17 Of The Sweetest Quotes From Celebrities About Their Mothers

Something that many of my friends and family know about me is that I am very close to my mother. I was born into a Latino family that especially values the connection we have to our matriarchs, which for me meant both my grandmother and mom. Sure, we had our tough moments throughout the years, but it's true that once you're old enough finally start really understanding how special moms are. I know how I feel about mine, so to celebrate Mother's Day, I thought it'd be fun to check out how other people feel about theirs. I rounded up some of the sweetest celebrity quotes about their own mothers to get an insight into their foundations and the women who helped shape them into who they are today.

There are many stories out there about celebrities coming from hard backgrounds and struggling with their family lives, but there are also plenty of celebs who are fortunate enough to have strong ties with their families and mothers. The intricate relationships with family are not always easy or cut and dry, but it is common ground that binds us all together, celebrity or not.

I admire my own mother and count her as a best friend, and here are 17 celebrities who also have nothing but kind and amazing words to say about their mommas. Let's celebrate them!

1. Tom Hiddleston

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Hiddles is perfect to me for many reasons, but his closeness to his mom and sisters is something I always thought was adorable. He is a noted feminist and counts his mother as his inspiration telling  Elle UK ,

2. Jennifer Garner

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Garner once teared up talking about her mom and sister on the  Today s how, so it's safe to say they're all very close. She spoke to   Southern Living in 2015 about their humble background and what she learned from her mother, Patricia:

3. Charlize Theron

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Theron spoke to ABC News about the tragedy she faced in her early life when her mother had to shoot her father in self defense. Theron said of her mother urging her to move away from this event:

4. Russell Brand

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One might not expect Russell Brand to be a softie about anything, but he only had sweet things to say about his mother when speaking to  Redbook in 2011. He said of the lessons his mom has taught him:

5. Angelina Jolie

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Jolie lost her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in 2007 after her battle with ovarian cancer, and Jolie has spoken often about their close relationship. The actor spoke to Anderson Cooper in 2011 and said,

6. Justin Timberlake

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Ughhh, hearing Justin Timberlake talk about his mom makes me even more envious of Jessica Biel. He had these adorable things to say about his mom, Lynn Harless, to  The Daily Mail :

7. Leonardo DiCaprio

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DiCaprio's mom, Irmelin, is often seen as her son's date at film premieres and award shows and they are very close. He told   Access Hollywood after his Golden Globe win for The Wolf of Wall Street,

8. Beyoncé

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Miss Tina Knowles, Beyoncé's mother, is a celebrity in her own right. She was known as the designer of many of Destiny's Child's outfits, and she and Beyonceé launched House of Deréon together. Bey is clearly very close to her mom, as Tina is never very far behind during some of her daughter's biggest moments. Bey told Oprah about her relationship with her mom,

9. Drake

Drake is super adorable with his mom, Sandi Graham, on his Instagram, and he is not afraid to share his momma's boy status. He told Huffington Post after the release of his album Nothing Was The Same,

10. Salma Hayek

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Hayek had an adorably sweet story to share about her mother on Oprah's official website. She said,

11. Kanye West

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Kanye West has spoken out about his admiration for his mother, Donda West, in the past, and he credits her for being the brazen, confident, and sometimes misunderstood visionary he is today. In 2009, West penned a book, Thank You And You’re Welcome, and dedicated it to his mother, who was an English professor. He told Reuters,

12. Zac Efron

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Efron says he learned how to treat the women in his life right from his mom, Starla. He told  People at a 2012 screening of his film The Lucky One,

13. Louis C.K.

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Louis opened up about his mother in the April 2013 issue of  Rolling Stone , and he didn't hold back on speaking lovingly about his mom. He said,

14. Taylor Swift

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In 2011, Swift recalled to Taste of Country the process of her writing her song "The Best Day," which she wrote as a surprise for her mother. The song was about the times her mom was her best friend when she didn't have anyone to turn to. She said,

15. Kate Hudson

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Hudson sat down with her mom, Goldie Hawn, to talk about an Almay ad they made together. When asked if she's tired of questions regarding their physical resemblance by the Associated Press, Hudson replied,

16. Bradley Cooper

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Like his friend Leo, Bradley Cooper often brings his mother as his date for red carpet events. In an interview with  Detail s in 2013, he revealed that he was roommates with his mom following his father's death from cancer, and his comments were so sweet. Cooper shared,

17. Ryan Gosling

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Sounds like Gosling is taking a page out of Tom Hiddleston's book when it comes to honoring the relationship he has with the women in his life. He told The Sun,

I think moms should be celebrated every day, because it's always lovely to hear words and stories about the inspiring women in all of our lives.