15 Stars Who Take Their Auntie and Uncle Duties Very Seriously
Aunt and uncle relationships can be as important as parental ones in their own way. In fact, studies show that having positive relationships with aunts and uncles can increase children’s happiness and decrease stress. Aunts and uncles can be much more important than just extended family — they can be everyday caregivers and sources of great support for kids. It’s no wonder so many celebrities take their jobs as aunts and uncles incredibly seriously.
At Bright Side, we know that all types of family relationships are valuable. So we’re sharing this list to show that bonds with your nieces and nephews are special and unique.
1. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra loves to spend time with her sister’s daughter. Like in this photo, where she credited the “glam and creative direction” to her young niece.
2. Julia Roberts
Actress Emma Roberts has documented her close relationship with her iconic aunt, Julia Roberts. In a birthday post, she even said, “You are the queen! I love you.”
Rihanna clearly shares a special bond with her niece, Majesty. Majesty is the daughter of Rihanna’s cousin, Noella, but since she considers Noella her sister, she calls the sweet girl her niece.
5. Robert Irwin
Robert Irwin’s sister, Bindi, recently had a small daughter, Grace. Robert shared this sweet photo with his niece, saying, “Love this lil lady.”
6. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas clearly share a special bond with their nieces, Valentina and Alena, who are Kevin Jonas’ kids.
7. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is close with Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter, Penelope; and her own daughter, North, even makes videos with her cousin! On Penelope’s birthday, Kim said, “I love you so much! I love all the time we get to spend together and always know I would do anything for you!”
8. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner may not have kids of her own, but she sure is lovely with her niece, Stormi. She captioned an Instagram post, saying, “Sweet, tiny noodle! Your energy is powerful, I hope the world offers you nothing but beautiful things.”
9. Khloé Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian would clearly do anything for her niece, North West. She even jokingly posted this photo, saying, “I’m North’s first makeup client!”
10. Gigi Hadid
Gigi loves to have fun with her niece, Coco, and nephew, Colton, who are the children of her older half-sister, Marielle Hadid.
11. Jessica and Ashlee Simpson
Sisters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson love to spend time together along with their children, who are all super sweet with each other.
12. Paris Hilton
In a birthday post for her sister Nicky Hilton Rothschild’s daughter, Paris Hilton gushed about her beautiful niece. “I can’t wait to have my own little baby girl that you will be best friends with, just like your mom and me!” she said.
13. Niall Horan
Singer Niall Horan was clearly super excited to be an uncle. He said, “I’ve got a nephew! Cutest kid ever!” when he shared this photo of him with his newborn nephew.
14. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson and her brother, Oliver, keep their families close, like on this ski trip they went on together with their families. She was also proud to share this tribute to her niece, who “rules the roost” in a house full of boys!
15. Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross and her sisters share a special bond. And this extends to their children, like her niece, Everlee, who clearly loves being with her aunts.
Do you have nephews or nieces? What is your relationship with them like? Share your favorite memories in the comments!