Alexandrea Martin-Dean, Goldberg’s only child, is the mother of Skye. She was born before Martin-Dean married and had two more children, Jerzey and Mason, while she was just 16 years old.
Skye, who is now 32 and the mother of Charli Rose, 8, notes how close-knit her family is as a result of a long series of young mothers.
“We’re a young family,” Skye told Essence. “My grandmother’s mother raised me for a little bit. My grandmother is a great-grandmother to my daughter. So we’ve created that connection. There are only five of us in our family. We’re all we’ve got, so we take each other real close.”
As per Yahoo, the Claim to Fame star and doodle artist shared her close bond with Goldberg, with whom she shares the same birthday.
“I and my grandma are super close. She’s everything,” Skye said. “It gets frustrating because it’s like, how am I going to compete with that? But I’m lucky enough to have that.”
There are perks to being raised by the host of The View and EGOT recipients. Skye claims that despite her fame and recognition, Goldberg is still every bit of a grandma as the next.
“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 said. “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,” SHE ADDED. “YOU LOVE HER, BUT SHE’S ANNOYING, AND YOU KNOW, IT’S FAMILY.”
Skye is even more thankful for how Goldberg strove to keep her family grounded despite her fame in Hollywood now that she has grown up and emerged from her grandmother’s shadow.
“She wants us to be real people. Stuff is not just handed to us. It could be, but it’s not,” Skye said. “I just want people to know that I really worked hard for my position and the stuff that I did.”
“I did a lot without my grandmother’s help. But the fact that she’s there to give me the help, you know, I don’t want to run it up. I want to do what I can do.”