Ever since her Nickelodeon and Broadway days, Ariana Grande’s biggest fan and supporter has been her mother, Joan. Up to this day, now that Grande is one of the world’s most famous Grammy-winning pop stars, her mother couldn’t be prouder or louder about it.
“I am so proud of my daughter for a million reasons…but to name a few, she stepped out and owned the red carpet TWICE,” posted Joan on her social media after the 2020 Grammy Awards. Ariana and Joan are extremely close, and Joan often attends important industry events with her daughter. “I knew she had a gift ever since she was a toddler,” Joan assures.
Charli D'Amelio and Heidi D'Amelio
Even though she rose to fame on social media in 2019, Charli D’Amelio has been a competitive dancer since she was 5 years old. With the help of her mother, Heidi D’Amelio, Charli started recording and posting her dancing videos on Instagram and TikTok, and she went viral.
Charli and Heidi have been extremely close ever since she was young, with Heidi always being her biggest supporter. In 2022, the mother-daughter duo even joined the cast of “Dancing With the Stars” together, and the support was astonishing. Nowadays, Charli has over 150 million followers on her social media accounts, and her mother, Heidi, has become a famous influencer as well.
Penelope Cruz and Encarna Sanchez
This Spanish beauty made her TV debut at 16 years old, and she’s been wowing us ever since with her incredible performances, but Penelope Cruz has somehow managed to stay humble and remember where she comes from. The gorgeous star of “All About My Mother” and one of director Pedro Almodovar’s favorite leading ladies, Penelope has always been extremely close to her mother, Encarna Sanchez.
Knowing that her daughter is fully committed to each character she plays and employs method acting, Encarna checks in with Penelope regularly to make sure she’s doing okay. “Every character takes a toll on her, and my priority is her mental wellbeing,” said Encarna in an interview with “Hola!” magazine in 2017.
Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross
When your mother is “The Supremes” lead singer and Motown icon Diana Ross, it’s not hard to be an adoring daughter. “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross shows her love for her mother every chance she gets – “I’m extremely blessed to have the extraordinary mother that I have, and I don’t mean Diana Ross, I mean the mother."
"My mom paved a road that didn’t exist, as did Oprah,” said Tracee in an interview in 2016. The mother-daughter celebrity duo is extremely close to this day, with Tracee still constantly calling her diva mother for life and career advice. And why wouldn’t she?
Julia Barretto and Marjorie Barretto
Julia Barretto is one of the Philippines’ most famous actresses and commercial models, mostly known for starring in fun romantic comedies and soap operas. But no matter how famous she gets, she has never forgotten where she comes from – her adoring mother, Marjorie Barretto, who has been there from the very beginning cheering her little girl on.
Recently, Julia moved into an apartment just a few steps away from her mother’s house, and she couldn’t be happier. “My mom is my best friend and my number one source of strength. Even though she has raised me to be independent and brave”, Julia said in a 2019 interview with “The Inquirer.”