In honor of Mother’s Day tomorrow on May 12, we asked some of our favorite celebrity moms how they’re planning to spend the special day.
From new moms Holly Madison and Giuliana Rancic, to mom-of-four Tori Spelling, to single mom Kelly Bensimon, let’s look at how the stars celebrate all things mom.
Reality stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic welcomed their first child, son Duke, in August 2012. The new mom opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her big plans to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.
“Bill and I are having our moms come to LA for Mother’s Day – to make it special for all of us,” she shared. “We’re planning a fancy bunch with the whole family at a nice hotel in Newport Coast and then a walk on the beach. Reall, I just want to relax and enjoy the day together as a whole family.”
She added: “This Mother’s Day is especially meaningful because it’s my first time to celebrate as a mother, of course! After struggling for years to have a baby, it’s a real gift to be able to spend the special day with Bill, Duke and our family.”
Before welcoming her first child, daughter Rainbow, on March 5, Playboy model Holly Madison opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her hopes for her first Mother’s Day.
“I hope my boyfriend and I can find something fun to do that someone only a few months old will enjoy,” Holly shared. “Maybe we will take her to the Springs Preserve (a park here in Vegas) and see if she reacts to any of the animals and the nature.”
White Collar star Tiffani Thiessen is mom to 2-year-old daughter Harper. The Saved by the Bell alum opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about celebrating Mother’s Day in New York City with her mom and her daughter.
“Being a mom now myself, it is even more special,” she shared. “What’s great is we will be in New York again this year as I shoot Season 5 of White Collar. I’ll get to celebrate the day with my Mom and my daughter, all of us together.
Supermodel Niki Taylor is proud mom to four children – 18-year-old twin sons Jake and Hunter, 4-year-old daughter Ciel, and son Rex, 17 months. The blonde beauty opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about what Mother’s Day means to her.
“I don’t know what my family has planned for me,” she admitted. ”I just want to be with my babies and I hope I am with my mom and my sister. My mom is still an amazing mom and she’s a wonderful grandmother as well. I thank her and always pray for her. I still always call her for advice. To me, Mother’s Day is about my mom and I want to be with her on that day. It is a day for the family to be together.”
She added: “My favorite Mother’s Day gifts are anything with chocolate or sugar in it [laughs]. Also, I think quality time is always the best gift.”
Former WNBA player Lisa Leslie is mom to daughter Lauren, 5, and son Michael, 3. The basketball player opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her thoughts on Mother’s Day.
“Since having kids, I never really care about any holidays any more,” she shared. “I see life from such a different perspective. I am thankful for my life and wonderful husband and beautiful children every day. I pray a prayer of protection around them and every day we go to bed…it’s truly Mother’s Day! I am so thankful for our health and opportunity to be together.”
Actress Brooke Burns is mom to 13-year-old daughter Madison. The former Baywatch star opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about enjoying Mother’s Day with her daughter and mother.
“I’m very sentimental about Mother’s Day,” she shared. “First of all, my mother was/is the most wonderful, loving, understanding mom. A true example in word and deed. I love that there is a day that reminds me to verbally honor her.”
“Also, when I was young, I was told I might never be able to have kids,” she continued. “So, I usually make Maddy look me in the eyes and I give her some speech that starts, and ends, in ‘happy tears.’ She’s used to it.”
Brooke added: “I also make it a point to tell all my mommy friends how incredible they are, because no one really knows how hard, demanding, beautiful, exhausting, and painfully rich motherhood is, except another mom.”
Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Lopez are proud parents to 2-year-old daughter Gia. The newlyweds are now expecting their second child, and Courtney is gearing up for Mother’s Day.
“I’m not sure what Mario has in store for me this Mother’s Day, but I feel extra lucky already with baby No. 2 on the way,” she shared. “Being a mother has been the most important and rewarding experience of my life, and having a day to celebrate motherhood for myself and for my own mother is such a treat. I feel very blessed in life, and wish all the mothers in the world a very happy Mother’s Day!”
Reba star Melissa Peterman is mom to 7-year-old son Riley. The Baby Daddy actress opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about hoping to spend Mother’s Day relaxing with her family.
“I will hopefully spend Mother’s Day in sweatpants, on the couch, and with my two boys making me breakfast and letting me control the remote control,” joked the actress. “I think that would be fantastic, and I’m lucky that my husband and son also enjoy those days where we don’t have to do too much.”
She added: “I think it’s too much pressure. As someone who used to wait tables, the idea of brunch on Mother’s Day is too much pressure. I would rather have breakfast at home in sweatpants and hang out all day. To me, Mother’s Day is a day where you can wear sweatpants and not feel bad about it.”