Giving birth is probably the most powerful thing that the female body can ever do. At the same time, when it's all over and that tiny bundle of joy is in Mom's arms, the whole experience can feel so humbling. Celebrities might hit the Versace Mansion for star-studded bashes, but a fair few of them are moms themselves.
"I owe my life to my kids," Nicole Richie has said. Madonna said "I was so selfish" about her pre-mom days. Yeah, something about becoming a mother can 100% change a woman. Then again, Kylie Jenner has said: "I feel the same, just better."
Celebrities like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera frequently find themselves on "diva" lists. Mostly, it's on account of their behavior and extravagant demands. Take Mariah Carey. Despite being a mom to twins, her hotel arrivals require 20 kittens, 100 doves, and butterfly-shaped confetti. "Baffled" is how hotel staff at The Dorchester in London were left during Mariah's visit.
We're not here to look at celeb moms as a whole. We're going for something way more specific. While every single lady on this list has (in some way) shown boundless love for her children, there's no denying that some have stuck to their diva ways. Whether it's claw-like nails, $20,000 cribs, 20,000 makeup brushes or the exact opposite, here are 9 celeb moms who are total divas (plus 11 who are humble mothers).
20 KIM KARDASHIAN: GLAM SQUAD COSTS $11,500 A DAY
You're not a Kardashian without a full glam squad. While Kim is regularly seen with her 3 kids, this reality queen hasn't given up on the nails, lashes, hair dye, and heels.
The breakdown? $5,000 on the stylist, $3,500 on the hair, $3,000 on the makeup artist– per day.
Joyce Bonelli is Kim's makeup artist. Scotty Cunha is Kim's hair stylist. Monica Rose is Kim's fashion stylist. Yup, those are their daily rates, according to The Daily Mail. Kim flies by private jet, and she recently made headlines for "dining at a separate table to the kids and nannies."
19 KYLIE JENNER: "YOU SHOULD KNOW THE SMOOTHIE FLAVOR"
Don't get us wrong– there's a lot of credit to be handed out to Kylie Jenner. This 21 year-old mother is juggling a near-billion-dollar beauty empire with a baby, and she's grown up (a lot). Kylie became a mother to Stormi in February 2018. While Kylie has admitted: "I actually enjoy changing diapers," the social media tells a different story.
The long nails, the new hair color every week, the eye-popping outfits that just don't seem to mix with a baby – while the "diva" admission from Kylie's assistant came from before she was a mom, the words are still there. "You should know the flavor" are Kylie's words to her assistant when she prepares Ms. Jenner's smoothies. Kylie also enforces a "no phones" policy near Stormi.
18 MILA KUNIS: DOESN'T WANT TO RAISE SPOILED KIDS
Mila Kunis makes as many headlines for her "anti-Hollywood" parenting as she does for her glittering career. Definitely as humble as they come, Mila is raising two kids with Ashton Kutcher.
"I don't want to my kids to be [brats]." Mila's family moved to the US with just $250.
"I grew up in Russia in the 1980s," Mila told The Mirror. Refusing to raise spoiled kids is a priority for Mila, who has also said that she never wants her two sons to "know ketchup soup for dinner." We see Mila without makeup or designer clothes, and she doesn't flaunt her kids in front of the press.
17 CHARLIZE THERON: "GHOSTS" OTHER MOMS AT SOUL CYCLE
Charlize Theron is a an Oscar-winning actress who has 100% earned her A-List status. The downside of being an A-Lister? You start acting like one. In 2014, In Touch Weekly reported that Charlize was "ghosting" other mothers at Soul Cycle fitness classes in LA. The Sister Sister actress, Tia Mowry confirmed this.
"Charlize was just being mean. I'm just being honest," Tia said. Despite being a mom, Charlize appears to have maintained her diva streak. "She always arrives late to class with a scowl on her face and has to nerve to ask people who are already settled on their bikes to switch," the magazine reported.
16 BEYONCE: $20,000 CRIB MUST BE "FLOWN TO NYC"
Beyonce is an undeniable icon. She's also one half of a power couple that is worth $1.16 billion. While Bey empowers women around the globe, this star doesn't come without her list of demands, as reported by The Daily Mail.
Beyonce has demanded $900 titanium straws and hand-carved ice balls to "soothe her throat." Blue Ivy's crib also must be "flown out."
Beyonce must have her rooms kept at a precise 72 degrees. While Beyonce and Jay Z have the kinds of wealth to be gifting Blue Ivy an $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie, this singer finds herself on the "diva" side of this list.
15 ANGELINA JOLIE: "I WAKE UP WITH MY KIDS AND I'M HAPPY"
Despite a fortune that sits at well over $160 million, Angelina Jolie remains one of the most humble moms in Hollywood. With six kids, Ange is also one of the most time-strapped. While the 90s came with a #RebelChild for Ange, motherhood completely changed her.
