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Celebrity Dads Pay Tribute to Their Wives on Mother’s Day

From Tom Brady to DJ Khaled, famous dads couldn't wait to brag about their better halves.


Yesterday was Mother’s Day and, after helping kids prep breakfast in bed and glue homemade gifts, dads everywhere were taking to social media to pay tribute to the women who made them fathers in the first place. And even the A-list fathers got in on the action, as several celebrity dads posted photos of their wives to celebrate them as mothers. Here are eight celebrity dads who knocked Mother’s Day out of the park with wonderful Instagram tributes to the mothers of their kids.

To celebrate his wife Chrissy Teigen, John Legend posted an adorable photo of the two of them with their daughter Luna, noting how much of his wife he sees in their child. He also expressed his excitement for their second kid, a son who’s due in July.

Five-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady took to Instagram to show his gratitude for Gisele Bündchen, his wife and “incredible mom” to their kids.

Happy Mother’s Day to my main squeeze @laurenhashianofficial, holding my little main squeeze, Jasmine Lia, who’s holding my tiniest main squeeze, Tiana Gia – both our daughter’s middle names are in honor of their great grandmothers, Lia and Giavanna. I’m in constant respect and grateful awe of all the things this incredible mama accomplishes on a daily basis. Here’s a fun small recap: Having a two and half year old and a newborn attached and clinging to her 24/7. Managing the wonderfully fun, Terrible 2’s with Jazzy. The “Hi, I need to eat every 3hrs and preferably from your boob” (just like daddy;) with Baby Tia. Managing multiple family properties. Managing an ever growing staff of family employees across the country. Picking up the ENTIRE FAMILY, STAFF AND DOG and moving to multiple locations AROUND THE WORLD, throughout the year because of my filming and production schedule. All while continuing to build an amazing career as a music and song writer/producer. As an artist and businessman myself, I recognize how incredibly hard this part is of her job is. She’s a brilliant visionary storyteller and lyrically gifted – all qualities that are hard to tap into when you’re managing this nonstop life of ours. But she does it like a brilliant bad ass. And here’s the best part and the thing I’m most proud of… Lauren does it all with a big genuine smile and is truly, the kindest and sweetest soul you’ll ever meet. People tell me all time after they spend time with her, “Lauren’s the nicest person I have ever met”. I always say, “Yes she is and being nice runs in our family… and so does kicking ass, so don’t ever get on her bad side” Lol. And finally – of all the human beings on this earth she could have as her partner – she chose me. One big, brown, bald, tattooed, very lucky SOB. Happy Mama’s Day Lauren. Take a bow and Queen it up – you’re an amazing mama and amazing mama’s make this world go around. #yvpagm x

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become known for his willingness to get vulnerable and sentimental on social media and he did it again with a moving homage to his partner Lauren Hashian, who Johnson described as a “brilliant bad ass” and “the kindest and sweetest soul you’ll ever meet.”

Actor and TV host Mario Lopez celebrated Mother’s Day by going to a Dodgers game with his wife Courtney and their kids. Courtney even got to sing the National Anthem at the game.

Happy Mothers Day babe

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Chance kept it short and sweet, just posting a photo of the massive bouquet of flowers he got for his partner Kirsten along with the caption: “Happy Mother’s Day babe.”

DJ Khaled may have gotten himself into some hot water after revealing some intimate details about his sex life but he still managed to give a sweet shoutout to his wife on Mother’s Day, noting she was his best friend and the love of his life.

Ludacris showed some major love to his wife, as well as her mom for bringing her into this world. The Atlanta-based rapper has been married to Eudoxie Mbouguiengue since 2014.

And, of course, it’s not a real celebrity dad roundup without Ryan Reynolds, who actually paid tribute to his own mother instead of his wife. Still, Reynolds more than earned a spot on the list by delivering his trademark humor and implying his mother might be married to a giant rabbit named Doug.