“Your soul lives forever beside mine!” Those are the words Mario used to say a final goodbye to his mother, Shawntia Hardaway.
The R&B singer took to Instagram to send a tribute to his mother, who recently passed away.
For years, Mario had a complicated relationship with his mother, who had struggled with drug addiction early in his career. Things came to a head when Mario was arrested for assault after he allegedly shoved her. Shawntia eventually dropped the charges against him and the two of them became estranged. Thankfully, in recent years they were able to heal their relationship and become closer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mario and his family.