Celebrity moms may seem like their lives are all glitz and glamor. Sure, they might have a glam squad made up of professional stylists and hair dresses that make them look like perfection. Their fame may have launched them into financial freedom and they can have anything their heart's desire. Yet, often when it comes to being a mom, they have the same doubts and insecurities as we do. These women have agents, handlers, and public relations experts working hard to ensure that fans see only the glossy versions of their lives. Yet, there are those rare moments when they give us a glimpse into their everyday challenges.
Rather it becomes a topic of conversation during an interview or a candid moment on the red carpet, sometimes the private persona of a celebrity mom is exposed and we see past their public persona. Every now and then, a story is released that shows fans what life is really like for these famous mothers. Thanks to social media, like Snapchat, these stars have an opportunity to shine a light on personal moments. Other times, we can see where their heart is by the charitable causes they use their notoriety to call attention to. If we get our celebrity news from gossip sites, we can also learn about the perks that often come from being a starlet.
If you're curious to know more about your favorite famous mom, here is a list of 15 Things You Need To Know About These Celebrity Mamas.
15 Coco Austin Is Extended Breastfeeding Her Daughter
Coco Austin recently took Instagram and Snapchat to share an intimate moment with her fans. The first time mom posted a video of her snuggling with her daughter, Chanel Nicole, after a nursing session. The two can be seen intertwined as Chanel snoozes away.
My favorite time of the day is nap time! I love watching @babychanelnicole (Snapchat- “Coco”),” she captioned the clip. Coco can be heard whispering, “The main question I get from women is if I still breastfeed and the answer is yes,” Coco said. “She’s 15 months and still going strong.”
The reality star joins the ranks of other sustained breastfeeding mothers who follow the advice of The World Health Organization. They recommend that moms breastfeed their children from birth until 2 years and then as long as mutually desired. Though, some may find extended nursing to be taboo, Coco could care less about what the neighbors think.
14 Chrissy Teigen Battles Postpartum Depression
Chrissy Teigen penned an essay for Glamour Magazine's April 2017 cover story. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and author let the world in on a big secret. She had been fighting a debilitating battle with postpartum depression and anxiety. She wrote about how much life changed after giving birth to daughter, Luna Simone. Teigen wrote, “I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy. I blamed it on being tired.”
She visited her doctor and described her symptoms. “I looked at my doctor, and my eyes welled up because I was so tired of being in pain.” she said. “My doctor pulled out a book and started listing symptoms. And I was like, ‘Yep, yep, yep.’ I got my diagnosis: postpartum depression and anxiety.” Chrissy decided to speak up so other moms suffering from Post Postpartum Depression and anxiety will know that they don't have to feel embarrassed or alone.
13 Scarlet Johanson Has Mom Guilt
Scarlet Johanson spoke to Entertainment Tonight and opened up about raising her 2-year-old daughter, Rose Dorothy. The actress admitted that she struggles with mom guilt.
“I don’t profess to know anything about parenting, anything more than anybody else,” she said. “Being a working mom ― it’s an incredible challenge, it’s an incredible gift, and I think you always feel a little bit of guilt,” she added. “If you’re at work, you feel like you’re missing out on those special moments with your kid. If you’re with your kid, you feel like you’re not giving enough to your job. But it’s a balance,” the actress continued. “I have a lot of huge admiration and respect for working moms. I’m barely, barely holding it together.”
Isn't is comforting to know that even a successful actress like Scarlet Johanson wrestles with balancing motherhood and her career? Most working moms can relate, I'm sure.
12 Hillary Clinton Wrote To Amber Tamblyn's Newborn Daughter
Amber Tamblyn gave birth to David Cross's baby in February 2017. She recently took to Instagram to share the most exciting baby name announcement, ever. Hilary Clinton sent a surprise note to their little one. How's that for a formal announcement revealing their daughter's name?
Tamblyn shared a photo of the note that opened, “Dear Marlow,” before Clinton wrote her best wishes for their newborn. The new mom reacted with the caption, “The one day I decide to put mascara on Hillary Clinton sends us this letter for our daughter. Crying now. A letter from one spectacular woman who has lived so much to another who has only just begun. My heart is as full as this diaper I'm about to change. Thank you, Hillary, grandmother to us all.”
