Carmen Electra Shares Painful Memory About Her Mom Patricia Patrick

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Carmen Electra is commonly known as the “Baywatch” babe who was briefly married to NBA star Dennis Rodman. But, like most celebrities, there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Carmen Electra attends the 2nd Annual International Fashion Film AwardsCarmen Electra attends the 2nd Annual International Fashion Film Awards held October 25, 2015, at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles

Carmen recently hit the red carpet for the International Fashion Awards in Los Angeles before opening up about her journey.

Carmen Electra flaunts her curves in a House of CB London dressCarmen Electra flaunts her curves in a House of CB London dress

At the awards ceremony, Carmen posed for the cameras before she was interviewed by Jaime Monroy, who mentioned that he had seen her having lunch with her mother, Patricia Patrick.

Carmen Electra carries a Nicolio snake-embellished clutch in her manicured handsCarmen Electra carries a Nicolio snake-embellished clutch in her manicured hands

Roughly 17 years ago, at the age of 26, Carmen lost both her mother and her older sister within a month of each other. Her mother died of brain cancer in August 1998. Two weeks later, her older sister, Debbie, died of a heart attack.

“I started drinking … I just went into self-destruction,” Carmen said about the death of her mother during a segment of Oprah Winfrey’s Where Are They Now? in October 2014.

“At that point, she couldn’t walk and she couldn’t talk. I remember saying, ‘Mom, just let go,'” she added. “Literally, a couple of days after coming home, she died.”

Carmen Electra wears a pair of platform Giuseppe Zanotti pumps on her feetCarmen Electra’s feet in platform Giuseppe Zanotti pumps

For the ceremony, the actress wore an army-inspired dress by House of CB London, which she paired with a snake-embellished clutch

Carmen showed off her feet in “Sharon” embellished peep-toe pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Carmen Electra's accessoriesCarmen Electra’s accessories

Carmen said that while the tragedies in her life have led to some short-sighted and regrettable actions — like her marriage to Dennis Rodman — she’s gained much wisdom from them.

Carmen Electra and “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” star Dorothy Wang attend the International Fashion AwardsCarmen Electra and “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” star Dorothy Wang attend the International Fashion Awards

See the interview below to hear her words:

Carmen Electra talks about a bittersweet memory with her mom and shares some wisdom about her own journey

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