When it comes to effective parenting, it’s very important for mothers to draw the line between being a parent and being a friend to their children. This is perhaps one of the biggest challenges of parenting, but it isn’t impossible to do. In fact, there are some who were able to become their sons and daughters’ BFF and vice versa, like these celebrity moms and their kids who are by now our definition of #FamilyGoals.
The model-actress hid her daughter Kim Nichole—who she had at 18—from the world, until the latter joined “Pinoy Big Brother” as a housemate. Now that the news is out, the two are inseparable, even in public events.
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The seasoned actress and her daughter Karylle has since buried the hatchet and are now super close to each other. The same goes with her relationship to her two other daughters with the late Dolphy Quizon, Nichole and Zia.
Pia is #MomGoals to her eight kids, namely Unna, Niccolo, Frank, Maxene, Saab, Elmo, Arkin, and Clara. Her secret? “I go with them. I learn from them.”
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Another young mom was the Kapuso star who thinks the world of her children Janine, Jessica, Maxine, Diego.
At 20 years old, the Barretto sister had her firstborn Dani. Later on, she had Julia, Claudia, and Leon—all of which she’s close to.
This may come as a shock, but did you know that Angel had two daughters at 20? While she only thinks of herself as a regular mom, Iana and Thea say otherwise.
Sunshine is inseparable to her equally beautiful daughters Angeline, Samantha Angeline, and Angel Francheska. In fact, she looks just like their elder sister!
The Barretto sister found her fashion buddy in her unica ija, Dominique, who she had at 25.
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The Kapuso star likes to spend time with her daughters Rik and Ara at the gym, just like a friend. Her take from parenting?
“At the end of the day, being a parent is really all about love.”
During her 20th birthday a few years back, Pokwang’s firstborn Mae wrote on Instagram:
“The best way to spend the end of my teenage years and the start of my adulthood. Thank you, Mama for everything. I promise I will be more responsible and I will make you proud.”
Well, that definitely says a lot about their friendship, don’t you think?
The sexy actress gave birth to her unica ija Heather Fiona at 18. Now, they’re the ultimate travel buddies.
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Pamper day, date night, or simply hanging out at home, you name it. Janice loves to spend her free time with her BFFs Inah, Moira, and Kaila. Of course, she doesn’t forget to spend quality time with her son Yuan, too.
At 18, Yayo gave birth to her firstborn Patrizia. A few years later, she had Danielle and Dana—all three being her ‘partners in crime and BFFs’.
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Like Yayo, the Kapuso star also had her first child, Nicole, at 18. She then had Louise. Her parenting secret: “I adjust to them.”
Her firstborn Alyssa was quoted in a previous interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP):
“I’m lucky because she had me when she was really young. So yung age gap namin hindi as layo as other moms and daughters. We’re really friends.”
Gabby, on the other hand, says Bing is ‘very cool’ as a mom.
Almira can very much blend in with her young daughters Yssa, Illa, and Inna—her very own squad.
When she was 20 years old, the seasoned actress had her daughter Jennica. Now, her daughter has her own child named Mori.
The comedienne is definitely not a regular mom to Crystal. In an Instagram post in which the two posed with a wine glass, K wrote:
“Ok Lang na Uminom anak ko @crystalbrosas Basta kasama ako. Kesa Iba kasama helllleerrrr?! Cheers!”
Twins Mavy and Cassy have found a best friend to their mom Carmina, with whom they shop, work out, and do wacky faces with!
She may have had a hard time letting go of her unica ija Juliana at first, but it would seem like Lucy has got the hang of it now.
“I could write a book about you and your funny ways and days. No one makes me laugh the way you do @gomezjuliana. You are my forever happy pill.”
What do you think of these celebrity moms who are BFFs with their kids? Do you have anyone to add to the list? Feel free to name, as well as submit your thoughts and reactions in the comments section below!