Not matter how old, and how much they tend to grow, there are some men who are always going to have a close relationship with their mothers. We all tend to know a male or two who is attached to their Mom. Many male celebrities are no different.
Becoming a celebrity can be a long process. Talent is often garnered from an early age, and most of the time, a parent is behind this. It takes a keen, risk-taking mother (or father) to identify the talent of their child and then find them opportunities at a young age to help grow their skill, whether it is acting or singing. When success comes about, a mother is therefore very much responsible for kick-starting the journey that helps a celebrity get to the top. With their mother side by side, it comes as no surprise to see that some male celebrities are very close to their mothers.
In many of the cases we present to you, these mothers have single-handedly raised their sons after separating or divorcing from their child’s father. This has only helped the bond between them to become stronger. For these celebrities, their mothers are no doubt the main female figure in their life, of course with a special place for significant others too! Take a look at some of the biggest Momma’s boys in the entertainment world.
10 George Clooney
George Clooney is frequently seen arm in arm on the red carpet with his mother, Nina Bruce. Nina too was in the showbiz industry in her younger years. She was a beauty queen in Ohio before getting married to Clooney’s father, Nick Clooney.
9 Ryan Gosling
Gosling’s closeness with his mother, Donna Gosling, can be explained a lot by his childhood. At the age of thirteen, Ryan’s parents divorced and he went to live with his mother and older sister. Being at school was difficult for him, he was known to misbehave and could not read. Gosling was eventually diagnosed with attention hyper deficit disorder and would be prescribed medication for it. Because of this, his mother left her job and decided to homeschool him for a year. He gradually found his love for performing which he flourished in. It comes as no surprise why Gosling is so close to his mother.
8 Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is incredibly close with his mother Irmelin Indenbirken. An only child, the actor’s parents divorced when he was just a year old. He would go on to spend most of his time with his mother who would work several jobs to support them.
7 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette raised Justin as a single parent with the help of her own mother and stepfather. For Pattie, it cannot have been easy in low-income housing and working a series of low paying office jobs. But Mallette can be seen as the reason for Justin Beiber’s success, fostering his talent. Pattie encouraged a young Justin to enter a local singing competition, singing Ne-Yo’s “So Sick”, and also posted up videos of him singing on YouTube. This would be what would help Justin to be discovered by his now manager, Scooter Braun. Pattie later moved a thirteen-year-old Justin to Atlanta to work with Braun and Usher.
6 Justin Timberlake
Justin’s mother, Lynn Harless, has been there for him since his Mickey Mouse Club days. Growing up, Timberlake’s parents divorced when he was two. Lynn then went on to marry Paul Harless, who helped raise Justin.
5 Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson absolutely loves his Mom Ata Johnson. The star may have an incredibly hectic schedule, but when The Rock is in action in the ring, you will often notice his mother ringside, supporting her boy, such as in this year’s WWE WrestleMania.
Johnson comes from a family with a lot of heritage, which is deeply ingrained in wrestling. He is known to be inseparable from his mother. During his childhood, he and his mother struggled, and were evicted from their home when he was fourteen. Dwayne told THR last year, "We were living in an efficiency that cost $120 a week. We come home, and there's a padlock on the door and an eviction notice. My mom starts bawling. She just started crying and breaking down. 'Where are we going to live? What are we going to do?'"
4 Vinny Guadagnino
As Vinny Guadagnino's career has gone from strength to strength after his success in MTV's Jersey Shore, it has become quite apparent just how much of a Momma’s boy he is. It was clear just how much Paola Giaimo took care of her son. From Sicily, she was known to come into the Jersey Shore residence cooking up huge meals for Vinny and his friends. You also may remember the loving support she gave to him when he returned home as a result of his panic attacks.
3 Bradley Cooper
Whilst some of the finest actors in Hollywood can be seen on the red carpets of awards shows with their significant others, time and time again, Bradley Cooper has often opted to take his mother, Gloria Campano. Cooper was pictured with his Mom on his arm at the Oscars this year, last year’s GQ awards and also the 2014 Golden Globe awards.
2 Kanye West
Most people are aware of Kanye West’s strong relationship with his mother, Donda West, who tragically died in 2007 as a result of complications with cosmetic surgery. West frequently mentions her in interviews and was no doubt deeply affected by her death.
Together, Drake and Sandi have been through a lot. Growing up, Drizzy's parents divorced at the age of five. His mother struggled with finding somewhere to live, residing in the bottom half of a house. Graham was also quite ill throughout Drake’s youth. The star used his role in Degrassi to help pay their way, even though it did not amount to much. For Drake, the divorce of his parents was difficult for him, and changed the way he grew up. He told ABC News, “I had to become a man very quickly and be the backbone for a woman who I love with all my heart, my mother”.
Generally, Sandi’s illness is a mystery to much of the world, but it means that Drake keeps her close by. In 2010, he told MTV, “My mom is sick. So that scares me a lot. She's been the most supportive person I've ever had in my life - the only person that loves me unconditionally, really. I know a lot of people love me and I love a lot of people. But to love somebody unconditionally is different." Today, Drake and his mother are frequently pictured together and one listen of his music lets us know that she is very much the most important lady in his life.
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