Famous actresses live their lives in the public eye and the paparazzi are always waiting around the corner to capture that million dollar shot of our most admired celebrity moms. The tabloids dish out tons of money for photographs of these mothers. Photographers have no shame and snap away as these celebrities go through heartbreaking and very personal experiences.
It seems like no moment is off limits and many of these women are caught fighting with their husbands or crying in frustration. From parenting moments to epic temper tantrums, these moms deal with the same challenges that everyday mothers do but have the added pressure of the paparazzi looking on. Flash bulbs go off as they shuffle their children around Los Angeles and they’ve been photographed in some very raw moments.
Kids of celebrity moms are often frightened by the swarm of people and it seems that these women have no choice but to demand distance for their children. They’re photographed yelling and looking crazed as they work their way through a crowd. Yet, at their core, they are humans just like us and it can’t be easy to have to dodge the cameras all the time. Here are 15 raw celeb mom moments caught by paparazzi.
15 Princess Diana Running From The Fame
This heartbreaking photograph of Princess Diana running from the Paparazzi in 1994 shines on a light on the lengths photographers will go to capture a million dollar image of celebrities. The late Princess is shown running down the streets of London to avoid photographers.
It’s even more chilling because Diana lost her life in a 1997 Paris car crash while being chased by a motorcade of the Paparazzi.
Prince William spoke with Dailymail and reflected on the challenges his mother faced saying: "If you are the Princess of Wales and you're a mother, I don't believe being chased by 30 guys on motorbikes who block your path, who spit at you to get a reaction from you… and make a woman cry in public to get a photograph, I don't believe that is appropriate.”
14 Britney's Baby Meltdown
Britney Spears sat in shame at FAO Schwartz in New York City after an incident with the paparazzi in 2006. The pop singer was leaving The Ritz Carlton in Manhattan when she almost dropped her 8-month-old son, Sean Preston. She was caught walking towards a waiting car, while holding the baby in one arm, and clutching a drink with her other hand.
Many moms are guilty of almost dropping their little one but don’t have the added pressure of the moment being caught on film.
Photographers surrounded her, the flashbulbs popped as she lost her balance, and stumbled. Thankfully, a body guard caught her but that didn’t stop Sean’s head from getting flung backwards and his hat from falling off. She took a moment to collect herself in the toy store and the paparazzi took this heartbreaking photo of Britney in tears.
13 Celine Dion In Mourning
Celebrities are forced to cope with very real moments for all the world to see. Celine Dion suffered a huge loss when her husband and brother passed away from cancer within days of each other in 2016. Photographers captured the moment the singer arrived at the funeral at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica to bid farewell to her beloved husband, René Angélil. The couple had been married in the same church in 1994.
The widow is seen clutching the hands of her twin boys, Nelson and Eddy. Her oldest son, René-Charles, trailed behind them. Celine covered her face with a black veil and you can clearly see the anguish on her face.
This picture shows the strength that Celine had as she put on a brave and lead her children to say goodbye to their father.
12 Shiloh Locks Brad Out Of The Family
RadarOnline posted a raw pic of Brad Pitt’s estranged family while they were vacationing in Paris, France. His ex-wife, Angelina Jolie , along with her six kids, Shiloh, Pax, Maddox, Zahara, Vivien, and Knox, were spotted on a bridge that overlooks the River Siene. The spot is known by tourists and locals as place to inscribe messages on pad locks and affix them to the Pont des Arts bridge.
Photographs surfaced of Shiloh placing a lock on the bridge with the first initial of every family member with the word “Family” and a heart engraved on the bottom. There was just one problem: the letter “B” for Brad was noticeably missing from the tribute. Shiloh placed the lock and threw the key into the river.
This singular move shows just how challenging divorce can be for families and how children deal with the separation.
11 Charlize Theron's Son Has An Epic Meltdown
Charlize Theron can’t seem to catch a break as the paparazzi caught a dreadful incident with her then 4-year-old son. Photographers snapped away while her little boy threw an epic temper tantrum in a parking lot. I mean, this kid was throwing down and Theron was not having it. The tabloid published pics of her struggling to get her kiddo in the car and they looked pretty bad. As she can be seen dragging him by his wrists, she was later labeled a “Monster Mom” from that moment on.
It’s the worst feeling to drag your crying kid into the car.
Let’s face it, Charlize is not the only mom that’s had to deal with their child having a public meltdown. Celebrity moms face the same challenges as other mothers but have to deal with the prying eyes of the paparazzi.
10 Jennifer Garner Crying In The Car With Ben
Estranged couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were caught in a tense exchange by the paparazzi. The duo had announced they were separating their decade-long marriage in June of 2015 amidst rumors that Ben had cheated with their former nanny, Christine Ouzounian.
Jen and Ben still co-parent their three kids, Violet, Saraphina, and Samuel. According to Us Weekly, the family had just returned from a trip to Montana in honor of Ben’s birthday when an argument erupted.
It’s hard enough to manage family dynamics when it comes to divorce and the paparazzi can totally add to the tension.
Jen can be seen crying while Ben looked her way sternly. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have your marriage fall apart in the public eye. A personal moment easily ends up in the pages of the tabloids.
9 Kim Kardashian Doesn't Look Behind Her
Poor North West took a header and her mom, Kim Kardashian didn’t even seem to notice or care. The mother/daughter duo were walking toward Toys R Us in Woodland Hills, California when Paparazzi caught the face plant on film. It seems that North was so excited about going on a toy shopping spree that she took a tumble. Kim walked ahead and must have had no idea that her little girl had just fallen.
Photographers have no shame when it comes to photographing celebrity moms.
It seems like North stumbles quite a bit as handlers and nannies usher her quickly when they’re in public. In Kim’s defense, kids fall all the time and most moms just scoop them up and keep moving. Yet, this image makes it seem like Kim is neglecting North.
