Hollywood starlets used to come with itsy-bitsy dresses, not much of a bedtime, and even less of an ability to stumble out of clubs. Kim Kardashian spent her early days in the biggest party carousel ever. So did Snooki and Britney Spears.
It's when power women like Cardi B and JLO admit that their kids are everything, that a little #Perspective is in order. Up to $20 million per American Idol cycle is what Jen can command, Daily Mail reports. Cardi might fly in a private jet, but she's made it very clear– her baby is her "boss."
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Along comes the baby, and everything changes. In the '90s, Angelina Jolie was rocking up to red carpets in tattoo-flaunting tops and leather pants. The minute Ange became a mother, her entire world (and image) changed.
Some careers are built on motherhood. Catelynn Lowell, Chelsea Housker, Amber Portwood, and Maci Bookout wouldn't be where they are without Teen Mom. Their lives may have revolved around babies from an early age, but motherhood can change a girl whether she's 16 or 46.
Kylie Jenner. Kourtney Kardashian. Christina Aguilera. JWoww. The list of celeb moms who did a complete 180 is endless. The plus side? When they're that famous, the world gets the pics.
22 WHEN KYLIE JENNER LET SOMEONE ELSE TAKE CENTER STAGE
It's the biggest 180 we've ever seen. Kylie Jenner once came as the ultimate spoiled teenager– "sad because we never take out the Lambo" on Life of Kylie wasn't best received. Stormi arrived in 2018, and she just turned one.
"Life-changing." When Kylie Jenner was asked to sum up her 2018, she only needed two words.
Speaking on KUWTK, Kylie put the ups and downs of motherhood into the most positive summary ever. "You make all my mornings" are now the captions to Instagram posts of Kylie and Stormi. During this one, little miss "me, me, me" didn't even show her face.
21 WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE DISCOVERED A WHOLE NEW WORLD
The 90s had its 180s, too. Angelina Jolie once came as the rebel child. Edgy leathers, tattoos, and rocking up to red carpets wearing vials of her own husband's blood were this girl's style. Enter motherhood.
2008 might feel like a million years ago, but it won't be a year Ange forgets. Her twins, Vivienne and Knox joined Shiloh-Pitt in this newborn pic, and we're still getting over it. "I wake up with my kids and I'm happy," Daily Mail quotes Angelina saying.
20 THAT TIME JESSICA ALBA KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP
There's that look, right? The kids are about to play up, and you just aren't having any of it. Jessica Alba is one smart momma. The Fantastic Four actress is now raising three girls alongside running the Honest line– ethically sourced baby and beauty products are where it's at for Jess.
"I’m also a firm believer in power naps," Jessica told My Domaine. The naps aren't what's striking us. It's the "firm." Looks like Jessica has a firm grip on things overall. At least, in this pic she does. Plus, she was pregnant!
19 THAT TIME VICTORIA BECKHAM'S DAUGHTER GOT THERE FIRST
It's when the seemingly-naive toddler cottons onto the paparazzi before the mom that you know you're onto something special. Victoria Beckham might be running a fashion empire (not to mention her Forbes-listed $450 million), but this awesome moment saw little Harper #GetThereFirst.
"Motherhood is my greatest achievement," Victoria has told The Telegraph. Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper might be this celeb's proud offspring, but it looks like even the pros can learn from the tots. High five, Harper.
18 KHLOE KARDASHIAN: TRUE HAS "STOLEN OUR HEARTS"
Kris Jenner even admitted on KUWTK that she wasn't sure Khloe Kardashian would ever become a mother. At 34, Khloe is now a mother to True. She told ET:
"My favorite part about being a mom, I mean it's so corny, but it's just like, no matter how tired you are, it's complete bliss, no matter what."
Halloween 2018 threw us more pink, more cute, and more absolute #MommyGoals than we could handle. Khlo posted this pic to Instagram (and we haven't forgotten it).
17 WHEN DAUGHTER TIME WAS ALL JLO NEEDED
Jennifer Lopez is a force to be reckoned with– name one other celeb turning 50 who can rack up the followers like a Kardashian. At 49, JLO is an American Idol and World of Dance judge, a TV and movie actress, and that's without the music career, fitness, and fragrances.
