On June 1 of this year, Bruno Mars's beloved mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died tragically and unexpectedly at age 55 from a brain aneurysm. Bernadette was always supportive of all six of her children's dreams, and that is apparent in the above clip from "The LYLAS," a new WE tv docu-series about a girl group by the same name comprising Bruno's four sisters.
In the clip exclusively obtained by Yahoo Music, Jaime, Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley (aka the LYLAS) prepare to leave their native Hawaii for Hollywood, and they get a poolside pep talk from Bernadette, who encourages them to adopt their famous brother's dogged work ethic.
"Bruno always always rehearsing," Bernadette tells the girls. "He wanted to do that. I didn't push him to do anything; he did it himself. He would come out of the room and all of a sudden, wow, he had a new number for me. He was just a natural, wanting it."
While the scene was originally meant to be light-hearted in feel, with the Hernandez ladies joking around and noshing on their mother's cooking, it now makes for truly bittersweet viewing, in light of Bernadette's passing.
"The LYLAS" premieres November 8, 9p ET/PT, on WE tv.
- Bruno Mars