Can we stop for a second and appreciate all the single mamas in the world? They are amazing and wonderful, brave and strong, fabulous and nothing short of amazing. Seriously. They deserve all our praise. Even with a partner to help, parenting is extremely hard work and sometimes overwhelming.  If you find yourself raising children as a single mom, it is STILL possible to give your kiddos the best possible upbringing. One look at the inspirational women of Hollywood and you can see that there are true gems who are raising kids on their own. Here are some truly phenomenal celebrity single moms. I’m sure they will make you feel a lot more confident about your parenting situation!

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is said to have been devastated when her marriage to Jesse James ended in 2010 as she had been especially close to his children from a previous relationship. However, she didn’t let this loss upset her and get in the way of her being a mother. She went on to adopt a son on her own. That adoption was a huge success and in 2013 she welcomed a daughter into her single-parent family.


Katie Holmes

Who doesn’t remember Katie Holmes’ now infamous relationship and marriage to Tom Cruise? How can we forget that time when Cruise jumped on Oprah Winfrey’s sofa to declare his love for Holmes? The marriage might not have had a happy ending, but it did produce a child, Suri. Since the divorce, Holmes has been a great single mom to Suri and has even seen her career blossom alongside her parenting duties.


Blac Chyna

Even though Blac Chyna has been in the media quite a bit because of some examples of strange behavior, there is no denying that she is a strong woman who is shaping up to be a fine example of a single mom. She has two children, one of which was with Rob Kardashian, brother of the very famous Kim. As her baby is related to a clan of very strong women, there is no denying that the child will grow up to be very powerful indeed!


Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams became a single mom in a tragic turn of events. She fell in love with the Australian actor Heath Ledger and their daughter was born in 2005. However, the relationship came to an end a couple of years later and Ledger died from a drug overdose in 2008. Straight after Ledger’s death, Williams had to deal with a lot more paparazzi attention, especially that was focused on her daughter. The two of them have been able to overcome this and have come out of the other side.

As you can see, there are many single celebrity moms who you can take plenty of inspiration from. Every one of the women on this list are very strong and have had to use all of their strength to ensure their children have a fantastic childhood, even if their Dad isn’t on the scene. Cheers to mamas everywhere, and an extra salute to the moms who are doing it on their own!