PATRICIA STRUGGLED AS A SINGLE MOTHER
Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (left) admits that she struggled as a single mother in her 20s when she was bringing up her son. The Boyhood star, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Olivia Evans in the coming-of-age film, said that she based her character on her own experiences of bringing up her son Enzo, now 26, reported Huffington Post. “I was a single mom when I was 20, and there were times where I didn’t know if I could buy him diapers and food,” she said. “I knew what that was like. I was winning that award for a character in Boyhood who predominantly raised her two kids and had to move them time and time again,” she added. The 47-year-old actor, who also has a 12-year- -old daughter, opened up about the importance of women being regarded as equals to their male counterparts. “In America, we have only 30% of families living in the traditional ‘dad is the breadwinner, mom stays home’ model,” she said.