18 Celebrity Single Moms Who Are Totally Killing It (PHOTOS)

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18 Celebrity Single Moms Who Are Totally Killing It (PHOTOS)

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18 Celebrity Single Moms Who Are Totally Killing It (PHOTOS)

Parenthood is no easy feat when you’ve got a partner to help out, but it’s even more difficult doing it solo.

These Hollywood starlets, however, are proud to call themselves single moms and make it look effortless. Sure, they have nannies, cooks, and maids galore, but juggling a career in the limelight while also being a mom still has its obstacles.

Click through the gallery to take a look at all the hot single mamas who are totally killing it. 





18 Celebrity Single Moms Who Are Totally Killing It (PHOTOS)
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1. Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson unexpectedly became a single mother to son Marcel when his father was murdered in 2003. The Empire star, however, still finds a way to juggle her blossoming career, slay red carpets, and rake in accolades all the while being a mom.

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1. Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson unexpectedly became a single mother to son Marcel when his father was murdered in 2003. The Empire star, however, still finds a way to juggle her blossoming career, slay red carpets, and rake in accolades all the while being a mom.

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2. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Shortly after divorcing her then-husband Jesse James, Sandra Bullock adopted her son Louis in 2010.

Sandra then went on to adopt her daughter, Laila, in 2015. “Whatever comes our way, we handle as a family,” she told Vogue. “It’s not just me anymore."

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2. Sandra Bullock

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Shortly after divorcing her then-husband Jesse James, Sandra Bullock adopted her son Louis in 2010.

Sandra then went on to adopt her daughter, Laila, in 2015. “Whatever comes our way, we handle as a family,” she told Vogue. “It’s not just me anymore."

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3. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara was only 19 when she had her son, Manolo.

While Sofia wed Manolo’s father at the age of 20, she later filed for a divorce and has since risen to fame from her early years as a Univisión host to Modern Family’s most lovable character.

3. Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara was only 19 when she had her son, Manolo.

While Sofia wed Manolo’s father at the age of 20, she later filed for a divorce and has since risen to fame from her early years as a Univisión host to Modern Family’s most lovable character.

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4. Jewel

Jewel

The singer-songwriter has been vocal about her struggles with fertility before giving birth to her son Kase in 2011, with then-husband and rodeo cowboy Ty Murray.

Despite their split, Jewel and her ex have remained close and are “dedicated to being great parents.”

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4. Jewel

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The singer-songwriter has been vocal about her struggles with fertility before giving birth to her son Kase in 2011, with then-husband and rodeo cowboy Ty Murray.

Despite their split, Jewel and her ex have remained close and are “dedicated to being great parents.”

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5. Denise Richards

Denise Richards

The Wild Things actress is a mom to two beautiful girls, Sam and Lola, with Charlie Sheen.

Shortly after their divorce, Denise went on to adopt another little girl, Eloise, solo. Although the former model is single-handedly raising three daughters, she’s super hands-on and has even gone on to foster rescue dogs in her spare time.

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5. Denise Richards

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The Wild Things actress is a mom to two beautiful girls, Sam and Lola, with Charlie Sheen.

Shortly after their divorce, Denise went on to adopt another little girl, Eloise, solo. Although the former model is single-handedly raising three daughters, she’s super hands-on and has even gone on to foster rescue dogs in her spare time.

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6. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

In spite of her public breakup from actor Olivier Martinez, Halle Berry makes being a single mom to her children Nahla and Maceo seem effortless.

When the Academy Award-winning actress isn’t slaying a red carpet or advocating for humanitarian issues, she’s enjoying the beauty of motherhood.
 
“I’ve arrived at a really good place once again,” she told Extra. “That’s always good news.”

6. Halle Berry

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In spite of her public breakup from actor Olivier Martinez, Halle Berry makes being a single mom to her children Nahla and Maceo seem effortless.

When the Academy Award-winning actress isn’t slaying a red carpet or advocating for humanitarian issues, she’s enjoying the beauty of motherhood.
 
“I’ve arrived at a really good place once again,” she told Extra. “That’s always good news.”

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7. Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman split with husband Roberto Zincone in 2013, when their son Sebastian was just 7 months old.

The actress, however, has remained optimistic, saying: "You can't control life. I roll with the punches. Like, oh my God, I get to have so much special time with my son now."

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7. Malin Akerman

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Malin Akerman split with husband Roberto Zincone in 2013, when their son Sebastian was just 7 months old.

The actress, however, has remained optimistic, saying: "You can't control life. I roll with the punches. Like, oh my God, I get to have so much special time with my son now."

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8. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

The former Disney star is fairly new to the single moms club of Hollywood but she embraces it nonetheless. Hilary, who shares son Luca with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie, isn’t shying away from the idea of having more children — with or without a partner.

“I don’t feel I would need to be married to have another child,” she told People. “If I felt strongly enough toward someone or if someone felt strongly about it, I might say okay. But it’s not essential.”

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8. Hilary Duff

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The former Disney star is fairly new to the single moms club of Hollywood but she embraces it nonetheless. Hilary, who shares son Luca with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie, isn’t shying away from the idea of having more children — with or without a partner.

“I don’t feel I would need to be married to have another child,” she told People. “If I felt strongly enough toward someone or if someone felt strongly about it, I might say okay. But it’s not essential.”

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9. Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

While Katie Holmes’s fairytale marriage to Tom Cruise didn’t end happily ever after, the Dawson’s Creek alum has managed to raise their 10-year-old daughter, Suri, all the while taking on iconic roles like Jackie Kennedy — not once, but twice.

9. Katie Holmes

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While Katie Holmes’s fairytale marriage to Tom Cruise didn’t end happily ever after, the Dawson’s Creek alum has managed to raise their 10-year-old daughter, Suri, all the while taking on iconic roles like Jackie Kennedy — not once, but twice.

