Tika Sumpter of 'Mixed-Ish' Thanks Mom Janice Acquista Who Taught Her Resilience and Tenacity

Hollywood star Tika Sumpter took out some time to show immense gratitude to her mom in anticipation of mother's day.

Star actress Tika Sumpter put up a heart-tugging post on Instagram as she paid tribute to her mom, Janice Acquista.

Tika Sumpter attends the Amazon Studios Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Tika Sumpter attends the Amazon Studios Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

In the post, the "Mixed-ish" star shared a photo of herself with words describing how her mom helped her learn valuable life lessons. The words inscribed on the picture read

"My mom taught me resilience and tenacity without uttering a word. Her actions spoke louder than anything else, thank you, mom."

 

In her caption, Tika went on to gush on Janice while lavishing endearing words on the matriarch. She also informed fans of a new episode of her podcast where her mom shared tidbits about her life.

Recently, [Tika Sumpter] joined Tamron Hall on her virtual show, where she talked about her daughter's near encounter with the novel coronavirus.

HuffPost shared that the "Haves and the Have-Nots" actress once had to defend her mom after news got out that Acquista was arrested because of an overdue library book.

Sumpter found it ridiculous, although she advised fans in a tweet to always return library books before it becomes overdue. She also added a series of tweets where she detailed the arrest.

 

No stranger to motherhood herself, the "Southside With You" actress told Essence of how she plans to instigate societal values into her little daughter as she grows. She told the publication:

"I want my daughter to be proud… I want her to recognize that all things are beautiful and that all hair textures are beautiful."

In line with her passion for motherhood, Madame Noire shares, that Tika joined forces with fellow star Thai Rudolph to create Sugar Berry, a platform centered on motherhood. 

 

With Sugar Berry, Sumpter and Rudolph are determined to celebrate "Black motherhood." The site makes sure to be all-inclusive for would-be moms as well.

People reports that back in 2016, the "Nobody's Fool" actress welcomed her first child. Ella-Loren. Before having her child, the 39-year-old kept the news to herself until a later date. 

Speaking with Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Sinoter shared that Ella-Loren was her first child, and she had felt very protective of her mini-me. At the time, she was wary of social media and how people tend to pry into celebrities' lives.

Recently, the star mom joined Tamron Hall on her virtual show, where she talked about her daughter's near encounter with the novel coronavirus.

Sumpter explained that little Ella-Loren developed some respiratory issues that got the family worried, and after she was taken to the emergency center, she became fine.

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