The average person doesn’t have to worry about getting photographed when they leave the house, nor do they share their posts on social media for millions of people all over the world. Celebrities, on the other hand, have to worry about the little and big things, especially when they are with their children. Most of their lives are very unrelatable.
And then there are times that they are relatable and the world is able to see a completely different side to these people. And these moments often involve A-listers getting real about motherhood and their children, but also sharing candid shots of themselves and their kids. A celebrity mom may have different challenges than other moms because they have to shield their children from the media, and their parenting mistakes are often made publicly, but at the end of the day, most moms are the same in that they all have unconditional love for their children.
Below are 20 heartwarming photos that show celebrities and the bond they share with their little ones is the same as with all other moms.
20. CHRISSY TEIGEN AND LUNA ALREADY SHARE A COMMON INTEREST: A LOVE OF FASHION
Moms everywhere have great respect for Chrissy Teigen because as far as celebrities go, she’s about as real as they come! She gets real about pregnancy and parenting, but she also loves her two children, Luna and Miles, more than anything.
Her daughter also seems to be following in her mom’s footsteps (Teigen is a model after all) and appears to share her interest in fashion. In 2018, Teigen spoke about her second collection with Revolve, and told Bustle that Luna has an eye for fabric and likes heels.
“Every fitting we have, she’ll try on a few pairs of heels and walk around the house in them,” Teigen said. “She loves sparkles and soft textures, so fittings are like dress-up time for both Lu and me.”
19. FOR VICTORIA BECKHAM, NOTHING BEATS A GOODNIGHT KISS FROM HER DAUGHTER
Victoria Beckham is a very successful woman. She has a fashion empire, and she and her husband David Beckham have raised a beautiful family. Victoria is a mom to four children (although she has called her business her “fifth child” in an interview with Vogue) and she thinks that showing her children her strong work ethic is beneficial to them.
“David and I both have a strong work ethic and I believe that’s a good example to set our children,” she told Grazia UK. “David and I explain to the children what privileged lives they lead. We tell them that in many places in the world children are hungry, homeless and sick. They all understand how important it is to help others…”
18. JAMIE LYNN SPEARS BECAME A MOM AT A YOUNG AGE, BUT SHE ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE
Jamie Lynn Spears was a teen when she gave birth to her daughter, Maddie. She found out she was pregnant in 2007, and for a while, she decided to take a break from the limelight to focus on raising her daughter, a topic which she discussed years later.
“I needed to step away from the noise of the world and just focus on growing up and becoming the best mother,” she told People. “And learning how to be an independent woman as well, for my daughter. I knew that I didn’t need the outside world to do that. I really needed to remove myself from that…”
17. JENNIFER GARNER THINKS PLAYTIME IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF EVERY CHILDHOOD
Jennifer Garner is an actress but also a mom who cares about not just her own children, but the wellbeing of others across the world who are affected by poverty, conflict, and discrimination. She has used the platform she has as a celebrity to spread awareness for children in need.
But she has also used it as an opportunity to share her mom life, and that includes playtime (and spending quality time) with her children. She also doesn’t pretend to be the perfect parent, which is why we love her. “I try to be the best version of myself and to have faith that they’re watching me as carefully when I do something right as they do when I roll through a stop sign,” she told Today Parents.
16. ANNA FARIS IS WILLING TO GO ON A TRAIN RIDE 223 TIMES IF IT MEANS HER SON IS HAPPY
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are no longer together, but they are co-parenting their son, Jack, like pros. And their son is lucky to have such dedicated and caring parents, something which Faris seemed to prove when she took to social media to share this hilarious photo of herself and her son enjoying a train ride, which she explained was the 223 time (an exaggeration, we are sure) but she was willing to do it if it made her child happy.
Actually, she’s willing to do a lot to make her child happy, which is why she and her ex have such an amicable relationship. “What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly,” she told Women’s Health magazine. “We reiterate that there aren’t rules to this. We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack. I cherish my family, my close friends, my child ― that makes the rest of it worth it.”
15. ASHLEE SIMPSON CALLS HER DAUGHTER HER ‘LITTLE EARTH ANGEL’
Ashlee Simpson is the proud mama of two children, her eldest is a son named Bronx Wentz, and her second-born is a daughter, Jagger Snow Ross, who she shares with current husband, Evan Ross.
Motherhood is something that has changed Simpson’s life for the better, and she has made this clear in multiple interviews, including comments she made to Today. “Your priority becomes your children, and that’s something for every woman that becomes a mother,” she said. “It’s all a change for the better. Life is so good with the kids.”
She has shared photos of both of her children online, including this sweet snap of herself and Jagger, who she referred to as her “little earth angel.”
