While many celebrity moms have rigorous touring or filming schedules, they still manage to find time to be empowering women to their kids. From Sofia Vergara to Jennifer Lopez, check out what some of our favorite celebrity mamis had to say about motherhood.
1. Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez and He Kids
“When you have children, you realize you can’t plan anything. There’s no Plan A, no Plan B. Life will happen and you will go with it,” said Jennifer Lopez.
2. Penelope CruzPenelope Cruz and Kids
“All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience,” Penelope Cruz once stated.
3. Jessica AlbaJessica Alba and Her Daughters
“The time I’m not spending with my kid has to be really worth it,” Jessica Alba has said.
4. Eva MendesEva Mendes
"They definitely come with their own stuff and it's pretty great. I feel like my job is just to get out of their way, and protect them, but let them be who they are," Eva Mendez once noted.
5. ShakiraShakira and Her Children
"Watching how your child develops and reaches new milestones is one of the most exciting things that you can do as a mom," Shakira shared.
6. Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara and Manolo
“I was really young when I divorced his father, so I raised him trying to set the best example and give him the best that I could…When people compliment me on him, on how well mannered, how charming, funny and well-behaved he is, it makes all the sacrifices worthwhile,” Sofia Vergara said.
7. Salma HayekSalma Hayek and her Daughter
“A mother is willing and capable of doing anything for her children. You can justify it if you do something for your children, especially as a Mexican mother. I don’t know about some other nationalities, but the Mexican mothers are like that. They will do anything for their children,” Salma Hayek explained.
8. Christina MilianChristina Milian and her Daughter
"I try to give Violet as much family time as possible, because it's her blood, and that's where we come from. That closeness has helped develop her amazing confidence. She's Cuban and African American, and I want her to understand her mixed race and be proud of it," Christina Milian stated.