10 Celebrity Mother's Day Instagram Posts That'll Make You So Thankful For Yours

by Jamie LeeLo
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In this wild, mixed up world, how nice is it that we still celebrate things like Mother's Day? A national holiday set aside entirely to recognize all mother figures out there and thank them for helping us not die and keep our sh*t together is, objectively, one of the kinder, sweeter things we do as a society. It's just an added bonus that social media is around to help share the love a little easier. Take these 10 celebrity mother's day Instagram posts as an example. It's so fascinating to catch a glimpse at the women who raised your favorite celebs and/or see how everyone celebrated the lovely day. Hint: The Kardashians posted a lot of pictures.

While not every fan-favorite public person shared something on May 12, a lot of pop culture's biggest names did turn out for the women they call "Mom." Even Selena Gomez, who is rarely on the popular platform these days, dusted off an old snapshot to give her mom a shoutout. Most of the captions share similar sentiments, namely wishing all moms out there a Happy Mother's day, plus thanking them for all that they've done and continue to do.

Listen, mom, I'm not famous or anything, but I gladly told the world how amazing you are. The 900 people who follow me know what's up.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez shared a stunning photo capturing her mother cradling her as a baby. She kept things super simple in her caption, writing, "I owe my life to you momma."

Same, kind of.

Bella & Gigi Hadid

I know you guys have seen old photos of supermodel Yolanda Hadid and her stunning babies Bella and Gigi before, but have you seen Yolanda's mom? Bella shared a carousel of photos including shots of herself and sister Gigi as young girls, her mother, and her "Oma' and "Tita." She wrote:

I love these women so deeply !!! My beautiful oma , My Teta and My mama. Thank you for giving birth and raising my beautiful parents with such grace, strength, and a whole lot of love ❤️❤️❤️

Bella's older sister Gigi opted to catch her mom in her prime, aka out in the field with gorgeous horses. Gigi did a "then and now" kind of thing, sharing two photos 21 years apart. She captioned her pics, "Some things never change - ‘98 & ‘19 ❤️ @yolanda.hadid I’m so proud to say you’ve made me the woman I am. Happy 24th Mother’s Day, I love you more than words !!!!!"

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union took it up a notch by sharing an incredible video with her little love bug wearing her own clothing line she designed in honor of her daughter, Kaavia. I mean... hello?! She said, "This is what we call a stunt. When you wear your own Mother's Day clothes on Mother's Day." Her caption read:

I'm still in shock. I really cant believe @kaaviajames is actually here. I cant believe I haven't snuck off to cry super ugly fat tears today like I have in the past. I'm just grateful and happy. My sunshine. Cc @dwyanewadeS/O for those gluten free pancakes this morning. You the real MVP HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! Why is @kaaviajames so painfully unbothered though?!? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Khloé Kardashian

OK, OK, OK. Khloé didn't say anything about Kris Jenner (it's fine, we know that woman is God), but she did post a picture of herself and her own baby girl, True, who is suddenly, like, a teenager. Khloé kept it simple writing, "It’s Mothers Day!!! Happy Mother’s Day 💕💕" while her toothy toddler smiled beside her.

Kris Jenner

Speaking of Kris Jenner, her Mother's Day Instagram post might be the post to beat all posts. She managed to put together a collage featuring some incredible throwback photos of her own mom, MJ, plus all of her daughters who have children of their own (which is everyone besides Kendall as of Mother's Day 2019). Kris covered all bases, shouting out her love for her own mother while exclaiming how proud she is of her daughters who have grown up to raise their own beautiful children. She said:

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful Moms out there, and to the women who are mentors and mother figures to someone special. To my amazing Mom MJ, I love you more than you will ever know. Thank you for raising me to be strong and independent and for loving me the way you do. To my beautiful daughters who are moms, I am so proud of you girls and the mothers you have become.. my grandchildren are so blessed that God chose YOU to be their mommies.. I love you @Kourtneykardash@kimkardashian@khloekardashian@kyliejenner... you are my heart ❤️#happymothersday
Hailey Baldwin

Hailey (Bieber) Baldwin kept things short and sweet by posting an objectively low-quality, but high-love, picture with her mom and grandmother. She simply noted, "3 generations."

Justin Timberlake

Ugh. Call me old fashioned, but I really do love it when men praise their wives for having their children (y'know, because of the patriarchy and women's health and all of that). So thank you, Justin Timberblake, for this message to your wife Jessica Biel!:

Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife @JessicaBiel and all the Moms out there CRUSHING this thing called life. Jess, you are the glue that holds our family together and I’m so grateful to be your Huz... I LOVE YOU! Every day should be Mother’s Day!!
Joe Jonas

Ohhh, this is a fun one. Joe Jonas shared a picture of his new wife and her mother-in-law, aka Denise Miller-Jonas, rocking a cute filter and big smiles. "My Love & The best Mom ever 💕 Happy Mother’s Day!!" he wrote.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

How could I ever make a Mother's Day listicle and not include a message from the new royal mother herself! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are busy in the first weeks of parenthood with their new son, Archie, but found some time to share this sweet photo and caption on their royal Instagram account. In one of the most thoughtful captions of all time, @SussexRoyal paid tribute to all mothers "past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered," and included this poem by poet Nayyirah Waheed: "my / mother / was / my first country; / the first place i ever lived."

Dax Shepard

I love Dax Shepard and I love Kristen Bell, but I really love them together. Shepard has always been extremely vocal about the challenges and triumphs of marriage, children, and making a family, and regularly praises Bell for her major role in all of the above. Shepard posted a throwback photo of himself and Bell on a beach while she was pregnant with their second daughter, Delta, while he held their first daughter, Lincoln, in his arms. He posted:

Thank you @kristenanniebell . Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are the most wonderful Mom, and I will be forever grateful to you for creating our love bugs. All of their best ingredients are from you. You are the softest, safest place for all three of us to hide. I love you. Happy Mother's Day ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Honestly?, what all of these guys said. Happy Mother's Day to Kris Jenner, but also to all mother figures out there. Sharing this final post I was happy to see everywhere but that was also shared by comedian Jessica Williams. She said it, guys.