"[My mom] is one of those people that you feel honored to meet," Beyoncé says about her mother, Tina. "And no matter who you are, you fall in love with her because she is spiritual, she's inspiring, she's strong, she's funny, she's creative, she's talented...she's everything that I want to be."
Beyoncé says the best thing her mother taught her is "to concentrate on your inner beauty and your spirit because that's what shines through."
Not only is Tina her mother, but Beyoncé says she's also her best friend. "It's not very many relationships I've seen where you want to hang out with your mother," Beyoncé says. "She's so funny and cool. Sometimes I forget that she's my mother. And just when I forget, she reminds me by example with her wisdom."