Amara Skye opened up about her famous grandmother, Whoopi Goldberg, in a new interview with Essence. Skye, 32, is currently a contestant on the ABC reality show “Claim To Fame,” hosted by Kevin and Frankie Jonas.
The show follows 12 celebrity relatives who live in a house together in order to conceal who in their family is famous. The winner receives $100,000, but Skye admits that Goldberg was initially hesitant to participate.
“She was scared,” she told the esteemed magazine. “But after everything went the way that it was supposed to go, she was happy. The best advice she gave me was to just do what [I] gotta do and come back stronger, better and, you know, prepared [because] this is my big break.”
She also claims that the actress and The View co-host can annoy her, but that this is a common trait among relatives.
“I just feel like people know my grandmother for being Whoopi. She’s iconic, she’s political, everything she says holds water, but that’s the viewer’s eyes,” Skye explained.
“She’s my grandmother and she’s also really a grandmother. People who are lucky enough to have them know, grandmothers are annoying and it’s another parent. You love her, but she’s annoying, and you know, it’s family.”
Ultimately, Skye is grateful for their unique bond. “I and my grandma are super close. She’s everything. It gets frustrating because it’s like, how am I going to compete with that? But I’m lucky enough to have that.”