One-Man Team: Celebrities And Braving Parenthood Alone
Whether you’re a parent or a child, I think we all have an idea of how hard parenthood is. It’s hard, really hard. That’s why celebrities who are single-parents deserve more recognition! Stars like Orlando Bloom, Louis Tomlinson, and Madonna showed us that they’ve got both worlds covered. You definitely have to give them credit. They were able to continue entertaining and sharing their talents with us. They were able to raise and give their little youngsters lots and lots of love. Having the whole world watch you while you do the parenting game alone is quite a nerve-wracking task. However, some of our favorites did not only pass it, but they’ve aced it with flying colors! If you’re interested to know who the other celebrity superheroes are, then you came to the right place! Not only will we be listing down Hollywood’s mighty single-parent, but we’ll also let you in on how they did it. Prepare to be surprised along the way and ultimately be in awe by the end!
Ricky Martin | Valentino and Matteo
Technology has made it possible for LGBT couples or singles to have children of their own. One clear example of this is Ricky Martin, with his twins, Valentino and Matteo. This path is not usually easy for future daddies, especially because during the time he was looking for a surrogate mother, he has not come out as gay just yet. A few even questioned why he would go the surrogacy route when he can adopt.
The singer, however, pushed on as he really wanted to have kids. While he might have been single during that time, and it would be difficult raising two kids, he welcomed Valentino and Matteo with open arms when they were born in 2008. Martin is no longer single now and is happily married, but he raised his twins as a single parent for a reasonable amount of time. We give him credit for raising his eldest twins with dignity.
Mary Louise Parker | William Atticus Parker
Breakups are complex, not just for the partner who was left but also for any children involved. When Mary Louise Parker learned that her partner would be leaving her, she was devastated because she was pregnant at that time. The Golden Globe Award winner, however, was not about to give up. She kept quiet about the whole thing and only talked about the incident years later.
She focused her energy instead on raising her eldest son, who arrived in 2004. Does she have regrets as a single mom? The actress says that she feels that the perfect family paradigm does not exist and that she does everything she could to raise William Atticus to be the best version of himself. We can even guess that she is teaching him money management skills and other practical skills he can use in life. She also considers her children the coolest people she has ever met!
Orlando Bloom | Flynn Christopher Bloom
Known as Legolas to the Lord of the Rings trilogy’s fans, Orlando Bloom is “Daddy” to his son Flynn. Many controversies surrounded his birth, with Flynn’s middle name being inspired by a former boyfriend of her mother, Miranda Kerr. The actress had already promised Chris that he would name her son after him. He took it up with Bloom, who readily agreed.
The two, however, separated, with their lawyers finalizing the process in 2013. That left Flynn under the care of his father, who was very doting. During the early years of Flynn’s life, Bloom was silent and rarely posted photos of her son. When he started dating Katy Perry, however, he started talking about his son as well. Perry, meanwhile, considers Flynn as her very own son and expresses thanks to him for all the love. In 2020, Bloom showed a video of his son strapped on an adventure course during Katy’s Foundation’s Camp Firework.
Sheryl Crow | Wyatt Crow
Some believe that the ultimate fulfillment for a woman is to become a mother. Apparently, Sheryl Crow was a believer in this saying. When she communicated her desires to then-husband Lance Armstrong, the latter decided to walk away because he was not ready to become a father. Crow, being the powerful woman that she is, decided that having no husband is not a hindrance to becoming a mother.
She then decided to adopt her first child, Wyatt Crow, shortly after he was born in 2007. The Grammy Award winner also adopted a second son she named Levi in 2010. The singer-actress admits that being a single mom is difficult, but with a slight degree of change in priorities, she was able to raise Wyatt and Levi on her own. She also revealed that consistency is her secret to raising both sons–that and taking a hiatus from her commitments when the two were still very young.
Michelle Williams | Matilda
Wife to the legend Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams was left alone to raise their daughter when the actor passed in 2008. They had already separated the year prior, but the two had been loving co-parents to Matilda, who was born in 2006. Williams, however, was determined to make things better for her daughter.
The Dawson’s Creek star decided she would shield Matilda for now from the entertainment industry. They probably had the latest home security system installed to keep camera-wielding journalists out. Williams revealed in an interview that she enjoys private life with her 15-year-old daughter. Ledger referred to Williams as the perfect mom, and he was not wrong. The actress considered Matilda the embodiment of her former partner’s legacy–someone she was proud of. She believes that taking a break and taking Matilda out of the city helped the two of them pick up the pieces.
Liam Neeson | Micheál Richardson
Among the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood, Liam Neeson seems to have it all. He even won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Neeson was also happy with his wife, Natasha Richardson and their two children. Fate had other plans, though, as tragedy struck in 2009 when The Parent Trap actress passed away, leaving Daniel and Micheál to their father’s care.
