Celebrity moms always seem to lead the most glamorous lives. They often hire nannies and have personal trainers to help them bounce back after giving birth. It’s enough to make an everyday mom feel some type of way. Despite the fact that these women lead such curated lives, there are moments when we get to see their lives unfiltered.
Thanks to social media, fans can get a peek at what motherhood is like for the rich and famous. Surprisingly, they often come across as pretty normal. Each of the women on the list can give fans an idea as to what kind of first-time mom they are. From the frazzled mom to the silly mom, these pics give small glimpses of how life can be for these women when they're not in the spotlight.
Many of them deal with some of the same challenges as normal folks. From their kid falling asleep on them at a restaurant to feeling like their heart might burst with love for their child, these famous moms share similar feelings. At the end of the day, despite their fame, these mothers handle everything from dealing with postpartum depression to balancing work and motherhood.
20 Kourtney Kardashian: The Attachment-Style Mom
Reality star, Kourtney Kardashian, has been very outspoken about her decision to practice attachment style parenting. She put her belief in of co-sleeping on full display when she posted an adorable throwback pic on IG. She can be seen snoozing with her first son, Mason when he was just a baby.
Kourtney captioned the photo: “I found this picture of me sleeping with my first little angel baby, Monsieur Mason Dash. This is what life is all about.” It’s obvious from this snap that Kourtney was a “hands-on” first-time mom who was happy to cuddle with her little one.
19 Eva Longoria: The Natural Mom
We’re all used to seeing Eva Longoria looking quite fabulous on the red carpet so it was refreshing to see this sweet snap that she posted on social media. The actress took a selfie sans makeup with her newborn baby, Santiago. Her hair is totally disheveled and she looks far from put together.
She wrote the caption: “Hey @chrissyteigen is this the official hairstyle of breastfeeding? I feel like I'm always in a messy top bun! Too hard to do anything else! #MomProblems #BabyBaston" This photo proves that she is totally a natural mama, just like the rest of us.
18 Pink: The "Hands-On" Mom
This pic that Pink posted on IG is relatable on so many levels. First of all, how sweet is it that she’s reading a book to her kids? It’s obvious by the laughter and smiles in this snap that her kids adore her.
She’s admitted to not bring a nanny on tour with her because she prefers to handle all of the motherly duties, which includes reading a bedtime story to her babies. The love that exudes off of this photograph is almost infectious. It looks like an ordinary moment of a mom mothering her children. This could be any of us and that it sweet.
17 Whitney Port: The Blissful Mom
The Hills star, Whitney Port, posted this beautiful pic of her in the hospital after her son was born. She looks beyond blissful. Whitney took to her blog to talk about the special day that she became a mom.
“We’ve all heard mothers give the same speech about how life-changing the love for your baby is, and it’s not like I didn’t believe it or anything, but I guess I couldn’t actually connect to those exact feelings until the doctor placed Sonny onto my chest,” she shared. “I love him and feel protective over him, but more than anything, I’m just like obsessed.”
16 Cardi B: The Messy Mom
Cardi B gave birth to her daughter, Kulture Kiari, in August 2018. The rapper posted this honest pic to social media that showed her looking exhausted. Days later, she posted an even more honest message about motherhood on social media.
She wrote: “As of today I've decided I won't be joining Bruno on tour this fall. I thought that after giving birth to my daughter, that six weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically," the artist explained. "I also thought that I'd be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.”
15 Kylie Jenner: The Glamorous Mom
Kylie Jenner proved that she was the most glamorous mom on the block when she posted this cute snap of Stormi being carried in a Gucci baby carrier. The photo was captioned, “Happy birthday North & P.” with a heart emoji.
Stormi went to her cousins, Penelope Kardashian, and North West’s joint birthday party all wrapped in Luxury. According to Cosmopolitan, the Gucci carrier retails at $625. That’s quite a price tag but Kylie spares no expense when it comes to Stormi. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star proved yet again that she is the fanciest mommy of all.
14 Charlize Theron: The Harried Mom
This Paparazzi snap of Charlize Theron’s son having an epic temper tantrum in a parking lot shows us that she is totally a harried mom. I think that every mother can relate to this rough moment. It’s just unfortunate that photographers were there to add even more tension as she struggled to get her kiddo in her SUV.
Public meltdowns are not fun, and it’s actually somehow comforting to see that even celebrity moms have moments where they feel unsure about motherhood. Charlize was labeled a “Monster Mom” after this incident but we think that title is a bit too harsh. We prefer harried mom, for sure.
13 Jenna Dewan: The Affectionate Mom
Jenna Dewan posted a tender pic to IG, where she can be seen embracing her daughter. It’s obvious she’s totally an affectionate mom. Dewan posted the photo on Mother’s Day along with the caption: "To say my life completely changed when this little angel was born is an understatement.”
“The love I feel is [huge],” she continued. “Thank you Evie for showing me what life is about and choosing me as your mommy. And to all the mamas out there- you are WARRIORS and I bow down to you all. Take some time today to love and spoil yourself :) Happy Mothers Day!!"
12 Serena Williams: The Struggling Mom
Serena Williams introduced her daughter with this sweet pic on social media. She captioned the post: “Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey.” What may look like a tender moment actually reflects the struggle many new moms feel.
She later posted another reflective moment on IG and wrote: “Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes,” she continued. “I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week—it’s ok—I am, too!!! There’s always [tomorrow]!”
11 Khloe Kardashian: The Active Mom
Khloe Kardashian proved that she is totally an active mom when she posted this pic of her and baby True playing in the ocean. The caption said: “Me and my girl!!” Khloe looks pretty sport in her baseball cap and obviously has no problem putting on a swimsuit and playing at the beach.
