Chris Brown and mother
5.8.2011

25 Celebrities and Their Mothers

Some celebrities may have legions of fans, but none bigger than their mothers. Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles works side by side with her superstar daughter on their Deréon fashion line, while Willow Smith’s famous mama Jada Pinkett oversees her career just like Ashanti’s and Brandy’s.

Then there are some mothers who prefer to cheer for their kids from the sidelines like Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown. And some even pass their talented genes onto their offspring like new mom Mariah Carey, who got her iron pipes from opera singer mother Patricia. But despite their differences, these ladies all share one thing in common—unconditional love for their children.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a gallery of 25 celebrities and the most important women in their lives. You know the famous faces, now meet the women who brought them into this world.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! You are appreciated today and every day.