Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey + More: Our 10 Favorite Celeb Moms for Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day, we've rounded up our 10 favorite celebrity moms. From Jennifer Garner to Tina Fey, we think these ladies are the cat's pajamas!
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Halle Berry

Talk about going to bat for your kid: Halle Berry has recently been facing off with her ex, Gabriel Aubry, in an effort to protect daughter Nahla from a potentially abusive relationship. Though there’s a lot of he-said/she-said going on, what is clear is that Halle is doing everything she can to keep her child safe. A-plus, mom!

7. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

I may not personally like Gwyneth Paltrow so much, but she does seem to be a pretty terrific mom, so I give her points for that. She keeps Apple and Moses as far out of the public eye as she can, and although I find GOOP a little tiresome, it’s not a terrible worldview with which to raise kids. Good for you, Gwynnie.

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8. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

No celeb mom list would be complete without the inclusion of Angelina Jolie. While it’s easy to get sick of hearing about Angie, Brad, and their perfect multicultural brood of six adorable children, here’s what I respect the most about her: When Angelina first began the process to adopt her first child, Maddox, she was planning on doing it with then-husband Billy Bob Thornton. But when they split up… she didn’t back out. She went ahead and adopted Maddox anyway—and clearly she found that motherhood agreed with her, leading to two more adoptions and three births. That’s not something you do casually, and she and Brad have proven themselves to be great parents. We salute you, mother of six!

9. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Not unlike Michelle Williams, Maggie Gyllenhall and hubby Peter Sarsgaard have opted for a low-key family life in Brooklyn instead of a fast-paced one in LA. (fun fact: They live in my neighborhood. We voted at the same time during the 2008 Presidential Election. And they are very nice people.) Maggie has acknowledged that she is by no means the perfect mom; she is, however, a terrific example of a working mom, juggling both her family and her career with grace and panache.

10. Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker walks her and Matthew Broderick’s 9-year-old son James Wilkie to school in Manhattan almost every day. And they always look so happy while they’re walking together. We can’t wait until twins Loretta and Tabitha are old enough to walk to school too, so we can see the whole brood trooping off down the street together!

Happy Mother’s Day, Bettys!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.


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  1. Catca says:

    I’d substitute Julia Roberts for Halle Berry. I’m sure Halle Berry is a good mom, but her inclusion on this list for the reasons stated is a little bizarre. She had an amicable out of court temporary agreement until Gabriel Aubry filed papers in court for formal recognition as Nahla’s father. Until that time, he had not been legally acknowledged as the girl’s father. Right after that filing, Halle made the allegations against Aubry. It also coincides with a time she wanted to take her daughter far away from her father so she could film a movie. Within a few months, she withdrew the allegations and worked out a new custody agreement that did allow Aubry partial custody. He sees his daughter unsupervised. I’m sorry, but I would hardly say it is clear Halle was just trying to protect her daughter. She made moves that really did appear more for her benefit than for her daughters. If Gabriel Aubry didn’t file for legal recognition of his status as Nahla’s father, and Halle got married or involved in another serious relationship and that man decided he wanted to adopt Nahla, without that legal acknowledgement, he would have had a legal mess.

  2. ifuaskme2 says:

    Halle is as psycho as they come. Maybe a top 10 list was a bit ambitious. As I mother, I’m wondering if you actually have kids of your own. Your list is really off. Where is Annette Bening or Goldie Hawn. Pauletta Washington or any one who’s actually RAISED kids? All mothers seem perfect until the teen years. Get real!

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