21 Hot Hollywood Single Mamas (PHOTOS)

Michele Marin | Oct 23, 2015 Celebrities

Being a mom is no easy task, so hats off to these hot Hollywood mamas who balance a career and children on their own. Granted, they have more help than the average single mom has, but help or no help, the paparazzi often catch these celebrity mamas as hands-on as the rest of us. 

Click through for a peek at some of Hollywood's hottest single moms.

 

Image via © LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters/Corbis

  • Charlize Theron

    1

    Image © Splash News/Corbis

    Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron adopted son Jackson when she was 36. Known for her work with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, her philanthropy took on even more meaning after adopting Jackson from South Africa. How does the gorgeous star feel about her little man? "He's heaven on toast."

  • Sandra Bullock

    2

    Image © LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters/Corbis

    It's not often that you see Sandra Bullock without her sidekick, son Louis Bardo. Bullock started the adoption process when she was married to Jesse James, but while the marriage didn't last, Bullock got her happy ending when Louis's four-year adoption process was finalized in 2010. Rumor has it that Bullock, 51, has adopted a baby girl, too, making Louis a big brother. But she has not yet confirmed.

  • Michelle Williams

    3

    Image © Zacharie Scheurer/AP/Corbis

    Ahhh the juggling act. What single, working mom can't relate to Michelle Williams, who dished to People magazine that she's good at being a mom when she's "not working"? Williams has been raising daughter Matilda Rose, now 9, alone since the death of the child's father and Wiliams's ex, Heath Ledger, in 2008. What does Williams credit for her sanity? Yoga.

  • Denise Richards

    4

    Image © Bello/Splash News/Corbis

    Denise Richards nails the single-mom thing. Not only does she raise two daughters, Sam and Lola, with ex Charlie Sheen by herself, but the star even adopted another daughter, Eloise Joni Richards. And while it was no easy endeavor, Richards took in Sheen's twins with Brooke Mueller when a judge declared Sheen and Mueller incapable of caring for the boys. Richards, the ever hands-on mom, is often spotted out and about with her three girls.

    More from The Stir: 7 Celebrity Moms Whose Post-Baby Bodies Will Shock You (PHOTOS)

  • Katie Holmes

    5

    Image © LUCAS JACKSON/reuters/Corbis

    When she's not on set or on the red carpet, Katie Holmes says she has the same questions as most moms: Am I doing a good job? Holmes is often seen out and about in NYC with daughter Suri, whom she has been raising alone since her split with Tom Cruise in 2012. How does she do it? With help from others. Just like the rest of us!

  • Sofia Vergara

    6

    Image © London Entertainment

    The star may be getting ready to tie knot with hottie Joe Manganiello, but 43-year-old Sofia Vergara raised son Manolo alone since he was 1. Considering Manolo recently graduated from Emerson College, we say the single mama did just fine all those years! 

  • Madonna

    7

    Image © Splash News/Splash News/Corbis

    She's managed to stay atop superstardom for over 30 years, and now Madonna, who split from husband Guy Ritchie in 2008, is rocking single-mom status. While the crooner claims it is a "struggle" to raise her four children, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, Rocco Ritchie, and Mercy James, we have no doubt she is doing just fine. After all, she says it herself: "Bitch, I'm Madonna."

  • Kourtney Kardashian

    8

    © DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters/Corbis

    Image © Nancy Rivera/Splash News/Corbis

    While Scott Disick continues his partying ways, Kourtney Kardashian has been a single mom to Reign Aston, Penelope Scotland, and Mason Dash. Although we're sure she has plenty of support from her tight-knight fam!

    More from The Stir: 10 Celebrity Moms Flaunt Their Killer Bikini Bodies (PHOTOS)

  • Sheryl Crow

    9

    Image © MARIO ANZUONI/reuters/Corbis

    How does rocker Sheryl Crow feel about being a mom? Just listen to her lyrics in "Waterproof Mascara," which was inspired by her journey as a single mama. Writing a song about being a single mom was important to Crow, who adopted son Wyatt in 2007 and son Levi in 2009.

