From Gwen Stefani to Halle Berry, these A-listers have it going on!
- Carolyn French, BettyConfidential.comIt's easy with the smoke and mirrors of Hollywood to make it appear as though one is actually a good mother. An assistant hands over your baby, the paparazzi snaps some decent shots, and then you hand him right back.
With that in mind, we raise our glass to the best mothers in the 'biz, the ones who take initiative and go above and beyond the call of duty. In other words, these gals rock!
Because the tabloids have been zeroing in on Shiloh for the better part of the year, we were thrilled when mama bear Jolie stood up against the haters and simply said "it's who she is." Take that, idiotic gossipmongers.
Like Angie, the No Doubt singer feels that her children should be able to express their individuality without the hall monitors of the world judging them every step of the way. If Gwen's son Kingston wants to rock a mohawk, which he has done for the majority of his young life, so be it!
How many mothers would allow their 4-year-old to carry an $850 Salvatore Ferragamo handbag?! Hello jealous, nice to meet you…
Sarah Jessica Parker
You know how some A-listers send their children off with a nanny? SJP would never even dream of it. Not only does the Sex and the City star make a point of walking her son James Wilke to and from school, but she is also down with class field trips!
This may sound lame, but one of the main reasons we love Halle is because every time we see her with Nahla we can't help but go Awwwww! Don't they look wonderful together?
I Want That! You're Stupid! Don't be a poopy-head! MOM! Ever walked into a supermarket and had to turn around and march back out? Kelly's kids would never do that to you. "I always tell my kids - you don't have to be the best at sports, the smartest, the best at math, but you do have to have the best manners," she revealed to People at The World of Gloria Vanderbilt book signing. "I don't tolerate piggish behavior in kids, and mine have learned the hard way."
Even when she is off duty, the Burlesque queen takes the time to sing to her son. What's ironic is that her little boy Max tells her which songs sound good, and which ones are growing tiresome. Is somebody raising a future Rolling Stone critic?
Jada Pinkett Smith
Talk about a talented family! Jada's 12-year-old son Jaden with gorgeous hubby Will Smith got rave reviews for his work in The Karate Kid remake, and now their daughter Willow is kicking butt in the music world. We think Jada is definitely doing something right.
We aren't knocking Jessica Alba, but it's great to see a celebrity mom who really plays alongside her child. At the end of November the Saturday Night Live alumna was photographed with her trusty sidekick, 2-year-old Archie, at Coldwater Park in Beverly Hills. We can just picture Amy picking up that garbage truck and driving it through the sand while making a hilarious crack.
On December 1 Reese received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Staying true to her sweet-as-can-be nature, she asked her two children Ava and Deacon to help her with the unveiling!
Tell us: Who is your favorite celebrity mom?
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