‘I Love a Mama’s Boy’ exposes bizarre mother-son relationships

‘I Love a Mama’s Boy’ exposes bizarre mother-son relationships

“Everything about our relationship is perfect, except for one thing,” says Stephanie Ressler, in the first episode of the new reality show “I Love a Mama’s Boy.”

“His mom.”

The Freudian feast for the eyes — premiering Sunday, Oct. 25, on TLC — follows four girlfriends struggling to become the No. 1 woman in their man’s life as they compete for attention with their over-attached mothers.

In one shocking scene, California mom Kelly and her 28-year-old son Matt head to a lingerie store to pick out sexy underwear for his girlfriend, Kim. After helping to select a lace teddy for Kim to delight her baby boy in, Kelly finds a silk robe for her prospective daughter-in-law. Matt then buys two — making sure to not leave his mother out.

“I’m not a therapist or a psychologist, but that’s going to be an issue,” the disgusted saleswoman told the cameras.

Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.
Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.TLC

While some moms featured on the show are involved in their son’s sex life, others just have a lot of love to give, like the Stamford, Conn.-based mom Liz Micale.

“We’re best friends, but he’s my son, I’m his mother,” Micale told The Post, of her son, Mike Boornazian.

Boornazian’s father passed away when he was in the third grade. “Not having a father, there’s a lot of kids in my situation that could say, ‘My mom couldn’t fill that role,’ ” Boornazian, 26, said. “To be honest, my mom could. Though I missed my father, I never felt like there was anything I was missing.”

Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.
Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.TLC

“He knows: To this day, no matter what, I’ll drop everything for him,” said Micale, 51, a classroom assistant.

Unlike most mother-son pairs, Micale and Boornazian grab beers together on Friday nights and go zip-lining. They have even gone on cruises with Ressler, Boornazian’s girlfriend of two years, as a trio. “It’s like I’m hanging out with my friends,” said the proud son.

Ressler, also 26, and Boornazian met at their jobs in media. Although she knew Boornazian was close to his mom — he had brought her to work events in the past — she didn’t realize how inseparable they were.

Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.
Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.TLC

“My mom always said to me, ‘Keep an eye out on how he treats his mother, because that’s how he’s going to treat his future wife,’ ” she said. “He treats his mother like a queen. That was never a red flag.”

After they moved in together, “That’s when it really hit me: ‘Wow, he cannot live without his mom,’ ” Ressler said. She falls asleep to the sound of Boornazian speaking to his mother on the phone and wakes up to her calls in the morning.

On the show, Micale comes over to the couple’s home unannounced, bringing food that she’s cooked. A fan of clean eating, she doesn’t believe Ressler has the culinary skills to keep her son healthy — especially since he’s started working as a model.

Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.
Stephanie with Mike and his mother, Liz.TLC

In another contentious scene, Micale accompanies the couple to a jewelry store to help Boornazian pick out a gift for his girlfriend’s birthday. Although Ressler has her eyes on engagement rings, the two settle on a pair of expensive diamond earrings.

But after mom balks at the $1,000 price tag, he purchases a less-pricey pair. Of course, Boornazian doesn’t leave the shop without buying a bauble for his mom, too.

“[His mom] is always going to be No. 1,” Ressler said. “And I’m always going to be fighting to be No. 1.”

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