  • Padma Lakshmi

    10

    Image © Erik Pendzich/Demotix/Corbis

    The Indian-born beauty, former model, and host of Bravo's Top Chef really does do it all. Padma Lakshmi has her own home accessory line, Padma Collection; cookbook collection, Easy Exotic; and is mom to daughter Krishna, 5. From multimillion-dollar businesses to multitasking mom, Lakshmi rises to the challenge.

  • Kate Hudson

    11

    Image © Splash News/Splash News/Corbis

    All-American beauty Kate Hudson split from her husband and son Ryder's father, Chris Robinson, in 2007. She was later engaged to Matt Bellamy, with whom she had Bingham Hawn Bellamy. While she is amicable with both exes, the single mom is mostly seen with her sons or gal pals.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    12

    Image © MARIO ANZUONI/reuters/Corbis

    Since her famous "conscious uncoupling" with her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, in early 2015, the Oscar-winning actress took a short break from acting to focus on her children, Moses and Apple. 

    More from The Stir: 10 Kids Who Look Just Like Their Famous Moms Did When They Were Young (PHOTOS)

  • Linda Evangelista

    13

    Image © FLAVIO LO SCALZO/epa/Corbis

    One of the top supermodels of the '90s, Linda Evangelista gave birth to son Augustin James in 2007. Augustin's father is none other than Mr. Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault. Luckily for Evangelista, she was awarded tens of thousands of dollars per month in child support from her billionaire ex.

  • Garcelle Beauvais

    14

    Image © Xavier Collin/Image Press/Splash/Splash News/Corbis

    A product of divorced parents, Garcelle Beauvais wanted to be sure that her ex-husband, Mike Nilon, sees the couple's twins as much as possible and that everyone remains on good terms. Kudos to the NYPD Blue actress for keeping her children's best interests at heart. Jaid and Jax as well as older brother Oliver are lucky to call Beauvais mom.

  • Edie Falco

    15

    Image © Katy Winn/Corbis

    The award-winning TV actress didn't put too much emphasis on finding a husband and having biological children. The Nurse Jackie star fulfilled her wish to become a mother when she adopted her children, Anderson in 2005 and Macy in 2008.

  • Minnie Driver

    16

    Image © Allaccess Photo/Splash News/Corbis

    Minnie Driver has taken on single parenthood since day one. Driver welcomed son Henry in 2008. The About a Boy star has always been hush-hush about the identity of Henry's father — and Henry seems to make a fantastic date, often accompanying Driver on the red carpet.

    More from The Stir: Celebrity Moms Whose Best Red Carpet Dates Are Their Own Kids (PHOTOS)

  • Connie Britton

    17

    Image © Splash News/Splash News/Corbis

    Nashville star Connie Britton wasn't taking any chances in the baby department. Not sure if she would have a child on her own, she took the reins and adopted son Yoby from Ethopia in 2011.

  • Britney Spears

    18

    Image © DANNY MOLOSHOK/reuters/Corbis

    Britney Spears is rocking Sin City. But that doesn't mean she isn't creating a nice nest for her two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, from her marriage to Kevin Federline, back in L.A. The singer recently purchased a $7 million mansion in Los Angeles -- for when her Vegas residency ends, perhaps?

  • Kristin Davis

    19

    Image © Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/dpa/Corbis

    Don't feel bad for this single mom. The actress, producer, and mom to Gemma Rose, whom Davis adopted in 2011, isn't putting finding a husband on the top of her priority list. The Sex and the City alum has plenty to keep her busy!

  • January Jones

    20

    Image © London Entertainment/Splash News/Corbis

    Mad Men star January Jones has kept the identity of her son's father under wraps. Jones welcomed Xander in 2011 and seems to navigate the role of single mom well.

    More from The Stir: 11 Celebrity Moms Who Don't Dress Like Moms (PHOTOS)

  • Meg Ryan

    21

    Image © Manuel Romano/Nur Photo/Nur Photo/Corbis

    Once known as "America's sweetheart," Meg Ryan has been a single mom to son Jack since her divorce from Dennis Quaid. Not letting the single mom status stop her from adding to her family, Ryan adopted a daughter, Daisy True Ryan, five years after her divorce. 

celeb moms

More Slideshows