Not many people realize that JLO is a mom to twins. Max and Emme are now ten. Speaking to Life and Style, JLO said she was "blessed" to be a mother. Daughter time was all that JLO needed here, and the pic was perfect.
16 WHEN CATELYNN LOWELL'S LITTLE NOVALEE WAS ALL BRAND NEW
Catelynn Lowell may have started out uncertain and unsure on 16 and Pregnant, but this Teen Mom OG star is now respected as the responsible mother she is. Fans followed Catelynn's 2018 pregnancy announcement with so much hope– this baby didn't come so easily.
Novalee is Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra's daughter. Now a cute, blonde kid who rides horses, Novalee was all brand new here. It's hard to believe how far Catelynn has come. If you follow her on Instagram, you'll have seen those end-stage pregancy Haagen-Dazs cravings!
15 AND MACI BOOKOUT'S ATTENTION WAS ALL BOOKED OUT
Maci Bookout is now the kind of celebrity who is privately booked for appearances. 16 and Pregnant was over a decade ago for this Teen Mom OG member, and Maci has gone from strength to strength.
“Giving birth to my baby was the hardest thing I’ve ever done." Speaking on the show, Maci admitted that motherhood was a challenge. At the same time, her daughter was able to attend her own mommy's wedding (and we got this pic to melt over).
14 BEYONCE: HEARTBEAT "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC I EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE"
It's when you learn that Beyonce's words here were after the loss of a baby that it turns all the more touching. Bey and Jay might make Forbes' headlines for their $1.16 billion joint net worth, but money means nothing to these two when it comes to family.
"About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time. And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life."
Speaking on the Life Is But A Dream documentary, Bey opened up. Blue Ivy did arrive though, and we're still getting over this pic.
13 REESE WITHERSPOON: "YOU KIND OF LOOK INWARD"
Reese Witherspoon will forever be a Hollywood sweetheart. The Legally Blonde actress threw us 90s vibes with Cruel Intentions back in the day, although her marriage to co-star, Ryan Phillippe didn't last. Reese is a mother of three. Ava Phillippe couldn't be more of a mini-me, and pics like this prove it.
"That’s what happens when you have a child... You kind of look inward," The Huffington Post quotes Reese saying. We're still doing a double-take with these two. Reese and Ava are just adorable.
12 KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: PENELOPE IS IN GOOD HANDS
Surrounded by her sisters' babies she might be, but Kourtney Kardashian is still the "OG" Kardashian mom. Mason, Penelope, and Reign might not have parents who are together, but we're more than seeing the love.
"Getting everyone out the door by myself, it takes a long time, so it makes it easier—and I think it's cute," Kourt told Harper's Bazaar about matching outfits. This beyond cute moment threw us some mommy love from Penelope and Kourt– you're definitely in good hands with this lady as your mother.
11 SNOOKI: "GYM, TAN, LAUNDRY" BECAME "GIGGLES, TOYS, LOVE"
Snooki was once the perma-tanned party animal whose Jersey Shore appearances didn't earn her the best reputation. While the show made Snooki a household name, this mom is now more about running her own household. 2018 saw Snooki announce her third pregnancy.
GTL. "Gym, tan, laundry," used to be Snooki's motto on Jersey Shore. It's now been replaced by "Giggles, toys, love," Parents reports. Selfies of Snooki and Giovanna are some of the cutest around– there's a reason Snooki found herself on this list.
10 IF JWOWW IS HER BFF, THE KIDS ARE RIGHT THERE WITH THEM
JWoww recently made headlines for a series of allegations towards her former husband, Roger Matthews. Proving that parenting is never easy, JWoww nevertheless continues to wow us with her hands-on parenting.
They were besties on Jersey Shore, and they're besties on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Snooki and JWoww's daughters are now mini BFFs, and it's kitchen moments like these that continue to show us #FriendshipGoals. We wish this mom and her kids all the best.
9 CARDI B: BLANKET BUT NO BABY, JOKE'S ON US
A hard-hitting loudmouth is what you expect with Cardi B (and it's what you get). "And I park my Bentley truck on my Versace driveway" might be the lyrics with this rapper, but there's another side to Cardi. After having Kulture, Cardi told People:
"I can't believe I have a boss' ... “I met my match."
