“She is like a second mom to me, for real. She is the best.” - Jared Gilmore
“We have a great relationship. I adore him, I really do. We have a nice, special bond.” - Lana Parrilla
What do you think Jared meant by "the EQ raised Henry for 10 years?" Because the woman who raised Henry wasn't the same woman who tried to force Hansel and Gretel to live with her, nor the woman who killed a boy's father and let him live fatherless because he rejected her. That was the Evil Queen. Regina had years to dissociate from the EQ and become the mother she became to Henry, the one who drank a forgetting potion so she could always put him first.