Adamo Comes Out To His Mom On 'Buckhead Shore'

'I just want to be myself'

In "one of the biggest moments" of his life, Adamo opened up to his mother Fatima on Buckhead Shore and told her that he's gay.

"My mom is straight out of Africa; her whole family there is Muslim. I do not want them mad at her for having a gay son," he said on last week's episode.

Adamo's first attempt to tell his mom back at the lake house "didn't go as planned," but he felt empowered by the massive support of his friends, who threw him a sweet pride party (rainbow streamers included).

"No matter what, I will always be here for Adamo," Katie said. "He's such a genuine, beautiful person inside and out, so for him to feel like he has to hide or not even be his true self to his family, it just breaks my heart." 

Still, he remained "terrified" to tell his mother.

"I've heard many, many, many stories that have ended up horribly because someone just wants to be themselves," Adamo said. "And I just want to be myself." 

He needn't have worried -- as soon as she saw her son, Fatima knew he was struggling.

"What's hurting you?" she asked. "Whatever it is, I'm your biggest supporter, and I'm gonna be in your corner until the day the good lord calls me home."

"Mommy, I'm gay," Adamo replied.

Fatima quickly put her son's worries at ease, saying she'd always known and was prouder of him now more than ever because he'll finally "live the life that [he wants] to live."

"I knew this day would come, and I was gonna meet you with open arms," she said. "I waited for you to come to me. I'm your mother; I've known. And you make me proud."

Breathing a sigh of relief, Adamo left the conversation feeling like a weight had truly been lifted.

"My mom is my best friend, and for her to take it the way she did, I did not expect that," he confessed. "I feel like a thousand pounds have been lifted off my chest. I just love her so much. This is the best day of my life."

She then added a bit of advice: "Don't compromise who you are for no one. Don't worry about fitting in. Live your life unapologetically. F*ck anybody who don't like it -- uncles, aunties, whoever the hell doesn't like what you're doing. They can all kick rocks barefoot. You're my baby, and I love you."

Give Adamo all the love in the comments, then catch an all-new Buckhead Shore Thursday at 9/8c.

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