One thing we can be assured of is that if anyone takes Neeson’s children, he would find them and deal with them no matter what. That is the extent of love that is very apparent from this dedicated father. Micheál is now 25 years old, but his love for his mother has never dipped even a bit. He even asked the help of a lawyer to have the courts change his last name to Richardson as a tribute to his mother. When presented with the script for Cold Pursuit, he instantly remembered his mom.
Denise Richards | Sami Sheen
Many associate Denise Richards with James Bond for her role in the franchise’s The World Is Not Enough in 1999. She is a prominent figure who has appeared in many movies, including Scary Movie 3 and Undercover Brother. However, what brought her name to the level of name recall was her rather publicized split with Two and a Half Men lead actor, Charlie Sheen.
The two met and started dating in 2001. They then had two daughters, the eldest of which is Sami Sheen. While she was pregnant with their second daughter, Richards sought the help of an attorney to start the separation process. By 2006, it was finalized, and she was left with the task of raising the two as a single mother. She is now married to Aaron Phypers and now has three daughters, including Eloise, who she adopted in 2011. We can say that Richards came through with raising her children well.
Channing Tatum | Everly Tatum
Magic Mike actor Channing Tatum is rather hard to imagine as a father, but he is–to a lovely daughter, Everly Tatum. His daughter was born in 2013, the same year when White House Down was released. So if anything, we can be sure that Channing would do everything in his power to protect his daughter.
So when Tatum and Jenna Dewan decided to call it quits, it was hard not just for the actor but also for their daughter. While she was just six years old at that time, she would have missed her mother so much. Her father, however, was always there for her, and so was her mother, who had a co-parenting arrangement with him. It would be a degree difficult at first, but with both parents showing their love for the young child, we hope that she grows up a real classy lady.
Kate Winslet | Mia Honey Theapleton
The famous Titanic lead actress has had three husbands and three children by them. In between these marriages, she has been raising her children as a single mother. Her eldest child by Jim Theapleton, Mia Theapleton, was born in 2000, two years after her parents said their vows. Their separation in 2001 meant that the toddler would have to be raised by Winslet alone.
Winslet has made every effort to make sure Mia and all her children live a good life. She most likely made passive investments on top of her acting career to sufficiently provide for them. Now that Mia is 20 years old, it appears the young adult would follow in her mom’s footsteps. She has already debuted on A Little Chaos and had another breakthrough film, Shadows, in 2020. So did Winslet do an excellent job of raising Mia and all her children? We think so.
Liv Tyler | Milo William Langdon
From 2001 to 2003, Liv Tyler was hugely associated with the movie trilogy Lord of the Rings. She played Arwen Undómiel in that series. We can credit LOTR for the many projects that arrived at her doorway after. It was also in 2003 that she married Royston Langdon. The two had one child together, Milo William Langdon, who was born in 2004. Tyler revealed in an interview with People magazine that her son calls her “precious”.
When Tyler and Langon called it quits in 2009, however, it became a bit difficult for the five-year-old Milo. The actress, however, was not in a hurry to be in a relationship right away. She said that engaging in casual dates is not her things and that she falls in love once in a blue moon. Her single mom status changed in 2014 when she fell in love with David Gardner, who loves Milo like a biological son.
Antonio Banderas | Stella Del Carmen Banderas
Academy Award winner Antonio Banderas was once married to Melanie Griffith from 1996 to 2015. When they decided to part ways, Banderas was left to take care of their daughter, Stella Del Carmen. She is the only daughter of the almost 10-year marriage. Their lawyers finalized everything in 2005, in what the former couple described as a loving and friendly separation.
It is apparent that the actor has done a good job raising Stella as a single father. His daughter now models on Instagram for various businesses, likely that of her friends. She has been complimented for her good looks, which she has gotten from both parents. Her father would have also taught her basic life skills, including money management. Considering the separation was amicable, Stella and her half-sister Dakota Johnson remained good friends. When their parents were still together, she attended her first Golden Globe Award alongside Johnson.
Sandra Bullock | Louis Bardo Bullock
Considered as one of the most influential women in the world by Time magazine in 2010, Sandra Bullock is also the recipient of a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She was also ranked among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood in 2010 and 2014. For sure, she has made investments with the millions that went to her bank account.
This would have made taking care of her children, including Louis Bardo Bullock, a lot easier. Louis was adopted from Louisiana right after Katrina happened. She also adopted another child, Laila. When asked about how it was like raising two adopted kids, the Miss Congeniality actress says that one does not have to be a biological mother to raise the children. She loves them the way she would a biological child. Bullock also thinks highly of her children, even calling Louis a wise kid.
Idris Elba | Isan Elba
Critically praised for playing the titular role of Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Idris Elba has recently been named by People magazine as “the sexiest man alive”. He has been married three times, with two children coming out of these relationships. His movies have grossed over $3.6 billion in North America alone, making him one of Hollywood’s top-paid actors.
