Celebrities, they’re just like us! What do we have in common? Life might look perfect for these glamorous stars, but in trying to juggle parenting and performing, many celebs face similar challenges to regular working mothers. Although some have children who are regular fixtures in the tabloids, other famous families keep their private lives out of the spotlight. Here are 10 high-profile moms who maintain a healthy balance of motherhood and star power.
- Penelope Cruz
We all know Penelope Cruz as a talented actress, model and spokesperson. In the early 2000s, her fame got a serious boost when she paired up with Tom Cruise. These days, the 41-year-old Cruz is still with an actor, but her relationship with Javier Bardem has been much more low-key. Their marriage and the couple’s two kids may surprise many fans as the two have managed to keep their personal life fairly private.
- Sofia Vergara
In the last few years, Vergara has become one of the most powerful women in showbiz due to her role as stepmom Gloria on the hit sitcom “Modern Family.” But what many of her fans don’t know is that she actually got her start on the American Spanish language channel, Univision, in the late ’90s. And here’s for another shocker: This 43-year-old bombshell has a 23-year-old son!
- Kristin Cavallari
Cavallari is best known for appearing on MTV reality shows like “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.” She’s been married to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for just over two years, but the two haven’t wasted any time in the parenting department. Already the proud parents of two young children, the couple added a third baby to their brood in late November 2015. Despite both Cavallari and Cutler staying in the spotlight due to their public personas, they’ve managed to skirt excessive publicity about their growing family.
- Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr is an Australian model who rose to fame as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Although she still maintains her catwalk-ready physique, she’s been a mom since back in 2011 when she had a child with then-husband Orlando Bloom. Now, she serves as the face of brands like Swarovski and Givenchy while also raising her four-year-old son Flynn.
- Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis is probably best known for playing spoiled teen Jackie in “That 70’s Show” and for lending her voice to the character of Meg on “Family Guy.” In 2012, she started dating former co-star Ashton Kutcher, but the two managed to keep their buzzworthy relationship out of the spotlight. Kunis became a mom in October of 2014 when she gave birth to their daughter.
- Jennifer Lopez
One of the most stunning and well-respected women in show business, J. Lo’s beauty is age-defying. Always on the go, she’s juggled numerous big-screen roles, a successful stint as judge on “American Idol” and an unstoppable music career. She’s never slowed down when it comes to her career, even after giving birth to twins back in 2008.
Everyone loves Adele. She’s one of the most popular and critically acclaimed female performing artists of all time, and our collective adoration is just a testament to her awesomeness. (Admit it: You’ve belted out “Hello” in your bathroom on repeat.) In addition to her many musical accomplishments, she also works hard as mom to a beautiful baby boy. Even while taking care of her young son, this talented Brit has managed to stay on top of the charts and release hit after hit.
- Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale is the well-known actress and star of the successful “Underworld” movie franchise. She has appeared in a number of blockbuster films and is an active philanthropist. On top of the many roles she’s mastered in her film career and charity work, she is also mom to a 16-year-old daughter.
- Mia Hamm
The Olympic medal winner may have hung up her cleats, but that doesn’t make her your typical soccer mom. Hailed as the most influential woman in sports and dubbed the greatest female athlete of the past 40 years by ESPN, Mia is now raising her 9-year-old twin daughters and 4-year-old son with husband Nomar Garciaparra, a retired MLB shortstop. She keeps an active presence in the soccer community, and her work with the Mia Hamm Foundation is focused on empowering young girls and increasing opportunities for females in sports.
- Jessica Alba
Not only a beautiful and successful actress, Alba is also a successful businesswoman. In addition to her impressive acting chops, she co-founded The Honest Company, the line of toxin-free, eco-friendly lifestyle products which was recently valued at nearly $2 billion. This talented lady is also married to film producer Cash Warren and mother of daughters Honor and Haven, aged 6 and 3 respectively.