“The Office” star Rashida Jones is the perfect combination of beauty and talent. Considering who her parents are, it’s no wonder. Her father is legendary music producer Quincy Jones, and her mother was gorgeous model and “Twin Peaks” actress Peggy Lipton. Since she was a young girl, Rashida and her mother were very close, and even as an adult, the young actress has never stopped singing her mother’s praises.
In a 2009 interview, Rashida said her mother is more than her best friend, she’s her “partner in crime.” “Mom is the most unconditionally loving person I will ever know, and she has always supported me on every level,” she continued, explaining how much Peggy had helped her navigate through life. Sadly, Peggy passed away in 2019, but Rashida still honors her every chance she gets.
Kanye West and Donda West
If there is one thing that rapper Kanye West has always been honest about is his extremely close relationship with his mother Donda. And if we had any doubts, they all went out the window when he named an entire album after her. Ye was always very devoted to Donda, calling her “my best friend in the whole world.”
According to Kanye, his mother was the one who encouraged him to work on his music, drove him to the studio, and helped him out with everything, eventually becoming his manager when he rose to worldwide fame. It was a very dark day for Kanye when his mother passed away in 2007, but the rapper has never stopped gushing about his dear mother and best friend.
Ryan Gosling and Donna Gosling
This “Mickey Mouse Club” alumni grew up to be one of the most successful and definitely one of the most handsome actors in Hollywood. Why, it is none other than Ryan Gosling. He’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous, he’s insanely talented, and he adores his mom – what else could you want?
Since his breakthrough film debut with 2001’s “The Believer,” Ryan Gosling has been steadily climbing up the Hollywood ladder, and his mother Donna has been invited to nearly every red-carpet event. The “La La Land” star has often credited his mother and older sister for making him the man he is today. “I grew up in a family of strong women, and I owe any capacity I have to understand women to my mother,” said Gosling in an interview. Lucky Eva Mendes!
Charlize Theron and Gerda Theron
The beautiful and talented South African actress Charlize Theron rose to prominence in the late 90s. Her starring role in 1997’s “The Devil’s Advocate” and 1999’s “The Cider House Rules” catapulted her to Hollywood fame. And throughout her incredible journey, her mother, Gerda, has been there every step of the way.
The two are incredibly close, with Gerda living just a two-minute walk from her daughter in Los Angeles, California. They are also constantly seen shopping and dining around L.A. or going on vacation together. Since becoming a mother herself, Charlize has said in an interview, “I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me… She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life.” Aww!
Laura Dern and Diane Ladd
Daughter of two of Hollywood’s most talented actors, Laura Dern certainly had a place from where to draw inspiration for her own wildly successful career. Always a big fan of both her parents, Laura has an extremely close relationship with her mother, Diane Ladd, which she constantly gushes over on her social media accounts.
They have starred in films together and even written a book together, which was published in April 2023 – a personal memoir of their close relationship, their careers as actresses, and the special bond between them. With the caption “Happy Mother’s Day to this amazing goddess”, Laura Dern posted the most adorable photo of her and her mom Diane making a banana pudding.