME SWEET HOME!!! This is Our MOST SPECIAL MOMENT and MEMORY of our trip back here to where it all began in DENMARK… we FOUND our home from 48 years ago where we lived for 3 years.”
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DREAM VACATION HOME COMING for Momma n Me!!! Denmark.... I lived here as a baby from 4 months old to 3 years old over 48 years ago.... Mom speaks fluent Danish... I only remember ONE word (“Move” in Danish) because my mother was always telling me to “Flytte” (I think that’s how you spell it)... but it means “Shemar move your ass!!” 🤣..... I don’t recognize most of what I’m seeing but I can feel that it was and is a part of me for life!! I was born in Oakland, California... but this is where MY LIFE began... such a beautiful place!!! With a SHIT TON OF BICYCLES😳🚴🏻♂️ Momma is soooooooo HAPPY being back here with me!! Makes me happy and PROUD!!! 🧡🇩🇰 Don’t let the wheelchair fool you... momma just being lazy n wants to be pushed around like a Queen... she can still get up shake her money maker!!! 🤦🏽♂️😅🤣🤣
SHARING DETAILS OF THE OUTING
Apart from that, Shemar admitted that his mother was excited while they were driving through their old neighborhood, and she even remembered the streets and the buildings around her.
“She remembered the street we lived on but wasn’t sure if she would recognize the house... but SHE DID!!! The color has changed but all else has stayed the same since 1966,” he added.
REMEMBERING HIS CHILDHOOD
Shemar remarked that he could also recall a “stone” placed in the driveway and the backyard wherein he used to “run around naked kicking a soccer ball.” He wrote in the post that the current owner let him and Marilyn walk into the house, take pictures, and “breathe it in.”
Later, the actor admitted how proud he was of his mother when she started speaking in Danish although he couldn’t understand anything. After that, Shemar described one of the reasons why he considers his mother is a hero.
DESCRIBING HIS MOTHER AS “A HERO”
“My mother endured and overcame and Risked soooooo much through her life to give me MY LIFE! She took me around the world all by herself just hoping and trying to give us the happiest life possible together... SHE SUCCEEDED!!!” admitted the proud son.
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HOME SWEET HOME!!! This is Our MOST SPECIAL MOMENT and MEMORY of our trip back here to where it all began in DENMARK🇩🇰... we FOUND our home from 48 years ago where we lived for 3 years... my mother was sooooo EXCITED as we drove through our old neighborhood (ROSKILDE🇩🇰) as she remembered streets and and buildings... she remembered the street we lived on but wasn’t sure if she would recognize the house... but SHE DID!!! The color has changed but all else has stayed the same since 1966.... even I REMEMBERED the stone in the driveway and the back yard where I used to run around naked kicking a soccer ball⚽️... the current owner, a very nice Danish Woman, was kind enough to let me and my mom walk to the back yard and just breathe it in and take a pic together... I am sooooo PROUD to listen to my mom speak Danish to all our old friends (I got NO IDEA what she’s saying tho 🤷🏽♂️😳🤣) and listen to her memories and stories.. My mother endured and overcame and Risked soooooo much through her life to give me MY LIFE! She took me around the world all by herself just hoping and trying to give us the happiest life possible together... SHE SUCCEEDED!!! My mother is my hero!!! I am so proud and GRATEFUL for this woman!! To see her smile and be so Happy.. is... EVERYTHING!!!! I LOVE YOU MOM!!! 🧡❤️
Finally, Shemar said that he was grateful for getting Marilyn as his mother and that seeing her happy and smiling meant “everything” for him.
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THIS IS NOT A GAME!!!!!! I (am 49) and am getting my 33 year old body BACK.... by busting my whole entire ass in the gym, lifting weights, running, stairs, hiking, cycling, boxing, swimming, massages, dieting, SLEEPING!!!! Just gotta ask yourself in life, no matter what or who it is.... “HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT... or.... “HER”...... hmmmmm 😏😉🧡?!”....... if you TRULY BELIEVE IN YOU then SHUT YO MOUTH n GO GET IT DONE!!!!!!! It’s gonna HURT and it can get OVERWHELMING and LONELY, at times feel impossible.... so what??!!! STOP making excuses n JUST GET IT DONE!!!!! 👊🏾✌🏾🙏🏾🧡😎😉😜😘
RESPONDING TO INTERNET TROLLS
In May this year, the actor made headlines after posting a photo showing his toned upper body. For the caption, he said that even though he was 49, he was working out hard to get back his “33-year-old body back.”
Unfortunately, an Instagram user took to the comment section to question Shemar’s sexuality, suggesting that he was gay. Soon after that, he denied her allegations and threatened her with “a good time,” as a different user noted.