Sunday marked Mother’s Day and, amongst your own well wishes, you probably saw loads of celebrities paying tribute to their own moms. Scads of beautiful and funny family photos–remembrances of moms who’ve passed, couples reuniting to spend time with their kids or simply showing their love and appreciation to the women who inspire–filled our social media feeds over the weekend, and we couldn’t get enough.
Here are just some of the ways your favourite stars paid tribute to their stunning moms, as well as some famous moms who were celebrated by the loves of their lives and their own kids.
Channing Tatum opening up about how much more his love for Jenna Dewan Tatum has grown since she had Everly might be the sweetest thing ever
I took this just days after jenna and I (mostly jenna) brought our little girl into the world. I’ve taken many like it over the past 3 years but this is one of my favorites. She was so tired. Haha. But she has such deep strength and other worldly grace. Watching her in those first days transform into a mother was life changing. She was every bit the beautiful, sexy, funny, flawed creature I fell in love with. But the prism turned and showed a whole new light that I had no idea existed, the light of a mothers love. Thank you for that baby. Saw this quote today –” The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh” there are a lot of important things in being a father. Who knows what the most important thing is? All I know is that in my case this is pretty high on my list. Love you cake!
Chris Pratt shows his love for Anna Faris and their kids. That’s right, kids. Plural
A photo posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on
John Legend’s photo of Chrissy Teigen and their girl, Luna, is freaking gorgeous
Of course Justin Timberlake referred to wife Jessica Biel as a MILF. And we wouldn’t have it any other way
Regram @jessicabiel M.I.L.F. Alert!!!! Happy Mother’s Day to this AMAZING MOM AND WIFE. And, to all of the Mother’s out there… You keep the World turning!! Hope every single one of you has an amazing day! –JT
A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on
Kanye West tweeted about his late mom …
Found this in Mom’s storage. I love and miss you. pic.twitter.com/5EYVY5HGLj
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 8, 2016
… and wife and mother of his kids, Kim Kardashian
Thank you for watching over our family. Nori and Kim say happy Mother’s Day… And Saint smiled.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 8, 2016
He also went all out with the orchestra in their living room
Mindy Kaling’s mom will always be remembered, no matter how painful the day
I miss my mom. For those of us who dread today, my love and fiercest hugs.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 8, 2016
She’s usually making us laugh but Sarah Silverman kept it serious, sharing a touching image in memory of her deceased mom. Aw
In the background of this pic is me saying goodbye to my Mom for what I did not know would be the last time. pic.twitter.com/F3mhlA5FIo
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 8, 2016
Sadly, Steve Carell also just lost his mom, the day before Mother’s Day, so his post was bittersweet
Harriet Theresa Carell
October 15, 1925- May 7, 2016
Love You Mom
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) May 8, 2016
Kris Jenner and her litter. So much love
Happy Mother’s Day!! Today is not about the party, the glamour, the guests (although you guys know I love a good party!) It’s about celebrating motherhood and all the blessings that brings!!! I love nothing more in this world than being a mother and a grandmother. My amazing children and my beautiful grandbabies are my everything!! Being there through good and bad, life’s most joyful moments and the most challenging, toughest times, always with unconditional love… that’s what being a mother means to me. I love my kids to the moon and back!!!! Wishing all you amazing moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Xo #mothersday #grateful #blessed #family #proudmama @robkardashian @kimkardashian @kourtneykardash @khloekardashian @kendalljenner @kyliejenner @letthelordbewithyou @lamarodom #kanyewest
Madonna and her four kids are all kinds of wonderful
A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on
Kourtney Kardashian’s three kids are super-sweet, no? Mom should be proud
The Rock, a.k.a. Kid Puberty Bra, manages to be funny and sweet with his post
Asked my mom to text me one of her fav pics of us and I get this. Thanks mom I was hoping for a pic where I’m less dork and not needing a puberty bra. Ah what the hell, it’s funny. Happy Mother’s Day Mom! I’m a lucky son to have a mom like you. And I’m a grateful son as well to watch you inspire all of those around you with your love, kindness and strength. Thank you.. for everything. To all the moms out there – who have grown up kids who are out of the house to teens drivin’ you crazy to babies on the hips.. enjoy your day today. We honor you. We thank you. We love you. I was raised by and still to this day, I’m surrounded by (literally surrounded;) strong, beautiful women. My respect and love is boundless. Happy Mother’s Day. ~ DJ aka Kid Puberty Bra
A photo posted by therock (@therock) on
Snoop Dogg‘s throwback is glorious
Happy Mother’s Day to my mama and all the other mothers out there. You’re all superheroes pic.twitter.com/fp7RxIMdkY
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 8, 2016
Olivia Wilde, a mom of one with one on the way, honoured her amazing mom for doing that mom thing
A photo posted by Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) on
Three generations of beauty. Gorgeous, Tyra Banks
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) May 8, 2016
Lea Michele posing with her mama and you can see all the love
Happy Mother’s Day to the best mommy in the whole world! 💕 pic.twitter.com/NkGmqt3ej8
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) May 8, 2016
Viola Davis, keeping it real, as usual. Love
“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life”.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) May 8, 2016
Ryan Reynolds, almost as funny as Deadpool
A photo posted by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on
Jessica Simpson and we’re assuming that’s her mom, Tina, not some long-lost sister
Drew Barrymore, smiling and sunning on the beach with her daughter, Frankie, and mother-in-law
A photo posted by Drew Barrymore (@drewbarrymore) on
Oh, and Justin Bieber may have been busy getting his face tatted but don’t worry, he’s still a good son
Yes @justinbieber was a good boy and called to wish me Happy Mother’s Day! 😂 I love that y’all are so concerned!! xoxo.
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) May 8, 2016