These international and local personalities share treasured photos and a few kind words about their main ladies.
Celebs have openly expressed admiration for their mothers – women whose warm-hearted acts of affection, handy words of advice and inspirational characters, have made a strong impact on their daughters’ lives. Take a look below to find out what the Hadid sisters and Khloe Kardashian, amongst others, had to say about the women who raised them.
“My mother continuously reminded me to be strong and stay firm, and stay true to who I am.” – Boitumelo Thulo
“[My mom] 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 [and] sacrificed her life for me.” – Selena Gomez
“I’ve learnt most of my lessons from my mother by observing her, as every little girl does.” – Dineo Moeketsi
Gigi and Bella Hadid
“I have been struggling with Lyme and other co-infections for the past two years, which has debilitated me from riding my horses, going to school and struggling with work, which are all the things I am so passionate about. You are the only person that would believe me and understand what I was going through.” – Bella Hadid
“My mum always told me if you’re not the nicest, most hard-working girl in the room there’s always going to be someone prettier than you who’s nicer and more hard-working. I intentionally go to work every day and try to be someone people like to work with.” – Gigi Hadid
“Kris Jenner, I am so lucky that you’re my mom. You are such an inspiration. You’ve gone through so much – you’ve pushed six kids out!!! – and are still the most kind, caring, generous and intelligent woman I know. Love you!” – Khloe Kardashian
“If I could be half the mom you are to us, it will be more than enough. Dankie vir alles wat Mamma vir my en my gesin beteken [Thank you for everything that you mean to my family and I]. I love you.” – Rolene Strauss
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