13 Southern Celebs and Their Gorgeous Moms
Behind every Southern star is a supportive mama, and our favorite Southern celebrities sure know how to tell their leading ladies thank you. From taking mom to awards shows to singing adorable duets, superstars in the South know all the right ways to dote on mom. This Mother’s Day, we’re taking a look back on some of our favorite bonds between Southern A-listers and their A+ mamas.
Matthew McConaughey is a mama’s boy – no doubt. He often attributes his success to his mom, and he even moved down to Austin to be closer to her.
Reese and her adorable mom sure have a lot to smile about, especially here at the 78th Annual Academy Awards where Witherspoon took home the statue for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Walk the Line."
The first song that Dolly ever wrote was inspired by a gift from her mother, Avie Lee. Her song “Coat of Many Colors” also tells the story of her mother sewing young Dolly a winter coat made from scraps of fabric when they couldn’t afford anything else.
Elvis and his mother Gladys were extremely close. He called her every night while he was touring, and, in his success, bought her a world famous pink Cadillac.
Carrie’s mom, Carole, often accompanies her to award shows. She’s even made an appearance on Carrie’s Instagram performing a duet with her daughter at a CMA after party.
Smack dab in the middle of his mom and grandmother, Justin's seat at Memphis Grizzlies games has got to be the best in the house.
Linda Scott, a star in her own right, also goes by “mom” for country star Hillary Scott.
Viola Davis describes her mother as kind and modest, honorable quailites for a mama with a daughter so full of talent and an inspiring way with words.
"My mom was an amazing mother who dedicated her life to her three daughters. She was selfless yet strong- and the most beautiful woman I know." - Joanna Gaines in a "letter to moms" on magnoliamarket.com.
“I think of my mother, how hard she worked, the struggles she went through in her life, and the sacrifices she made. And at the pride that she must feel in the legacy that she has created with all of her grandchildren.” - Tim McGraw on Facebook, Mother’s Day 2016.
Jenna Bush Hager
“I’m hoping I can use some of that quiet grace as a mother and not force my daughters to do anything. She also allowed us to make mistakes — I know nobody’s shocked by that — but I hope to do that too.” – Jenna Bush Hager about her mom, Laura Bush, at the 2016 Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit.
Blake co-wrote and sang a Christmas song with bestie, his mama Dorothy, for his 2012 Christmas album.
10 Signs You're Turning Into Your Southern Mama
We knew it would happen sooner or later – every Southern girl turns into a Southern woman. Maybe you've caught yourself saying some of these familiar-sounding phrases or you've got a drawer full of Silk Reflections Control Tops. Or, maybe you've mastered a recipe that you're expected to bring to any and every church potluck. If you say yes to the above, you just may be turning into your Southern mama.
“My mom always emphasized that ‘It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it.'” – Jake Owen on Twitter.