Mum’s the word! 11 celebrity mums who are great role models

These women are making a powerful impression on females the world over.
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It is commonly agreed that out of all the people in the world, it’s our mums who know us best.

They were there when we were children plastering up all the cuts and bruises while we shed crocodile tears. They embraced and loved us as we endured our first heartbreak, and they shared in our tumbles and triumphs as we entered the daunting fortress of adulthood.

And throughout all of this, it’s often our mums who provided us with the most logical advice – after all, they only want what’s best for us.

What’s more, it’s encouraging to see a generation of celebrity mums doing just this – not only for their own brood, but for other mums and children out there.

Here, we round up the celebrity mums who are proving to be amazing role models, and epitomising what it means to be a mother today.

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Meghan Markle

Duchess Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

It’s hard enough to be in the public eye, but to raise a newborn when the world is watching your every move? Brutal. But actress-turned-royal Meghan Markle has done just that. She’s raising little Archie alongside Prince Harry with grace while still managing to squeeze in all her royal and philanthropy duties.

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Erin Molan

Erin Molan, TV personality

Juggling parenting and a high-profile TV career, Erin Molan has a lot on her plate. But it’s her refreshing honesty about how hard the juggle can be that has mums around the country cheering.

“It is the most amazing thing in the entire world times a billion but it is also really bloody hard, that is just the reality of it,” she recently told The Daily Telegraph.

“It is a constant juggle trying to get the balance right and failing a lot of the time. I just figure I love her more than life itself and for the moment, that is enough.”

Carrie Bickmore

Carrie Bickmore, TV host

This mum-of-three proves it’s possible to have a successful career while raising children at the same time. Carrie is also super open when it comes to sharing special moments with her kids. In a recent column in Stellar Magazine, The Project host discussed how she explained the concept of death to her daughter Evie, choosing to be honest instead of sugar-coating the details.

She’s also been known to share the light-hearted side to parenting. Among her many candid Instagram snaps Carrie shared a post about a cute exchange she had with her daughter, who had pointed out the wrinkles on her forehead, telling her she was, “Young and pretty like a stripey tiger”.

Ah, the joys of motherhood!

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, actress

This Oscar-winning mum positively gushes over her children, and frankly, it’s beautiful to see. She regularly shares pictures with her children via her Instagram account with plenty of #proudmum moments to behold.

There’s also no denying the companionship between Reese and her eldest child, Ava, who is a dead ringer for the actress. The pair often take to the red carpet together – looking more like sisters than mother and daughter.

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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen, model and author

This mum-of-two holds nothing back when it comes to motherhood. She often shares her experiences via Instagram, bringing important issues to light.

In an interview with, she spoke candidly about body shaming: “You can call me whatever you want. You can call me ugly, you can say my forehead is big, you can say my dress is hideous, but once you start talking about my food and my child that’s when I get really crazy,” Teigen said.

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Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

As the second female leader in the world to give birth while in office, Jacinda is an empowering and inspiring role model to working mums across the globe. After giving birth to her daughter last year, Jacinda returned to work just six weeks later.

Former Prime Minster of New Zealand Helen Clark said of Jacinda: “For young women, the example Ardern is setting is an affirmation that they too can expect to have that choice.”

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Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham, fashion designer

This mum-of-four has kept things classy through thick and thin, and it’s easy to see how much she adores her kids. The former Spice Girls singer often posts adorable images to Instagram with her famous family, who are super close.

And despite a busy schedule as a globally successful fashion designer, Posh always puts her kids first. She told Vogue UK that she’d never missed a parents’ evening or a sports day.

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Nicole Trunfio

Nicole Trunfio, model

Despite being in front of the lens for the most part, Nicole prefers to keep things unfiltered when it comes to motherhood. In a bold move, she appeared on an ELLE Australia cover breastfeeding her baby, Zion.

ELLE‘s editor-in-chief Justine Cullen said at the time: “This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set.”

Earlier this year, Nicole gave birth to a second child – a baby girl. In a sweet post to Instagram, she wrote: “I feel so lucky to have a daughter, and to bring a little girl into the world during such empowering times, the future is bright for women.”

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Jodi Gordon

Jodi Anasta, actress

The Neighbours star has an adorable daughter Aleeia who she co-parents with her former spouse Braith Anasta. While Jodi has previously spoken about only seeing her daughter three days of the week, she’s proved life with kids after a divorce can still work.

“It can be really tough at times, but you figure it out. It’s like everything in life. You do the best that you can, be the best mum you can, and as long as you’ve got support you can make it work,” she told Nine Honey.

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, actress

This Oscar winner proves you can have kids and still have a hugely successful career. Speaking to Working Mother in 2016, Cate stressed the importance of finding a balance between life and work: “I also like being able to be the kind of mother who is not only there to take care of them and love them very dearly but also one who has a career. I think it’s important to set an example and show how the two can work together quite well.”

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Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe, author and television host

As the face behind humorous and all-too-relatable blog Crap House Wife, Jess is an open book when it comes to life with her two daughters. She writes: “This mum is tired of the photos of perfectly packed school lunches, posts about cuisine family dinners eaten together over the table.”

“Why not cut the crap, take the pressure off and admit to the moments, days, weeks and months when the wheels do fall off?”

Props for keeping things real, Jess!

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