#Flawless: Celebrities Whose Youthful Moms Could Be Their Sisters

January 3, 2014  |  
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Some people really do age like a fine wine, and often, they’re not the ones in the spotlight. Just take a look at these moms of some major celebrities, who look like they could be their offspring’s sister instead of their parent. Whatever fountain of youth they’ve been drinking from, we’re trying to get some of that!

Trey Songz’s Mom, April Tucker


I know you’ve seen Ms. April Tucker before and thought, is that Trey Songz’s girlfriend? Psych! She’s his mom, and she had the handsome singer when she was 17. He takes her to quite a few events with him, and clearly she’s his favorite girl.


Jada Pinkett’s Mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones

Clap for Adrienne Banfield-Jones because she looks amazing! She had Jada when she was in high school and the two women have had a very close relationship according to the actress.

“A mother and daughter’s relationship is usually the most honest, and we are so close.”

Blac Chyna’s Mom, Miss Toni

There would be no Blac Chyna (and as a result, no adorable King Cairo) without the former stripper’s (and girlfriend of rapper Tyga) mother, Miss Toni. We see where she gets her style from.


Justin Bieber’s Mom, Patricia “Pattie” Mallette


Ain’t she a cutie? “Pattie” had arguably one of the biggest pop stars on the planet when she was 17, and has since written a book about this time in her life and her journey in her autobiography, Nowhere but Up. 

Christina Milian’s Mom, Carmen Milian


Meet Ms. Carmen, where Christina Milian gets her stunning good looks from. The two have a close relationship, and Milian says it was her mother who helped her lose her baby weight after having her daughter Violet (during her marriage with The-Dream). Literally, she cooked for her daughter and everything:

“The first month, I lost weight drastically. On top of that, she cooked me a lot of raw vegetables and raw salads and proteins — and it worked! I also drank a lot of water.

I have a very supportive family, so between my mother and my sisters, they are helpful.” 

Frank Ocean’s Mom, Katonya Breaux Riley

Big ups to this beautiful lady for birthing one of my absolute favorite singers! And Ocean (aka, Christopher Lonny Breaux) has only talked fondly of his mom, especially after she took care of him by herself after Ocean’s father left at the age of 6:

“…we were not middle-class. We were poor. But my mom never accepted that. She worked hard to become a residential contractor—got her master’s with honors at the University of New Orleans. I used to go to every class with her.”

Miley Cyrus’ Mom, Tish Cyrus

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We can see where Miley gets those big blue eyes from! Mom Tish Cyrus has turned quite a few heads on red carpets, and if you ask Miley these days, she says her mom is one of her best friends–make that, her “homie.”

“My mom is my homie. She keeps me less anxious cause I do get so overwhelmed when I’m going to perform because everything has to be perfect.”

Zoe Kravitz’s Mom, Lisa Bonet


Sure, Lisa Bonet doesn’t look like her super stylish, uber-fabulous younger self from the Cosby Show days, but no one can say that she still doesn’t look really good for a woman of 46 and a mother of three. Kravitz has spoken in the past about how her mother warned her about the effects of fame early on, and how it helped her:

“My mom’s whole thing was that she wanted me to wait until I knew what I really wanted. She’d always say, ‘Once you step into the spotlight, you can’t take it back.’”

Rihanna’s Mom, Monica Braithwaite


The Guyanese beauty stepped on the main stage with her daughter during the recent American Music Awards to give her a well-deserved “Icon” award, and has always been her daughter’s biggest supporter. However, the star says her mom doesn’t play when it comes to her revealing Instagram pics…:

“I’m not afraid of any person in this world, but my mother, I’m terrified of her. She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two naked pictures [my pal] Melissa [Forde] put up on Instagram, a sneak peek from a photo book she’s making about me.

She went crazy on me, I was like, embarrassed. I felt like I got my a** whipped in front of my class at school. She humbled the f**k out of me.”

Ciara’s Mom, Jackie Harris


Ciara is the only child of Mrs. Jackie Harris, and as you can see, not only do they bear a striking resemblance, but momma is one beautiful woman! And the two have a strong relationship, as Ci Ci is often seen doing laid back things with her mom and dad, including hitting up Six Flags and going bowling together.

Charlize Theron’s Mom, Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz


Charlize Theron is stunning, but as you can see, she gets it from her mom. Her mother is an incredibly strong woman too, as the woman had to shoot down Theron’s alcoholic father in self-defense after he attacked her and Charlize with a shotgun when she was young. Theron calls her mother strong and resilient.

“I know all daughters or children will say this, it sounds very biased, but she is very unique. She’s saved my life many times.”

Selena Gomez’s Mom, Mandy Cornett

They’re both like American Girl dolls or something. Cornett is a former stage actress herself, and she named her famous daughter after the famous slain singer, Selena, after having her at the age of 16. Gomez says it wasn’t easy growing up, but that her mom was always a strong woman:

“I remember my mom would run out of gas all of the time and we’d sit there and have to go through the car and get quarters and help her get gas because she never liked to ask my grandparents for money. I remember having a lot of macaroni and cheese but my mom never made it seem like it was a big deal. She was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. My mom gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.”

Nick Cannon’s Mom, Beth Hackett


That woman has some flawless skin! Nick Cannon and his mother are close, and in fact, he wrote a song about her called “Can I Live,” where he thanks her for having him despite the tough circumstances she was once facing:

“I am just telling ya’ll my story / I love life / I love my mother for giving me life / We all need to appreciate life / A strong woman that had to make a sacrifice / Thanks for listening… /  Mama thanks for listening”

Janelle Monae’s Mom


Ya’ll can’t tell me Janelle Monae’s mom isn’t the cutest! Monae has been very open about the influence her hard-working mother has had on her life, and even her wardrobe. The former janitor had to wear a uniform for work, and Monae says that because of that, she dresses in straight black and white:

“My parents—my mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me like his very own worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms. And that’s why I stand here today in my black and white and I wear my uniform to honor them.”

Porsha Williams’ Mom, Diane

Porsha Williams and her mom have such a close relationship, the reality star had no problems going to live back home with her mom after Kordell Stewart kicked her out. She is a glamourous woman, with her big hair and lashes, and as they say, like mother, like daughter!

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