14. HILARY DUFF IS ALL ABOUT SPENDING TIME WITH HER LITTLE ‘DUDE’
Hilary Duff is a mother to two children, her eldest is a son named Luca Comrie, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie, and her second child is a newborn daughter named Banks Violet (with current partner Matthew Koma). Luca was born in 2012, and Banks Violet was born in 2018, so for a long time he was Duff’s only child and she was all about spending time with her son, or as she has referred to him on social media, her “dude.”
Speaking of becoming a mother, Duff told HuffPost, “It’s such a wonderful experience and obviously life-changing and altering. You just don’t even know until you have a child what that bond does, and how it changes you, and what you learn.”
13. THE LOVE KYLIE JENNER HAS FOR HER DAUGHTER IS SO CLEAR
Kylie Jenner kept her pregnancy secret, only confirming that she was having a child with boyfriend Travis Scott after giving birth to their daughter Stormi on Feb. 1, 2018.
Her decision to keep her pregnancy private was a move that was uncharacteristic for the Kardashian-Jenner clan who share so much for their lives on social media, but Kylie wanted her journey to be for herself and her loved ones only. Thankfully for fans, Jenner has since made the decision to share photos of her daughter, and the love that this mama has for her offspring is clear.
12. HEIDI KLUM IS TEACHING HER CHILDREN ABOUT TOLERANCE AND ACCEPTANCE FROM A YOUNG AGE
Heidi Klum is a mom who is teaching her children all about tolerance, acceptance, and empathy. This photo shows Klum and her daughter, Lou (who she shares with ex-husband, Seal), at a pride parade in New York, according to Daily Mail.
Klum has also commented on how she is teaching her children to put their lives in perspective and to realize how fortunate they are. In an interview with People, she said, “They are very heartfelt, [but] of course, they don’t know what it’s like. When they’re whining about something, I tell them, like, ‘This is not something to be crying about.’ I tell them about the children that I see at the hospital that cannot go home. ‘It’s Christmas and you’re at home. And you have all these presents. And they’re in the hospital and they can’t go anywhere.’ I talk to them about it.”
11. JESSICA SIMPSON IS SPENDING EVERY MOMENT SHE CAN WITH HER BOYS
Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson experienced baby fever, so much so that they had to postpone their wedding not once, but twice, while they started their family. First, with their daughter Maxwell Drew, and second, with their son, Ace Knute, and now the family of four has become a family of five.
Simpson loves being a mother, although, like most moms, she will also admit that it is not a role that she takes lightly and it has its challenges. In 2018, she told Us Weekly, “Being a mother is the best opportunity and challenge I’ve ever been blessed with in life.”
10. JESSICA BIEL AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TAKE HALLOWEEN (AND LEGO) SERIOUSLY
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake just have one child, a son named Silas, and it seems that both parents are very involved in his life. They also take Halloween seriously and seem to have really won Halloween in 2018 with their super cool LEGO costumes.
Biel told Marie Claire that her whole life revolves around her little boy. But she also spoke about how she and Timberlake are a parenting team, and why they work as a couple, in an interview with the publication. “We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty,” she explained. “We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things.”
9. CIARA HAS EMBRACED MOM LIFE, AND SHE’S DOING A GREAT JOB
Ciara’s social media is amazing because it’s filled with photos of her growing family, and the mama of two (she had her son Future in 2014, and her daughter Sienna in 2017) has fully embraced mom life.
Motherhood has impacted her life in many ways, and she couldn’t be happier.“It’s changed me for the better. It’s made me not sweat the small stuff. I think [being a mom] gives you more compassion in life and more love in your heart,” she told Wmagazine. “I have to say, I do love giving love [laughs] but I want to give more. There’s nothing sweeter than putting a smile on your kid’s face; there’s nothing sweeter than putting a smile on another kid’s face.”
8. MEGAN FOX ALLOWS HER SONS TO WEAR WHATEVER THEY WANT, INCLUDING PRINCESS DRESSES
Megan Fox isn’t seen in Hollywood as often as she once was, and perhaps that’s because she has her hands full raising her three sons, who she shares with Brian Austin Green. After becoming a new mom, Fox told Marie Claire (via People) that her priorities had changed.
“It’s very hard for me to do this stuff because I feel like this isn’t my job anymore,” she said. “My job is to be with him. All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it. I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can.”
7. DREW BARRYMORE CELEBRATES CREATIVITY AND ARTISTRY WITH HER GIRL
Drew Barrymore is a mother to two daughters, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman, and these girls are growing up in a very creative household. Both their parents are well-known in the entertainment industry, and Barrymore made it clear that she fosters her children’s artistic expression because she celebrated her daughter on social media for this very reason.
