What the Mothers of Admired Celebrities Look Like

2 years ago

Many celebrities like to share touching pictures of their moms on their Instagram accounts. We were excited to go through these photos and finally meet the women who raised our favorite actors and musicians.

We at Bright Side are sure that you don’t need a special occasion to pay attention to your mother. So we found some pictures of the moms who raised some very famous people.

1. Monica Braithwaite, Rihanna’s mother

Rihanna’s mother is a Guyanese accountant. She divorced Rihanna’s father and raised their 3 children on her own. In the picture below, you can see how she looked in her youth.

2. Patti Flynn, Gwen Stefani’s mother

Gwen’s mother has Irish and Scottish roots. She used to be an accountant but later decided to completely dedicate herself to raising her 3 children.

Little Gwen Stefani with her mom

3. Linda Graham, Ashley Graham’s mother

Plus-size model Ashley Graham shares that her mom was the only person who believed in her and supported her no matter what. There were moments when Ashley was ready to quit and come back home from New York, but it was her mom who persuaded her to continue working in the modeling industry that Ashley loved so much.

Not so long ago, Linda decided to support her daughter not only in her words but physically — she took part in a gorgeous swimwear photoshoot with Ashley.

4. Wanda Ventham, Benedict Cumberbatch’s mother

Benedict Cumberbatch’s mom is a British actress. In the 1970s, she starred in the UFO television series and is also known for her role in the sitcom, Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003). These roles made her famous.

5. Rosellen Gellar, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s mother

Rosellen is a kindergarten teacher. She, as well as Sarah’s father, is Jewish but their family isn’t strictly religious. Sarah shared that they decorated a Christmas tree every year in their house.

A childhood photo of Sarah Michelle Gellar with her mom

6. Lynn Spears, Britney Spears’ mom

Lynn Spears used to work as a kindergarten teacher in her hometown.

Lynn also discovered her talent as a writer and has published 2 books about her famous daughter.

The Spears family

7. Shelley Stevens, Natalie Portman’s mother

Natalie’s mother used to be a housewife but now she works as an agent for her famous daughter.

The parents of the future actress met at the Jewish student center at Ohio State University. Shelley was selling tickets there. Natalie’s father left for Israel but he and Shelley kept in touch and wrote letters to each other. Later, Shelley moved to Israel too and Natalie was born there, but when she turned 3, the family moved back to the United States.

8. Sonia Copeland, Orlando Bloom’s mother

The mother of the future actor used to work in business, ran a language school for foreign students, and was interested in creative writing. When Orlando was 4 years old, his father passed away (he wasn’t Orlando’s biological father). Then, Sonia was forced to raise the kids on her own.

Sonia tried to make her children interested in art, so Orlando was excited about photography and acting from an early age.

9. Tina Ann Drew, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s mother

The mother of these famous daughters, just like their father, played a significant role in their professional development. She was a housewife and devoted all of her time and energy to the girls.

Unfortunately, the mass media recently reported that Tina filed for divorce after 35 years of marriage.

10. Kay Tatum, Channing Tatum’s mother

Kay Tatum used to work for an American airline.

She’s a mother to many children — she has 8 of them, including Channing.

11. Catherine Jensen, Jessica Alba’s mother

Jessica Alba’s mother has ancestors with Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French origins. It may be one of the reasons why her daughter looks so gorgeous.

A childhood photo of Jessica Alba with her mom

12. Anne Hardy, Tom Hardy’s mother

The mother of one of the most beloved actors of our time comes from a family of Irish Catholics. She is an artist.

13. Betty Reese, Reese Witherspoon’s mother

The mother of the famous actress has a Ph.D. in medical care for sick children. She teaches nursing at Vanderbilt University.

Reese Witherspoon with her mom

14. Krista Stone, Emma Stone’s mom

Emma Stone’s mom is a housewife. She always supported her daughter on her career path and even came with young Emma to conquer Hollywood.

Bonus: Judith Celentano, Adriano Celentano’s mother

Do you have a picture of you with your mom? Share it with us in the comments.

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