“SMothered,” TLC’s new reality TV show co-produced by The Post, shines a spotlight on close — maybe too close — mother-daughter relationships.
In a four-part series of exclusive interviews with The Post, the TLC “sMothered” cast — Cathy and Cristina, Sunhe and Angelica, Cher and Dawn, and Sandra and Mariah — spill the dirt on all their daughter-mama drama. The show airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC.
Sandra and Mariah
Sandra, 44, and Mariah, 20, who live in the Los Angeles area, like to think of themselves more as best friends than mother and daughter.
“I feel like she’s my twin. We’re super close,” says Mariah, who’s studying political science in college and also works in a nightclub. “I don’t like to go out if my mom’s not there — like restaurants or clubbing. It’s just not as fun.”
Sandra, who works in real estate, says that the two do everything together, from spray tanning to injections.
“She comes to my Botox appointments, I go to her laser hair removal [and] waxing appointments. We go to the dentist together,” Sandra says. “We vacation together, and we shop and grocery shop together. We cook together, we fold clothes together, we work out together, we go to clubs, concerts and comedy clubs together. We go on double dates together — we have to approve of each other’s dates! We got our boobs done.”
Sandra is divorced from Mariah’s dad, Adrian, but the family still lives together for financial reasons. In “sMothered,” he seems exasperated by their Kardashian-esque clothing and calls their dynamic “crazy.”
Both mother and daughter seem unconcerned by his feedback.
“We still make our own decisions regardless of what anybody in our family says,” says Mariah.
That applies to their dating lives, too.
“I’ve had guys that I tried to date tell me that our bond seemed too strong for there to be room for anyone else,” says Sandra. “So I would dismiss them.”
Mariah says that she’s had guys tell her, “I don’t want to date your mom, too.” When that happens, she says, “I’m like, ‘You’re not, but I’m still in constant contact with her. So you can get lost.’ ”
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