Behind every great celebrity is a mother, and many of them boast just as many followers as their famous sons and daughters. Take
Ms. Tina Knowles, for example, the mother of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, who has over one million followers of her own and loves to post glamorous selfies and revealing videos. Her daughters find her count a little embarrassing, but we can’t get enough of it. Of course, Kris Jenner is an obvious example, with over 17 million followers, but she’s actually spawned a clique of celebrity moms including Kathy Hilton, Nicky and Paris Hilton’s mother, who admits that it was Jenner who taught her how to take a selfie—and not her daughter. Our favorite mom friends, however, have to be Goldie Hawn and Melanie Griffith, who find the whole Instagram thing to be very funny. Here, 16 social media savvy moms to follow on Mother’s Day.
Diana Ross, mother of Tracee, Evan, Rhonda, Ross and Chudney
Diana Ross may have once
lost her fanny pack at a Marshall’s in Los Angeles, but she’s still a legend, and we have it on good authority that there isn’t a better mom daughter Tracee Ellis Ross could ask for. Also, like Ms. Tina, you have to call her Ms. Ross. No exceptions.
Busy Philipps, mother of Birdie and Cricket
Honestly you guys? Busy Philipps is just a cool mom, and that’s a fact. Plus, she’s leaning so hard into her “mom who shares everything on social media” brand that she’s now hosting her own talk show.
Ms. Tina Lawson, mother of Beyoncé and Solange
Ms. Tina, the mother of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, has over a million followers and loves to take glam selfies. Her daughters, however, find her account a little
embarrassing. But we love it.
Jennifer Garner, mother of Violet, Samuel, and Seraphina
Jennifer Garner raises chickens, plays the saxophone, shares recipes of the meals she makes for her three kids, and narrates videos of ballerinas dancing on her Instagram, and if that’s not living your best life then what is?
Nancy Meyers, mother of Annie and Hallie
Nancy Meyers, lover of turtlenecks and expensive kitchens, named
The Parent Trap‘s dynamic duo played by Lindsay Lohan after her real-life daughters Hallie and Annie. Meyers also served as a producer on Hallie’s directorial debut, Home Again. That’s motherly love.
Isabella Rossellini, mother of Elletra and Roberto
Isabella Rossellini loves her chickens so much she calls them her “girls” in her photo
captions. But she is also very proud to be a mom to her son Roberto and her daughter Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, and grandmother to Ronin.
Kate Beckinsale, mother of Lily Sheen
Kate Beckinsale gets straight up
wacky on social media, but it doesn’t embarrass her daughter, Lily Sheen, too much.
Goldie Hawn and Melanie Griffith
Goldie Hawn, mother of Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell, Oliver Hudson; and Melanie Griffith, mother of Dakota Johnson, Stella Banderas, and Alexander Bauer, are two of the most badass moms in Hollywood.
Kris Jenner, mother of the Kardashian/Jenners
Kris Jenner, mother of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, boasts over 17 million followers and is perhaps the most successful “momager” of all time.
Kathy Hilton, mother of Paris and Nicky
Kathy Hilton, the mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton, has almost 200,000 followers and says that it was Kris Jenner who taught her how to take a selfie.
Maye Musk, mother of Elon Musk
Maye Musk, the mother of tech billionaire Elon Musk, has 10 grandchildren and is also a model signed to IMG management.
Yolanda Hadid, mother of Gigi, Bella, and Anwar
The former model Yolanda Hadid helps manage the successful careers of her model children, Gigi, Bella, and now Anwar Hadid.
Pattie Mallette, mother of Justin Bieber
Pattie Mallette, the mother of Justin Bieber, took this photo last Mother’s Day. The two don’t have much of a relationship, but she still has over a million followers by association.
Laurie Simmons, mother of Lena Dunham
The artist Laurie Simmons is the mother of Lena and Grace Dunham. Here, she poses with Lena and Gloria Steinem.
Tish Cyrus, mother if Miley Cyrus
Tish Cyrus is the mother of Miley, Noah, Braison, Brandi, and Trace Cyrus. She’s a film producer, but her current full-time job is being her kids’ BFF.
Sharon Osbourne, mother of Kelly, Jack, and Aimee
Sharon Osbourne, the mother of Kelly, Jack, and Aimee Osbourne, is currently one of five co-hosts of the daytime series “The Talk.”