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6 Celebrity Moms Who Got a Career Boost from Parenthood (Photos)

There are a lot of people who have dreams of ‘making it big’. Most will never get there, some will get there huge and others will have a taste of it before it fizzles away.

For years there was this idea for women that if you have a promising career, it may take a hit after you become a mom. Never has there been a situation where “Mom” could be the career that gets or keeps you famous — until now.

These celebrities were slightly famous before children and have been on our radar even more now since being given the title “mom”. Being pregnant, having all those eyes on what they’re wearing & what they name their baby and how they raise their children has given them a new source to keep their celebrity status.

Click through to see which celebrities have had their career rejuvenated since becoming a mom:

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  • Alicia Silverstone 1 of 6
    Alicia Silverstone
    Alicia had a budding career when she wan younger thanks to her starring role in Clueless. Since she has had smaller roles and a book, but she was thrust back into spotlight when she was pregnant with Bear. She became even more in the spotlight when she showed a video of her feeding her son in an interesting way.
  • Denise Richards 2 of 6
    Denise Richards
    Denise never really had a huge career before motherhood, but was a Bond Girl which is kind of a big deal. Since motherhood and her three girls, she has had her own reality show bringing her back into the public eye.
  • Jessica Simpson 3 of 6
    Jessica Simpson
    She was a big pop star when she was younger followed by her reality show with her 1st husband. She was not really in the spotlight too much after until she because pregnant and will now be the new face of Weight Watchers.
  • Katie Holmes 4 of 6
    Katie Holmes
    We all know and love her from Dawson's Creek but she dropped off our radar until she got together with Tom Cruise. She's been in our eyes since becoming mom to Suri.
  • Nicole Richie 5 of 6
    Nicole Richie
    Nicole didn't always have the best reputation -- from arrests to annoying reality tv, she was set to disappear. Then, she became a mom, changed her life and has now been offered roles such as a judge on Fashion Star
  • Tori Spelling 6 of 6
    Tori Spelling
    Made famous by Beverly Hills 90210, Tori was out of the public eye for a long while. Since she has become an author and reality show extraordinare thanks to her role as MOM.

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