His eldest daughter, Isan Elba, who he calls “Issy”, is a rising star herself. She was recently named the Golden Globes Ambassador for 2019. So the daughter of a single father was tasked with handing out trophies during that year’s Golden Globe Awards Ceremony. Did you know, though, that this was not her first significant Hollywood moment? At five years old, Isan joined her dad for the Emmys. With a great degree of certainty, we can say that this lovely daughter will be following her father’s footsteps!
Padma Lakshmi | Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell
An Indian-American writer, activist, and TV host, Padma Lakshmi is quite famous because she is the face of the culinary world’s elite when talking about TV competitions. She was also the former wife of writer Salman Rushdie. Lakshmi has been the host since 2006 of the Emmy-winning program Top Chef.
The TV show host has a daughter with Adam Dell, who they named Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell. She turned 11 last February 2021, and this lovely child looks a lot like her mom. At one point, Lakshmi was not that open about her daughter, but now she is happily posting video clips of them together at home. During her 10th birthday celebration, the author even penned a heartwarming message on Instagram for her daughter. We can be sure that her mom is making sure that Krishna is well-provided and would not need any student loans in the future.
Louis Tomlinson | Freddie Reign
First gaining prominence as a member of the boy band One Direction, Louis Tomlinson was a one-time actor as well. He appeared as an extra in the ITV drama If I Had You. He later auditioned for X-Factor but was eliminated and put into a group of other contestants. Making the best of an unfavourable situation, they formed the band One Direction.
Tomlinson has one child, Freddie Reign. At one point, he and Freddie’s mother, Briana Jungwirth, hired lawyers and engaged in a fierce custody battle. Born in 2016, Freddie is now five years old and is the apple of his father’s eye. To shield Freddie from controversies, Tomlinson has kept their life together private. He has been dividing his time between the UK and the US so that he could spend more time with his son. Would Freddie take up music when he grows older? We can only hope.
Kate Moss | Lila Grace
At 14 years old, Kate Moss was already making her way into the modeling scene. Since then, she has had the chance to work with brands such as Chanel, Calvin Klein, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana. Along the way, Kate also made investments in other projects, appeared in music videos, sang in a few records, and put up her very own perfume line.
Despite the fame she’s garnered under the spotlight over the years, it’s safe to say this model’s greatest achievement is becoming a mother for her daughter, Lila Grace Moss-Hack. Born on September 29, 2002, Lila now follows in Kate’s footsteps and has already worked with Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs, among other brands. Although she’s still relatively new in the business, it sure looks like Lila is already getting closer and closer to becoming just as popular as her mom.
Colin Farrell | James Padraig & Henry Tadeusz
There’s almost always a motive for the things we do. For Colin Farrell and his decision to pursue acting, perhaps a portion of the credit goes to Henry Thomas, whose performance in ET the Extra-Terrestrial moved Colin to tears. Since then, he has made quite a name for himself in the entertainment industry, having starred in movies such as Phone Booth, Minority Report, Horrible Bosses, and Seven Psychopaths.
At this point, it comes as no surprise the actor has an impressive fan base. Well, two such people among its ranks would surely be his kids, James Padraig and Henry Tadeusz, the youngest of the duo. The only request they have for their actor father, though, is for him to stop taking on villain roles. Perhaps they find it hard to associate their loving father with the antagonists he’s portrayed along the way.
Sharon Stone | Quinn Kelly, Laird Vonne, & Roan Joseph
For her introduction to the entertainment industry’s bright lights, Sharon Stone began her career as a model. After competing in a few pageants, Sharon shifted her sights to the world of acting. Since then, she has garnered a skyrocketing degree of recognition for her performance in films such as Total Recall, The Muse, Basic Instinct, and The Disaster Artist.
Besides her acting career, Sharon also had another wish she wanted to fulfill – becoming a mother. Despite the hurdles her health condition provided, the actress didn’t give up on her dream and eventually adopted three kids, Roan Joseph, Laird Vonne, and Quinn Kelly. Despite her preference of keeping her personal life away from prying eyes, Sharon is still more than happy to share how happy she is with her kids on social media; and by the looks of it, the trio is more than happy to have her as their mother, too!
Amanda Stanton | Kinsley & Charlie
Through the years, production companies and TV networks have spent astounding amounts of investment money on various programs, including on reality shows such as The Bachelor. Throughout its run, The Bachelor has introduced its viewers to plenty of stars, one of which is Amanda Stanton.
Besides her career under the spotlight, Amanda is also a loving mother of two kids, Kinsley & Charlie. Although she’s managing well as a single parent, Amanda is still hoping to eventually find her soon-to-be husband, and the adorable duo is more than supportive of her! In fact, in more recent months, Amanda has been in a relationship with long-time friend Michael Fogel. Along with her friends’ support, Kinsley and Charlie are also more than happy that their mother is happy with Michael. The couple may not have plans to marry just yet, but it’s safe to say the four of them already have a bond that’s as strong as a family.
