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Adam Lambert: Mom’s my style icon

Adam Lambert reveals his interior designer mother Leila has always encouraged him to be as expressive as possible with his fashion choices.

The 33-year-old For Your Entertainment singer is known for his rock‘n’roll emo-inspired fashion choices.

And Adam’s mom Leila, an interior designer, has always encouraged the star to express himself through the clothes he wears.

"I remember in high school, there was a period of time where we were hanging out a lot and we were doing a lot of shopping," he recalled to People magazine in a joint interview with his mother. "You got to a point where you said to me, 'I'm sick of all my clothes, I'm stuck.' And I was like, 'That's all I need to hear. We're doing a makeover!' I definitely get my eye for style from her."

Leila loves the way her son dresses himself.

She has always defended him in the past when people would criticise his flamboyant looks.

"People would say, 'That's weird, and I would say, 'That's not weird! It's Adam. That's who he is.' We have conversations about everything,” Leila noted during the chat.

"When he was a kid, any kind of arts and crafts, anything to do with being creative, I always wanted to make sure he had anything you'd want. [Now] we have an affinity for shopping."

Adam is openly gay and fortunately for him his mom was never judgmental about his homosexuality.

In fact, the singer claims the first time he came clean about his sexual preference, his mother goaded the admission.

"When we had the coming out conversation … she kind of initiated it, which was hilarious. At that point, it was great because then we could talk about everything," Adam recollected. "There was never a point where I was made to feel bad about myself, and I was kind of an out-there kid."

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