Mother’s Day 2019: How Celeb Moms Celebrated + Stars Honor Their Moms

Andie Manahan

May 13, 2019


Hollywood knows how to celebrate events in that extra special way – and these famous moms got some pretty sweet surprises from their family on Mother’s Day.


Cardi B woke up to a sweet Mother’s Day surprise. The rapper was slated to spend her very first Mother’s day working and she was in Miami to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival. So, if Cardi couldn’t be home to celebrate with her fam, Offset did the next best thing – he and their daughter Kulture, plus a couple of Birkins, flew to Miami to be with Cardi.


Cardi was over the moon at being able to celebrate with her baby and hubby. “I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️ @offsetyrn,” she wrote alongside a video of her reaction to the surprise. “Thank you for surprising me with my baby and my gifts ❤️❤️❤️❤️I love you soooo much.”


Another first-time mom, Gabrielle Union, shared an emotional post about her journey to become a mom and sent love to all mothers and mother figures. “I’ve cried so many times today for so many reasons, mainly because I’d gotten accustomed to heartbreak and disappointment. I think alot of us live in that space. I set up shop there. This moment reminded me that miracles do happen. You cant age out of joy. You are worthy. You are worthy. You are worthy. Sending so much love today to all the mamas, stepmamas, grandmas, aunties real and play, daddies, friends and anyone who has taken the time to nurture another living soul. I see you, I gotchu. And to those who have lost their mamas, grandmas, mother figures, sending extra love and light and hugs your way. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗”


Jessica Simpson, who recently gave birth to her third child, posted an Instagram story of the flowers and gifts she received for the occasion, and revealed that she totes got emotional reading notes from her hubby, Eric Johnson, who wrote: “Dear Jess, you have literally taken motherhood to the next level. You have given us three kids and I could not be more grateful or in awe of you. You make every one of my days special. I love you with heart, Eric,” and her kids who wrote her notes, too! So precious!


Kardashian-Jenner matriarch Kris Jenner shared a collage of her grandchildren with their moms, plus her own mom MJ Campbell, writing: “Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful Moms out there, and to the women who are mentors and mother figures to someone special. To my amazing Mom MJ, I love you more than you will ever know. Thank you for raising me to be strong and independent and for loving me the way you do. To my beautiful daughters who are moms, I am so proud of you girls and the mothers you have become.. my grandchildren are so blessed that God chose YOU to be their mommies.. I love you @Kourtneykardash @kimkardashian @khloekardashian @kyliejenner… you are my heart ❤️#happymothersday”


Kendall Jenner, the only one of her sisters who doesn’t have kids, jokingly called out her mom for not including her in the post, commenting: “Love you too mom.”


Khloe Kardashian posted a sweet pic with daughter True Thompson, and both were all-smiles. “It’s Mothers Day!!! Happy Mother’s Day 💕💕,” she wrote.


Kylie Jenner reflected on motherhood as she shared a photo of her and baby Stormi Webster, writing, “the best thing I’ve ever done, my greatest role in this life.”


Chrissy Teigen shared a throwback photo to her pregnancy days, thanking her children for coming into her life. “the best thing I’ve ever made are my babies. thank you for making me a mommy and changing my life forever.”


Gisele Bundchen also opened up about how motherhood has changed her. “My kids have expanded my heart in so many ways. They have given my life new meaning. Thru them, I got to experience the deepest and purest love. Everyday I learn so much with them and they inspire me to be the best that I can be. They are truly the most precious gifts! I am so grateful they chose me to be their mummy. Happy mother’s day to all the mothers out there! I know sometimes we can be hard on ourselves, but all we can do is our best. Sending so much love to all of you! Enjoy your special day! ❤”


Kim Kardashian paid tribute to her mom sharing photos of the two of them, and writing, “To the best mom in the entire world, Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for the being the best inspiration for all of your kids and showing us to work hard and love harder! I love you so much!!!”


The Jonas Brothers (as siblings), got the family all together for one big family celebration, where Nick’s wife Priyanka Chopra, and Joe’s wife Sophie Turner got to celebrate with their new mother-in-law. Kevin and his wife Danielle were also there with their kids – and looks like everyone was having a grand ol’ time.


Sharing a photo with the Jonas clan celebration, Priy wrote: “Family first.. Mother’s Day celebrations.. to my mom @madhumalati And all the amazing mothers who have been incredible influences in my life. Thank you and I’m so grateful.. just tell ur mom you love her.. give her a hug. Feel the love. Miss u mom.”


Priy again honored her mom and mom-in-law in another post, sharing moments from her wedding with each woman. “This year’s #MothersDay is extra special because I get to celebrate the two superwomen of the #Jopra house! @madhumalati @mamadjonas,” she captioned the post. “No number of thank yous will ever be enough to match the love I get from these two. I love you both so so much! ❤ Biiiiiiig hug! #HappyMothersDay”


Gigi Hadid also paid tribute to her mom and grandma by with a childhood photo with the two of them (and little sis Bella). “3 Generations. Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible women (& men & non-binary people!) who take on the role of a selfless, unconditionally loving, epically strong role model, leader, & SUPER HERO 24/7, 365. We celebrate you today and always.”


Demi Lovato shared photos of celebrating the special occasion with her family. “For Mother’s Day my cousin @crowe4sho surprised my mom and she LOVED it!!! (Swipe left) Mom – I am beyond grateful to have you as my momma. I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my mother you’ll be. I love you so much. Also Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing momma’s out there!!”


Reese Witherspoon shared a sweet message for her mom. “To my mother on this Mother’s Day.

You are the BEST Mom I could ever dream of. The most creative, curious, joyful person I know.

I love the way you laugh and sing and find happiness in little things like squirrels on your porch and birds outside your window. I love the way you love dogwood blossoms and the first tulips in the spring.🌷You always laugh at my stupid jokes and tell me I’m doing a good job as a mother, as a working woman, as a citizen of the world trying to make meaningful change. You’re my biggest inspiration and my best friend. I love you, MOM.”

Katie Holmes also gave tribute to her mom. “Thank you to my mom for her limitless sacrifice, wisdom and love. Happy Mother’s Day to all. We are so very #blessed 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕”


And new mom, Meghan Markle, a.k.a. the Ducchess of Sussex celebrated American mother’s day with a new photo of Baby Archie on Instagram. (BTW, the U.K. celebrates Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which fell on March 31 this year.)