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Celebrities Who Are BFF with Their Moms  

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Parents of celebrities aren't often recognized unless they are famous themselves, too. Obviously Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson are a mother-daughter duo that anyone could point out, but most parents of famous people stay out of the limelight. However, there are plenty of celebrities who love to flaunt their parents, often taking the time to share the red carpet with them. Some celebs even take their parents as dates to major events or award shows. Whether or not it's for publicity, there's something to be said for celebrities who have no shame at showing some love for the mothers that raised them. 

Mother-child relationships can be tricky. Growing up, your mom could be your best friend or your worst enemy, sometimes even simultaneously. And it doesn't necessarily get easier the older you get. Having a famous kid can make that relationship even more volatile. But for the celebrities on this list, their family always comes first. These celebrities aren't shy about labeling their mom as their best friend. From business collaborations, to Oscar speech mentions, to just plain ol' support and love, these famous mother are getting shout-outs in every sense of the word. In honor of Mother's Day, here are 16 celebrities who are BFFs with their moms.

Last year when Taylor Swift's mother, Andrea Swift, was diagnosed with cancer, the singer made a public announcement to her fans. The pop star addressed all her concerns about her mother's health. Swift has always been very close with her mother, whom she calls her best friend. On her 2008 album Fearless, Swift included a song titled "The Best Day." Despite assumptions that she was writing about another romance, Swift revealed that she penned the song for her mother. 

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It appears as though Cher has stopped aging. And if you're wondering where she got her immortality from, it's from her mother, Gloria Holt. The singer has quite the soft spot for her mother, whom she constantly shows off via Twitter. Cher even directed a documentary in honor of her mother for Lifetime. Dear Mom, Love Cher detailed Holt's youth and adulthood, giving insider details about the two's relationship and friendship. 

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When Beyoncé first joined Destiny's Child, her mother, Tina Knowles, used to sew all of the girls' costumes and outfits. Beyoncé's mother has always been her biggest fan, and the two have remained incredibly close-knit. Last Mother's Day, Knowles wrote a letter addressed to her daughters, as well as Kelly Rowland. She discussed the support she received after making the decision to get a divorce. She wrote: "I remember slumber parties after my divorce, when we watched old movies and ate a lot of ice cream. I felt so loved and supported. The roles were reversed, and it was me who needed nurturing."


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Mother-daughter duo Kelly and Sharon Osbourne seem to come as a package deal these days. Both women have launched a career in which they lean on each other for support in both their professional roles and their daily lives. The two Osbourne women are never shy about sharing their love for one another. In the book A Letter To My Mom, Kelly paid to tribute to her mother. She wrote, "I couldn't be me without you, and that's the truth."

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