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13+ Celebs Who Are Single Moms And Inspiring Us All

Being a celeb mom doesn't necessarily make motherhood any easier.

Factor in being a celeb single mom into the mix, and that's especially the case.

And yet, these 13+ single celeb moms are inspiring us all with their ability to always put #familyfirst.

Just call them superwomen!

Britney Spears

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Being a single mom while balancing a music career isn't easy, but Spears' kids are her number 1 priority.

"My kids come first, always," she told People. "There is nothing more rewarding than being a mom and watching my sons grow into young men."

Charlize Theron

This South African actress is one of the most famous single celeb moms out there; she's adopted not one but two kids on her own!

As for how she manages? She credits her mom, Gerta, for helping her co-parent.

"I knew that I would have to have my mom help me if I was going to do this as a single parent," she told Elle via E!. "To not acknowledge her coparenting my children would be a lie."

Mindy Kaling

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Mindy's secret to parenting alone has been actually realizing that she's not alone.

“I’m surrounded by family and friends who love and support me," she said during a Dartmouth commencement speech.

"And the joy I feel from being with my daughter, Katherine, eclipses anything from any crazy checklist.”

While no one knows who the father is, that hasn't stopped The Office fans from wishing that it's BJ Novak, AKA Ryan Howard.

January Jones

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Jones has such a refreshing perspective to solo parenting!

"I just don't feel I need a partner," the Mad Men alum told Red magazine about her son, Xander.

Michelle Williams

This actress was thrown into being a single motherhood after Heath Ledger — Matilda's father — passed away in 2008.

While it hasn't been easy, she told ELLE UK that she's trying her best.

Katie Holmes

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The actress has been a single mama to daughter, Siri, ever since her infamous divorce to Tom Cruise.

"You do the best you can," Katie told People about raising her daughter alone. "Some days you feel really good about yourself and some days you don't."

Sandra Bullock

America's sweetheart don't need no man!

Despite divorcing ex, Jesse James, she went forward with the adoption of her son, Louis, anyways.

Years later, she adopted a second child: a girl named Laila.


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Just call her superwoman since Madonna is a single mama to six kids!

"I hope I’m a role model,” Madonna said about going parenting alone.

“And I hope I inspire women and give them strength to deal with life no matter what comes their way.”

Angelina Jolie

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Like Madonna, Jolie also had six kids to care for on her own!

This is ever since her split to Brad Pitt in 2016. Since then, the actress is staying afloat.

For her, it's always family first.

"As I go to sleep at night, I think, 'Did I do a great job as a mom or was that an average day'?"

Khloé Kardashian

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While the reality star hoped to raise baby True with Tristan Thompson by her side, everything changed when he kissed family friend Jordyn Woods.

Now, Khloé is single and focusing on her daughter. She's said that she gets tons of parenting advice from her sisters.

Denise Richards

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While Richards had two girls with her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen, the actress decided to adopt her third daughter all on her own.

She's said that being a mom is the thing she's "most proud" of in this lifetime.

Meg Ryan

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Like Denise Richards, Meg Ryan also decided to adopt a child on her own following her split from her husband.

During an In Goop Health panel with Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan revealed the good and bad sides of single parenting.

"I know I'm really her reference, for better and worse, and I'm glad she has other influences. One thing that is nice is you don't get overruled."

Sheryl Crow

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Nothing can stop this mama!

After ending her engagement to Lance Armstrong and beating breast cancer, the singer took on the challenge of being a single mother to two adopted children.

"All of my decisions are based around what's best for my kids," she revealed to Parade about balancing work and motherhood.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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When the actress introduced "conscious uncoupling" to the world with her divorce to Coldplay's Chris Martin, this left her as a single mother most of the time.

She has revealed that being a working mom is tough and that "regular moms" have it easier. Although, those comments didn't exactly go down well with us "regular" folk.