Celebrity Moms Who Are Friends
Mom friends are important, even when you're a celebrity! From play dates with their kids to getting together for a glam "Moms' Night Out" on on the red carpet, find out why these 10 pairs of famous mama friends enjoy each other's company.
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Angelina Jolie & Gwen Stefani
These two have been spotted on play dates with their kids in both California and England, where both their families’ have homes. Still, it’s a little surprising to find out how close they are — so close that they shared maternity clothes! “Somehow [Gwen and I] keep ending up pregnant at the exact same time,” Jolie told the Sydney Morning Herald in 2008. “We were having a play date and Gwen was trying to figure out what she was going to wear as she got more pregnant… I asked her if she had any spare clothes, and she gave me this [L.A.M.B.] dress..”
Checking their kids’ birth dates, these two moms really did overlap! Jolie’s daughter Shiloh and Stefani’s son Kingston born just one day apart in 2006 and Jolie twin’s Vivienne and Knox born one month before Stefani’s younger son, Zoom in 2008.
Source: Us Magazine
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Kate Middleton & Victoria Beckham
From wedding guest to BFF? British tabloids are reporting that Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham are taking their friendship to the next level now that they’re both moms. Or “mums” as they say in the UK. Beckham supposedly talked to the Duchess of Cambridge a great deal before the July birth of Prince George. “She knows all about raising children in front of the media and the pressures it can have on family life,” say sources. Is Posh also giving out newborn fashion tips? Prince George made his public debut wrapped in a gorgeous white receiving blanket that’s identical to the one Beckham used for daughter Harper Seven!
Source: Daily Star
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Penélope Cruz & Salma Hayek
Penelope and Salma have been amigas since they met on a movie set a decade ago. They bonded over their shared native language of Spanish and then really bonded when they both became moms. Hayek gave birth to a baby girl, Valentina, in 2007. When Cruz followed suit a few years later, giving birth to a baby boy, Leo, in 2011, Hayek had some very encouraging words for her pal. “Penelope is a motherly creature, a warrior by nature. I told her that little boy is the luckiest boy in the world.” Aw, spoken like a true BFF! Cruz recently gave birth to daughter Luna this past August. No word yet on whether she’ll wear any of Valentina’s stylish hand-me-downs!
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BusyPhillips & Michelle Williams
Michelle and Busy met on the set of Dawson’s Creek and have been close ever since. Busy is even the godmother of Michelle’s daughter Matilda! The two are often spotted out and about on play dates with their young’uns. And you know what’s super cute? Matilda and Birdie (Busy’s oldest — she also gave birth to a daughter, Cricket, over the summer) seem to be BFFs, too!
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Liv Tyler & Kate Hudson
One is the daughter of a rocker, and the other likes to marry them… So it’s no wonder these two celebrity moms became friends! Actually, the two met on the set of Doctor T and the Women in 2000, and have been inseparable ever since. And in another coincidence, both gave birth in 2004. Today, not only do Tyler’s son Milo and Hudson’s son Ryder like to have play dates together, these two moms carve out special time together, too. “We have this little ritual where we meet at 2 or 3 o’clock and we drink champagne and do hair and makeup and take pictures,” Tyler reveals.
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Reese Witherspoon & Kate Winslet
How’s this for a play date invite? Explaining how she and fellow actress, Kate Winslet, became friends, Reese Witherspoon explains, “Imagine my good fortune when Kate Winslet moved into my neighborhood, rang my doorbell and said, ‘Dahling, Sam [Mendes, Kate's now ex-husband] is off shooting, and I believe our children are the same age. Could they possibly have a play date, and oh, by the way, it’s almost 9 o’clock and I’ve had nothing to drink, do you have any wine?’”
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Gwyneth Paltrow & Beyonce
It’s not just readers of her Goop blog that are the beneficiaries of Gwyneth Paltrow’s wisdom! Longtime pal Beyonce has also been on the receiving end of Paltrow’s tips for better living. “She is incredible; she’s a great friend on every level,” Bey gushed when asked recently about her celebrity mom BFF. “I think for us, protecting our daughters [Blue Ivy and Apple] is so important.”
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Denise Richards & Mel B
When Melanie Brown aka Mel B aka Scary Spice gave birth in 2011 to daughter Madison, one of her first well-wishers was none other than BFF mom friend, Denise Richards. Once the news went public, Richards tweeted Mel, “congrats mama! Can’t wait to meet her!!!” to which Mel replied, “thank you sweet heart, play date for sure xxxx.” Since newborns can’t really do much on play dates, except look cute, Mel is probably referring to getting her two older daughters — Phoenix and Angel — together with Denise’s twin girls, Sam and Lola.
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Amy Poehler & Tina Fey
Funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler met in Chicago in 1993 while studying improv with Second City, the famous comedy troupe. The pair hit it off instantly. “I was like, I finally found the woman I want to marry,” Poehler said of their first meeting. Two decades years later, they’re closer than ever and even hosted the Golden Globes together. By the way, there is still hope these two could be related one day — as mothers-in-law! Fey has two kids (daughters, Alice and Penelope) and Poehler has two children close in age (sons, Archie and Abel).
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Kim Kardashian & Kourtney Kardashian
Kim’s lucky to have sister Kourtney around to show her the new mama ropes. The two may fight — as witnessed on countless episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians — but at the end of the day, these two are still BFFs. Kourtney and Kim were recently spotted attending a Labor Day barbecue together, with North West in tow, and Kourtney has already gone public with her fondness for her baby niece, tweeting, “Love this little angel face!”
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