As we pay tribute to all moms this coming Mother’s Day, it is hard not to give due special recognition to single mothers who have to put twice the work just to give their dear children the best life.
This is especially laudable when these single moms are also celebrities who are always in the public eye—with every move criticized and every word watched. So let us give an appreciative nod to these cool celeb moms who are totally slaying solo parenthood.
8. LJ Reyes
Those sweet random moments cherished by LJ and son Aki.
Her mom-maxim: “Parenting isn’t parenting without struggles.”
7. Valerie Concepcion
Her mom-maxim: “At the end of the day, after kong maging mom, doon ako nagkaroon ng direksyon sa buhay, doon ko na-feel na kaya ako nagpapakahirap at nagta-trabaho ng ganito dahil alam ko na ilalaan ko ‘to sa anak ko. Parang biglang nagkaroon ng saysay ang buhay ko.”
6. Phoemela Baranda
Her mom-maxim: “It took me fifteen years, plus nine months na pagbubuntis [to realize] na really listen to your parents.”
5. Denise Laurel
Who says your mom can’t be your love team? Denise and son Davian prove them wrong.
Her mom-maxim: “Was I unfairly judged? Yes. But then, did it stop me? No. Did it make me stronger? Yes. Will it keep me going? Hell yes.”
4. Jodi Sta. Maria
Mom and son #TravelGoals with Jodi and son Thirdy.
Her mom-maxim: “Number one—just enjoy your kid because he won’t be that way forever. Time will come that he’ll grow independent of you. Pray and be patient. Patience is, indeed, a virtue.”
3. Andi Eigenmann
Andi and daughter Ellie prove beaches are also for mother-daughter goals.
Her mom-maxim: “It’s not as easy as most people think, but at the same time, it’s not as hard, too. When I became a mom, I’ve learned that as long as you commit yourself to something, nothing will be too hard.”
2. Ciara Sotto
Ciara and son Crixus giving us the you-and-me-against-the-world feels.
Her mom-maxim: “I hope he will grow up into a good boy, student and citizen of the country. I wish we’ll have an ideal mother-son relationship.”
1. Jennylyn Mercado
Doesn’t this picture of Jennylyn and her son Alex Jazz tell it all?
Her mom-maxim: “Hindi porket mag-isa ka, mawawalan ka na ng pag-asa.”
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