There's no greater cheerleader than a mom whose child accomplished something. And no matter how old that child may be, moms are still ready to hold up a poster with their name on it and fiercely chant their name. These seven celebs who brought their moms to the 2019 Oscars haven't forgotten how much of their success they owe to the women who gave them life — and they aren't afraid to show it. Their moms don't seem put out by the opportunity to walk the red carpet with their not-so-little little ones, either.
The Academy Awards gathers the best and the brightest of the entertainment industry to decide which movies warrant receiving highest honors. Directors, actors, musicians, cosmetologists, wardrobe and set designers, and more turn up in droves to compete against and support one another. Aside from what they wear for the big day, who they bring with is one of the hottest topics of discussion.
Relationships can go public on the red carpet, with celeb couples confirming rumors of budding love interests. But another kind of love can also be put on display at award show: familial love. By bringing their moms along for the big day, these celebs showed big love for the women who made them who they are today.
Cooper showed up to the 91st Academy Awards with a lady on each arm, his mom Gloria Campano on one side and his partner Irina Shayk on the other, as ABC News reported. And this wasn't Campano's first Oscars visit — she also joined her son in 2014 when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in American Hustle.
Michael B. Jordan
Jordan also opted to bring his mom to the Oscars this year, and posted a photo of the two of them to his Instagram before the show.
"My mama about to make me have to fight somebody she looking so pretty," he wrote. Ugh, how sweet is that?
Malek took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance on Bohemian Rhapsody, and thanked his family for getting him there, as Entertainment Tonight reported:
My mom is in here somewhere, I love you lady. My family thank you for all of this. My dad didn’t get to see me do any of this but I think he’s looking down on me right now.
Oh, my heart.
It wasn't just the guys who brought their moms along on Sunday. Theron brought her mom Gerda along with her, according to E! News, and asked her to join in on her interview with Live From the Red Carpet host Ryan Seacrest.“She’s my date! There she is. Come say, ‘Hi!'” Theron said to her mom.
The audience was seeing double on Sunday when Adams brought along a whole slew of family members — her mother, Kathryn, and two sisters, Julie and Anna, as well as her daughter with husband Darren LeGallo, Aviana Olea Le Gallo, according to Refinery 29.
There's another mother-daughter duo that I can't get over this year. Aparicio and her mom were the actual cutest at the Oscars on Sunday, holding hands and dancing the night away, as All 4 Women reported.
The final Academy Awards attendee who brought mom to the show was Regina King. According to People, when she was awarded with Best Supporting Actress for her role in Beale Street, King listed her mom among those she had to thank:
To be standing here, representing one of the greatest artists of our time, [author] James Baldwin, it’s a little surreal. James Baldwin birthed this baby, [director] Barry you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support and so it’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I’m an example of when support and love is poured into someone. Mom, I love you much. Thank you for teaching me that God has always been leaning in my direction.
Each and every one of these stars who opted to share their special day with their mothers is a testimony to the lasting impact that parents have on their children. It is through parental love and guidance that children are molded into the people they will one day become. Let these stories serve as a reminder to call your mom and thank her if you haven't in a while; or to encourage your kids to chase their dreams with all their might. Who knows, maybe one day it'll be you out there on the red carpet.