AceShowbiz - For Bruno Mars, nothing was more important than his mom, not even his career. That's why he's more than willing to trade the best thing he can do to have her back. The "Just the Way You Are" hitmaker got candid about his feelings after his mom Bernadette Hernandez died suddenly of brain aneurysm in 2013 in an interview with Latina magazine. "My life has changed,. She’s more than my music. If I could trade music to have her back, I would," he said.
The 35-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist remembered her, "I always hear her say, 'Keep going and keep doing it.' You just gotta know that she's with me everywhere I go. It's something that you can't imagine - the pain and the things that you keep going back to: 'I wish I would've done this or said this.' " He went on sharing how his mother's death reminded him of a great wisdom, "You just have to see life differently. It shows you the real importance of life. Nothing else matters in this world but family and your loved ones."