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10. Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

The Top Chef host gave birth to her daughter, Krishna, in February 2010 but was very mum about the identity of her child’s father.

Since then, Padma has gone on to write a memoir, Love, Loss, and What We Ate, detailing her climb to success and the joys as well as trials of single motherhood.

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10. Padma Lakshmi

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The Top Chef host gave birth to her daughter, Krishna, in February 2010 but was very mum about the identity of her child’s father.

Since then, Padma has gone on to write a memoir, Love, Loss, and What We Ate, detailing her climb to success and the joys as well as trials of single motherhood.

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11. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

While the news of Gwyneth Paltrow’s split from Coldplay husband Chris Martin caught many of us off guard, the actress seems unphased by the “conscious uncoupling.”

Since their 2014 split, Gwyneth has gone on to launch her own lifestyle publication GOOP, release a cookbook, and raise her two children in style (of course).

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11. Gwyneth Paltrow

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While the news of Gwyneth Paltrow’s split from Coldplay husband Chris Martin caught many of us off guard, the actress seems unphased by the “conscious uncoupling.”

Since their 2014 split, Gwyneth has gone on to launch her own lifestyle publication GOOP, release a cookbook, and raise her two children in style (of course).

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12. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Marriage has seemingly never been a priority for Charlize Theron. Adoption, on the other hand, has always been a part of the plan.

In 2012, Charlize adopted son Jackson shortly after ending a 10-year relationship with Stuart Townsend. Single motherhood must agree with her, too, as she recently adopted another baby — a girl named August.

12. Charlize Theron

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Marriage has seemingly never been a priority for Charlize Theron. Adoption, on the other hand, has always been a part of the plan.

In 2012, Charlize adopted son Jackson shortly after ending a 10-year relationship with Stuart Townsend. Single motherhood must agree with her, too, as she recently adopted another baby — a girl named August.

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13. Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

After the “All I Wanna Do” singer split from fiancé Lance Armstrong due to his reluctance to expand their family, Sheryl Crow decided she could do it by herself. She adopted son Wyatt in 2007 and another son, Levi, three years later.

“I am the quintessential single working mom,” she told Parade. “All of my decisions are based around what’s best for my kids."

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13. Sheryl Crow

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After the “All I Wanna Do” singer split from fiancé Lance Armstrong due to his reluctance to expand their family, Sheryl Crow decided she could do it by herself. She adopted son Wyatt in 2007 and another son, Levi, three years later.

“I am the quintessential single working mom,” she told Parade. “All of my decisions are based around what’s best for my kids."

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14. January Jones

January Jones

Back in April 2011, January Jones announced she was expecting her first child, and quickly put rumors of baby daddy drama to rest, declaring she was doing the mommy thing solo.

“I knew I would be raising my son alone,” January told The Edit. “It was something I went in to knowingly, I was prepared mentally — and I was excited about it."

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14. January Jones

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Back in April 2011, January Jones announced she was expecting her first child, and quickly put rumors of baby daddy drama to rest, declaring she was doing the mommy thing solo.

“I knew I would be raising my son alone,” January told The Edit. “It was something I went in to knowingly, I was prepared mentally — and I was excited about it."

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15. Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

The Oscar-winning icon adopted daughter Dexter in 1996 and then son Duke in 2001.

“The loves of my life are my children and my mother,” Keaton told US Weekly. “I don’t feel as if I need a man.”

15. Diane Keaton

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The Oscar-winning icon adopted daughter Dexter in 1996 and then son Duke in 2001.

“The loves of my life are my children and my mother,” Keaton told US Weekly. “I don’t feel as if I need a man.”

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16. Connie Britton

Connie Britton

The Friday Night Lights alum announced in 2011 she adopted a son, Yoby, from Ethiopia, without a partner.

 “I didn’t think I’d have a baby on my own,” she told Ladies' Home Journal. “Even after a long, difficult day, coming home and being with Yoby just washes any stress away.”

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16. Connie Britton

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The Friday Night Lights alum announced in 2011 she adopted a son, Yoby, from Ethiopia, without a partner.

 “I didn’t think I’d have a baby on my own,” she told Ladies' Home Journal. “Even after a long, difficult day, coming home and being with Yoby just washes any stress away.”

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17. Kelis

Kelis

In 2010, Kelis became a single mom after ending her five year marriage to rapper Nas. While the singer was seven months pregnant during the time of the split, that didn’t halt her pursuit of her dreams.

Shortly after giving birth, Kelis went on to release a cookbook as well as land a cooking show, Saucy and Sweet, on the Cooking Channel.

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17. Kelis

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In 2010, Kelis became a single mom after ending her five year marriage to rapper Nas. While the singer was seven months pregnant during the time of the split, that didn’t halt her pursuit of her dreams.

Shortly after giving birth, Kelis went on to release a cookbook as well as land a cooking show, Saucy and Sweet, on the Cooking Channel.

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18. Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis

Just like her Sex & the City character, Charlotte, Kristin Davis decided to adopt to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom. Kristin adopted her daughter, Gemma Rose, in 2011.

18. Kristin Davis

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Just like her Sex & the City character, Charlotte, Kristin Davis decided to adopt to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom. Kristin adopted her daughter, Gemma Rose, in 2011.

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Parenthood is no easy feat when you’ve got a partner to help out, but it’s even more difficult doing it solo.

These Hollywood starlets, however, are proud to call themselves single moms and make it look effortless. Sure, they have nannies, cooks, and maids galore, but juggling a career in the limelight while also being a mom still has its obstacles.

Click through the gallery to take a look at all the hot single mamas who are totally killing it.