January Jones | Xander Dane
An opportunity can come at even the most unexpected of times. For January Jones, this was during her high-school years, when she was offered a chance to be a model. Beginning when she was 18 years old, Jones has since worked for brands such as Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, and Cosmopolitan. Along the way, she also had a few on-screen roles, landing acting credits for titles such as X-Men: First Class, Seeking Justice, and Mad Men.
Outside the spotlight, Jones enjoys her personal life with utmost privacy. With that said, it comes as no surprise she’s done all that she can to keep her only son, Xander Dane, away from the public and paparazzi’s prying eyes. Despite being a single mom, Jones still manages to be the best parent her son can ever have. Plus, they have plenty of friends and neighbors to keep them company.
Sean Combs | Justin, Christian, Chance, D’Lila, Jessie, And Quincy Brown
For his start in the music industry, Sean Combs interned at a recording company. Not long after, he decided to make investments in his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment. After producing songs for various artists such as Usher, Mariah Carey, and Boyz II Men, Sean eventually made more than a few songs of his own. Since then, Sean has made quite a name for himself in the rap scene.
Along the way, the rapper-producer has also dabbled in other ventures, now owning his very own clothing line Sean John and vodka brand Ciroc. Even so, it’s safe to say none of these achievements can compare to the happiness he has for his kids, Justin, Christian, Chance, D’Lila, Jessie, and Quincy Brown. Christian is already following in his father’s footsteps, creating music under the name King Combs, and the same can be said for Quincy, a singer and actor who’s starred in the TV show Star.
Minnie Driver | Henry
Besides studying at Collingham College, Minnie Driver also took drama classes at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. With the knowledge she’s acquired, Minnie eventually began her career under the spotlight, debuting in 1991 in a Right Guard commercial. Since then, after a couple more minor roles, Minnie has garnered widespread recognition for her part in films such as Good Will Hunting, Circle of Friends, and The Phantom of the Opera.
To her fans, Minnie may be most known as an actress, but at home, she is – above all else – a loving mother. Although a single parent, Minnie is now more than happy to have her boyfriend Addison O’Dea around to help raise Henry, her only son. Whenever he isn’t playing with friends or taking online classes, rest assured Henry is spending some quality time with his mom, doing whatever they can to have some fun within the comforts of their home.
Mary-Louise Parker | William Atticus & Caroline Aberash
After finishing her studies with a degree in drama, Mary-Louise Parker wasted no time pursuing an acting career. One of her earlier stints in the business was for the stage play Prelude to a Kiss. Soon after, Parker landed more on-screen roles, further skyrocketing her fame to greater heights. Since then, the actress has had the chance to star in projects such as A Place for Annie, The Client, The West Wing, and Angels in America.
Her acting may be noteworthy, but there’s another title Parker is more than proud of – loving parent. Although she often keeps her life outside the spotlight behind closed curtains, the actress recently gave fans a chance to see her two kids, William Atticus and Caroline Aberash. Besides their attendance in red-carpet events, not much is known about the duo, including the career choices they wish to take. Well, whatever it may be, their loving mom will surely always have their backs.
Eminem | Hailie, Alaina, And Whitney
At this point, it would be quite challenging to find someone who doesn’t recognize Eminem. Born Marshall Mathers, Eminem is now one of the music industry’s famous rappers, well-known for creating hit tracks such as Not Afraid, Godzilla, and of course, the Academy Award-winning song Lose Yourself. With all he has done over the years, it’s safe to say Eminem has inspired numerous aspiring artists along the way.
In one way or another, becoming a parent is an investment in its own right. After all, who wouldn’t be proud to see their kids grow into great people, right? Well, such is the case for Eminem, who’s more than grateful for his three daughters, Hailie, Alaina, and Whitney. Although Alaina and Whitney have since opted for a more private life, the opposite is said for Hailie, who is now a well-known figure on social media platforms, particularly Instagram. Despite the fame, the trio remains humble and down-to-earth.
Katie Holmes | Suri
At a young age, Katie Holmes already had a knack for acting, performing in school plays such as Hello, Dolly. Her first stint in the entertainment industry came in 1997 when she landed the acting credit for the character Libbets Casey in the movie, The Ice Storm. Since then, Katie has starred in other titles such as Logan Lucky, Phone Booth, Wonder Boys, and Touched with Fire.
As talented as she may be in front of the camera, Katie’s friends and colleagues also agree she’s a great mother. Whenever she isn’t working on projects, Katie is often spending time with her only daughter Suri. With that said, the actress is also not one to shy away from expressing how proud she is of Suri, and by the looks of it, Suri is also more than grateful to have Katie as her mother!
