When we think of celebrity moms, we think of the ridiculously quick snap backs to their pre-baby weight, perfectly styled moms and babes gallivanting around in all the Hollywood hot spots, well-rested faces sporting fierce beauty makeup, and around-the-clock help from maids and nannies.
That’s why we’ve got some major lady bonage for these celebrity moms who tell it like it is. It’s hard as a “regular” mom to admit just how tough motherhood is, and it’s got to be even harder when the entire world has got its eyes on you. We admire these ladies because they aren’t afraid to keep it real.
First up, we’ve got the beautiful and bad ass P!nk. The 37-year-old crooner has a 5-year-old daughter, Willow, and has recently welcomed a son, Jameson, into the world with husband Carey Hart.
P!nk took to Instagram with late night pics of herself and her son, and we know exactly what that feels like: a red-eye flight to Crazy Town and then back again. These pictures perfectly capture the bittersweet moments when we get to cuddle and feed a new life we’ve brought into the world while also pleading with sweet baby Jesus for just 4 solid hours of sleep.
P!nk beautifully captions her photo with a poem by Rumi:
I was dead – I came alive. I was tears – I became laughter. Love’s wealth arrived, And I became Everlasting fortune.
My captions are typically laden with four-letter words and a row of sobbing emoji faces.
P!nk also stole our hearts a few months back when she had a big sister party for her 5-year-old so she wouldn’t feel left out.
2. Chrissy Teigen
Next is the hilarious and uninhibited Chrissy Teigen. After going through a hard time with fertility struggles, Chrissy and singer husband, John Legend, now have a beautiful baby girl to love. Chrissy has had to defend herself against assholes who felt they had the right to weigh in on her baby making decisions after struggling for 9 years with fertility issues.
After being asked, “Did you give it a minute to try naturally or are you avoiding ‘the act’?” Chrissy had this to say:
And she’s got a lot of haters, because, well, look at her. Chrissy has been known for her amazing clap backs at internet trolls on Twitter over her political views and wardrobe choices, just to name a couple. We admire the hell out of Chrissy for never letting it get her down.
Recently, she’s been in the spotlight for being every mom who tries to stay awake on a date night only to end up nodding off. Yeah, she did it at the Oscars during Casey Affleck’s acceptance speech, like three feet away from Matt Damon. What of it?
3. Drew Barrymore
Then there’s Drew Barrymore. Drew hilariously summarized what it’s like to take your kids to any sort of amusement park on Late Night with Seth Meyers by saying, “If you’ve ever taken your kids to Disneyland or Disney World, it all, like, ends at some point in, like…mayhem.” Excuse us for trying to make their childhoods magical af.
Drew then went on to talk about two separate occasions, once at Disney World and once at Disney Land, where her daughter Olive was, as she says, “just losing it on the floor.” The first time, over not being allowed to chase after an egret (a bird) at Tomorrowland, and the second, “because it all ends up on the floor,” and truer words have never been spoken.
Of course, sanctimommies have already attacked Drew over allowing her daughter to behave in such a way. I think I speak for the majority of frazzled moms everywhere when I say, sit down. I’d love to handle tantrums like Drew from now on. With a sun hat and open arms, defeatedly asking God, “Why?”
Which celebrity mom are you channeling today?