8 Best Celebrity MomsPublished on July 23, 2013. Updated March 12, 2014
It’s tough enough being a celebrity but being a celebrity mom makes everything even tougher, especially when it comes to raising good kids in the limelight. This list of celebrities highlights the eight top celebrity moms who have proven that with a little hard work and dedication, it is possible to raise good children despite the glitz and glamour of Hollywood:
8. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie started out as the gal pal of Paris Hilton but is now mom to a two-year-old daughter named Harlow and a five-month-old son named Sparrow. She is engaged to Joel Madden of the band Good Charlotte. She values her daughters’ opinions and says she would never have agreed to be get married had they not approved.
7. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham makes the top celebrity moms list because of her dedication to being a mom-of-four despite a very demanding career. Along with soccer star David Beckham, the couple have three sons and one daughter: Brooklyn Joseph, born in 1999; Romeo James, born in 2002; Cruz David, born in 2005, and Harper Steven, born in 2011. The former Posh Spice is on the list because she is a working mom facing the huge juggling act of being there for her kids, maintaining a happy marriage and running a fashion empire.
6. Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes enjoys spending every day with her doppelganger daughter, Suri Cruise. Suri, whose dad is Tom Cruise, was born in April of 2006. The couple now is divorced but Katie has made sure that Suri leads as normal of a life as possible. The cute 7-year-old is often photographed alongside her mom while grabbing ice cream, playing in the park and enjoying play dates with other young kids.
5. Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams has led a very private life with her 8-year-old daughter by way of the late actor Heath Ledger who was her partner from 2004 to 2007 before he died. She is determined to have the best for her child and considers parenting to be the ultimate creative activity. She tries to stay out of the limelight so her daughter can live a normal life and makes sure to visit Heath’s parents (Matilda’s grandparents) on a regular basis to keep the family as tight-knit as possible despite the tragedy surrounding Heath’s death.
4. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba, married to Cash Warren, has two lovely daughters. Prior to being a mom, many referred to Alba as cold and shy. Since becoming a family-oriented, picture perfect mom, Alba spends most of her time at the park with her kids, smiling for photogs and basking in the glory of being a mom. According to Jessica, “Moms are in it together” and family always comes first. That means not judging but helping. Veggies are served at home with a good portion of please and thank you required. Her daughtera are 4 years and 10 months old.
3. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian is eldest of the Kardashian kids clan and also well-known for being a responsible and doting celebrity mom. She and Scott Disick have a son, Mason Dash Disick born in December 2009, and a daughter, Penelope Scotland Disick, born in July 2012. The celebrity mom changed all of her partying habits after the birth of her first child and says she values spending one-on-one quality time with her children. Too bad we can’t say the same for Scott.
2. Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner is renowned actress, a doting wife to actor Ben Affleck and a wonderful mother to their three incredible children. Married since 2005, the couple have daughters who were born in 2005 and 2009 as well as a son born in 2009. Garner was named ideal celebrity mom by BayCenter.com based on a poll and Celebrity Mom of the Year by TodaysParent.com. Impressive.
1. Denise Richards
If you had asked 5 years ago if there was any chance that Denise Richards would land a spot on any “Best” list I would write, I would have told you no way in hell. However, since becoming a mom, Denise has made quite the transformation. Today, Richards somehow holds it all together despite ex, Charlie Sheen, and all the notoriety surrounding his infamous breakdown. She is the top celebrity mom due to her overwhelming efforts with daughters Sam, 9, and Lola, 7, whom she had with Sheen. She also adopted Eloise, 22 months as a single parent. In the realm of “it’s complicated” when it comes to parenting, what truly sets her apart is she also is taking care of Sheen’s 4-year-old twins, Max and Bob, whom he had with Broke Mueller.