Celebrities might live a glamorous lifestyle, but when it comes to parenthood they experience all of those same messy, chaotic, scary, challenging and just plain amazing moments the same way that the rest of us do. We rounded up our favorite celeb moms, who keep things totally really when it comes to all the fun of motherhood. Scroll down to see them all.
From pictures of her straddling a birthing ball to her just-messy-as yours house, Kristen Bell is the queen of getting real about motherhood on Instagram. She holds nothing back, not even those post-delivery mesh panties. For even more of her hilarious mom truth-bombs, you can’t miss her new YouTube series Momsplaining With Kristen Bell. If you haven’t watched yet, stop everything and check it out ASAP. Not only is this celeb mom totally real, everything she shares is utterly hilarious.
Much like her on-screen Alias, Sydney Bristow, Jennifer Garner is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work, mom-style. She bakes in her PJs and doesn’t mind sharing her imperfect English muffins as she admits that she’s “not a pretty baker” on her pretend Facebook cooking show. Like all moms of Girl Scouts, she knows the struggle of standing in front of a grocery store for hours and selling cookies. Above all else, she’s very real about the importance of raising kind kids and saying yes, at least for one day. So, what’s not to love?
If there’s one celebrity mom who really she lays it all out about everything, it’s this soon-to-be mama of two. Not only does she share her experiences on even the most taboo topics, like postpartum depression, but she is never afraid to let her mama bear strength shine. She takes on every troll and mom-shamer that dares to cross her path and says everything we all wish we could say but doesn’t always have the courage or platform to share.
No mom is perfect, not even celebrity moms. Mama-of-two and total rock star, Pink, is the first to admit that she can occasionally make mistakes. "Mom brain" has left even the best of us mixing up our kids' names and ages, but only celebs know the pressure of parenting all too publicly. Pink isn’t afraid of those messy moments and inspires moms everywhere (even in the grocery store!) to give themselves break.
One of the hardest parts of motherhood is feeling alone when it comes to the new struggles and challenges. Even a champion like Serena Williams can feel the pressure that comes with becoming a mom, and she’s not afraid to ask for help. She understands that it takes a village and has no qualms about hitting up Reddit for parenting tips and asking her Instagram followers for advice on handling teething.
Going through a divorce and figuring out the balancing act of co-parenting is never easy, especially when you’re in the public eye, but Anna Faris handles it all with grace and honesty. Despite having to share their relationship struggles with the universe, Faris and ex Chris Pratt always find a way to put their son first. She has shared that her key to co-parenting success is providing her son with tons of love and happiness.
Everyone has Pinterest-fueled ideas about the way they want to parent, but often times the reality is a lot different. Mila Kunis totally gets the struggle of having lofty goals as a parent versus reality. The Bad Moms star has no problem getting real about her own mom dreams gone wrong, like the all-too-familiar magical Christmas let down.
Mommy drama is a no-go for Kelly Clarkson who has no time for mom-shaming. Not only does this celeb mom radiate confidence when it comes to brushing off the haters, she also teaches her kids how to use that same confidence to stand up for themselves.
It’s pretty much a fact that every mom worries when it comes to their babies, and new mom Mindy Kaling is no exception. The A Wrinkle In Time star (who still totally fangirls over Oprah) has yet to share a single photo of her new daughter, Katherine. As she told Today, it’s because she’s too much of a worrier and wants to do right by her daughter on social media.
Balancing work and mom life is no easy feat. Mom-of-two Drew Barrymore is completely open and honest about being a working mom and how it affects her kids. Besides sharing the challenges of maintaining the bond when work takes you away, she also knows the importance of empowering the next generation to follow their career goals. Her calendar hack is the perfect example of how to comfort your kids without putting down your own hard work and dreams.
Honorable Dad Mention: Jimmy Kimmel
If becoming a mom has made you an emotional wreck, you’re not alone. Parenting changes you in many ways, and it can become pretty impossible not to wear your feelings on your sleeve. As a dad and a late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel has proven that he's not afraid to show his real emotions as a parent and for that we love him.
Which celeb moms do you relate to the most? Share your thoughts in the comments.