Is this the best thing about moms or the worst thing about moms? Like it or not, your mom has probably given you some seriously sage advice over the years — and if you’re lucky, she’s never hit you with the dreaded “I told you so.” But there’s a reason that our moms are so wise: they’ve seen a lot, learned a lot, and intimately know the challenges you’re facing. Plus, they want what’s best for you! Maybe that’s why so many celebrities turn to their moms for advice, from new mom Ashley Graham to Jessica Simpson, Hoda Kotb, Gabrielle Union, and more. These stars credit their mamas with giving them advice they needed to be their fiercest and most fabulous selves. So naturally, we wanted to know what these celebs’ moms had to say.
So, what kind of encouragement did these A-listers get growing up? Many stars say their mom’s best piece of advice was to believe in who they were, chase what made them happy, and be prepared to work hard — something these dedicated entertainers clearly took to heart. Others remember key relationship advice from their moms, or the beauty secrets behind their signature looks — like Jessica Alba’s mom’s stern decree about skincare.
And of course, these celebrity moms gave advice on how to be a mom too. “My mom has always told me the most important thing you can give your child is love,” Heidi Pratt shared — and really, is there a more important bit of advice than that? Even without giving advice, moms are teaching us with their words and their actions all the time. These quotes from celebs’ moms prove just how much our moms’ advice really sticks with us.
Here’s the best advice these stars got from their moms.