10 Incredible Bonds Between Celebrities and Their Mothers-in-law
When you get married, it’s difficult to properly integrate 2 families and get along with each other. However, most of the time we find someone on our partner’s side who will care for and look after us. Celebrities are no different: some of them have even remained close to their ex-families after their divorces, supporting each other and openly expressing lovely words.
1. Kanye West and Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner is the royal mother of America’s most famous family — she is a loving mother to her 6 daughters, as well as to their respective lovers, whom she has always accepted with open arms. Despite Kim and Kanye’s divorce, Kris still regards him as a family member, since they have always had a mother-son bond.
Kris’ affection for Kanye is palpable, as she has also emphasized amid Kaye and Kim’s court struggle for the custody of their children. According to some sources close to the Kardashian family, Kris Jenner is seeking to negotiate a reconciliation between the ex-couple.
In fact, according to a source close to the family: “The other Kardashians are [supporting Kim] — they’re all there for each other,” they said. “Kris is really the only one who still has a relationship with Kanye (...) she always has, and she’s the peacemaker when no one else will speak to him.”
2. Hailey Bieber and Pattie Mallette
Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mother, isn’t like other moms who have problems with their son’s girlfriend. Pattie has long had a close relationship with top model Hailey Baldwin, who married Justin in 2018. She adores her “adopted” daughter. In fact, the model is routinely featured on Pattie’s Instagram profile, where she expresses her love and support for the 2.
In an Instagram post, Justin Bieber’s mom has dedicated lovely words to Hailey, writing: “I love you forever. You are a gift and a blessing to our family. So grateful you were born!”
3. Priyanka Chopra and Denise Miller
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a dedicated wife and an accomplished actress, and despite her demanding schedule, she always makes time for her family. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are one of the most well-known celebrity couples. People have always admired them for their endearing relationship, as well as their special bond with their mixed family.
Priyanka’s lovely mother-in-law, Denise Miller-Jonas, has been seen spending time with her on several occasions, and they like to brag on social media about their close connection. On Denise Miller’s birthday, Priyanka Chopra wrote a touching message to her mother-in-law. “Happy Birthday @Mamadjonas! So blessed to have you in my life. Wishing you so much love and happiness today. Love and miss you!”
4. George Clooney and Baria Alamuddin
George Clooney, a longtime bachelor, finally met his match in the lovely, skilled human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and they bound their lives together in 2014 with a stunning marriage. Their love story was as surprising as Clooney’s mother-in-law, Baria Alamuddin, joining them on the red carpet for many movie premieres.
However, Baria Alamuddin has also made a lovely remark about her daughter and son-in-law, highlighting their philanthropic activities. Alamuddin, a journalist, commented on Amal and George’s engagement in several charitable projects and campaigning, saying, “I am immensely proud of all Amal and George’s charitable work, in too many fields to do justice to here.”
5. Penélope Cruz and Pilar Bardem
Penélope Cruz, the legendary Spanish actress, and Javier Bardem, started dating in 2007. Cruz and her mother-in-law, Pilar Bardem, a star in Spanish cinema, built an extraordinarily close relationship from the beginning.
Unfortunately, Pilar has passed away this past July, and Penelope dedicated, in a personal post on Instagram, a heartfelt homage to her late mother-in-law. “You were always so good to me! I can’t dream of a better mother-in-law” she writes. “Thank you for all the love you have given us: your children, your grandchildren, all your family, and friends. You have given me a lot,” she expressed gratefully.
6. Camilla Parker Bowles and Queen Elizabeth
Prince Charles has always adored Camilla, but they both had to work very hard to gain the queen’s approval because their relationship has broken every royal norm ever established. Even though the queen was in complete disagreement with the pair, when they got married, she crowned their love, saying, “I’m very proud and wish them well. My son is home and dry with the woman he loves.”
Despite the royal issues, Camilla and the queen currently have a cordial relationship, in which they also have shared interests. The pinnacle of the queen’s endorsement was achieved this past February when she announced, “It is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”
7. Ryan Reynolds and Elaine Lively
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are one of Hollywood’s most renowned couples, and they have never shied away from openly expressing their sentiments. Women always surround Reynolds, and besides his wife and 3 daughters, the well-known actor got a lucky break when he met his mother-in-law, Elaine Lively.
Ryan Reynolds has shown his gratitude to his mother-in-law on multiple occasions. The actor discussed his cohabitation with Elaine and the rest of the family in a 2020 interview. “It’s been incredible to have her here. She’s been a lifesaver,” he said. “She doesn’t know it, but she’s emergency food if this gets real.”
On Mother’s Day, the actor has also devoted an Instagram post to his wife, his mother, and mother-in-law Elaine Lively. The movie star wrote: “I salute these 3 incredible mothers for their wisdom, strength.”
8. Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire
Clarkson’s marriage to Brandon Blackstock may have ended, but she still maintains tight ties with her ex-mother-in-law. Reba McEntire, the stepmother of Brandon, has always supported the couple, especially after their split. “You know, I love them both,” the country music star said. “Brandon’s my stepson, Kelly’s my good friend, and I’m pulling for both of them.”
Kelly’s former mother-in-law works in the music industry. Even before the marriage, the 2 were enormous fans of each other’s music: they have traveled and performed together multiple times.
“We don’t get to see each other as much as we used to, and I hate that,” Reba declared.
9. Chris Martin and Blythe Danner
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were married for 11 years until filing for divorce in 2016. Gwyneth Paltrow claims she and Chris Martin are still very close, and she even refers to him as her “brother.” But Chris is still very much a part of the Paltrow family. In fact, after all these years, we have spotted the frontman of Coldplay several times with his former mother-in-law, Blythe Danner.
During an interview, Blythe discussed her daughter’s “amazing bond” with her ex-husband Chris, “They have this extraordinary relationship. The kids come first, they’re supportive of one another, and this isn’t just ‘la-di-da’ positive, this is absolutely true.”
10. Jay-Z and Tina Knowles
Despite the many disputes and speculations surrounding JAY-Z and his longtime partner, Beyoncé, they appear to get along really well with their families. Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mom, in fact, has publicly supported and complimented her son-in-law on multiple occasions.
During an interview in February, the woman revealed a disturbing encounter she had with a woman who insulted JAY-Z and referred to him as a gangster. Tina, who is deeply attached to her family, replied, “No, my son-in-law is actually a CEO, and he’s a brilliant businessman. He’s a good person. He helps people.”
How do you get along with your partner’s family? Do you think it’s important to maintain contact with your ex-in-laws after you both go separate ways?