Barrymore, like most of us, knows that motherhood has its challenges. “It’s like constantly playing mental chess on how to get something done in that moment, and I hope I’m doing it as gracefully as possible,” she said, according to InStyle. “It’s so amazing—after your kid is crying for 12 hours, you’ll start laughing and you love them even more. But the next day, the stupidest thing will throw you. Everything surprises you constantly.”
6. GWYNETH PALTROW’S DAUGHTER APPLE IS HER MINI-ME, AND SHE’S A PROUD MAMA
Gwyneth Paltrow is a mother to two children, but she’s not always one of the most relatable celebrity moms and has done and said some things over the years that have had people rolling their eyes. Still, she is a dedicated mother to her children, and she is proud of the people they are growing up to be.
She has made this clear on social media and often posts photos of herself and her children (Apple really looks like her mini-me). She has also used her social sharing platform to pay tribute to her kids, including celebrating her daughter on her birthday, writing, “You make every day feel like Christmas morning. You are the most vibrant, hilarious, beautiful (inside and out) young woman.”
5. REESE WITHERSPOON HAS THE CUTEST MOMENTS WITH HER SON
This photo of Reese Witherspoon and her youngest son, Tennessee James Toth, who she shares with her husband Jim Toth is adorable, it’s also just one of many that Witherspoon has shared of her children (she has three in total, and the eldest two she shares with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe).
As far as celebrity moms go, Witherspoon is one of the most relatable and her comments on motherhood are often on point and hilarious. Like every parent, she also wonders if she is doing enough, and she has her doubts. “I constantly question myself: Have I exposed them to the right amount of culture (no), do I spend enough time with each of them as individuals (probably not), do I have the right amount of work/family balance (who knows!). I’m trying!” she said, according to Huffington Post.
4. PINK LOVES A GOOD FAMILY ADVENTURE (BONUS IF IT’S IN THE SNOW)
Pink and her husband Carey Hart share two children, and they make an adorable family. But one of the best things about Pink is how candid she is about motherhood and has made multiple comments on the topic over the years which have had most moms nodding in agreement.
She has encouraged other moms to help each other out and support each other, she has made jokes about trying to sleep whenever she can, and she has also spoken about the importance of setting a good example for her daughter when it comes to self-esteem. But perhaps the most relatable quote Pink has said is about how motherhood has changed her.
“I honestly can’t believe how responsible I am,” she told Us Weekly. “All of a sudden I’m a soccer mom and doing the damn thing. No one would have guessed this for me. Honestly, I didn’t realize that you could enjoy it so much.”
3. KIM KARDASHIAN MAY BE ONE OF THE MOST GLAMOROUS WOMEN IN THE WORLD, BUT SHE’S A MAMA FIRST
Not everyone loves Kim Kardashian, but no one can deny that she loves her children, and she appears to be a great mother. She is also a real mother and often speaks about her children, and her journey into motherhood during interviews (including a tough pregnancy with her first-born, North, and her decision to use a surrogate for their third child).
Kardashian is a mama to three children who she shares with husband Kanye West, and for her, her biggest achievement was becoming a mom.“Having my daughter is my biggest achievement. All the things you used to do, you just don’t care about anymore,” she said, according to People. “Your child becomes the #1 priority.”
2. LILY ALDRIDGE’S FAMILY IS HER NO. 1 PRIORITY (AND SHE ALSO POSTS THE SWEETEST PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA)
Model Lily Aldridge is very proud of her little family, and her social media account is filled with posts of them. Aldridge is a mom to a daughter, Dixie, and more recently, a son, Winston, and keeping in constant contact with her children is something that is very important to her. She’s also super proud of her kids.
“She loves to talk to me on the phone, so I’ll call her even if I’m in the other room,” Aldridge told People of her daughter. “And she’ll pick up and be like, ‘Hi Mom, it’s Dixie!’ It melts my heart, because she is just so sweet and so talkative, and I’m so proud of her.”
1. LISA BONET AND ZOË KRAVITZ ARE THE CUTEST MAMA AND DAUGHTER DUO
Lisa Bonet’s eldest daughter, Zoë Kravitz, whom she shares with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz, may be all grown up now, but the pair appears to have always been close. And they are the cutest mom and daughter duo around — they also look like they could be sisters.
The pair have starred in a Calvin Klein ad together, they are often photographed together, and Zoë even recreated her mother’s Rolling Stone advert years later. In the accompanying spread, she spoke about her mother and how she chose to live a private life to focus on raising her child. “She always tells me I saved her life. She didn’t intend on being famous, but then she became this sensation, and she was so young and really private,” Zoë told the mag. “So moving away, being with her child—she really responds well to stillness and privacy.”