"They make everything better," Angelina has said. "The center of my life is my kids. When I wake up with them, I'm happy." While Angelina's marriage to Brad Pitt didn't last, the love for her six kids did. Ange is mostly papped without makeup, and her pregnancy wardrobes have been anything but diva. Ange sees herself "as a mom first."
14 FARRAH ABRAHAM: "OUT OF NINE MOMS, YOU'RE THE ONLY PROBLEM"
Yes, those were the words from the executive producers of Teen Mom, who eventually "fired" Farrah Abraham. "The amount of work that goes into keeping you happy has bubbled up to a point where we have to figure out if we move forward," the MTV producers were reported to say.
"Out of nine moms, you're the only [problem]," The Hollywood Gossip reported. Farrah's Instagram definitely shows a diva lifestyle. Either she's poolside or in marbled hotel lobbies. While Farrah seems to adore being a mother, she also seemed to adore "banning" crew members who didn't suit her during the filming of Teen Mom.
13 MARIAH CAREY: KITTENS, DOVES, AND BUTTERFLIES ON HOTEL ARRIVAL
She's the "diva of all divas." Mariah Carey has $535 million to her name, although most fans are still unaware that Mariah grew up in poverty. While Mariah recalls hard times in interviews, the immense wealth has clearly taken Mariah to another place– thinking that "electricity is free in America" probably tops all of her statements.
$100,000 a month is what Mariah is reported to spend on flowers alone.
Mariah is a mom to twins named Moroccan and Monroe. While it's clear that Mariah absolutely adores her kids, the diva reputation hasn't gone anywhere. During her stay at the London Dorchester Hotel, Mariah's arrival required "20 kittens, 100 white doves, and confetti-shaped butterflies."
12 JESSICA ALBA: "HAVING KIDS CHANGED ME"
Jessica Alba is one of the most down-to-earth moms in Hollywood. This actress is frequently seen in pared-down jeans, tees, and sneakers, and she's nearly always with her kids. "I talk to my daughters about how what really makes someone beautiful is how kind they are, and not being mean-spirited and grumpy," Jessica said.
Jessica has also admitted that motherhood "changed" her. Jessica now runs the Honest line, which gives moms an affordable chance to purchase ethically sourced beauty and baby products. It's even available at Target. While the Kardashians are selling glam kits, Jess stays humble with her Honest range.
11 KATE GOSSELIN: "MELTDOWNS" AND NANNIES DOING POOL MAINTENANCE
Kate Gosselin never really left the news. Jon & Kate Plus 8 was the reality show that brought a ton of fame to this mom, although you could argue that Kate let it go to her head (just a little). Kate's eldest twins, Mady and Cara definitely showed their dislike of their mother's somewhat-overbearing personalities on the show, but it's the nanny stories in the press that made bigger headlines.
The "Gosselin Manual" is what Radar Online reported Kate's nannies having to follow. "I have meltdowns about my knives and improper use regularly, FYI!" Kate wrote. The nannies also reported having to care for the family's chickens and clean the pool.
10 KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: MOTHERHOOD IS "MY FAVORITE ROLE IN LIFE"
Kourtney Kardashian is the "OG" Kardashian mom who has been acing motherhood since she gave birth to Mason in 2009. Seeing that Kourtney isn't a diva is obvious– all you have to do is tune into KUWTK. While Kourt's sisters fuss over photo shoots and glam squads, Kourt is always cuddling up with the kids.
"Trust your instincts," Kourtney said about her alternative parenting methods. While Kourt and her family follow a gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle (complete with Kourt's fear of microwaves), it's done out of love. "It's definitely my favorite role in life," Kourtney has said about motherhood. Kourt even admitted to wanting a fourth child recently.
9 VICTORIA BECKHAM: "MOTHERHOOD IS MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT"
Make no mistake, Victoria Beckham is a bonafide style queen. What's unusual about Victoria though, is how humble she is as a mother. With a $450 million fashion empire and the world's top stylists on speed dial, you'd think that Victoria would have become a diva. She hasn't.
"The emotional connection I feel towards my kids brings boundless elation and joy." Here is Victoria with her daughter, Harper.
Victoria has 4 kids– Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper Seven. While Victoria chose "Hollywood names" for her kids, she is a hands-on mom. "Motherhood is my greatest achievement," Victoria has said. Vogue magazine might be the kiddy reading, but Victoria is spending quality time with her kids.
8 BLAC CHYNA: NO PICS OF HER WITH THE KIDS SINCE 2017
The Kardashians recently threw (yet another) baby bash. This time, it was for Rob Kardashian's daughter, Dream (whom he shares with Blac Chyna). Chyna did not seem to make an appearance, although she did send love to her daughter via social media.
