Happy belated Mother’s Day to all our moms, grandmothers and aunts. And to the new moms who celebrated their first Mother’s Day to those who have to play two roles, as both a mother and a father figure. And we’re sending love to the women whose moms are now their guardian angels. As if that’s not enough reason to be teary-eyed this Monday, we’re still moved by some of our favourite celebrity mom posts from yesterday.
From celebrities who shared nostalgia-inducing pictures of their moms to A-listers who are new to motherhood, our Instagram pages were full of love and warmth after seeing the women we admire celebrating their mothers.
Tracee Ellis Ross, Zoë Kravitz, Tyra Banks, Reese Witherspoon, Boity Thulo, Nomzamo Mbatha, Minnie Dlamini, and the ageless Basetsana Khumalo all expressed their gratitude to their mothers for making them the women they are today. And what’s a Mothers’ Day tribute without a good ol’ throwback picture or video taken before the glow up a la Bassie and Tracee?
Tracee Ellis Ross
When you’re an icon and then you give birth to another icon it’s a true testament of gene replication.
Supermodel Tyra Banks and her Mama, whom we all got to love from her regular cameos on America’s Next Top Model, recreated the memorable Paper Magazine Ross mother-daughter portrait and then posed as themselves too.
‘You are the embodiment of Southern grace, humour and charm.’ And the same thing can be said about Reese too.
Remembering her late mom with this nostalgic ’90s picture.
Baby Zoë certainly grew up and became a carbon copy of her mom Lisa Bonet.
Celebrating the joys of having twice the love from two moms.
‘I’ve watched you be confident, strong, witty, courageous, kind and free. Ma… that’s what you’ve taught me, freedom to be myself even if it makes the world uncomfortable, to carry my load with grace and TO LOVE PEOPLE…’ Nomzamo is truly her mother’s daughter.
Today I am most grateful for the simplest thing… and that is to be able to pick up the phone, call you, have you answer, share a joke and laugh until our tummies hurt! My Queen, ngibonga uthando lwakho, even when I make mistakes you are quick with your forgiveness and slow in anger. I’ve watched you be confident, strong, witty, courageous, kind and free. Ma… that’s what you’ve taught me, freedom to be myself even if it makes the world uncomfortable, to carry my load with grace and TO LOVE PEOPLE… Thank you for raising me and loving me so well… Forever and always. 🌸 Happy Mothers Day #ChampionMom #RaisingChampions ❤ 📷: @aust_malema
We can never get enough of the public affection Boity and her mom often show us on social media even when it’s not Mothers’ Day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Queen Mothers. An even more special shout out to the greatest Queen Mommy I’ve ever known. @modiehithulo I am the most blessed girl to have so much strength, love, knowledge and compassion wrapped in one being. My mom is the most resilient, strongest, hard working, kindest, most independent and loving person I have ever come to know. I am because she is. All my best qualities are a reflection of her. I am eternally grateful that our souls chose each other to travel this earth together. By the way, I’m still waiting for the GPS coordinates to the Fountain of Youth, asomblief! I love you so much and I pray that the woman I’m becoming makes you proud because it’s all you. ❤🙏🏾💫⭐😍😁🤗 👑👩👧👸🏾#HappyMothersDay
Their toddlers are still too young to send them dedications on social media, but we’re sure their day was filled with endearing stick-figure drawings and thoughtful, yet messy breakfasts. Chrissy Teigen, Kourtney & Kim Kardashian, DJ Zinhle, Roxy Burger, and Serena Williams all gave us a little baby fever even if just for a moment.
Baby Luna is the adorable gift Chrissy was blessed with after long struggles with conception, and now motherhood looks so good on her.
TV presenter Roxy Burger gave birth earlier this year to Adrienne and her Instagram has since been a picture of serenity and love. ‘Being your mom will be the summer of my life.’ I mean, you’re totally crying right now.
This was our second day together. You have changed my life Adrienne. You’ve given me renewed purpose and you make me a better person: more present, more thoughtful, more disciplined and so, so much happier! Being your mom will be the summer of my life ☀ I love you my indigo baby 💜 My 1 in a million and my 1 in 4000 😘 Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mamas out there! 📸 @jennaleigh_xox
The world’s most stylish mommy of three is often caught taking her trio and her nieces on outings, so of course we had to gush over a post (or two) of her little besties.
Another mother of three, who makes carrying a toddler in your arms while walking in stilettos look so effortless.
Oh, not forgetting a shoutout to the most hardworking momager of all time, Kris Jenner.
Kairo and Zinhle moments are just the sweetest.
When your mom is the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) she doesn’t need to caption Mother’s Day posts.
Got it from my mama
We also asked you, our reader what are the personality traits and features you got from your mom that you are most proud of. These are some of your responses.
She’s blunt, but her love is sincere. We don’t sugarcoat, the two of us. Her determined nature hasn’t rubbed off on me; more like, it loves through me. She’s an absolute queen.
— Olivia Mc Helm (@the_mac_diaries) May 13, 2018
Low blood pressure, isolation as a copying mechanism and her ability to love and forgive in abundance pic.twitter.com/udjCml2NI0
— Cece (@cece_feels) May 12, 2018
Definitely mom’s zeal. She’s always so hopeful.
— SisasenkosiB (@SisasenkosiB) May 12, 2018
Her tenacity 💖
— Michelle Marais (@QueenofSparta) May 12, 2018
Other than her https://t.co/9UGG7QMSHp little sisters say I parent my daughter like our late mom 😂😂😂 and that’s not always a good thing coz she was so strict 😂😂😂
— Bulelwa (@buli_bulelwa1) May 12, 2018
So ‘here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.’ – Unkown