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From mother to daughter: Celebrity Mother's Day quotes

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March 14, 2017
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Whether they are award-winning actresses, world-class singers or striking supermodels, even the most well-known celebrities need a bit of reassurance sometimes. And when they want some TLC, often the first person they will turn to is their mums. Mothers are there to offer advice about everything from relationships to careers - and they can always be relied upon to make us feel a little bit better about ourselves after a bad day.

In honour of Mother's Day this Sunday, HELLO! Online has found quotes from some of the biggest stars recalling their favourite memory, either as a mother themselves or as a daughter.

From the normally reticent Kate Moss discussing her "partner in crime" Lila Grace to Beyonce talking about her inspirational mum and Blake Lively revealing all about raising her daughters, we have the perfect gallery to celebrate the very special relationship between mums and daughters everywhere.

Click through for HELLO!'s gallery of mother and daughter celebrity quotes…

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"I think the basics are very important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself. And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated. And my mum always said, 'No one loves you like your mother.'" - Katie Holmes

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Chrissy Teigen welcomed her baby daughter Luna last April, and spoke lovingly about her in an essay for Glamour where she addressed her difficulty with post-partum depression. Speaking about her beautiful baby girl, she said: "In April, John [Legend] and I started our family together. We had our daughter, Luna, who is perfect. She is somehow exactly me, exactly John, and exactly herself. I adore her."

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As mother to three children – a girl and two boys – Reese Witherspoon gave some sound advice for being a mum! She said: "No one’s really doing it perfectly, I just think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can."

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Blake Lively opened up about her beautiful first daughter James,. "My family," she said. "That's the thing that I feel most protective of and the thing that I feel is the most exposed when I feel exploited. I'd rather not have to deal with it at all, but we knew the lifestyle we were getting into, and while it's hard… it's another thing when it's our child. She didn't have the opportunity to make a decision about what she wants."

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Speaking about her beautiful daughter Rose and Orla, Class star Katherine Kelly said: "The joy that they bring, it is like Christmas every day when our two girls open their eyes each morning and look at us. I love my job but I do want to spend as much time as I can with Orla and Rose. To have two healthy children is a blessing."

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Speaking about her mother, Rihanna said: "I still don't know how she did it. She always protected us—she would never let us know when we had problems, even financially. I still got to go and get a perm every four weeks."


"[My mum] is one of those people that you feel honoured to meet. And no matter who you are, you fall in love with her because she is spiritual, she's inspiring, she's strong, she's funny, she's creative, she's talented... she's everything that I want to be." — Beyonce Knowles

zoe salander

"I have an amazing mother who's a real tough cookie. She taught me not to get emotional about [the stress of Hollywood], just be really practical and objective. Later, in the privacy of my own home, maybe I'll bawl or break some dishes, but you just have to keep going. It's not about fighting, it's about educating." — Zoe Saldana

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"I think the most important thing is to focus on the bond with your baby and not focus on the pressure of everyone else's expectations…when I get overwhelmed I just sit down and hold my baby and just enjoy her and think that's all that matters…they're only little for a minute so you try and enjoy every moment of it." - Liv Tyler

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Sienna Miller gave an insight to motherhood after having her daughter Marlowe. She said: "I was overwhelmed by how normal it felt. It was like, 'There you are – that’s what I have been missing.' Like we’re both in on something only we know. An amazing sense of being complicit with a little being."

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"I do love the newborn phase though," Kimberley Walsh said. "It's so amazing having this new little person to get to know and the cuddles are just the best. Don't get me wrong, having two children under three is definitely challenging, but I'm getting into my flow a bit now. It still takes me an hour to leave the house but that's normal right? I haven't ventured very far with them both yet, just to see family and friends and for some nice walks in the lovely sunshine we've been having."

kate goldie

"Apart from the fact that [Goldie Hawn] is my mother, she's a brilliant comedian and a force as a producer. She paved the way for women to produce and star in their own films, and to balance that with being the matriarch of our family is really inspiring." — Kate Hudson

jen aniston

"I remember being seven and asking my mum if I was as pretty as Monique [my best friend in grade school]. And with all the love in the world, my mum looked at me and said, "Oh, honey, you're so funny.' So, she doesn't lie to me...she answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength." — Jennifer Aniston

naomi watts

"I don't think of myself as a terribly confident person. But I have a survival mechanism that was instilled in me by my mother." — Naomi Watts

victoria beckham

"[My children] will work. Same as myself, same as David. They're not going to be the kinds of kids that just hang about. I want them to be able to fulfill their passions, but I think it's important that the children grow up and have respect for themselves." — Victoria Beckham

j lo

"I'm a singer. I'm a dancer. I'm a performer. I'm an actress. That's what I'm supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person. I think I can just handle more than the average bear, you know?" – Jennifer Lopez

kate moss

Kate Moss revealed that Lila Grace's birth marked a key moment in her life. "I felt like now I've got a partner in crime," she said "I'm never going to have to be on my own again."

"She comes in at bedtime and says, 'Mummy, do you think this is a good look?' and then she has a fashion crisis," Kate said. "I say, 'You will wear what I tell you,' but she says she's the adult of the bedroom. Now we lay the clothes out before she goes to bed - but then she goes, 'Mum, I need options'."

julia roberts

On having twins with her husband Julia Roberts said "How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces."

In another interview in which the actress talked about training for her first half-marathon while filming Eat, Pray, Love Julia revealed her motivation: “I just wanted to show my kids that the power of a female body is more than just giving birth".

katie suri

On daughter Suri Cruise's fashion sense: "She'll really tell me [what she thinks]. Like today I'm wearing brown suede pants, and she said, 'I don't like your pants.' But then she'll say, 'You've got to wear these shoes' or 'That's so pretty, Mum. Wear that.' She's got a great eye." — Katie Holmes

tory burch

Designer Tory Burch said of her mother:"She's the eternal optimist. She always used to say, "No matter how bad today might seem, you wake up tomorrow and it’s a whole new day." Of course, she is a constant design inspiration for us. She is also the most stylish woman I know."

jess alba

"The time I'm not spending with my kid has to be worth it" — Jessica Alba


Talking about her daughter Apple, Gwyneth Paltrow said:

"I think what surprised me the most about [motherhood], as sentimental as it sounds, is how much I love her. I just can't believe it. It's like a whole new dimension in emotion that I've never experienced. It's crazy."

drew barrymore

"My mother used to dress rather risqué when I was a kid, and that sort of shocked me. I always thought mums were supposed to wear cardigans and flats, but she was in leather bracelets and minidresses. In hindsight, I thought it was pretty cool, but I'm probably more conservative because of it." — Drew Barrymore

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