When it comes down to it, celebrity moms are just like any other mother: they love their kids, they balance a lot of different jobs, and they just want their offspring to call more often.
As Mother’s Day nears, we took a look at famous matriarchs that have inspired us over the years.
In celebration of this special holiday, we bring you 18 famous moms that we love.
Serena Williams had her first child with husband Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit.
The tennis champ (who is outspoken about body positivity), won the 7th Australian Open— while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their first daughter, Luna Simone, just last year.
We love Teigen for her no-holds-barred social media activity — especially when she deals with trolls on Twitter — but she also doesn’t hold back when it comes to posting photos of daughter Luna. On the weekend of Luna’s first birthday, the model and cookbook author shared a series of sweet photos from a special family photo shoot, as well as of the birthday cake that she and husband John Legend designed themselves. The couple is expecting their second child, a boy, this June.
British songbird Adele had her first child with husband Simon Konecki in 2012, and is currently expecting baby number two.
The singer has always been brazenly outspoken, which is why we love her. On a recent trip to Disney, she was bashed for letting her son dress as Anna from “Frozen,” but didn’t give in to the haters. We love how she let him wear whatever he wanted.
Sheryl Sandberg became a single mother to her two children when her husband unexpectedly passed away.
Sheryl Sandberg taught women to lean in, becoming a role model for females across the globe.
The author and “First Lady of Facebook” tragically became a single mother when her husband unexpectedly passed away, but channeled her grief into another book that she co-wrote, called “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.”
Ali Wong has one daughter, Mari,
Comedian Ali Wong filmed her first televised comedy special when she was 7 1/2 months pregnant with her daughter, Mari, and killed it. She did not let pregnancy slow her — or her career — down.
She told NPR that she had anxiety about how having a baby would affect her career, but “I wanted to associate her with changing it for the better, and she absolutely has.”
Michelle and Barack Obama have two daughters.
The former FLOTUS has two Ivy-League degrees (Princeton University and Harvard Law School), and a multitude of good causes that are close to her heart, like her Let Girls Learn charity, which aims to get 62 million girls into school.
Despite growing up under a microscope, Sasha and Malia have become exemplary young women, which is a testament to Obama’s parenting.
Kris Jenner is mostly known for being the famous momager of Kim Kardashian.
Jenner is a momager extraordinaire, balancing the lucrative careers of her five daughters.
From running a production company called Jenner Communications, to having a starring role on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and hosting a short-lived talk show on FOX back in 2014, Jenner wears many hats, and does so with humor, all the while making sure that there’s plenty of family time to be had.
Victoria Beckham has four children with her longtime husband David Beckham.
The former Spice Girl and her children — Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 12, and Harper, 5 — recently celebrated a casual Mother’s Day in the UK by taking a trip to her Dover Street store in London.
While the fashion designer is married to soccer star David Beckham, making for a pretty famous duo, son Brooklyn told Wonderland Magazine “I didn’t actually know that they were big until I was about 13.” He said that the first time he realized they were famous was when he went to a soccer game and “people were shouting my dad’s name and I was like, ‘What?! Oh my God. I don’t look at them like that.'” Now that’s grounded parenting.
Jada Pinkett Smith has two children, Willow and Jaden, with husband Will Smith.
Will and Jada are known for their unconventional parenting techniques, which include nixing punishments and giving both of their teenage children creative control over their lives and bodies. So far, it seems to have worked out.
The eldest Kardashian sister, Kourtney, has three children with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.
The reality star frequently shares some sweet moments of herself with her three children (some of which have recently come under fire) on social media. Though she and Disick ended their relationship back in 2015, the two are still able to co-parent smoothly, as he discussed in an interview with People, saying “We never had any negativity between us and we made a very smooth transition into the way we live, and luckily, thank God, we’re able to see one another and still be with our children and, knock on wood, that we have that.”
Tina Knowles-Lawson is the famous mother of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.
Beyoncé is mother to Blue Ivy and gave birth to twins Sir and Rumi in June 2017.
Queen B — who’s the most nominated woman in Grammy’s history — is a relentlessly hard worker, and didn’t even take a break from touring the world or recording secret songs and entire albums while pregnant with Blue Ivy. The singer broke the internet (again) back in February, when she announced that she and husband Jay Z were expecting again – this time with twins.
She often shares adorable snaps of the entire family on Instagram.
Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, has a 12-year-old son named Daniel Julez Smith, Jr.
The “A Seat at the Table” singer gave birth to Julez in October of 2004, when she was only 18. While she’s expressed regret about having a child so young, she’s also called her son “the greatest unplanned blessing,” and wrote a song about him called “An Ode to Julez.”
“Big Little Lies” star Reese Witherspoon has three children that may as well just be clones of her.
Witherspoon’s 17-year-old daughter Ava and 12-year-old son Deacon are from a previous marriage with her “Cruel Intentions” co-star, Ryan Phillippe. She shares her third and youngest child, Tennessee, with husband Jim Roth. After lending her voice to a character in the animated film “Sing,” the actress spoke to Entertainment Tonightat the Toronto International Film Festival in September about embarrassing her kids whenever she tries to sing at home. “I think I embarrass them terribly when I try to sing Drake songs,” she said. “I don’t stop singing. I enjoy it.”
Britney Spears is a proud mother of two boys, Sean and Jayden Federline.
Spears gave birth to the now pre-teen boys while she was married to ex-husband Kevin Federline. The “Slumber Party” singer frequently shares photos of the boys’ milestones on her Instagram, including a collage of the two posing together in the grass, and a more recent photo of the boys meeting Nick Jonas at the Radio Disney Music Awards.
After tying the knot with Seattle Seahawks player Russell Wilson in July 2016, singer Ciara announced that they were expecting back in September.
Wilson and Ciara welcomed their first child, Sienna Princess, in late April, and the two celebrated by posting a sweet photo of Ciara cradling her baby bump on the beach alongside a caption dedicated to the newborn. It read, “Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You. Love, Mommy & Daddy. 7:03 pm 7 lbs 13 oz. 4.28.2017.”
Ciara also has a son, Future Zahir, from a previous relationship with rapper and ex-fiancé Future.