This pic is probably the most unusual "mommy moment." The blanket is there, but there's no baby. As Metro reports, this VMAs appearance saw Cardi "troll" everyone. You'd absolutely think Kulture is in there (but she wasn't).
8 GISELE BUNDCHEN: BLANKETED IN LOVE
Strutting the Victoria's Secret runway is how Gisele Bundchen earned her fame. Once the highest-paid supermodel in the world, Gisele has graced countless Vogue covers, built herself an empire, and she's still regarded as one of Hollywood's style queens. The glam has taken on another side, though.
"All I ever wanted was to be a mom," Gisele told People. Looks like she got what she wanted (and way more). Here is Gisele with her daughter, Lake. They dressed up as unicorns for Halloween.
7 KIM K AND CHICAGO: "MY TWIN"
Kim Kardashian recently threw a party we're 100% jealous of– Chicago's Alice in ONEderland party came with a maze, a Mad Hatter table, arts and crafts where you could paint the roses red, and a ton of themed cakes. Kim and Kanye West's daughter is now one.
Chicago "looks like, honestly, my twin mixed with Saint," Kim said on Ashley Graham's podcast. Here she is joining her mommy in what looks like a workout. This toddler is an absolute beauty (and her mom is right up there with her).
6 OLIVIA WILDE: TWINNING THE GRINNING
It's like you can't tear your eyes away, right? When they're just old enough to smile... that's when the camera becomes really useful. Olivia Wilde is the model, actress, and mom who threw everyone #TwinningGoals with this pic. The TRON: Legacy actress wasn't playing any role other than her most important one, here.
"I've always considered it our responsibility to leave the world better than how we found it," Olivia told Parents. "Now that's probably intensified having a child of my own." Here she is with her daughter, Daisy.
5 KATIE HOLMES: ALWAYS THERE FOR ADVICE
Suri Cruise mostly makes headlines for a wardrobe that Marie Claire estimates to be worth $3 million. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter was one of the first celeb kids to rock an unusual name, but there's nothing fancy about the adorable relationship that Katie has with her daughter.
“Being a parent, every choice I make it with my child in mind,” Katie told Women's Health. This cute street snap showed us a younger Suri (who is now 12). Turning to mommy for advice? Katie is always there.
4 SCARJO: BLACK WIDOW IS A BIG SOFTIE
We're used to seeing Scarlett Johansson in a Black Widow catsuit. Hand-to-hand combat is 100% real with this Avengers actress– that Iron Man 2 entrance wasn't done by a stunt double. While one side of ScarJo fights the world with superhero power, it's actually her superhero strength as a mother that's admirable.
"I have a lot of huge admiration for working moms. I'm barely, barely holding it together,"
ABC News reports Scarlett saying. We think she was doing just fine here with her daughter, Dorothy. It's too cute for words.
3 JENELLE EVANS: NOT INTERESTED IN THE MENU
Jenelle Evans is a Teen Mom OG member who wasn't always known for stability. With baby daddy drama that seemed to be never-ending, it was quite some years before Jenelle found her man and got married. Ensley Jolie now joins Jenelle's two sons to make her a mom of three.
In 2018, ET Online reported that Jenelle's mother was "worried" as Jenelle was skipping the show's reunion. Looking at this pic of Jenelle and her daughter though, we're not worried about the love. Doesn't even look like Jenelle was interested in the prime rib!
2 JENNA DEWAN: MOST DETERMINED BABY EVER
When a couple splits after nine years, it's going to make headlines. Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum appeared to amicably call time on their marriage in 2018, but it leaves Jenna a single mother. Everly is being raised with love from both her parents following their divorce.
It's this pic of little Everly in her early days that we can't get over, though. Or, more specifically, how a little baby can look so determined. Maybe a future candidate for World of Dance?
1 WHEN HILARY DUFF FIRST HELD BABY BANKS
Hilary Duff is one of the most real moms around. You're looking at a mother who has called stretch marks "battle wounds," as The Daily Mail reports. With a will of iron, Hilary has faced motherhood through divorce, social media comments on her shape, and that career.
In 2018, Hilary became a mom for the second time. Banks Violet was announced to the world, and we got this Instagram picture. If anything rounds off a mommy and daughter list, it's a pic like this one.