Before her big break on Friday Night Lights, Minka Kelly had an unusual childhood.
The 36-year-old actress opened up about growing up with her mom, Maureen, who met her famous father, one-time Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, while working at a strip club.
“She was 5’11”,” Minka told Cosmo magazine in 2011. “Legs up to her ears, gorgeous. She got along on that for as long as she could.”
She went on to explain that the mother-daughter duo would spend early Friday mornings at the grocery store after her mom got off work — despite Minka needing to go to school.
“She would want me to skip school [the next morning]… I was like ‘No, Mom, I’ve gotta go to school,” she explained. “I didn’t know how to appreciate what good friends we were because I just wanted her to be my mom.”
Despite her crazy upbringing, Minka, who is rumored to be currently dating Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, found success in Hollywood and was even named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine in 2011.
However, before her mom’s death from colon cancer in 2008, Minka was able to mend their complicated relationship.
“By the time [my mom] passed I was holding her,” she said. “I was with her until her last breath. We made it.”
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