Mother’s Day 2021: Gigi Hadid, Halsey, and More Celebrities Honor Their Moms


Mother’s Day is here again, and our feeds are filling up with sweet tribute posts to moms all over the world. After all, nothing says “I love you mom” like a cute throwback Instagram post! (Well, maybe a gift is a good idea too.)

Plenty of celebs have also taken to social media to honor their moms—not to mention all the stars that are moms themselves. This past year has seen plenty of celebs enter the realm of motherhood, like Gigi Hadid, Sophie Turner, Victoria Monét, and Billie Lourd, while others are getting ready to become moms in the next few weeks, like Halsey. Ahead, check out how some of the biggest stars celebrated their loved ones today!

Gigi Hadid

Having given birth to her first daughter Khai last September, Gigi Hadid is celebrating her first Mother’s Day as a mom! “The rumors are true: my best friend, purpose, muse, greatest pride & joy!” the model wrote on Instagram alongside several photos featuring her little munchkin. “I feel so lucky and inspired bein your mama, my Khai !! An old soul full of sunshine, you light up everyone’s days!”

In addition to celebrating her role as a mom, Gigi took a moment to honor her own mother, Yolanda Hadid. “Cheers to our angels above & to you @yolanda.hadid, the most inspiring mama and best Oma we could ever ask for!” Gigi wrote next to a photo from Yolanda’s wedding day. “We love you more than words. Eternally grateful.”


The singer-songwriter is also gearing up to become a mom, and she shared a couple of adorable throwback photos to celebrate her mother today. “They always tell us, ‘Oh no! Don’t turn into your mother.’ They never tell you how awesome it is when you finally do. Happy Mother’s Day, chick.”

Sofia Carson

Sofia shared a sweet black-and-white photo of herself with her mother, writing, “I love you to our smiling moon and back. Thank you to infinity and beyond. My heart is yours, my Ma. Forever and ever and ever, Your Sofia.”

Kaitlyn Dever

The actor honored her mother with a cute photo of the pair laughing on the beach, describing her mom as “My shopping buddy, my coffee buddy, the person that makes me laugh the most, the person that gives the best advice, my best friend.”

Michelle Obama

The former first lady posted a photo of her mom during a trip to China, reminiscing about all the adventures they shared together over the years. “From the days I spent as a kid around the pool at the cabin we used to rent out in Michigan, to the times in Chicago she’d come over before sunrise to watch the kids so I could work out, to every minute she spent with us in the White House, my mom has always been my rock,” Michelle wrote, adding that this day can be difficult for some. “I hope you take a moment to celebrate all the moms and mom-like figures in your life—the aunties and grandmothers, the friends and mentors—who have helped you find your way in the world.”

Barack Obama

Like other years, Michelle got her own tribute post from the former president. “On this Mother’s Day, I want to thank Michelle for being such an incredible mom to our girls,” he wrote alongside a photo of the happy couple. “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.”

Vice President Kamala Harris

With a sweet throwback photo, Harris honored her mom. “My mother, Shyamala Gopalan, came from India to the U.S. to become a scientist,” the vice president wrote. “She had two goals in life: to cure breast cancer and to raise my sister, Maya, and me. I am forever grateful to her, and all mothers who love us, raise us, and inspire us. Happy Mother’s Day!”

Ashley Tisdale

The High School Musical star is a new mom this year, and she shared a photo of her adorable baby girl to celebrate. “You don’t know how hard it is until you become one,” Ashley wrote. “Mothers you are truly goddesses and single moms you are my superheroes. The past 6 weeks have been such a blessing. Jupiter you are everything and more.”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka is celebrating both her mother and mother-in-law today, writing, “Here’s to all the mothers all around us that boundlessly create, nurture and love. Please know you are appreciated and seen. I’m so blessed to look up to two incredible women who lead by example everyday.”

Billie Lourd

In a touching post, Billie acknowledged the complexities of Mother’s Day, and how it can be both a wonderful and painful day all at the same time. “Mother’s Day still isn’t solely the classic hallmark ‘happy’ – but unlike this picture, Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be black and white,” she wrote, sending her love and support to anyone who needs it on this day.

Lupita Nyong’o

Alongside a beautiful photo with her mother, Lupita shared a list of lessons she learned from her—in the form of a poem that concluded with these powerful words: “My mother gave me the power to be my freest and best self.”

Elle Fanning

Proving that style runs in the family, Elle shared a cute vintage pic of her mother posing in her college dorm, writing, “I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗”

Dwyane Wade

With a series of sweet photos, Dwyane created a post to celebrate his wife Gabrielle Union. “You’ve shown the world that there’s more than one way to be a Mother,” he wrote. “Thank you for having the patience and the willingness to learn how to love us. Thank you for allowing us to love you.”

Yara Shahidi

Yara shared the cutest throwback clip on the planet, adding: “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.”

Emma Roberts

Emma shared a sweet photo snuggling her baby with a simple caption: “Happy Mother’s Day!”

Vanessa Morgan

The Riverdale star penned a touching letter to her son to celebrate. “To the boy who made me a momma. River Dante 🕊Grateful everyday your lil soul chose me. Brings tears to my eyes how happy you make me.”

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