Halle Berry | Nahla Ariela & Maceo Robert
In recent years, the entertainment industry has made numerous investments in adapting comic books into other mediums, particularly films and TV shows. Well, one such title that many filmgoers know at this point is undoubtedly the X-Men franchise, which garnered actress Halle Berry widespread recognition for her role as Storm. Over the years, she’s also had the chance to work on other movies such as Monster’s Ball, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Besides looking forward to their on-screen performances, many fans also enjoy keeping track of a celebrity’s whereabouts outside the spotlight, and Halle is no exception to this. The actress can sometimes be spotted roaming the streets and malls, spending quality time with her daughter Nahla Ariela and son Maceo Robert. Although they are still quite young, it’s safe to say Halle is raising the duo to be the best people they can be.
Madonna | Lourdes Maria, Rocco, David Banda, Mercy James, Estere, And Stella
The music industry has introduced us to many notable figures, one of which is none other than the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. Born Madonna Louise Ciccone, the singer has since sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making her one of – if not – the best-selling music artists the industry has ever had.
Besides singing, Madonna is also akin to a ball of electricity whenever she performs on the concert stages, surely giving fans a memorable experience. Outside the spotlight, however, the singer is – above all else – a loving mother of six kids, Lourdes Maria, Rocco, David Banda, Mercy James, and twins Estere and Stella. With that said, Madonna prefers to keep her family life behind closed doors, though she’s also not shy to share a few glimpses on social media. Well, by the looks of it, it’s safe to say they’ll make it big someday.
Diane Keaton | Dexter & Duke
Like many actors, Diane Keaton began her career as a stage actress. Not long after, she landed her on-screen debut with a minor role in 1970’s Lovers and Other Strangers. Since then, with her talent improving over the years, Diane has garnered a skyrocketing degree of fame and recognition for her performance in movies such as The Godfather films, Sleeper, Annie Hall, and Something’s Gotta Give.
Despite the success she’s achieved throughout her career, none of it can surpass the happiness she feels for her two kids, Dexter and Duke. For her life outside the spotlight, Diane prefers to have her and her children live more modestly. Since then, the two have kept a low profile, though they still share glimpses of their whereabouts on their social media accounts. Well, they may already be getting closer to living independently, but rest assured their loving mom will always have their backs.
Charlize Theron | Jackson & August
Initially working as a model, Charlize Theron eventually shifted to a career in acting. Among her earlier works was for the film 2 Days in the Valley, and though it had a mixed reception upon release, Charlize garnered widespread recognition for her performance. Since then, the actress has become well-known for her acting credit in movies such as The Devil’s Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Monster, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Outside her acting career, Charlize is a loving mother to two daughters, Jackson and August. Although a single parent, the actress is more than thankful to have her mother help in her parenting duties. Not much is known yet about the two, but one wouldn’t need much to agree that the actress is a great mom for them. Well, whatever career it is they do pursue in the future, it’s safe to say Charlize won’t be far behind.
Jamie Foxx | Corinne & Annalise
At a young age, Jamie Foxx already had the makings of an entertainer. During his years in school, Jamie was both an athletic and comedic student. Well, with his talents improving through the years, he has since become one of the entertainment industry’s highly regarded actors, landing roles for projects such as Ray, Collateral, Django Unchained, and Baby Driver.
Besides appearing in movies and TV shows, the actor is no stranger to red-carpet events, where he’s sometimes accompanied by his two daughters, Corinne and Annalise. Despite the exposure, Annalise still prefers to keep a low profile, though that hasn’t stopped Jamie from sharing how proud he is of her. Meanwhile, the older of the two, Corinne, is already making investments in her career under the spotlight. Having appeared in shows such as The Jamie Foxx Show and Beat Shazam, both alongside her dad, Corinne has recently landed her big-screen debut with 2019’s 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.
Keanu Reaves | Patricia Taylor
Keanu Reeves is one of the most successful and well-recognized actors in Hollywood today. Keanu is best known for his acting credits in films like the John Wick franchise, The Matrix trilogy, and many more — most of which turned out to be blockbuster hits. Interestingly, Keanu Reeves was raised by a single mother, and it seems like his mother, Patricia Taylor, did a fine job molding an incredibly successful icon.
Patricia Taylor and Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr. met in Beirut, but unfortunately, the happiness didn’t last. Samuel both left Patricia and Keanu when Keanu was just three years old. Reeves currently doesn’t have a relationship with his father, and the last time they saw each other was back when Keanu was 13 years old. However, Keanu remains in close contact with his mom. Reeves even invited Taylor to be his date and accompany him during the 2020 Oscars!