Tamblyn was a loyal Clinton supporter during the 2016 Presidential Campaign so the note had special meaning to the new family.
11 Mila Kunis Didn't Employ A Nanny For Baby Wyatt
Mila Kunis has two children with husband, Ashton Kutcher. Their daughter, Wyatt, became a big sister when Kunis gave birth to their son, Dimitri, in December of 2016. Although they could afford a nanny, they didn't employ help during the first 3 months of Wyatt's life.
Kunis revealed in an interview with Ellen Degeneres, “When I go back to work full time and have to have 17-hour work days, I’m gonna need somebody to come and help me because I can’t do both,” Kunis explained. “But because I’m in a very specific place in my life where I could take time off, I did.”
Kunis enjoyed being a full time mom, even during the late night wake up calls. “I love the fact that the first three months, she and I were up every night,” Kunis said. “I will never have that time again so, for me, it was a really nice three months.”
10 Drew Barrymore Handles Meltdowns Like A Pro
Mom of two, Drew Barrymore, recently appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. She shared a story that just about any parent could relate to. She talked about a recent trip she took to Walt Disney World with her daughters, 4-year-old Olive and 2-year-old Frankie.
The actress share a photo of Olive having a meltdown at the park. “In this case, she wanted to chase a duck or an egret. It was Florida, so some interesting bird ... maybe a Disney employee ― maybe not, maybe wild,” the actress recalled. “But Olive was determined to catch it.”
Instead of dragging her child kicking and screaming out of the park, Barrymore took the moment to document the meltdown by posing behind her crying on the ground. This wasn't the first time Barrymore handled a meltdown like a pro, she also shared another photo of Olive throwing a tantrum at Disneyland in California.
9 Madonna Adopted Twin Girls From Malawi
Madonna recently took to Instagram to announce some happy news. She wrote “I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family,” she captioned a photo of herself holding hands with her daughters. “I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time.”
The singer, 58, also expressed her gratitude to those who have supported her on this latest adoption journey. “Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love,” she added. Madonna has been know for her charity work in Malawi that often takes her to orphanages in the region. In the past, she also adopted a little girl named Mercy and a boy named, David.
8 Kristen Bell Struggles With Anxiety
Kristen Bell was recently interviewed on Off Camera with Sam Jones, revealing that she suffers with anxiety and depression. Despite seeming like a bubbly person, the mother of two admits that she comes from a line of women who have suffered with mental illness.
Bell said in the interview, "My mom’s a nurse and she had the wherewithal to recognize that in herself when she was feeling it and when I was 18 said, ‘If you start to feel like you are twisting things around you, and you feel like there is no sunlight around you, and you are paralyzed with fear, this is what it is and here’s how you can help yourself,” Bell added.
Bell hopes to dispel any stigmas associated with mental illness and said she’s not ashamed to ask for help when she needs it, and takes medication to keep her anxiety and depression in check.
7 Jessica Biel Talks Truth About The Terrible Twos
Jessica Biel is an actress, wife to Justin Timberlake, and mother to two-year-old, Silas. The couple recently walked the red carpet at the 2017 Oscars. They stopped to have a conversation with Entertainment Tonight and released truth bombs all over the red carpet. Timberlake and Biel hilariously discussed parenting son Silas ahead of his second birthday in April.
"He does not want the diapers changed," Timberlake told ET on the Oscars red carpet. "He's hitting his terrible twos a little early, so we're hoping he'll get out of them a little early."
Biel chimed in, "He's doing amazing, but it's one of those things where you're like, I love you, but I don't know if I like you," Timberlake explained, "There's other moments where you're like, This is really hard and I don't know what the hell I'm doing."
It is refreshing to hear celebrity parents get real about the terrible twos.
6 Eva Mendes Is A Homebody
Eva Mendes is married to Ryan Gosling. They have two daughters, Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 11 months. They are a private couple, going so far as to keep both pregnancies a secret for as long as possible. Fans may have noticed that Mendes skipped the red carpet with Gosling during his nominations for the film, La La Land.
