Empire star Bryshere “Yazz the Greatest” Gray is now a huge success with the ability to do amazing things. When the show premiered, back in January of 2015, he skyrocketed to a new level of stardom with the role of Hakeem Lyons. Needless to say, life changed very quickly. In fact, Yazz previously made headlines when he revealed one of his ultimate goals is to buy his mother a multi-million dollar home. When most people think of child stars, they assume the child’s income pays for everything as the parents are usually traveling to manage the child, often putting aside their own careers to ensure the success of their child. But Andria Mayberry is a different case. Not only does she manage her son, but she also maintains a full-time job; a feat she’s admitted wasn’t exactly easy. In her new book, Before Empire: Raising Bryshere “Yazz the Great” Gray, she discussed the many hats she wears to make sure their lives run like a well-oiled engine.
A few months ago, Andria appeared on The Real where she shared details about the new book. As a single mother, Andria’s work was already cut out for her but she was obviously up for the challenge. So, when she learned her son was ADHD, initially it was a hard pill to swallow. But she soon realized she had to get to work implementing ways to help him work through his bouts with the disorder, reports EUR Web.
Before five years old, it’s kind of hard to diagnose a child with ADHD, so when he became five, the school system… they had a lot of issues, behavior issues with him. And they decided, they said, “Well, he may need to be evaluated.” So I had to open my mind. Because at first I was like, “No, not my child.” But in order to effectively help him, again, I had to open my mind. And say, “let me just try it and see what happens and go from there.”
A Woman Of All Trades:
In addition to managing a young star and working as her son’s counselor, Andria also worked a full-time job. During the discussion, she revealed she actually still works as a nurse. “I have been there 16 years. I love the nursing field, and I’m an independent woman. I make my own money.’ When asked what advice she’d offer to single mother, she shared, ‘Hold on. Stick by your children. It’s very important.”
Hard Work Pays Off:
The latest news about Yazz and his mother follow reports about the famed rapper/actor’s greatest success. Back in July, he admitted that being able to finally purchase his mother a home was his first “boss moment” since he’s catapulted to stardom. According to Page Six, Yazz opened up about the big accomplishment when he appeared at the NBA Awards. “The best thing that has happened to me was that I bought my mom a house. I had her just go and pick one out . . . I told her, ‘Don’t go crazy yet, but go get something very nice,’ and she did. That was my boss moment, but it was a blessing moment as well.”
Hard work never goes unnoticed and it’s obvious Yazz is grateful for his mother’s unconditional love and effort that’s molded him into the man he is today.