The actress and director Regina King is a powerhouse of a woman – she’s starred in some of the biggest films and TV shows of the past two decades, she’s directed an award-winning movie, and has an Oscar, four Primetime Emmys, and a Golden Globe to her name.
Her biggest source of pride is her mother, Gloria King, who was her date for the 2019 Oscars, where Regina went home with the golden statuette for her performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” “I wanted my mother to be there if I won my first Oscar,” said Regina at the Oscars party later that night. Regina has said that her mother is the most giving and kind woman she knows, with a huge heart and “always so much love to give.”
Jennifer Lawrence and Karen Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence has always been a family gal, never shying back from how close she is to her family. The Oscar-winning actress says her mother, Karen Lawrence, has always been there for her, reminding her that kindness, respect, and hard work will always be more important than fame.
The “Hunger Games” actress has always said how “fortunate” she is to have her parents. In turn, Karen said in a 2013 interview that “talent is nothing if you’re not a nice person, and that’s just who she is. And that makes us proud of her more so than her talent.” Karen was the one who moved to New York with Jennifer for a year when she was still a teenager so she could audition for roles. Now that’s support!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Irmelin Indenbirken
DiCaprio is one of the world’s most talented, handsome, and prolific actors and, not surprisingly, a notorious bachelor. He’s had a long list of supermodel and actress girlfriends, but it seems none of them has stuck. However, there is one woman who has had Leo’s heart ever since he was a kid – his mother, Irmelin. It seems she’s the only woman he’s gone steady with and keeps close to this day.
“My mother is a walking miracle”, gushes the “Titanic” star. The two are so close that Leo has often brought his mother along for luxurious vacations with his girlfriends. Ever since she divorced Leo’s father, George, in 1975, it seems it’s been Leo and his mom against the world, and they couldn’t be any cuter!
Lily-Rose Depp and Vanessa Paradis
“The Idol” star Lily-Rose Depp definitely got the best of both worlds – the insanely handsome and talented actor Johnny Depp for a father and the beautiful, strong fashion model and singer Vanessa Paradis for a mother. Not only did Lily-Rose follow in her mother’s footsteps, she’s also her biggest fan.
“It was really cool for me and my brother to see our mom being the ultimate comforting and loving person but also having a rich, full life of her own, watching her go on stage and sing for thousands,” says Lily-Rose of Vanessa. It seems the French model managed to focus on her career and be an amazing mom, so much so that Lily-Rose calls her her best friend to this day.
Cher and Georgia Holt
She might have risen to fame being half of a duo in the mid-60s, but “Goddess of Pop” Cher achieved a solo career throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s that was unparalleled. Throughout her stellar career, Cher has always talked about the one person who was always there — her mother, Georgia Holt.
A singer and songwriter herself, Georgia raised her two daughters surrounded by music and understood, to some extent, the wild antics that Cher would get up to growing up. “She would never give us advice; instead, we learned about life by listening to her talk about the things she did wrong and things she did right,” said Cher. As adults, Cher and her mother became best friends, and the diva said that listening to her mother in adulthood had been one of the blessings of her life.