While the fake lashes, caked-up makeup, sports car posing, and wigs stick her in the "diva" category, Chyna has been working hard to co-parent with both her baby daddies. They are Tyga and Rob Kardashian. Sadly, there are no pictures of Blac Chyna with her children since around 2017. Chyna is currently accusing Rob Kardashian of not providing enough "luxuries" for Dream.
7 GAL GADOT: "WATCHING CAT IN THE HAT WITH MY DAUGHTER"
It must be pretty awesome to have Wonder Woman as your mom. For Gal Gadot, it goes a step further, though. At 33, Gal is a mother of two. While Gal has a Reebok contract worth a reported $10 million, this mother is anything but a diva.
Gal filmed Wonder Woman while she was pregnant. She hid it from the producers to avoid being treated differently.
"Sleepless night, colic, three-month-old baby, and an early wakeup by my five-year-old," Gal posted on social media. She added: "Went to the garden to get some fresh air with my coffee to help me wake up and now watching The Cat In The Hat with my daughter." Aww.
6 KATIE HOLMES: "USED TO DOING 25 THINGS AT ONCE"
With little Suri walking around in a $2 million wardrobe, you could argue that the diva in this family is the kid. While Suri is growing up to be just as beautiful as her mother, the family itself hasn't held together too well. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorced in 2012, although The Mirror reports that "dating restrictions" still apply to Katie.
"When you're a mom, you're used to doing 25 things at once," Katie told Hello. She was listing her makeup staples (which include mascara and lip gloss), but we rarely see Katie actually wearing makeup. Definitely a humble mom.
5 CARDI B: TAKES BLANKET TO AWARDS, NO BABY INSIDE
There are two sides to Cardi B. One side is a mom to Kulture (complete with adorable and whispered Instagram stories). The other half is the showbiz girl. That's lots of long nails, #LongHairDontCare wigs, designer outfits, and diamonds.
"I can't believe I have a boss," Cardi said about Kulture. If you're trying to figure out whether or not Cardi is a diva, it's hard to tell. She chose the name Kulture because "anything else would have been basic." This music award ceremony also got people talking. Cardi arrived on stage holding a blanket, but when she announced her "surprise," fans saw a Moon Man award inside.
4 SCARJO: $25 MILLION SALARY, HUMBLE AS THEY COME
Given that Scarlett Johansson is now one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, you could easily assume that she has adopted a bit of a diva reputation. Not the case. ScarJo might be eyeing up a $25 million salary for a standalone Black Widow movie, but her street style is one of the most casual we've ever seen.
"Barely holding it together" is how Scarlett described her state shortly after giving birth to her daughter. "Being a working mom is an incredible challenge. "It's an incredible gift," Scarlett said. ScarJo once called makeup a "full-time job." Here she is looking 100% normie.
3 JLO: SEVEN LIMOUSINES TO WALK THREE BLOCKS
Jennifer Lopez became a legend a long time ago. JLO is a singer, dancer, actress, and reality judge, although her "diva demands" do include a reported $20 million fee per American Idol cycle. Unfortunately, this mother of twins often tops diva lists.
When Jen heard a video was being shot in the Bronx, she refused to participate unless the video was shot in Los Angeles.
Alongside refusing to actually film in the Bronx, JLO has been reported by The Daily Mail to request seven limousines to travel three blocks. This joins "meltdowns" if her sunflower seeds lack shells, plus "freakouts" over her M&MS. At least Jen loves her kids, though.
2 KHLOE KARDASHIAN: $118,000 BABY REGISTRY AND PHOTOSHOP DEBATES
Khloe Kardashian had a beautiful pregnancy, although the arrival of baby True was a bumpy road– the daddy drama with Tristan Thompson was all over the press, and fans have just watched the birth itself on KUWTK. Khloe is a Kardashian. That in itself can mean being a bit of a diva.
"My sweet little mama" are the captions to some truly beautiful baby and momma pics with Khloe, but this girl continues to make headlines for Photoshop rumors. Khloe's baby registry was a reported $118,000, and we've seen a $910 Gucci bib being worn by True. Khloe's extensive makeup, nails, and glam give her a slight diva touch.
1 HILARY DUFF: "THIS IS US"
There is nothing diva-esque about Hilary Duff. With her new baby, Banks Violet joining her son Luca, Hilary is now a mom of two. Makeup-free pics, raw selfies, and beautiful pregnancy shots are what fans got, and Hilary isn't above being covered in mud.
Hilary has called stretch marks "warrior wounds." She has also endured unfair criticism for taking her time to lose the baby weight. "This is us" was the caption to a pic of Hilary with Luca. Notice how her hair isn't professionally done? All she cares about is the love that she has for her kids.
Sources: People, Billboard, Radar Online, ET, The Daily Mail, Parents, The Times of Israel