8 Beyonce's Elevator Aftermath
This infamous photo was taken by Paparazzi moments after a fight had erupted between Solange and Jay-Z in an elevator following the 2014 Met Gala after party. Leaked surveillance video showed Solange berating the rapper while kicking and hitting him. At one point, Beyonce stepped between her husband and her sister while a security guard attempted to restrain Solange.
The elevator doors opened and the group stepped before photographers, looking worse for the wear.
You can just feel the tension in the picture as Beyonce attempted a half-hearted smile.
A source told People that Jay-Z had said something inappropriate to Beyonce when Solange took to her sister’s defense.
The trio released a statement about the incident.“At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
7 The Paparazzi Pick On Suri
It can’t be easy to be in the limelight all the time when you’re just a kid. Suri Cruise is often photographed with her mom, Katie Holmes by Paparazzi. The mother/daughter duo are constantly swarmed by photographers and sometimes, it can be too much for a little girl to take.
Suri is often captured hiding her face or shielding herself from the prying lenses.
Yet, one day Suri got so annoyed that she actually snapped at the Paparazzi. A video obtained by Fishwrapper showed Katie and her daughter walking through a crowd to a waiting SUV.
"Hold on, she's with a kid," a man said, warding off autograph-seekers. "Please Katie, don't ignore your fans," another man says. Suri yells, "Stop it!" and says, "Get out of the way." Another male voice is heard yelling "Bye, Suri, you little brat," as Kate and Suri climb into the car.
6 Halle Berry Captured At The Airport
Halle Berry has been known for clashing with the paparazzi and had her first unpleasant incident in April of 2013. She had just landed at LAX after a trip to Hawaii with her fiancée, Oliver Martinez and her daughter. As they entered the airport, a swarm of photographers ambushed Berry as she held her little girl, Nahla. That's when all broke loose, causing her to lash out and push people away.
She’s actually had several run-ins with the paps and even went to court when a photographer accused Martinez of hitting him in the face with a booster seat as he walked by. The actress even spoke to a committee at the state assembly in Sacramento to argue that children of celebrities didn’t ask to be born in the public eye and should be protected from harassment by photographers.
California tightened their laws to protect celeb’s kids as a result.
5 Brad And Angelina's Balcony Disagreement
This telling photograph of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fighting foreshadowed the end of their marriage. The couple were in Sydney, Australia when an argument erupted between them on the balcony of the InterContinental Hotel on November 17, 2014.
An eyewitness spoke with InTouch about the incident: “When Brad threw up his arms, you could see the frustration on his face. He was clearly exasperated with her. They kept talking over each other and putting their hands up in anger."
The source added. 'They were upset but getting nowhere. Angie looked like she was on the verge of tears." It's pretty fair to say that most married couples go through patches and find themselves arguing,
but it must be awful to have a private disagreement captured and reported in the tabloids.
4 Tori Spelling's Dispute At Home
According to Us Weekly, a recent incident sent the police to Tori Spelling's home where they reported discovering a woman who was suffering from a “mental illness”. It seems that Spelling had a nervous breakdown after a heated fight with Dean over finances and the demands of motherhood.
The stress of having five children and dealing with their financial issues became too much and she cracked.
Earlier, on the same day, Tori had called 911 to report that someone was breaking into her home. When the police arrived, they learned that it was only Dean returning home. The actress had been silent on social media during the week leading to these incidents, leaving her fans worried that something was off about Tori. I guess we all know now that her life was indeed coming off the rails.
3 Kate Gossling Gets Handsy With The Kids
Reality star, Kate Gosselin, found herself in hot water when the paparazzi caught her getting physical with her son, Colin. The mother of eight was captured by photographers as she and her brood walked to their vehicle. Kate can be seen smacking her son in the face. This wasn’t the only time that Kate used physical punishment to discipline her children. She was also caught spanking one of her daughter’s in her own front yard.
Motherhood can be a challenge, so it has to be frustrating to attempt to discipline your kids in the public eye. Although, I don’t condone such disciplining ways, almost every mom has had a moment with their child that they’re not proud of.
Kate just so happens to make questionable parenting choices in front of the paparazzi cameras.
2 Hilary Duff Explodes On Photographers
Hillary Duff is another actress that had a raw moment captured by the paparazzi. She was photographed yelling at photographers as her son, Luca cried in his car seat. There have been several instances where she’s shouted, pushed, and hit photographers who would not stop snapping pics. There was an incident when she was attempting to put money in the parking meter and pretty much screamed at the paps who wouldn’t give her a little bit of space.
It seems like no place is sacred as even a fun day out with her child can turn ugly.
She has even taken her rage to Twitter and called out the tabloid photographers, posting: “Paparazzi at the park is WRONG! ALL kids should be able to play and not feel different than the others because weirdos r snapping pictures!” Duff also told the Huffington Post, “It’s tough because people take our picture every day; there’s paparazzi outside our house every day."
1 Mariah Carey's Son Is Pulled Away
This sad image was captured when Mariah Carey accepted her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her adorable twins, Morrocan and Monroe, were present at the ceremony and it looks like Morrocan wanted to snuggle with his mom. Well, too bad for him because Mariah was posing for a photo op and just couldn’t be bothered to hug her own son.
The poor kiddo was pulled off by a nanny, screaming and crying. Ever the professional diva, Mariah didn’t so much as blink while he was dragged away. He can be seen sobbing in the background of the photo while Mariah vamps it up for the cameras. It's an awful moment that any working mom can relate to with ease. It isn’t easy to balance the demands of your kids with the demands of your job. Yet, this incident seems pretty cold to me.
References: dailymail.co.uk, usmagazine.com, people.com, hollywoodlife.com, eonline.com