Famous moms: They’re just like us! OK, maybe they have a bit more glitz and glamor going on, but they also know that family is more important than any red carpet or award.
Whether their little ones are still growing or are living on their own, every mom feels that strong bond with her children. We can definitely see that connection on the faces of each of the lovely celebrity moms posing with their kids (and grandkids!) in the photos below. Plus, several of the sons and daughters in these pics have followed in their famous mama’s footsteps with record deals, hit TV shows, and more.
Take a look to see all of our favorite famous moms with their kids as we celebrate Mother’s Day!
Goldie Hawn beams in bright pink with all three of her kids — Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson, and Wyatt Russell — plus five of her grandkids: Oliver’s three children, Bodhi, Wilder, and Rio, and Kate’s two sons, Ryder and Bing. The family has also welcomed two more grandbabies since this photo: Kate’s daughter Rani and Wyatt’s son Buddy.
The TODAY anchor is all smiles with daughter Haley in her arms! She adopted a second daughter, Hope, in 2019 and recently announced she’s in the process of welcoming a third little one to her family with fiancé Joel Schiffman.
How sweet is this photo of Debbie Reynolds with her daughter, Carrie Fisher, and granddaughter, Billie Lourd? There was definitely a lot of love between all three generations, which we’re sure Lourd is passing down to her own baby boy, Kingston.
Tippi Hedren knows family isn’t for The Birds (pardon our wordplay). The 91-year-old actress is mom to Melanie Griffith, whose daughters Dakota Johnson and Stella Banderas also followed in their theatrical footsteps. Griffith also has a son, Alexander Bauer, and is close with her step-son Jesse Johnson, who is also an actor.
This precious pic of Viola Davis with her daughter Genesis melts our hearts! The youngster is already taking notes from her Oscar-winning mom with roles of her own, including showing off her voiceover skills in The Angry Birds Movie 2.
Oliva Newton-John’s gorgeous daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi is another example that proves the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with her own acting and singing career. The two share an incredibly close bond and clearly enjoy a lot of laughs together!
Naomi Judd’s daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, both got their mom’s talent and good looks. They also share some of the same beauty secrets. The matriarch recently told us about the classic beauty product the whole family loves: “Ponds Cold Cream. [It was] passed down from my grandmother to my mother, and I passed it on to [my daughters] Wynonna and Ashley.”
Drew Barrymore’s little girls, Olive and Frankie, remind us so much of their mom in her child acting days! We could totally see either of them starring in an E.T. reboot.
Kelly Clarkson proves even famous moms can have trouble getting kids to hold still for a pic! Her daughter and son, River and Remington, look like they’re having a blast in this special moment at Disneyland with Woody and Jessie from Toy Story.
Mariska Hargitay and her hubby Peter Hermann know how to have a family fun night with their kids August, Andrew, and Amaya with these courtside basketball seats!
It was a family affair for Angela Bassett at the premiere of Black Panther with her teen twins, Bronwyn and Slater, and husband Courtney B. Vance by her side. The boys look great, but we can’t get over how stunning the actress and her daughter are in those amazing outfits!
It’s no surprise that Julianne Moore’s two children, Liv and Caleb, have also dipped their toes into the acting world. They both appeared in Trust the Man, which their mom starred in and their dad, Bart Freundlich, directed. Moore also passed down her beautiful red hair to them!
Meryl Streep is the proud mother of three daughters who are also actresses — Grace (shown here), Mamie, and Louisa — and they could all easily play younger versions of their mom in a movie! Meryl’s musician son, Henry, on the other hand, is a ringer for husband Don Gummer. There’s some strong genes in this family!
Diana Ross looks more like the Queen of Mom-town in this snap with two of her five kids, actress Tracee Ellis Ross and singer Evan Ross. Diana has two more daughters, singer Rhonda Ross Kendrick and television producer Chudney Ross, and another son, actor Ross Naess. The family is rounded out with six grandkids: Rhonda’s son Raif-Henok, Chudney’s daughter Callaway, Ross’ sons Leif and Indigo, and Evan’s daughter Jagger and son Ziggy.