American model Sailor Brinkley Cook rose to fame after appearing on the 2017 cover of “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” alongside her mother, Christie Brinkley, and sister, Alexa Ray Joel. The following year, she made the cover all by herself.
“I couldn’t have done any of it without my mother; she’s always had my back and been there for every photo shoot,” said Sailor in an interview with “Vogue.” On Mother’s Day of 2023, Sailor posted an adorable photo of her as a child with her mother and wrote, “My mom is my superhero.” Clearly, the two blonde beauties are extremely close.
Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra
One of the most gorgeous women in show business, model, actress, and producer Priyanka Chopra became known after winning the 2000 Miss World pageant. Nowadays, she is one of the highest-paid and most awarded Indian actresses, and she has a big soft spot for her mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra.
In all fairness, her mother does sound like an amazing woman — a plastic surgeon and ENT who worked for the Armed Forces and has helped countless people around the world. Priyanka and her mother are as close as can be, with the actress posting an adorable photo for Madhu’s birthday, with the cutest caption – “Happiest birthday Mama. May you always smile that infectious smile of yours. You inspire me so much with your zest for life and experiences every single day!”.
Matthew McConaughey and Mary McCabe
Another A-list Hollywood actor who considers his mom to be their “best friend in the world, hands down” is “Interstellar” star Matthew McConaughey. Back in 2014, when Matthew received his first Oscar win for his outstanding performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” he took his wife and his mom as his date to the red carpet ceremony.
In his acceptance speech, he had the entire crowd teary-eyed when he thanked his mother, Mary, “To my mother who's here tonight, who taught my two older brothers and me — demanded — that we respect ourselves. And in turn, we were able to learn how to respect others. Thank you for that, mama.” Mary, an actress herself, has been there for Matthew’s career since day one, and clearly, their relationship has only gotten better over the years.
Michelle Yeoh and Janet Yeoh
The incredibly talented Michelle Yeoh rose to fame in the 1990s by starring in action movies in Hong Kong, where she did all of her own stunts. In 2000, she landed a role in the hit film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, but it wasn’t until 2022 when playing her Oscar-winning role of Evelyn in “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” that she climbed to the top of the Hollywood ladder.
If there is one person that Michelle has thanked and praised throughout her entire journey, it’s been her mother, Janet Yeoh. The Malaysian actress has always been famously close with her mother, and when receiving the Oscar in 2022, she took it straight home to her parents. “Without my parents’ love and trust and support, I wouldn’t be here today,” said Michelle in her acceptance speech.
Nicole Kidman and Janelle Ann Kidman
The stunningly gorgeous and extremely talented Nicole Kidman made her acting debut in the early 90s, and after Kubrick’s 1999 film “Eyes Wide Shut,” she became one of Hollywood’s most famous. Knowing she wanted to be an actress from an early age, Nicole said that her mother Janelle encouraged her to audition for roles and went with her to every single one.
“She’s always been there; when I became a mother, through my divorce, through my second marriage, through it all,” says Nicole of her mother. In the heartwarming photo above, Nicole posts a sweet tribute to her mom for her birthday. The Australian award-winning actress says she flies back home any chance she gets so she can spend time with her mom.