Mendes was on the cover of the Shape Magazine April 2017 issue and explained her absence. She also shared intimate details about her life as a mother to her two girls. "What people don't know about me is that I love being home," Mendes said "Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls."
The actress also shared that her daughters keep her busy. "I'm always running around with the kids," she said. "I never sit down -- I'm on the move all day."
She seems like a down-to-earth, celebrity baby mama to me!
5 Anna Faris Gets Candid About Childbirth
Anna Faris is married to Chris Pratt. The two welcomed their son, Jack in August of 2012. In her podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified, the actress shared revealing details about pregnancy and child birth.
“I didn’t love pregnancy … I was just bored. I was uncomfortable at times, and Jack came early. He came two months early.” Faris shared that despite an early birth and the time it took to heal, as the muscles surrounding her vagina “throbbed for like, weeks,” the actress said her husband’s face during Jack’s arrival made everything well worth it.
“What makes up for whatever is happening down in your pelvic floor area, is Chris’ face when Jack was being born is unforgettable,” she added. “He was holding my hand and he was just sobbing. I was scared he would be turned off by the whole thing … That was amazing, seeing his face.”
4 Gwen Stefani Takes Her Kids On Tour
Rockstar mom, Gwen Stefani, discussed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show what life was like on the road with her sons Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo as she toured in support of her album This Is What the Truth Feels Like.
She told DeGeneres, “They had the best time. Can you imagine three little boys on a tour bus after you do a show like, ‘Get to bed!’ … It’s exhausting. But it was fun.” The singer said her middle son especially took to tour life and became his mom’s own personal roadie. “Zuma was so into it … I have a quick change where I was changing costumes and stuff — he was working it,” Stefani explained. “He had his flashlight, headphones; he walked me on and off the stage every single night. For two hours he worked back there — he was so into it.”
So fun to learn the details of the life of this working mom.
3 Hillary Duff Gets Real About Divorce And Co-parenting
In a recent interview with Redbook, Hilary Duff got real about co-parenting and divorce. She's been co-parenting her son, Luca, with her ex-husband, retired hockey player Mike Comrie, since they divorced in 2014. She candidly talks about the ups and downs that come from splitting parenting duties.
She told the magazine, getting some “me time'” is nice. "Some of my friends tell me, 'God, it must be so nice, you get a break from your kid because you share him,'" Duff told Redbook. "It's true, I do get a break. I had Luca by myself for a few weeks, no help, when Mike was on the road, and when he got home I was like, 'He's yours! Bye!'"
Duff also discussed the cons of being a single mom. "I'm divorced, and it sucks. Well, it did suck for a while; now it's just normal."
I'm sure that single moms can relate with Duff's honest take on divorce.
2 Jennifer Garner Takes Her Kids To Church
Actress, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck recently decided to cancel their divorce since their split in 2015. They have been doing their best to maintain normalcy for their three children by attending church.
Garner starred in the faith-based drama, “Miracles from Heaven,” which tells the true story of Annabel Beam, a girl who was cured of a chronic digestive disorder after falling three stories from a tree. After the accident, Beam claimed she visited heaven and met Jesus.
Garner told “Good Morning Texas” that the movie inspired her to go to church more often. “There was something about doing this film and talking to my kids about it and realizing that they were looking for the structure of church every Sunday,” Garner said. “So it was a great gift of this film that it took us back to finding our local Methodist church and going every Sunday. It’s really sweet.”
1 Mayim Bialik Is A Feminist And Neuroscientist
Mayim Bialik is the mother of two sons. The actress has a PhD from UCLA and is a Neuroscientist. She recently released a video on Facebook and YouTube, calling on people to stop calling women "girls”.
The The Big Bang Theory star said. "I want to talk about something that a lot of people don't want to talk about." She witnessed two men at a bar talking about a beautiful girl. "When we use words to describe adult women that are typically used to describe children, it changes the way we view women, even unconsciously, so that we don't equate them with adult men, in fact, it implies that they are inferior to men."
The actress urged women to correct people when they are referred to as "girls." "Maybe if we start using language that elevates women and doesn't equate them with sweet, small, cuddly, tender things, we'll start treating them as more than that as well.”