Australian celebrities are marking Mother’s Day in very different ways this year, as coronavirus restrictions keeps many families apart.
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi has revealed she is unable to see her mother, with Nicole Kidman stuck on the other side of the world from hers.
Meanwhile, stars such as Tammy Hembrow and Candice Warner have posed for adorable pictures at home with their young children, as others post emotional tributes to their later mothers, who are no longer with them.
Emotional: Stars are marking Mother’s Day in different ways this year, as COVID-19 keeps many families apart. Pictured: Tammy Hembrow with children Wolf and Saskia on Sunday
David Warner praised wife Candice with a sweet Instagram post on Sunday.
As she posed with their three children at home, he wrote: ‘Happy mother’s day @candywarner1 kids absolutely love their mummy sooo much.’
The couple are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose.
‘They love their mummy so much’: David Warner praised wife Candice with a sweet Instagram post on Sunday as she posed with their daughters Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose (pictured)
Tammy Hembrow shared a picture posing with her two children, Wolf and Saskia.
As they clambered around her Mercedes G-wagon, she wrote: ‘Becoming your mama completely changed my life. Not always easy but always worth it. I never knew a love like this existed until you. Blessed today and everyday!’
Meanwhile, Carrie Bickmore is enjoying a cosy day with her family in Melbourne.
Snuggled up! Carrie Bickmore is enjoying a cosy day with children Oliver, Evie and Adelaide, along with partner Chris Walker (pictured)
The Project host shared a picture snuggled in bed with children Oliver, Evie and Adelaide, along with partner Chris Walker, to Instagram on Sunday morning.
Michelle Bridges shared a throwback picture hiking with son Axel Bridges Willis.
Michelle wrote: ‘To all who receive so much from our caregivers it’s a day to be grateful, this for me includes those people who have been so incredibly loving and supportive. How lucky are we Axe? New adventures await.’
Throwback! Michelle Bridges shared an old picture hiking with son Axel (pictured)
Elle Macpherson commemorated the day by sharing a throwback picture of herself with her mother Fran and son Flynn, shortly after he was born in 1998.
‘This pic was taken soon after Flynns birth – we look so young but I was 35 and mum was just a few years older. Mum I love you to the moon and back,’ gushed Elle.
Sylvia Jeffreys is celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year, after welcoming son Oscar with husband Peter Stefanovic back in February.
Memories! Elle Macpherson commemorated the day by sharing a throwback picture of herself with her mother Fran and son Flynn (pictured), shortly after he was born in 1998
‘The MD bar has been set impossibly high,’ joked Sylvia on Instagram.
Jasmine Yarbrough is celebrating her first Mother’s Day too, writing: ‘My heart is so full because of you Harper May, thank you for choosing me to be your Mumma.’
She welcomed daughter Harper May with Karl Stefanovic on May 1.
‘The MD bar has been set impossibly high’: Sylvia Jeffreys (pictured) is celebrating her first Mother’s Day, after welcoming son Oscar with husband Peter Stefanovic back in February
Amanda Keller revealed the day is ‘bittersweet’ for her.
‘Thrilled and grateful to be a mum to two exceptional young men, but sad my Mum isn’t here with me,’ Amanda wrote to Instagram.
She then mentioned charity Motherless Daughters Australia to fans, who can help ‘women and girls navigate the emotional impact of losing your mum.’
‘My heart is so full’: Jasmine Yarbrough (pictured) is celebrating her first Mother’s Day too, after welcoming daughter Harper May with Karl Stefanovic on May 1
Jessica Rowe also addressed the emotional impact of Mother’s Day for many.
The mum-of-two wrote: ‘Today isn’t a good day for everyone… some of you may be mourning your mum, missing your mum, unable to be a mum, or have a cr*p relationship with your mum.
‘Life is never what it seems or summed up in a ‘perfect’ Instagram image. May you be gentle on yourselves and find some peace among the pressure… big love.’
Reflecting: Amanda Keller revealed the day is ‘bittersweet’ for her as her mother is no longer with her. Pictured: A throwback photograph of Amanda’s mother that she shared with fans
Nicole Kidman is unable to spend Mother’s Day with mum Janelle.
As the actress self-isolates with husband Keith Urban and their two daughters in Nashville, her beloved mother is back home in Sydney, Australia.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday, Nicole said: ‘I would love to be able to have a cup of tea with mum and sit on the balcony and talk about life, and have her tell me what I should be doing.’
Making things even more difficult for the Australian actress is the fact that she was unable to see her beloved mother Janelle on her 80th birthday in March.
‘Talk about just gut-wrenching. At least there’s FaceTime and technology because that’s been a saving grace… It’s been really hard,’ added Nicole.
‘It’s been hard’: Nicole Kidman is unable to spend Mother’s Day with her mum Janelle (pictured). She is self-isolating in Nashville, where as her mother is at home in Sydney
Similarly, Chloe Lattanzi is unable to see mum Olivia Newton-John this Mother’s Day.
The American-based beauty will spend the day video messaging with the Australian icon instead, with coronavirus restrictions keeping them apart.
‘I cannot wait until I can hold her in my arms and squeeze her,’ Chloe told 9honey on Saturday, acknowledging it is a ‘very hard time’ for many families right now.
‘I cannot wait until I can hold her in my arms’: Similarly, Chloe Lattanzi is unable to see mum Olivia Newton-John this Mother’s Day. Pictured together in 2016