Share Celebrity moms are the media's newest big thing - some are idolized and emulated, others criticized and ridiculed - but as a culture, we're clearly obsessed. We track every stage of their baby bumps, scoff at their post-baby bodies, drool over their kids' outfits and desperately search for any traces of normalcy that show us, Hey, they're just like me! Love them or loathe them, here are 50 we couldn't ignore. Now, it's your turn. Who'd we miss? Nominate your favorite - and least favorite - celebrity moms.


Celebrity Mom Nicole Richie

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It seems like yesterday the foul-mouthed, loud-dressed socialite was party hopping with Paris Hilton, and now she’s a fashion-forward, well-loved mom of two (2-year-old spitting image Harlow and 5-month-old Sparrow). In addition to looking adorable every time she walks out the house, Nicole’s working on an ABC sitcom that she’s creating, producing and starring in and channeling her fashion sense into her chic House of Harlow and Winter Kate line. Motherhood’s certainly calmed the former wild-child, who credits her kids for saving her life – and although Nicole claimed she wouldn’t get married unless her kids asked her to, she recently announced her engagement to Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden on David Letterman.

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19 thoughts on “50 Best and Worst Celebrity Moms

  1. momfan says:

    I’m not surprised Michelle Obama is #1! She is an amazing inspiration to women around our country!

  2. Anonymous says:

    nice list! very cute, as much as i pretend like i don’t “follow” celebs

  3. Maureen says:

    Regardless of your politics, anyone can look at Michelle and see a devoted wife, mother and a strong individual; in the end, that’s all that matters. She is definitely an inspiration to me and countless others.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Love this list! Where’s Courtney Cox, though?!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Why is Octomom on the list? Really?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Did you read the title? Best AND worst? Of course she’s on the list.

  7. Sandie says:

    I can’t believe people would vote Britney Spears at number 15! Maybe when she grows up a little!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think Britney’s come a long way from the hot mess she used to be.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Michelle Obama, seriously? She’d be nothing if her husband wasn’t the President. Not saying she’s the worst mom ever, but cmon, she only made the list because of politics.

  10. Chandra Mahale says:

    Love this list!

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  13. Nicole Christine DiMayo says:

    Kate Gosselin doesn’t deserve to be on the list. She is NOT by means a celebrity.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Last time I picked up an USWeekly, believe you’d be wrong Nicole. Sad world we live in.

  15. MOsFriendFromChicagoDays says:

    Oh please. Everybody knows that the media handlers of the Obamas made sure to Stepford Michelle so that she would be more palatable to the public.

    The Michelle you see is not the real Michelle. People who have known her for decades know that it is all an act. Like I said, they Stepford her.

    Poor Michelle, they can’t even have her be herself, because if she was, it would be too controversial. Give it up Michelle, America is ready for a strong woman as a first lady — you don’t have to act like a 1950′s housewife to be liked!! Give up that lame vegetable garden show you have going on and just be yourself!!!

  16. anonymous says:

    I think that Kate Gosselin IS a celebrity. and deffinately a mom. however, I don’t think she is great one.

  17. Debra says:

    I’m not easliy impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! :)

  18. justacomment says:

    I disagree that Michelle Obama is as impressive as the her handlers would have you believe. I could not be less impressed with her.

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