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.

Dear mom

Tracee Ellis Ross, Zoë Kravitz, Tyra Banks, Reese WitherspoonBoity 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.

2004 ~ my first @essence cover was with my mama @dianaross ❤ #HappyMothersDay

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Tyra Banks

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.

Tyra + Mama = @traceeellisross + @dianaross for @papermagazine 🐯 + 💃🏾

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Mama’s Girl Forever! 💛

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Reese Witherspoon

‘You are the embodiment of Southern grace, humour and charm.’ And the same thing can be said about Reese too.

Bassie Khumalo

Remembering her late mom with this nostalgic ’90s picture.

Zoë Kravitz

Baby Zoë certainly grew up and became a carbon copy of her mom Lisa Bonet.

Mama.

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Mama.

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Minnie Dlamini

Celebrating the joys of having twice the love from two moms.

Nomzamo Mbatha

‘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.

Boity Thulo

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

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New moms

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.

Chrissy Teigen

Baby Luna is the adorable gift Chrissy was blessed with after long struggles with conception, and now motherhood looks so good on her.

Roxy Burger

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.

Kourtney Kardashian

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.

best friend

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Thank you God for making me their mommy.

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Kim Kardashian

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.

DJ Zinhle

Kairo and Zinhle moments are just the sweetest.

@kistphotography #MothersDay is approaching…

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Serena Williams

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.

So ‘here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.’ – Unkown