When Joy Mangano invented a self-wringing mop to make her house-cleaning a little less painful, she had no idea how far it would take her. Now a self-made millionaire, Joy’s life is still filled with incredible surprises. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe and received and Oscar nomination for portraying Joy in a film about her life.
“Going to the Hollywood premiere was nothing short of surreal,” she says. “It was just one of those Cinderella nights. I had my family, my children with me—it was so magical.”
At one point, Joy recalls being pulled in for a red carpet photo with Jennifer and her co-star, Bradley Cooper. “It doesn’t get better than that,” Joy laughs.
Oprah: Where Are They Now? airs Saturday at 10/9c on OWN.