Celebrity mums: Beckham, JLo, DiCaprio and many more
"There is nothing more powerful than a mother's love" is a common saying referring to the bond that a mother and her son or daughter can have. Perhaps that's why so many celebrities go to the red carpet on with their mother accompanying them on their arm. Take David Beckham and his mother, Sandra, for example.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been going to premieres and events with his mother since his early days of success. Her name is Irmelin and whilst she split from Leonardo's father just a year after he was born, his parents agreed to live next door to each other so as not to deprive him of his father's presence in his life.
In fact, this image from the 2014 Golden Globes party shows DiCaprio and his mother with Bradley Cooper and his mother, Gloria Campano.
Artists such as JLo have even gone so far as to put her mother on stage. They get on fine now, but reportedly had a big disagreement when Jennifer was 18, falling out over J-Lo's choice of career.
Brad Pitt's mother, Jane Etta Pitt, is a regular at all her son's premieres. Apart from that, she is a staunch defender of her son - especially against Angelina Jolie - and a very old-fashioned woman who generated a lot of controversy in 2012 when she spoke out against the gay community in a letter to the Springfield News-Leader.
In addition to the undeniable resemblance to her daughter, Mandy Teefey, like Selena Gomez, has also dedicated herself to the world of acting, as she was a theatre actress in her youth. That is why she has been a great inspiration for her. Although Mandy was 'fired' from her position as Selena's manager, there are no hard feelings.
If there is any footballer that shows his eternal love for his mother, it is Cristiano Ronaldo. And wherever 'CR7' is, you will also find Dolores Aveiro. However, it seems that in his last few matches he has persuaded mum not to attend after suffering several fainting spells due to stress and tension.
Among mothers and daughters, we can hardly find a greater resemblance than the one between Mexican actress Salma Hayek and the woman who brought her into the world, Diana Jiménez Medina. Diana is of Spanish origin and, as Salma herself has assured, she was the one who inspired her to have passion for music and art.
Canadian rapper Drake is often seen on the court of the Toronto Raptors with his mother, Sandi Graham, cheering on his team. The singer-songwriter has dedicated numerous verses to his mother in songs such as 'God's Plan', one of his 2018 hits.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal also often brings his mother, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, to his premieres. This is not a strange world for her, as she has worked all her life as a film producer and screenwriter. She was director and producer of the film 'Very Good Girls', which won an award at Sundance in 2013.
When Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 'Dallas Buyer Club' (2014) he definitely did not forget to mention his mother in his speech. Constance Leto: whom he said was one of the most important women in his life and his "teacher and partner in life". Behind closed doors, she witnessed a life of hardship; but this has beautifully ended with the success of her son, Jared Leto.
Tish Cyrus has dedicated her whole life to the world of cinema, first as an actress and later as a producer. The latter job title was given to her from the hand of her daughter. The first film Tish produced was 'The Last Song' (2010), with her daughter taking the starring role.
The American rapper, also known for being Beyoncé's partner, has always been very close to his mother, Gloria Carter. Their relationship went to a new level when his mother confessed to him that she preferred to have relationships with women instead of men. The artist confessed that he cried. He cried out of joy "because she was finally free", he said.
Arlyn Phoenix has had to experience the sadness of losing one son, River Phoenix, and the joy of seeing the other, Joaquin Phoenix, succeed. Joaquim has said that his mother has been his inspiration and the reason why he has not strayed from his path. However, Arlyn herself certainly did stray on the red carpet at the 92nd Oscars. Joaquin had lost sight of his mother, creating a rather comical farce-like piece of entertainment for the press.
Perhaps you know the mother better than the daughter. Margaret Qualley began her film career in 2013, but her mother is an all-rounder on the big screen: Andie McDowell. They have never worked together, until now, because on the 1st of October 2021, the miniseries 'The Maid' will be released on Netflix, in which we will finally see them hand in hand.
Justin Bieber has had many ups and downs in his relationship with his mother, the very young Pattie Mallette. They went from being inseparable to barely speaking to each other, issues stemming from their personal relationships. Still, he has always said he loves his mother "no matter what".
Kris Jenner is not only Kim Kardashian's mother, she is also her manager. She is a television personality in the United States, where she has even had her own talk show, 'Kris' (2013). Kris was also a producer and was part of the famous reality show starring her family, starring as the family matriarch.
Justin Timberlake and his mother, Lynn Bomar Harless, are also often seen together. Lynn separated from Justin's father when he was in preschool, but eventually remarried him. She is a beauty product distributor.
Katy Perry and her mother, Mary Hudson, are very close to one another and often appear together at music-related events where her daughter is present. Mary, like her husband Frank Joseph Perry, Jr. is a Pentecostal pastor and travels extensively throughout the United States visiting different churches.
Patricia Taylor, Keanu Reeves' mother, is a costume designer and has worked for big rock stars such as David Bowie. Her contacts with the industry made it possible for little Keanu and his family to meet many people in the industry. And, well, just to add a weird and wonderful fact, she even got Alice Cooper to babysit back in the day.
Two great actresses. That's Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn, daughter and mother - the golden ladies. Beyond genetics, both of them boast a full CV in the world of Hollywood.
Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Matt Damon's mother, is a professor of early childhood education at Lesley University. She is also a writer, with five books under her belt and countless articles on media violence, conflict resolution, peaceful classrooms and global education.
Matthew McConaughey and his mother, Mary Kathlene McCabe, have had a turbulent relationship throughout the 1990s, resulting in many years where they did not speak to each other. The reason? Because she exposed the actor's private life by letting cameras into his house. Today the relationship has completely changed, to the extent that they now live together.
Born in the British area of Calcutta (India), Sonia Constance Josephine Copeland, Orlando Bloom's mother, comes from a family of doctors, but her son has gone in other directions. He has gone on to achieve great success in the world of cinema. Successes that she often celebrates with him and publicly defends, even in the face of fierce criticism.
Dakota Johnson has been able to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Melanie Griffin, and has cemented herself in the world of cinema, becoming a great actress. The two have a great relationship, to the point that Dakota calls Melanie "a very cool mum".
Pierce Brosnan adores his mother, Mary May Smith, a typical British lady who is now 87 years old. He often takes her to his premieres, shopping trips, or wherever, just to have a good time together.
Ryan Gosling made this clear in an interview. The actor loves his mother, Donna Gosling, above all else, because "she pulled me through on her own" and for him, he stressed, "she is the real hero in my life". Gosling is a great supporter of his family. He says that without their support he would not have gone into acting.
Sylvester Stallone's mother, Jackie Stallone - who was very close to her son - left the world last year in 2020 at the handsome age of 98. She was a very famous American astrologer and a forerunner of women's wrestling. She came from a family dedicated to the world of gymnastics, something Sylvester also inherited.
Will Smith's mother, Caroline Bright, worked as a school administrator but she has also been seen on countless occasions posing with her son at film galas and events. The actor and musician has always shown his love for the woman who brought him into the world.
Today we sadly no longer have either with us, but Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' relationship has forever been an example of love and closeness. Both dedicated their lives to the world of acting, the former well known for being Leia in 'Star Wars' and the latter for her role in 'Singin' in the Rain'. Curiously, Debbie died just two days after Carrie in 2016.
Tom Cruise also lost his mother in 2017 at the age of 80. Mary Lee Pfeiffer was a regular at her son's celebrations and they could be seen together at many film galas. They were very close and it was she who encouraged the Hollywood superstar's passion for acting.