Celebrity Moms and Kids 2012

From the White House to Hollywood, motherhood is always in style. We're sending a special Mother's Day card to these star moms.
Yolanda Sangweni May, 07, 2012

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Garcelle Beauvais and her adorable twin sons Jax and Jaid, 5, are red carpet regulars.

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“They’re the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night,” First Lady Obama said of daughters Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, in a speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention.

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Actress Tia Mowry recently told Essence.com being a mom to her 11-month-old son Cree Taylor was “one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.” “I love taking care of my son. I love being a mom,” she added.

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“The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” Beyoncé (pictured with daughter Blue Ivy) recently told PEOPLE. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”

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Halle Berry says daughter Nahla, 4, has given a greater purpose in life. “I love making movies but I would give it all up to be with my daughter if I had to because she’s the love of my life,” she told a UK newspaper.

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“My wish is to be at least half as good as my mother was, as patient and as loving as she was, and to just give to my son,” Jennifer Hudson told Essence.

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Paula Patton is mom to two-year-old Julian Fuego.

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“Being a mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” Christina Milian (pictured with 2-year-old daughter Violet) told Latina Magazine.

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“All I want to do is be home with him,” actress Sandra Bullock told People about her adopted 2-year-old son Louis Bardo.

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Celeb stylist June Ambrose calls her children Chance and Summer her “greatest accomplishment.”

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“Being a mom is my first and foremost priority,” Tichina Arnold (pictured with daughter Alijah Kai, 8) said in an interview with WPIX TV.

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Boxing champ Laila Ali is mom to two beautiful children, 11-month-old Sydney (pictured), and Curtis Jr., 6.

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Niecy Nash is mom to three children: Dominc (pictured), Donielle, and Dia.

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“My son is the coolest kid ever,” Solange says of her mimi-me, 7-year-old son Julez.

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Kimora Lee Simmons cherishes everything about being a mom to daughters Aoki Lee and Ming Lee (pictured), and son Kenzo. In an interview she once proudly proclaimed: “The most fulfilling thing in my life is to be a parent and a mother… that’s what I was made to do.”

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Kelis is mom to two-and-a-half-year-old Knight. “I always wanted to be a mother because that’s what women do, but not because I really understood what it meant," she recently told Attitude Magazine. "Now I understand it’s the most amazing thing in the world.”

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The former Spice Girl is mom to daughters Phoenix, 13, Angel, 5, and Madison, 11 months.

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“I know that I have two young sons that are watching me on a daily basis," Monica told the Los Angeles Times. "They will have to be able to look to me and be able to feel good about the person that raised them.”

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Actress Nia Long recently welcomed baby Kez Sunday (pictured) in November 2011. She also has an 11-year-old son, Massai.

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LaLa Anthony’s 5-year-old son Kiyan (dad is Carmelo) tags along with her everywhere she goes.

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Doesn’t every kid wish they had a mom as cool as Jada Pinkett Smith? We’re sure Jaden and Willow Smith would agree. Like most good mothers, Jada has made sacrifices for her kids. She recently admitted to putting her own career on hold to help her children achieve their dreams.

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“If I’ve learned anything from motherhood, it’s that I need to keep my eyes open and be present for every moment,” says actress Holly Robinson Peete on being a mom of four.

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Alicia Keys is mom to her cherub-faced 18-month-old son Egypt Daoud. “Being a mom is spectacular… it’s really the most fun I’ve ever had,” she told MTV News.

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Toni Braxton is mom to two beautiful boys, Denim Cole, 12, and Diezel Ky, 9 (pictured).

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Angela Bassett is mom to 6-year-old fraternal twins, Bronwyn (pictured) and Slater.