Anthony Anderson and La La Anthony to Host ‘Dear Mama’ Special

Mom’s Day got here early this yr.

VH1 has introduced the return of its third annual Expensive Mama: A Love Letter to Mothers occasion, which applauds a mom’s infinite love and devotion.

The star-studded celebration, hosted by black-ish actor Anthony Anderson and Energy actress La La Anthony, will happen at The Theatre at Ace Lodge in downtown Los Angeles.

Previous celeb visitors who’ve paid tribute to the career-shaping girls of their lives embrace Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, DJ Khaled, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Chris Paul and Maxwell.

This specific present could also be particularly poignant for govt producer Latifah, whose mom Rita Owens, died on March 21 at age 69 after fighting a coronary heart situation for greater than a decade.

RELATED: Queen Latifah’s Mom Rita Owens Has Died After Fighting a Coronary heart Situation

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I share the information my mom, Rita Owens handed away at present,” Latifah introduced in an unique assertion to PEOPLE. “Anybody that has ever met her is aware of what a vibrant gentle she was on this earth. She was light, however robust, candy, however sassy, worldly however pragmatic, a girl of nice religion and definitely the love of my life.”

“She had struggled with a coronary heart situation for a few years and her battle is now over,” Latifah shares. “I’m heartbroken however know she is at peace. Thanks in your kindness, help and respect for our privateness at the moment. A lot Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latif‎ah), endlessly Rita Owens’ daughter.”

Expensive Mama: A Love Letter to Mothers premieres on Might 7 at 9 p.m. EST on VH1.

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