Learning From Her Mom’s Mistakes; How She Works On Marriage

Cindy Crawford Leaving A Medical Building

This week Oprah’s Master Class, Cindy Crawford opens up about her early life and her marriage to Rande GerberCindy’s parents divorced when she was young and watching her mom struggle helped to shape Cindy’s work ethic and financial outlook.

In a sneak peek the supermodel mama explains, “my father would give my mother money every week for child support. But if he was mad at her because she’d gone out on a date or done something else, he wouldn’t give her the money that week. And that sometimes meant we didn’t get grocery money or gas money. And I saw that and I was like, ‘This will never happen to me. I will never be in that situation where I can’t take care of myself.'”

Cindy said that it sometimes made things difficult for her husband since she is so independent, but that they work on it.  “For Rande, my husband, it was hard for him to get used to me not needing that from him. But there’s still places in our relationship where I have to let him get that feeling. It’s okay to lean on someone. I’ve had to learn to back down a little bit from that and to be okay, even if it’s little things. I’ve had to slow down, let him open the door. That feels good to him, and then guess what? It feels good to me, too. But as a 16-year-old girl, seeing my mom having to plead for money every week to feed the kids, I just thought, ‘I will never be in that situation.”

Did childhood experiences affect how you view money and stability now?

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