Mr. and Mrs. Imes say they haven't spoken to Mo'Nique in two and a half years, but they're still extremely proud of their daughter's accomplishments. "I watched in glee. I was happy for her; I was excited for her. I think I was jumping and hollering more than the audience that was there," Alice says. "For the Golden Globe®, for the NAACP®, for the Oscar. I've always been very, very proud."
Gerald says that since the abuse and getting out of prison, he has moved forward. "It's not about what you did yesterday. It's not about what you did 10 minutes ago. It's not about what you did a week ago. It's about what have, what you are, right here, right now," he says. "I hope that I can reach someone and help them not spiral into the areas in which I went. ... Get some help. Do it. Do it and do it now before you take yourself down a road that you may regret by not saying what's been bothering you."