Gabourey Sidibe may be remembered forever for her role in Precious, but her mama is famous in her own right – she rocks the NYC subway three times a week to belt out soul classics!
Alice Tan Ridley, formerly a nursery school teacher and teacherâ€™s aide, told the New York Post that she makes enough to support her family by singing. â€œWhen I come home at the end of the day, I have enough to pay my bills and feed my kids,â€ she said, adding, â€œMy name is not on Gabbyâ€™s paycheck.â€
The singer also shared that she helped Gabby land her incredible role. â€œFour years ago, they asked me to play the part of the mother,â€ she said. â€œBut being a mom and teacher, I just couldnâ€™t play that part. It was just too hard.