Being a mum is the hardest job in the world. But for most of us, when we muck up or have a bad parenting day, no-one knows. As long as we remember to keep it off social media, that is. Now imagine being a celebrity mum – where every move you make, every parenting decision you take, is pulled apart and dissected and – dare we say it – criticised.
What would you do? Here are some of our favourite celebrity mums who aren’t afraid to parent their way and don’t give a hoot about what the critics say. Need more reason to love them? Then keep on reading!
We don’t love her because she’s beautiful. Oh no. It’s because she lets her kids (Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne) be exactly who they want to be. And because she lets them eat packets of chips, even when the whole world’s watching and plenty are judging her for it. She doesn’t care. We should all be Angelina!
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Bec‘s been a constant in the gossip magazines and on the tennis court sidelines as she supported hubby Lleyton Hewitt. We love Bec – mum to Mia, Cruz and Ava – because she shows a woman can choose to put her career on hold to raise her kids and that’s totally okay.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Kate is the epitome of class and style and a role model for hands-on mums everywhere. Mum to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the Duchess of Cambridge always puts her children first and we absolutely love her for it.
It’s hard to balance work and children, especially when you have four of them! But Cate pulls it off effortlessly with poise and a fair dash of parenting panache. We love her because she’s the chic, got-it-together mum we all secretly want to be.
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Carrie is a ray of sunshine on screen and we are sure she is just as bright in real life. She remained composed and in control when she lost her husband to brain cancer and is a smart and sassy role model for young women watching the news with their parents every night. Kudos Carrie.
Another homegrown Home and Awayer, Christie Hayes recently spoke about having two children under one as she keeps busy being mummy to Hendrix (born October 2014) and Harley (born September 2015). We love her honesty and her ability to ignore the haters with integrity.
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Never have we come into Instacontact with a celebrity mum who keeps it so real. From tweeting about adult nappies to grasping her milky breasts during a rollercoaster ride, Chrissy is the imperfect mum we all love to follow!
She’s the first to admit that she’s no pinup mum and we absolutely adore Drew’s honest account of her parenting highs and lows, especially her admission to postnatal depression after having daughter, Frankie.
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Gwen has rocked the charts for years and years, but as a mum, she remains grounded, especially when it comes to her three boy (Kingston, Zuma and Apollo). Anyone who can handle three rowdy boys is ace in our books.
Plus, she shows us it is possible to find love after a divorce, which is always hopeful for single mummas!
JLo not only manages to hold down a sizzling career, but she is also a busy mum to twins. But this isn’t why we love her – it’s because she shows that you can be a mum in your 40s and still look incredibly hot! Which we know should be low on our mum list of priorities, and may not be you right now if you’re at home with breast milk or rice cereal stains on your tee – but it could happen!!
Свой 44-й день рождения Бен Аффлек провел с Дженнифер Гарнер и их детьми в Монтане, причем праздник затянулся на много дней😍 “Они отдыхали вместе целую неделю: катались на велосипедах, плавали в бассейне и гуляли. Бен счастлив, когда ему удается проводить время с семьей. Это был великолепный день рождения”, – рассказал источник, вхожий в круг общения Аффлека. После объявления о расставании, похоже, пара распадаться не собирается❤️ Этому стоит только порадоваться☺️#JenniferGarner #BenAffleck #hello_ru
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Jennifer is the sort of mum I would like to be – she is kind, patient (even when nannies are involved) and I bet she makes the best chocolate chip bickies. Whether covered in a skin tight bodysuit or dressed down to attend church, she looks effortlessly beautiful. And who can forget how she came out in support of the post-baby mummy tummy back in 2014.
Tired of the dramas of taking her son Silas out to restaurants, Jessica did what any mum would do. She opened her own kid-friendly restaurant.
Okay, so most of us wouldn’t be able to afford to do this, but we love her tenacity and motivation.
Her bum is pretty nice too.
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Jodi is the epitome of hip and now that she and hubby Braith Anasta have split, she is also rocking the single mum role. Recently she spoke out about her ex-husband’s new girlfriend with integrity and maturity and is another mum who proves that civil co-parenting isn’t an impossible dream.
Kate has never been afraid to show us her cheeky side as she plays around with her two boys. Plus, she has some serious dance moves.
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How can you not love Miranda? She’s a true blue Aussie with a beautiful smile and a gorgeous son, Flynn. Plus, she’s rocking the single mum look and still manages to keep things civil with her ex, Orlando Bloom.
Nicole Richie has her flaws, yes, but we love her because she teaches us an important life lesson. You can be as crazy as you like in your 20s and then reinvent yourself as an amazing mumma later in life.
And rock coloured hair no matter what your age.
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She made headlines with her Elle Australia cover where she was photographed breastfeeding baby Zion and continues to wow us with how effortlessly she combines mummyhood with modelling.
Plus, she clearly doesn’t mind letting her children have sweets every now and then.
Sophie Gregorie Trudeau
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Raising four children is always going to be tricky. But Victoria manages to not only parent her troops,she’s raising them to be respectful and caring towards each other. The love this beautiful family have for one another is something we all strive for.
These are only some of the many celebrity mums we love and look up to. Katie Holmes, Megan Gale, Princess Mary, Kate Ritchie, Jessica Alba, Uma Thurman, Reese Witherspoon, Toni Collette, Jools Oliver, Kyly Clarke, Michelle Williams, Rachael Griffiths and Sarah Murdoch are a few more to add to the celebrity mummy crush list.
Who is your favourite celebrity mum?
(top image via Instagram)