Angela Deem‘s mother Glenda Standridge plays a very important role in her life, according to a recent episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After. Earlier this season, Angela shared that she’s very proud to be Glenda’s daughter while calling her mom a “fighter.”
“My mom and me have our ups and downs, but I’m very proud to be her daughter,” Angela tells the producers in the clip below. “She a fighter. And I get it from her.”
The reality star, who was taking care of her ailing mother at the time the season was being filmed, also voices her concern about leaving her mother behind in the states while she travels to Nigeria to marry Michael. It’s obvious from the clip that her mother’s health is deteriorating, and Angela gets emotional after expressing her fears that Glenda might die while she’s overseas.
Angela Worried About Her Mother’s Health Ahead of Her Trip to Nigeria
In the clip above, Angela gets emotional while discussing her mother’s ongoing health issues. She starts to tear up as she talks about their relationship and her fears that Glenda might die while she’s away in Nigeria planning her wedding with Michael.
“Mama’s not doing good,” Angela says during a confessional. “She’s got pneumonia, and I’m going very soon to Nigeria to marry Michael. So I need to tell my mom … the most exciting thing for her life is to see me get married, and she can’t be apart of it.”
It’s obvious in the clip that Angela’s mother is very ill; while Angela attempts to fill her in on her own medical issues, Glenda struggles to catch her breath and has a coughing fit. When the producer asks if she is worried something might happen to Glenda while she’s gone, Angela starts openly crying.
“Is it worth leaving my mom, sick, and she might not be here when I get back?” Angela asks as she buries her face in her hands. “But she tells me to go, because she knows I love him. She puts me before her,” she adds tearfully, before excusing herself and leaving the interview.
Glenda’s Health Worsens Throughout the Season & Angela Worries She is Getting Dementia
Glenda’s health continues to worsen throughout the season, and during the July 19 episode of Happily Ever After, Angela gets a distressing phone call from her daughter Skyla, who is concerned about Glenda’s health. When Angela answers the phone, Skyla says “Grandma has lost her mind,” and she tells Angela that she’s living in her “own f–king reality.” Angela starts worrying that her mother might have dementia, and she voices her concerns to Michael
“Mama’s losing her mind,” she tells Michael during the episode. “My mom is not doing well, she was okay when I left but now she is … I don’t know. Something’s going on.” She continues, “I have so much going on, I am stressed out trying to figure out what to do while I’m stuck over here, because she was fine when I left. Now she’s having problems.”
She also adds during a confessional, “I don’t think Michael realizes how hard it was for me to come back to Nigeria at this time. Does he really know what’s going on with me as a person at home? With my mom’s health, I’m scared that I might not see my mother again.”
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Angela’s Mother Died on February 8, 2020, Shortly After Angela Was Married in Nigeria
Sadly, Angela suffered a devastating loss shortly after she and Michael were married earlier this year. The reality star announced on social media that her mother had passed away on February 8 after a long battle with several serious health complications; Glenda was 77 when she died.
Angela took to Instagram to announce her mother’s passing, writing, “We love you moma, But God love you more! Rest in peace mama. We love and will miss you.” She also shared a photo of Glenda’s obituary the following day, while thanking her fans and followers for their condolences.
Several months later, Angela again shared her grief on Instagram following her first Mother’s Day without her beloved mom. She wrote an emotional tribute to Glenda, which reads, “Mother, I need you so much, I wish you were here. However, it comforts me to know that I did everything I could for you. Happy Mother’s Day to you in heaven.”