Although she radiates positive energy today, there was a point in Cameron’s life when she was a typical teen who was going through typical teenage angst. After her dad passed away, Cameron spent the majority of her time with her mom, Bonnie Wallace, and the actress admitted that, when things got tough, she used her mother as her “outlet.”
“Oh, man, I love my mom so much and I always have, but I was definitely a monster to her a lot during my teen years,” the Disney star told Yahoo! as she looked back at that trying period of her life. “I think it’s normal to go through hell together, and I was definitely hard on her.”
Over time, her mother learned to create some healthy distance between the two of them, which instilled a sense of independence within the entertainer. “It’s hard to be a teenager. It’s lonely, and you feel like no one understands you. I think that’s natural, and my mother let me have the space to feel that way,” she said.