Angelina Jolie | Marcheline Bertrand
Angelina Jolie remains one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Her most recent film credit was in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, and it was an incredibly successful film. Angelina is also known for her performances in other films like Wanted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, By The Sea, and many more. Besides a widely successful acting career, she never forgets to boast about her showbiz-inclined parents.
Angelina’s parents both aspired to cultivate successful acting careers. Her father, Jon Voight, found relative success as an actor in the entertainment industry. However, Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, struggled to achieve success as an actress while raising two kids all by herself. Indeed, Bertrand was a loving mother to Jolie and her sibling. She even made sure that Jolie’s kids were okay, even though she might have felt unhappy or lonely at times.
Kanye West | Donda West
Kanye West is one of the most influential people in 21st-century pop culture. Kanye started out as an amazing and successful rapper who ruffled more than a few feathers for his delusions of grandeur. Besides his megalomaniac personality, Kanye’s relationship with his late mother reveals a softer, more vulnerable side of him. West’s parents separated when he was just three years of age, and his mother, Donda, had to raise him on her own. You best believe that Donda stood by Kanye’s side and supported him in his artistic pursuits! She even worked as Kanye’s manager for a while!
It definitely looks like Donda West succeeded in raising an incredibly successful individual. Over the past decade, Kanye has managed to be an incredibly wealthy person. You best believe that Kanye won’t need money loans having an estate as big as his! Besides his success, fame, and wealth, Kanye is also known to be a family man, and he has four adorable kids with Kim Kardashian.
Kelly Clarkson | Jeanne Taylor
Kelly Clarkson is an award-winning singer, actress, and television personality, and as far as she’s concerned, she only has one parent. Jeanne Taylor, her mom, was the one who raised her. Taylor did so as a solo parent after Kelly’s father left them when she was only six years of age. In an interview with Today, the American Idol superstar considered her mother her rock during her childhood and in the early stages of her career. She also gives her mom credit for having helped her handle everything the entertainment industry put her through.
Jeanne Taylor certainly succeeded in teaching her daughter how to be resilient. Her resilience definitely came in handy in the face of criticism. Kelly also says that Jeanne was a hard mom. Jeanne would often force Kelly to ‘Get up and try again,’ and Kelly thinks that it served her well.
Christina Aguilera | Fausto Aguilera
Christina Aguilera is one of the most successful and most recognizable celebrities today. Interestingly, her life wasn’t always filled with glitz and glamour. Christina Aguilera grew up in quite a hostile environment. Her mother eventually left her abusive father, and she had no choice but to be submissive to him. In an interview with Paper Magazine, Christina highlighted the massive respect that she has for her mother.
Christina also says that she hates when people ask her, “Why don’t you just leave?” There’s certainly a lot of hidden trauma, psychological damage, and mental abuse that came with being in a hostile situation like that. Despite her unfortunate early life experiences, Christina definitely deserves a ton of credit for persevering and rising out of her situation. Today, not only is she one of the most popular music icons, but she’s also incredibly successful in several fields outside of music.
Linda Evangelista | Augustin James
Linda Evangelista was one of the top supermodels during the 1990s. Linda is regarded as one of the most successful, influential, and accomplished models of all time. She’s appeared in over 700 magazine covers, and she’s primarily known as the longtime “muse” of famous photographer Steven Meisel. Linda Evangelista also holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia, all of which were courtesy of Steven Meisel.
Linda Evangelista has one child, Augustin James, for whom she battled her ex for child support. Linda went through a child support battle with Augustin’s father back in 2012, according to The New York Times. We’re not sure why Linda decided to go through with it considering she’s worth $40 million herself. She surely won’t need to apply for a money loan to finance and provide for the needs of her 14-year old son. Nonetheless, we’re confident that she prioritizes her son’s future when it comes to handling legal pursuits.
Kelis | Knight-Jones
Kelis was a well-known RnB singer in the 90s, and she’s also a solo parent. She recently shed light on her situation as a single mother and says that being a single mom is “awesome” and that she hates it when some people offer her sympathy for her past relationship with Nas. She raised his son, Knight, and pointed out that there was only one voice that truly mattered — hers. The “Oilshake” singer says that “You only have to worry about yourself.”
Besides her excitement in raising her child alone, Kelis was also incredibly excited about returning to music after a brief four-year hiatus. Kelis currently has a net worth of $4.5 million, so we’re pretty confident that she’ll be able to provide for the needs of her son, Knight. We’re also looking forward to seeing Kelis succeed in her return to the music industry. She certainly deserves credit for persevering as a solo parent.
Connie Britton | Eyob Britton
Who can forget Connie Britton’s iconic acting performances in films like Friday Night Lights and The Last Winter? Besides a successful film career, Connie Britton also managed to achieve success in the different TV roles that she’s played throughout her career. Some of Connie’s most notable acting credits in television came in shows like American Crime Story, 9-1-1, and Nashville.
