9 Times Celebrity Kids Beautifully Paid Tribute to Their Famous Parents
Whether through a heartfelt speech or a sweet family photo, the children of famous parents always find a way to honor them so uniquely, it always reminds us that family is the most precious thing. Let’s check out this selection of celebrity kids who masterfully reminded their parents of how much they love them.
2. Kate Hudson showered her stepdad, Kurt Russell, with praise.
Ever since Kurt Russell stepped into Goldie Hawn’s family, he’s become a picture-perfect dad to her kids, Kate and Oliver Hudson. Hudson has only ever said the sweetest and most grateful things about her stepdad, which always warms our hearts.
She once said, “I have a great family. I have a beautiful mother. I have a stepfather who stepped in and played a huge, huge part in sharing what it is to have a dependable father figure in our life.”
3. Dakota Johnson also wants everyone to know that her stepfather, Antonio Banderas, is the best.
It seems like Antonio Banderas can give Kurt Russell a run for his money because, according to Dakota Johnson, he’s also a fantastic stepdad. The actress once praised him while presenting him with an award at the Hollywood Film Awards in 2019.
Johnson shared in front of everyone, “I got a bonus dad who I realized, over time, is actually one of the most influential people in my life. When I was 6 years old, my mother married a man who brought an unbelievably bright light and a whole new world of creativity and culture — and one remarkably magical little sister into our family.”
4. Billie Lourd stepped in as Princess Leia to replace her late mom, Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher tragically passed away in late 2016 before she could conclude her work on the new Star Wars trilogy. Lucky for the movie’s creators, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, was also involved and could serve as a stand-in for her mother in certain scenes. It was quite an emotional yet special moment for her, as she explained, “It’s literally like a gift from her — or her forcing us to make her the star of the movie. Probably both. Being back has been incredible, painful, surreal — all of the adjectives you could come up with, probably, I’ve felt.”
5. Bindi Irwin recreated her parents’ pregnancy photo.
6. Dakota Johnson, once again, subtly referenced her mom’s legendary line in Fifty Shades Darker.
Fifty Shades Freed features a special easter egg referencing Melanie Griffith’s role in Working Girl. At one point, Johnson, Griffith’s daughter repeats her mom’s famous line almost word for word: “I expect you to call me Ana. I don’t expect you to fetch me coffee unless you’re getting some for yourself....and the rest we’ll just make up as we go along, okay?” It must’ve been unique for the actress to embody her mom, even if only briefly.
7. Brooke Shields’ daughter wore her mom’s vintage dress to prom.
8. Ella Travolta regularly remembers her late mom, Kelly Preston, with the sweetest photos.
Kelly Preston, John Travolta’s wife and mother to his kids, Jett, Benjamin, and Ella, passed away in 2020 at age 57, leaving a big hole in the family behind her. Her daughter, Ella Travolta, doesn’t let any opportunity pass where she can make a tribute to her mom. She posts in her mom’s honor every year on Mother’s Day or Preston’s birthday.
Once, for example, Travolta wrote, “Mama, thank you for all you have done for us and for this world. I miss you and love you very much, but your smile, warmth, and love are everlasting.”