The Tightest Celebrity Mother-Daughter Relationships
Teresa Giudice & Her 4 Daughters
Real Housewives of New Jersey's first family has been through a lot the past few seasons. Fans watched as Teresa dealt with her 11-month stint in jail and now the family is fighting to keep their father, Joe, from getting deported.
But no matter what these ladies go through, they always come out stronger. Mama Teresa had this to say about her four girls: Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10, in a video clip from The Daily Dish:
"What is it like for me to see my daughters blossoming into these beautiful young ladies? It's an amazing feeling because they're my life. I live for them, I wake up every morning because of them. They've been through a lot ... They're pretty amazing."
Laura Bush & Her 2 Daughters
The former first lady and her twin daughters Jenna and Barbara, 37, have a bond that has kept them close throughout their years in the spotlight. Now that both daughters are married and trying to expand their own families, they've got mom on speed dial.
When Jenna found out she was pregnant with her third child, she initially felt guilty, she shared on Today. Her cohost Hoda Kotb and her sister were both struggling to get pregnant, so Jenna called her mom to talk through her feelings.
"My mom said, 'Everybody gets their babies when they’re supposed to,' " Jenna recalled. "My mom and her mom before her struggled with infertility forever, and so I thought that was a beautiful thing to say."
Kyle Richards & Her 4 Daughters
This Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom is all about her girls Farrah Aldjufrie, 30, Alexia Umansky, 22, Sophia Umansky, 19, and Portia Umansky, 11. Richards has shared many of her daughters' milestones on the show, from Alexia graduating from Emerson College to Portia's Coachella-themed 10th birthday party. While preparing to send her third daughter, Sophia, to college at George Washington University, the mom of four revealed to PEOPLE that even though she's done it twice before, it never gets easier.
"Honestly people talk about the empty nest, which implies when the last child leaves, but it’s hard each time your children leave. I’m with them every day. They’re my favorite people to hang out with, so when one of them leaves, it hurts — it’s painful. Honestly this has been a bonding process doing this room together," Richards said about decorating Sophia's college dorm together. "It’s been a great distraction and just made the process a lot more fun, because if I were to just wallow in 'oh my gosh she’s leaving me' I would be too sad."
Demi Moore & Her 3 Daughters
Through thick and thin, Moore and daughters Rumer, 30, Scout, 27, and Tallulah, 25, whom she shares with ex-husband Bruce Willis, have maintained a strong bond with lots of love and laughs.
In her upcoming memoir Inside Out, which will be released on Sept. 24, Moore will reveal details about her battle with addiction, issues with body image and how "grateful" she is for her daughters and their support.
Moore has also been a great example of how to coparent with a blended family, throughout her relationship with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher and Willis' relationship to his current wife Emma Heming. Moore and Willis have shown up for their daughters at family events, including Rumer's 30th birthday and Willis' vow renewal to Heming.
In November, Rumer told PEOPLE her mom was “killing it” on Instagram since she joined the social media site in October.
“We taught her how to do Stories the other day and she was so good at it already, but … we were all so glad because she’s so funny and we all get to see this side of her,” Rumer said.
Moore's youngest daughter, Tallulah, also gave her a warm welcome to the social media platform by resharing a video from her mom's page and expressing excitement that her “queen mother” finally gave in.
“SCREAMING THAT MY QUEEN MOTHER HAS FINALLY CAVED AND GONE VIRAL,” she wrote on Instagram. “Welcome. We are so happy to have you”
Leslie Mann & Her 2 Daughters
Maude and Iris Apatow, , 21 and 16, have participated in the family business of making movies since they were young. The daughters of actress Mann and filmmaker Judd Apatow were cast in their dad's movies Knocked Up and This Is 40, alongside their mom, so the family could spend more time together. Now that they're older, Mann has found other ways to combine her career as an actress and being a mom.
Mann and her oldest Maude, who are both ambassadors for Jergens, celebrated Mother’s Day in 2018 at a brunch in L.A., where they talked to PEOPLE about how they bond through beauty.
"We just had a spa day," said Maud.
"Yeah we did. Had massages, we sat in the steam room. But like on a typical day, she’ll come into my room and we’ll stand side by side and do makeup together. And talk about whatever and then she’ll sneak off into my closet …" Mann added.
When asked about the best trait her mom passed onto her, Maud said, "A good sense of humor, her passion … I feel like all of my good qualities. Also her feet. We literally have the exact same feet, even toenail shape and toe shape. Everything is exactly the same and the same size."
Denise Richards & Her 3 Daughters
The newest mom on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills likes to keep a close eye on her daughters, but it's all out of love. Richards shares Sami, 15, and Lola, 13, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen and is also mom to 7-year-old Eloise, whom she adopted as a single mom in 2011.
In February 2019, the mom of three opened up to PEOPLE about her kids being her No. 1 priority. "I’m most proud of raising my kids, especially in a time that is very different from how I was raised,” Richards said. "It’s extremely hard to keep children grounded. This is not an easy time to grow up."
Her youngest, Eloise, was diagnosed with a chromosome disorder two-and-a-half years ago, and Richards is still navigating best courses of care for her daughter.
"Every child is different,” she said. "You take care of your children no matter what is going on with them. I don’t know if [Eloise] is ever going to talk like a typical child. But as a parent, you want what’s best for your children, and you just do it."
Michelle Obama & Her 2 Daughters
The former first lady has high hopes for her daughters Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17, and doesn't see her girls leaving the nest as a sad thing. She's more excited about them experiencing their next adventures in life.
"That’s the rub of teenagers — they’re bumping up against the limits of where they are because they’re ready for the next thing," Obama told PEOPLE in an exclusive at-home interview for her 2018 cover story.
"That’s how I feel with my girls: if they are ready for college, then I want them to go and I’m happy for them," she added.
Obama said she doesn't get weepy over Malia and Sasha leaving home "because I also have the resources that if I really get sad, I’ll go see them. Unlike my parents, who dropped me off at college and just had a phone call, I text with my kids. I can text [Malia] right this second and know exactly what she’s thinking. I don’t feel like she’s away, I feel like she’s off on her next adventure, so I’m excited about her."
Lisa Rinna & Her 2 Daughters
Mother's Day came early for this proud mama of two. Rinna starred in a special Mother's Day campaign for the luxury vintage brand, What Goes Around Comes Around, alongside her daughters Delilah Belle Hamlin, 20, Amelia Gray Hamlin, 17, and her 90-year-old mom Lois. The campaign celebrates luxury fashion across generations, which is portrayed through the family modeling pieces from the same collections, but styled in their own individual way.
Rinna posted another shot from the shoot on her Instagram and wrote, "I could not be more Proud to be the Mother of these two beauties!!! I feel so blessed and grateful everyday! They teach me daily how to be a better person. I love my Girls!!! @delilahbelle @ameliagray ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"