Besides a career filled with a good number of awards and recognitions, Connie Britton is also part of the list of celebrities who have leaned towards adoption. In 2011, Connie adopted her son, Eyob, after a three-year-long adoption process. Eyob is of Ethiopian descent, and Connie took him in after a personal heartache. Connie said that at the time, she wasn’t in a relationship, but she thought that it’s something that she wanted to do. We certainly applaud her efforts to fulfill her goals, and we’re pretty confident that she’s enjoying her life as a mother today.
Kristin Davis | Gemma and Wilson Davis
Kristin Davis is a well-known and recognizable American actress. Davis is best known for her role as “Charlotte York Goldenblatt” in a well-known HBO romantic comedy series. She was able to receive numerous nominations at the Golden Globes and at the Emmys for her role as Charlotte. Kristin Davis also managed to carve out a relatively successful film career. Some of her film credits came in movies like The Shaggy Dog, Couples Retreat, Holiday in the Wild, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Not much is known about Kristin’s romantic relationships, but she has two children, both of whom are adopted. Kristin first adopted daughter Gemma back in 2012, saying she’s always considered adoption but was too scared of the outcome. Despite her fears, she followed her first adoption by adopting her son Wilson back in 2018. Wilson and Gemma Davis are both of African-American descent, and Kristin makes sure that they don’t have to directly deal with any issues that their skin colors may raise.
Edie Falco | Macie Falco & Anderson Falco
Edie Falco is a well-known American actress who’s known for her acting credits in the iconic HBO series The Sopranos. Falco is also known as “Nurse Jackie Peyton” in the Showtime television show Nurse Jackie which aired from 2009 to 2015. Her performance in Nurse Jackie allowed her to rake in numerous awards and recognitions, including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. Besides an incredibly successful acting career, she’s also a single mother who’s raising two kids on her own!
Edie Falco is an iconic actress who never wanted kids to start with. She claims that she didn’t find motherhood appealing to her. In 2005, Edie’s decision to adopt her first child, son Anderson Falco, definitely surprised a lot of people. Edie then followed it up three years later when she filed for adoption for her second child, Macy. Macy and Anderson certainly will have a relatively comfortable life with Edie’s support as a mother.
Meg Ryan | Daisy True Ryan
Meg Ryan is a well-known American actress who’s managed to put together an incredibly successful 40-year acting career. Ryan has proven herself to be one of the country’s favorite leading actresses. She’s found massive success and has appeared in numerous romantic comedies. Some of Meg’s notable acting performances came in projects like You’ve Got Mail, Kate and Leopold, Sleepless in Seattle, and several others.
Offscreen, Meg has been known for her romance with Denis Quaid, and they co-parent one child, their son, Jack. After they went their separate ways, Meg adopted her daughter, Daisy True Ryan, in 2006. When you’re an actress who’s worth $85 million, you surely won’t have any problems providing for a newly adopted daughter. Daisy True Ryan is now 17 years old and is often spotted hanging out with Meg Ryan. It’s safe to say that she won’t need to take out any money loan to finance any future endeavor!
Taraji P. Henson | Marcell Johnson
Taraji P. Henson is one of the most recognizable actresses in Hollywood today. Besides being an incredibly successful actress with countless acting credits to her name, Henson is also a single mother, and she’s managed to raise a fine gentleman. Taraji P. Henson had to step her game up as a mother after her husband’s untimely passing in 2003. Her husband told her that ‘That’s your blessing, and that’s your baby. He’s going to be your strength.’
Indeed, Marcell Johnson became Taraji P. Henson’s strength to pursue a successful career as an actress. Taraji was able to put together an incredibly successful career, and she’s starred in projects like Think Like a Man and Empire. Taraji has also received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Golden Globe Award, a couple of Emmy nominations, and a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
Khloe Kardashian| True Thompson
Khloe Kardashian is a well-known American media personality, model, and socialite. Since 2007, Khloe has starred with her other family members in the iconic reality television series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She also appeared in other well-known television shows like Kourtney and Khloe, The Celebrity Apprentice, The X Factor, and many more.
Besides being a member of one of the most recognizable families in pop culture, Khloe is also a single mother of one. Khloe gave birth to her daughter, True, back in 2018. She shares her daughter with famous basketball player Tristan Thompson, but they broke up in 2019 after a video of Tristan Thompson kissing another girl broke out on the Internet. We’re fully confident that Khloe won’t have any problems raising her daughter alone. After all, she has an incredibly high net worth, and we’re sure that she won’t need to take out a money loan to support her daughter’s financial needs.
Kourtney Kardashian | Mason, Reign, Penelope Disick
Kourtney Kardashian is a well-known American socialite, media personality, and reality television star. Kourtney is best known for her TV credits on the hit reality television series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Besides being a member of the famous Kardashian family, Kourtney is also a solo parent of three beautiful children, Mason, Reign, and Penelope.
