They will appear on a VH1 special honoring mothers

Updated April 14, 2016 09:00 AM
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It’s time to turn the spotlight on the true stars: mothers!

In honor of Mother’s Day, stars will be honoring their mom’s with the VH1 special Dear Mama, PEOPLE can reveal exclusively. The special will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, who will pay tribute to his mom Doris Bowman.

Trey, Jaden and Willow Smith will are on board to honor Jada Pinket-Smith. And Queen Latifah will pay tribute to her mom Rita Owens, a former high school teacher and single mom from New Jersey.

The special will be taped May 3 at St. Bart’s Church in New York, with additional stars (and their moms) to be announced soon. Each of the mom’s will receive a special tribute designed by their children.

“Our Dear Mama special event gives our famous friends the stage to salute and thank their moms with their own tributes full of surprises, laughter and love,” Amy Doyle, EVP/Deputy General Manager at VH1 said in a statement.

Dear Mama will air Mother’s Day (May 8) at 9 p.m. ET on VH1.