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Here’s how celebs like Uzo Aduba, Missy Elliott, Drake and more celebrated Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day was Sunday and celebs took to social media to honor those special moms in their life or celebrate being mothers themselves.

Here’s how your favorite celebrities marked the holiday:

Uzo Aduba: “Her smile. Her JOY. The light of my life. I love you, Mommy. #MothersDay”

Dennie Allen: “3 Generations of Mothers”

Laverne Cox: “Been thinking a lot about privilege lately. What a privilege it was to have a mother who was a teacher, who obsessively corrected my grammar and instilled in me the value of learning. I’m still learning. What a privilege it was that my mother supported me taking dance classes even though many told her not to. What a privilege that my mother talk me through example the value of hard work! What a privilege it was that she taught me through example the importance of having a strong moral center! Thank you mother. #HappyMothersDay”

Viola Davis: “My love. My mommy. The sacrificer. The giver of her love, time, peace, comfort….life. How could I not celebrate you on this day and everyday. I am because of you. Love you mama!! Happy Mother’s Day!

Drake: “Only look for sympathy inside my mothers eyes”

Missy Elliott: “Happy Mother’s Day to my Beautiful Mama! She always had my back & I said Lord if I ever made it big I would take care of her like she did me! I got you mama 4Eva!To all the great Mother’s making sacrifices for your family EVERYDAY IS MOTHER’S DAY 4 you.

Estelle: “The joy is, your birthday falls right around Mother’s Day in the UK… i surmise, God loves you so much he designed it so You always get two Mothers Days. Happy Mothers Day Again to the Empress of the pack. I love you and I tell you that all the time. I’m so happy i can.#dontplaywithmygenestho #allherkidsarecuteAF #AllGoodasfellfromhertree God made NO mistakes.”

Taraji P. Henson: “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms AND mother figures out there!! We really do it ALL! And if this day is hard on you for whatever reason, I just want you to know you’re not alone and I see you.”

Dwayne Johnson: “In honor of Mother’s Day here’s my sweet/evil ???? mom @atajohnson pushing our fully clothed family friend in the pool 
Disregard my evil, approving laugh 
Happy Mamas Day to ALL the amazing moms out there – we love you!
And to my mom who, despite her wicked ways, is truly the NICEST and most LOVING woman in the world.
Just don’t cross her, as she’ll lay the smack down on all your candy a**es.”

Mindy Kaling: “Sometimes being a mom is just agreeing to watch Cars again with your daughter (who knows that Lightning McQueen makes it to the Piston Cup at the end but still can’t handle the anticipation), and somehow it’s more fun than anything else you could be doing. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!”

Alicia Keys: “Who else hugs their mama like this??? Celebrating my magnificent mama and all the women that give it all! Celebrating you today and EVERY day!! You mean everything!! Endless love”

John Legend: “Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful wife! It’s been a year that tested you in so many ways but you’ve come through stronger, wiser, happier and a better mother than ever. I’m so fortunate to have you as my partner, my inspiration and my best friend. I love you forever.”

Eva Longoria: “Happy Mother’s Day to all those bad ass moms who are getting it done, day in and day out. I see you, I applaud you and I lift you up today and everyday! And to the baddest of them all, my mama! There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for choosing you as my mama! And to my sweet Santi, I’m so honored to be your mama and learn from you everyday! I love you papa!”

Jennifer Lopez: “It was my mom who instilled in us at a very young age that we could do anything. This was something that has really stayed with me. Being a mom is my greatest joy, and today I think about my mommy and all the moms out there…”

Lupita Nyong’o: “MY MOTHER’S VALUES…
My mother taught me to be polite but never meek,
To listen before I speak.
She taught me to dress to express,
To say I don’t know if I can’t guess.
She taught me to always do my best.
If I fail, I should think of what’s next,
Ask questions, read texts.
I learned to make time for the people I love
And take time to myself to stay involved;
To love the skin I’m in;
To know the difference between a mistake and a sin;
To shower,
(every day!)
To hold onto my power,
(no matter what people say!)
To laugh with an open heart,
To give from the start,
To hold onto friends no matter where they might live,
And pass them on to my kids,
To let go of the ones who have nothing more to give,
And still cherish what they did;
To say “well done” and “thank you” and “sorry” and “please,”
To value health first for the greatest ease;
To paint my nails for the love of self,
And to read or discard the books on the shelf.
Above all,
My mother taught me how to learn,
And how to discern what it is that I learn,
And that to yearn to learn
Is to concern myself
With My Freedom
And earn it!

And by doing that,
My mother gave me the power to be my freest and best self. Thank you, Mummy! I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!”

Barack Obama: “On this Mother’s Day, I want to thank Michelle for being such an incredible mom to our girls. And I hope you’ll take a moment to thank the women in your life who love you in that special way that mothers do: biological moms, adoptive moms, and foster moms; single moms, grandmoms and godmothers; aunts and mentors—all the people who come to mind when you think about Mother’s Day. Or take a moment, like I will, to remember the moms who raised and sustained us, and who we miss every day—no matter how long it’s been. All of these amazing people deserve our gratitude, today and every day.”

Michelle Obama: “I hope you take today to let all the mother figures in your life know how much you love them. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my mom. She’s always been that guiding light in my life. Wishing her and all the moms out there a wonderful #MothersDay!”

Kelly Rowland: “boyMom Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there!!!

Zoe Saldana: “I know one day they will be all grown and off to pursue whatever their hearts dream. So I want them to remember me this way, dancing with their father, and laughing at every silly thing they do or say. As I grow older and become more comfortable in my role as their mother, I’m beginning to realize that what they need most are these moments of joy and togetherness, of dance and laughter. They can figure out the rest for themselves, the world has a way of helping you raise them, and it provides the challenges. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women waking up every morning determined to win the hearts of their children, no matter the cost! And cheers to the husbands that celebrate them!”

Yara Shahidi: “Happy Mama’s Day??
I CONTINUE to realize how just lucky I am to have a mama, mentor, best friend, business partner, and my favorite comedian AAALLL in one human: @chocolatemommyluv !”

Will Smith: “Happy Mommy’s Day, Mommy! And Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers of the world. Oh… and Mom, I’m sorry about that time when I was a senior in high school and you caught me in the kitchen with my girlfriend. But, really you should’ve been asleep.”

Gabrielle Union: “My journey to motherhood was long, arduous and at many times extremely painful. Mother’s Day will always be a challenging day to celebrate for me. I know I’m not alone in this feeling. For many reasons, so many of us have a rough time today and to these good people, I send all my love, light and compassion. To all the Moms, Stepmoms, Bonus Mom’s, Folks who Mother those that need it, Grandma’s, House Mothers, I celebrate you today and everyday. Be good to yourselves.”

Usher: “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM!!! @jpatjames I love you so much!!! Ya’ll Young #UshBucks … been tryna turn up “

Kerry Washington: “You are the epitome of strength and grace. Happy Mother’s Mom. I love you forever. I like you for always.  Thank you for leading me toward the best in me. Can’t wait to hug you soon!!!!!”

Samira Wiley: “Happy 1st Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, who four weeks ago today after laboring for almost 3 days gave birth to our first child—our gorgeous daughter, George. Welcome to the world, babygirl. We love you and we thank you for giving us the best 1st Mother’s Day two ladies could ask for. George Elizabeth

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