Continuing with our Mother’s Day tributes, let’s take a look at some of our favorite celebrity moms who are close with their own mothers.
Read below about famous mother-daughter duos such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner, and others such as Jennifer Garner and her mother Patricia, a retired English teacher.
Click below to see which celeb moms will be celebrating with their children – and their own mothers – this Sunday…
- Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow grew up in a Hollywood household—her dad, Bruce Paltrow, was a well-known director; mom Blythe Danner is an Emmy award-winning actress—so it’s no wonder Gwyneth became an Academy Award-winning movie star.
Gwyneth and Blythe have acted together once, in the British film Sylvia. The mother-daughter duo are set to share the Broadway stage in the musical A Little Night Music. The gorgeous pair will replace Chicago alum Catherine Zeta-Jones and acting vet Angela Lansbury, 84, as the leading actresses in the production.
Blythe has given her daughter some great career advice:
She told me not to let all the outside stuff in the business permeate my life and to stay above the fray. None of us read anything written about us—we don’t even read the reviews. You try to stay as true to the work as you can and let the other stuff just wash over you.”
Gwyneth said her mother was her rock after her father’s sudden death in 2002:
My mom was great. We flew down to New Zealand together, which was really lovely. You know, it was just comforting to be together, to eat our meals together and to work together.”
Grandma Blythe recently said that being grandma to Apple, 6 next Friday, and Moses, 4, is “phenomenal,” and she would “love it” if more grandchildren were on the way. The 67-year-old actress raved about her daughter’s mothering skills.
Gwyneth really invests herself in an unusual way. She’s incredibly patient. She spends a lot of time with them. She answers everything. She anticipates. She never surprises them. They’re well-prepared for all the travel and all the things that go on. They’re very happy kids.”
- Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner was born in Houston, Texas to Patricia, an English teacher from Oklahoma, and Bill a chemical engineer. We often see Jen out and about with her parents, doting all over their gorgeous granddaughters Violet, 4, and Seraphina, 16 months.
Jen talked about the great advice her mother gave her growing up.
My mom is full of good advice. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ And she always says, ‘Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.’ That’s what she would tell us after every breakup or anytime you did poorly on something. Most of our little bites of advice as kids came from either Little House on the Prairie or Anne of Green Gables.”
Jennifer said her mom always stressed the importance of an education:
My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents. My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma — like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place – and the way she got out of poverty was through education.
My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education. So it’s always been emphasized in my house. There’s so much missed opportunity with all of these kids all across the country who aren’t getting what they need to do well in school and once you don’t do well in school you don’t want to go to school. So it’s a cycle in our country that’s very sobering.”
- Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani was raised in Anaheim, California by Dennis and Patti Stefani in a Roman Catholic household. Gwen, husband Gavin Rossdale, and their two boys – Kingston, 4 later this month, and Zuma, 20 months – are often seen at grandma and grandpa Stefani’s house in Beverly Hills.
Gwen has talked about growing up in a “normal” family.
I grew up in a normal family. I have sweet parents, who are still married. They’re watching my child right now.”
- Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum was raised in a city outside Cologne, Germany to parents Günther, a cosmetics-company executive, and Erna, a hairdresser.
Erna is a mainstay in her grandchildren’s — Leni, 6, Henry, 4 ½ , Johan, 3, and Lou, 6 ½ months — lives. We often see Erna, Günther, and other Klum relatives helping Heidi and her children.
“If we are not together in person, we’re big users of iChat. It’s a great way to see my grandchildren” Erna said.
Of her close relationship with her mom, Heidi said:
Some people think it’s strange that we go on holiday with my parents or that they were at the births of our children, but we don’t think it’s strange at all. Maybe it’s a small-town mentality, but we’re very close. My husband calls her my ‘blond angel’ in German. I hope my kids are going to be like that with us.”
- Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson was born in Los Angeles to Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. Her parents divorced eighteen months after her birth and she’s been raised by Goldie and her longtime partner Kurt Russell.
The 31-year-old mom to son Ryder, 6, didn’t just inherit mom Goldie Hawn’s comedic timing – both having won Golden Globes for funny roles – she looks just like her too!
To me, it is an honor,” Kate said of looking like her famous mom. “She’s the epitome of beauty: She’s beautiful aesthetically, but she is a beautiful mother too.”
- Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian was born in Los Angeles and is the oldest child of the late attorney Robert Kardashian, and Kris Jenner. Kourtney and Kris are reality TV starlets and seen all over town together.
Kris has been outspoken about Kourtney’s relationship with Scott Disick, the father of her 4-month-old son Mason.
I’ll never be able to trust him with my daughter or my grandchild … There’s no place for Scott in our family any more. It’s just too dangerous,” Kris said.
Kourtney remains close to mama Kris despite her outspoken opinions.
It’s definitely been hard. But I just reached a point where I needed everyone to get over it,” Kourtney said. “This is the father of my baby. Either they accept it or they don’t. I love him. I really want to make it work. Everything between us is amazing.”
Kourtney and Kris are so attached, she was in the delivery room when she gave birth to baby Mason:
The room environment was just so relaxing, and everyone I wanted to be there was there—Scott, my mom, Kim and Khloé,” Kourtney said.
- Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen was born and raised in Brazil although she is of German descent from both her parents, Vânia, a bank clerk pensioner, and Valdir, a university teacher and writer. Gisele talked about her amazing mother who raised six girls:
I grew up witnessing my mother always trying her best at doing all she could for the 6 of us girls. My mom devoted her entire life to her family and did it with such grace. She couldn’t have been more of a loving and caring mother . She is my hero. She is the reason why I believe that a woman is the core of a family… I can only hope to be for my kids what she will and always be for us… Our Rock.”
Vânia was there to witness Gisele’s home birth and help in the weeks that followed Benjamin’s birth.
When asked if she’s left baby Benjamin with a nanny, Gisele said:
I don’t trust anyone else with Benjamin.”
Happy Mother’s Day to you and your moms!