10 Celebs Who Proved That Parenthood Is a Treasure Box of Emotions
Parenthood is a magical, overwhelming, and, at times, messy adventure that makes our hearts bigger and softer with every step. And while a mom or dad’s love is the purest, each parent goes through a completely unique journey, which allows them to build a distinctive connection with their little one. This also includes celebrities, who prove to us that no amount of fame or fortune can come close to the love we feel when we hold our own child in our arms.
Bright Side can’t get enough of these stars who share their lives as parents with the rest of the world. Here are some celebs who gave us tears of joy with tender photos and declarations on parenthood.
1. Chris Hemsworth
The 38-year-old movie star is a dad to a daughter and twin sons. Even though he is an established actor and his career keeps on growing, it seems that Hemsworth puts his family above anything else in his life. He once opened up, saying that fatherhood has deeply changed him: ’’Now my identity is another team, another community — the community being the family.’’
The actor went on to admit that when he looks back at some of his movies, he notices that he could’ve put more energy into his acting. But he says that he doesn’t regret anything because he thinks, ’’I’d rather be with my kids."
2. Serena Williams
The American tennis star has a 4-year-old daughter with her husband. Considered to be one of the biggest tennis players of all time, the 23-time Grand Slam champion became a mom at 36. When asked about motherhood, she opened up, saying, “I’ve been so focused on my career my whole life, but when I had a family and got married, I realized that there’s so much more to life. And that was great.”
3. Amy Schumer
The comedian is a mother to baby Gene, who is now 3 years old. She is very candid about motherhood and shares her heartfelt journey as a new mother via her social page. She also revealed that being Gene’s mom is ’’heaven on Earth, and also means a constant feeling of guilt and vulnerability I will never get used to."
4. Salma Hayek
The Mexican-American actress became a mom at 41, and her daughter, Valentina, has completely changed her life. Hayek has wished her a happy fourteenth birthday on social media, sharing the immense love she holds for her daughter with the millions who follow her. She had the following tender words to say: ’’You are everything to me. Blessed be the day you came into my life to shine your radiant light... Thank you for being YOU.’’
5. Jensen Ackles
The American actor first became a dad in 2013 to a baby girl, and 3 years later, his twins, a boy and a girl, were born. When he and his wife had their newborn, the first-time dad was honest about his feelings and admitted to being ’’completely lost.’’ He had even opened up about discussing his new situation with a friend, who explained that parenthood was like switching car gears.
6. Gabrielle Union
After struggling with fertility for 5 years, the American actress and her husband welcomed a baby girl via surrogate in 2018. Union, who had almost lost hope of having a child of her own, revealed that her daughter, Kaavia, is ’’the personification of hope." She went on, saying, "She represents that maybe there is a light at the end.’’
The 42-year-old singer has a daughter, age 10, and a son, age 5, with her husband of 16 years. She was completely candid about motherhood and admitted that it wasn’t on her to-do list. However, she went on to say that having her first child felt like “watching your heart go walking outside of your body.”
8. Eva Longoria
The actress had her only son, Santiago, at 43, and she revealed that he was ’’meant to be’’ with her at this stage of her life ’’because now she is more patient than ever before." Longoria also opened up about the wonderful adventure of motherhood, saying that it has completely changed her life because her son became the center of her universe.
9. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The 48-year-old former Miss Universe and actress has a 10-year-old daughter, with whom she shares a special connection. She revealed being a hands-on mom who is involved in every little aspect of her kid’s life. She added that since having her little girl, ’’My priorities have changed completely. She comes first, everything else is secondary.’’
10. Chrissy Teigen
The model has a daughter, age 5, and a son, age 3, with her husband, singer John Legend. She has honestly shared her experience with motherhood, saying that it wasn’t a smooth ride at first.
As a matter of fact, Teigen wasn’t able to create an instantaneous connection with both her kids when they were born. However, she was able to build the bond, brick after brick, and it all worked out well in the end. She now says, "I’m so insanely connected with my daughter, and she is my baby, and we are best friends.’’
Do you have kids yourself? How would you describe your journey through parenthood in 3 words only?