Kourtney Kardashian’s three kids came from her long-time partner, Scott Disick. However, the pair called it quits back in July 2015, forcing Kourtney to face motherhood on her own. Scott Disick was reportedly already running around saying that he was single. Kourtney had enough of her partner as he hasn’t been home after he partied for nearly a month. In the end, Kourtney broke up with her partner to do what she thought was best for her kids at the time.
Kim Kardashian | North, Chicago, Psalm, and Saint West
Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, first met each other back in 2003. By fate, they met again down the line and kindled a romance. The A-list celebrities went public with their relationship nine years later. Kanye and Kim publicly dated for two years, and in 2014, they decided to tie the knot formally. Since then, Kim and Kanye were able to cultivate a billion-dollar empire with their various business ventures and annual Hollywood income. The couple has four kids together named North, Psalm, Saint, and Chicago.
In 2021, Kim Kardashian reportedly wanted to call it quits with her husband and end their marriage. The custody situation for their kids isn’t clearly defined yet, but it seems that the reality TV star wants to raise their four kids alone. Nonetheless, Kim is pretty much capable of providing for their needs. After all, he has a net worth of nearly a billion dollars, and we’re confident that she won’t need a money loan anytime soon.
Betty Loy Bredemus | Julia Roberts
If there’s someone to whom Julia Roberts wants to give all the credits, it’s to her mother, Betty Lou Bredemus. Everything she knows about motherhood, she learned from the best. In case you did not know, Betty’s a single mother who used to have a full-time job while looking after her three kids. She’s doing everything on her own, not needing anyone’s help but still never showed any hint of tiredness.
Julia sought Betty’s advice when she started to have a family of her own. In 2002, the Notting Hill leading lady tied the knot with Danny Moder and had since shared three kids: Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry. The 53-year-old star wondered how her mom took care of them back them, not knowing how she would balance her kids and career. Instead of giving her a lecture on how to be a great matriarch, Betty said what she did was called “daycare,” making Julia appreciate and grateful for not telling her anything about being the perfect mom.
Gloria Carter | Jay Z
Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mom, raised the renowned rapper and his other three siblings on her own after separating from her husband of 13 years. She worked very hard back then to make ends meet. She worked as a security guard as a sideline and for the New York City comptroller. Gloria did one job to another, also trying her luck as a clerk and investment analyst.
Now we already know from whom Jay-Z inherited his being a hard worker. It’s from her mother, of course! Gloria did a good job raising her children, albeit alone. She’s continuously working until today, joining her son in establishing the Shawn Carter Foundation. The matriarch has no plans to stop yet, and though Jay-Z and her other kids tried to talk to her about retiring, she simply said they would have “a problem with that.”
Mandy Teefey | Selena Gomez
Another star who a hard-working mom raised is Selena Gomez. Mandy Teefey was only 16 when she had the pop singer. To provide for her kid at a very young age, she tried her best to juggle three jobs at a time so that she could give a better life for her kid. She used to be Selena’s manager, but the actress laid her off when she’s already in her late teens.
The now-28-year-old star, however, has nothing but good words for her mother. She credits her for being very “professional, independent, and humble.” Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend wants to embody her mom by being good to people. She admitted she didn’t appreciate everything she did for her before, feeling frustrated that her parents were separated, but she’s now grateful for being her kid. If it weren’t for her, Selena probably now has two kids and couldn’t do anything independently.
Pattie Mallette| Justin Bieber
Pattie Malette was only 19 years old when she had Justin Bieber, and little did she know that she would give birth to a pop giant. They might not have the best relationship back then, but the 27-year-old singer-songwriter now recognized everything she did to raise him well. She put in an incredible degree of hard work so that she could give him a much better life.
In the song Turn to You, Justin told fans how her mom raised him. She worked two jobs to keep a roof above their heads and never gave up. The multi-instrumentalist admitted Pattie had incredible strength that she had successfully instilled in him. Pattie is a known author and film producer. She wrote her autobiography, Nowhere but Up, which Revell published in 2012. It quickly climbed on the top of the New York Times Best Seller list, resting on the 17th spot during the first week of its release.
Teresa Augello | Alicia Keys
Teresa Augello taught her then-young daughter, Alicia Keys, to be “empathetic and kind” despite the hardships of raising her alone in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. The singer-songwriter was only two years old when her father left them. She only had little memories of her dad, and she used to be mad and angry at him when she’s young.
Things have now changed, thanks to her mother. Witnessing how strong of a woman Teresa is, Alicia wants to be as tough as her mom. Teresa also did everything she could to raise her well, like putting on investment to give her classical piano lessons. Whenever the hitmaker would feel alone, she would find comfort knowing she had her mom and piano—and they’re everything she needed. Alicia is thankful for her mixed-race heritage for making her a much-broader person.