Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we expect it to and celebs experience that as well. The famous ladies on this list have taken on the role of being a single mom. In some cases, their marriages fell apart, and in others, they decided to adopt children or start a family despite the fact that they don’t have a partner. We tip our hats to these moms as they pick up the pieces and create a safe haven for their kids.
Many of these celeb moms have a support team behind them. From hiring a nanny to co-parenting with their ex, these stars are winning at being a single mom. Please enjoy this list of 10 celeb single moms in Hollywood!
10 Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is a single mom to her daughter, Katherine. The actress has not revealed who the father is and decided to raise her daughter on her own. It can’t be easy to take on the challenges of solo parenting but Mindy seems proud to play the role of both mom and dad.
The fact that there isn’t a daddy at home to help pick up the slack means that she has to work even harder. We think that she’s totally up for the challenge and we salute her for being an independent woman and do parenting on her terms.
9 Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is a mom to her two kiddos, August and Jackson. The actress adopted both children and never looked back. It’s pretty impressive that she chose to adopt her kids without a partner. She’s also been very vocal about the fact that she only has one nanny and is a very “hands on” mom.
Motherhood seems to be her top priority so we don’t see her out on dates very often. It can’t be easy to be a working mom of two. Hopefully, she’ll clear some time in her schedule for dating... although, that’s probably the last thing on her mind.
8 Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may have split up but they still have three kids, Mason, Penelope, and Reign. Despite the fact that called things off, Kardashian works to co-parent with her ex. They go on family vacations together and even went to Cabo San Lucas with the kids and his girlfriend, Sofia Richie.
It may be confusing to see a single mom go to those lengths with her ex but Kardashian is setting a great example for divorced parents. It’s refreshing to see her and Scott put the kids first. Hopefully, they’ll inspire other families to do the same.
7 Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner’s marriage to Ben Affleck ended in scandal when he cheated on her with their nanny. The exes are mom and dad to their three children, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. We have to respect Garner for the way that she’s handled their divorce.
The actress obviously has chosen to put the needs of her children before her own and appears to have an amicable relationship with Affleck. We can tell by the smiles on her kids’ faces that they're more than likely a well-adjusted family. That’s rare to find in Hollywood and Garner should hold her head high.
6 Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes faced one of the most public divorces of our time when she split with Tom Cruise. She is now a single mom to their daughter, Suri. The actress may lead a glamorous life but she seems like she makes it a point to put motherhood and her little girl on the top of her list.
The mother/daughter duo are often photographed together by the paparazzi and Holmes can be seen comforting her daughter often. It can’t be easy to go through such a private issue in the public eye and it’s inspiring to see Holmes be such a good mom.
5 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie’s life fell apart when she split from Brad Pitt. After an incident during a flight between Pitt and their oldest son, Maddox, Jolie pulled the plug on their marriage. The actress is now a single mom to their six kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivien.
It must be difficult for Jolie and the kids to adjust to their new life without Pitt. The exes went through a very nasty divorce and the FBI even investigated Pitt after the incident on the plane. Hopefully, the children and Jolie can rebuild their lives after their traumatic separation.
4 Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams is a single mother to her daughter Matilda and her partner and Matilda's dad, Heath Ledger, passed away in 2008. It was heartbreaking to see the mother and daughter grieve the loss of Ledger. Williams comes across as a steadfast mom who works hard to shield her little girl from the spotlight.
When we do catch a glimpse of them through the lens of the paparazzi, they seem to have managed to start a new life together. Williams has also successfully gone back to work and it’s great that she’s showing Matilda what a woman is capable of on her own.
3 Britney Spears
Britney Spears has seen her fair share of drama as a single mother after she had a public meltdown during her divorce from her ex, Kevin Federline. The exes have two sons, Sean Preston, and Jayden James. Spears is another mom that seems to put her kiddos first.
The singer even took a residency in Las Vegas so she could spend more time with her kids. The Britney: Piece of Me show was performed in the Axis Theater in Planet Hollywood for four years. She eventually had to cancel her residency to focus on her mental health. Hopefully, she’ll be back on stage soon.
2 Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian is a single mom to her adorable daughter, True. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star split from True’s father, Tristan Thompson, after reports surfaced that he’d been unfaithful. To make matters worse, he reportedly hooked up with Kylie’s best friend, Jordyn Sparks.
Kardashian allegedly is willing to co-parent with her ex so that their daughter can have a relationship with her father, which is totally admirable. By the pics we see that Kardashian posts of baby True on social media, it appears like the mother and daughter are doing just fine on their own.
1 Halle Berry
Halle Berry is a single mom to her two children, Nahla and Maceo. The actress has been unlucky in love and has been forced to co-parent with her exes, Olivier Martinez and Gabriel Aubry. After three failed marriages, it seems like Berry is primarily focused on her children.
She’s a fantastic role model for single moms. It’s amazing to watch her continue to star in films and balance the demands of motherhood. Although, we can only assume that she has a lot of people hired to help.
You know how the old saying goes: it takes a village to raise kids.