With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’re drawing inspiration from some of our favorite celebrity moms. From Beyonce and Adele to Victoria Beckham and Chrissy Teigen, the common themes of motherhood run through all of us, celebrity status or not. Motherhood can be gut-wrenching and incredibly hard, yet rewarding and beautiful in so many ways.
Beyonce told Marie Claire, “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”
Talking to Parents, Molly commented, “My mom is my best friend, so I hope I can be one of his best friends. But my mom was my mother before she was my best friend—that came later. A lot of times I think parents try to be the best friend and then they try to be the mom. My mom always set boundaries and really made me respect her. That is something I really want to do with my children. I want them to respect me and love me, but at the same time to listen to me—and then I’ll be their friend.”
“I’m looking into the future, into the next 20 years,” Adele told USA Today. “Before it was all about what you’d do on Friday, plans for the weekend.” As a busy mother, she relates to i-D Magazine, “I simply don’t have the capacity to worry about as many things that I used to really enjoy worrying about.”
“Like so many working mothers all over the world, I feel the constant struggle to be the best mother I can, whilst setting a good example to my children to work hard,” Beckham tells Marie Claire. “I travel for work when it’s necessary, and I miss them all the time when I am away.”
On discussing her bout with postpartum depression, she tells Refinery 29, “Just know that there’s a light on the other side. When I was in the midst of everything, I could never imagine myself on the other side of it. Now, I’m able to look at September, October, November, December, and shake my head at how dark and crazy of a period it was. Unfortunately you can only really do that when you’re out of it. There’s no other way to explain it. And there’s no better feeling than being out of it. Of course, you have your good and bad days. I just had a bad day a couple days ago. But the bad days do not outweigh the good days anymore. Just when you think it’s really really bad, it’s going to get better. So hopefully, if you’re going through something tough you can find some peace in knowing that.”