True is lucky to have a mom that is so fit and willing to take a bite out of life with her. Khloe’s accounts are filled with pics of the two of them having fun out in the world. These two seem to be smitten with each other.
10 Chrissy Teigen: The Supportive Mom
Chrissy Teigen is pretty much the queen of IG as she consistently posts everyday moments with her children. She demonstrated just how supportive she is of her daughter Lula when she shared this playground snap. The mom of two can be seen hoisting Lula in her lap as they sit at the top of a slide.
The caption reads: “weeeeeeeeee are very skeptical of slides right now.” How cute are those two? This little moment shows us that Chrissy is totally a supportive mom who isn’t afraid to climb onto the playground equipment if her little needs a bit of encouragement.
9 Anna Faris: The Playful Mom
Chris Pratt once posted this IG pic of ex-wife, Anna Faris cuddled up to their adorable son. We think this post wins her the “most fun mom” award. The caption is what totally won us over. "Here is Anna on Mother's Day with our twin sons Jack and T-Rex. Even now it's hard to tell them apart some times," Pratt wrote.
I just love how down-to-earth this mama seems to be and Jack looks like he’s totally happy to cozy up to his mom. This is just one of many social media posts that prove that Anna has a light-hearted perspective on motherhood.
8 Drew Barrymore: The Doting Mom
Drew Barrymore went eye-to-eye with her daughter, Olive and posted the pic to IG. It’s obvious from the photograph that Drew is totally a doting mom and adores her daughters. She is always sharing tender moments with her little girls on social media.
From family trips to everyday events, Drew gives us all a glimpse of just how much she loves being a mom. The caption to this photo read: “I never knew I could love so much. I never knew I could be so lucky one day to be a mom. Thank you for all the many blessings to our family.”
7 Heidi Pratt: The Changed Mom
Fans of The Hills might not even recognize Heidi Pratt in a snap she shared on IG. This quiet moment with her son, Gunner, shows us all just how much motherhood has changed her. The caption is probably one of the sweetest things, ever.
Heidi wrote: “The most important gift I can give my son is love. I am giving him all that I have. It's such a blessing to be a mama and a lot of hard work.” It sounds to me like she totally has her priorities straight. Gunner is a lucky kiddo to have a mom that loves him so much.
6 Carrie Underwood: The Multi-Tasking Mom
Carrie Underwood gave fans a peek into her world when she posted a black-and-white photo online, showing her son Isaiah Michael snuggling in her lap as she fixed her hair in front of a mirror. She was prepping for a concert on her Storyteller Tour and proved that she has no problem multitasking.
“He doesn’t care that Mommy had to get ready for a show … ” Underwood captioned the moment. “All he knows is that he woke up cranky from his nap and needed a cuddle,” she continued.“And I was more than happy to comply. #multitasking #momlife #roadlife #thestorytellertour.”
5 Beyonce: The Proud Mom
Beyonce looks like she’s beaming with pride in this pic that she posted to IF can be seen posing for what looks like a magazine cover while holding her daughter, Blue Ivy, on her hip. Alongside the pic, she wrote the caption, “The real cover girl. My delicious Blue Blue at 11 months”.
It obvious from the photograph that Beyonce loves her little girl and is so proud to be her mom. We don’t blame her. Who could resist that adorable scrunched up face? This snap is just too cute for words and proves that even divas take time to adore their kids.
4 Olivia Wilde: The Less Than Perfect Looking Mom
Olvia Wilde is another celeb mom that is always posting honest posts about motherhood on IG. This hilarious snap shows us that even famous moms have bad hair days. The caption read: "I call this hairstyle, 'keep the kid alive.' Products you'll need: sweat, string cheese, diaper rash cream, chewed up crayon, snot, and an enthusiastic spritz of panic."
I’m sure that every single mom out there has sported this hairstyle more than once. It’s almost gratifying to see someone as glamorous as Olivia Wilde look so unkempt. It gives hope to the rest of us that we’re not alone.
3 Halle Barry: The Protective Mom
This pic shows just how far actress Halle Berry was willing to go to protect her child. She had a bad run-in with the paparazzi at LAX after a trip to Hawaii with her fiancée, Oliver Martinez, and her daughter. As they moved through the airport, photographers swarmed around Berry as she held her little girl, Nahla.
That's when Halle lost it and shoved the paparazzi out of the way. It can be easy to be a mom in the public eye and have people invade your child’s space. We totally don’t blame her for flipping out at that moment.
2 Jessica Biel: The Silly Mom
Jessica Biel gave fans a rare glimpse of her morning routine with her son, Silas. She posted this snap online, and by the looks of it, Jessica seems to know how to be silly with her little guy. Not only did she give us peek into her life as a mom but she answered questions for The Skimm.
When prompted with “I woke up like this:” Jessica wrote: " disheveled, running late, doing too many things at once and underperforming all of them; but pretty thrilled about mediocrity! Could be a lot worse, guys. A lot worse," she shared.
1 Busy Phillips: The Everyday Mom
Busy Phillips is mom to two girls and isn’t afraid to share the everyday challenges she faces as a mom. This pic that she shared on IG gives us a peek into exactly what kind of mother she is and by the looks of it, she’s an everyday mom, just like you.
This moment captures harrowing tasks many women face when it comes to their children. In this case, she struggled to get gum out of her daughter’s hair. Her expression is priceless as she deals with the challenge at hand. Even celeb moms have to clean up messes sometimes.
Sources: Cosmopolitan.com, Nydailynews.com, Redbookmag.com, People.com, Whitneyport.com