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Mary J Blige Celebrates Her Lookalike Mom Cora's Birthday with a Heartwarming Tribute

Stephen Thompson
May 29, 2020
07:50 A.M.
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R&B icon Mary J Blige put up a sweet birthday tribute for her mom, and the snapshot shared showed the uncanny resemblance they shared!

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Award-winning singer Mary J Blige is celebrating her mom's birthday in one of the sweetest ways. The "No More Pain" crooner went all out in a heartfelt Instagram post where she gushed over the matriarch and celebrated her.

Mary J. Blige attends the BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in California | Photo: Getty Images

Mary J. Blige attends the BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in California | Photo: Getty Images

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A LOVELY TRIBUTE

J Blige shared a captivating throwback snapshot of her and the celebrant at an event. The two were glammed up and picture-perfect. Mrs. Cora rocked a blond cropped hairstyle and a shimmery black dress. She accessorized with a few rings, gold hoops, and a simple cross necklace. Her star daughter captioned:

"Happy Birthday Mommy!!! I'm so happy that God gave me you!!! So grateful you are still with me!!!..."

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The "Without You" songbird attached several heart and confetti emojis to express her affection. Mary equally looked stunning in the snapshot as she sported a mass of blond curls and silver jewelry. The music icon also gave fans a peek at her generous cleavage.

She said at the event that she's happy she chose Cora as her mother.

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FANS SEND THEIR WELL-WISHES

With comments racking up to over 3000, fans joined in admiring the "birthday girl" and lining up their warm wishes on her big day. One fan addressed the matriarch: "Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for giving us M JB!!"

Someone cheered: "Happy Birthday, Mama Cora; we love you!!" An admirer chipped in some words of prayer while another shared: "Your mom looks amazing. What a blessing."

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THERE USED TO BE A RIFT

Mary J Blige, who is dubbed the "Queen of Hip-hop Soul," worked her way up the ladder of success, and these days, her fame is at the A-list level beyond doubt.

Growing up, the Grammy winner faced a lot of adversaries which she was open about. J Blige and Mrs. Cora had a strained relationship, and the star singer once made it known that her mom lived vicariously through her.

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However, the narrative seemed to change in 2017 when the "Mudbound" star dedicated her soul-stirring speech at VH1's "Dear Mama" event to her mother.

She said at the event that she's happy she chose Cora as her mother. Blige continued that her mom gave her everything she loved about herself and for that, she is grateful. The star vocalist once mentioned that Mrs. Cora also dreamed of being a musician.

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