Celebrity moms who embrace being a single parent
Iggy Azalea -
Iggy Azalea shared the birth of her son Onyx in June 2020. A few months later came news of her breakup with Playboi Carti, Onyx's father.
Sandra Bullock -
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is the mother of two adopted children, Louis and Laila. She decided to adopt her first child after her marriage to Jesse James ended.
Sandra Bullock -
She adopted her son Louis, and three years later came her daughter Laila. Bullock now has a long-term boyfriend, but she committed to solo parenthood and thrived with it for years.
Padma Lakshmi - In 2010, she gave birth to her daughter Krishna, and added strong single mother to the list!
Padma Lakshmi -
Lakshmi says that single motherhood is the only way of life she's ever known, as she was raised by a single mother herself.
Connie Britton - Connie Britton lost both of her parents within three years of each other. This reminder that life is short motivated her to go after what she wanted.
Connie Britton -
Britton adopted her son Yoby from an Ethiopian orphanage. She wasn't in a relationship at the time, but says she just thought, "This is something I want to do. I can do it."
Meg Ryan -
Meg Ryan, queen of the '90s rom-com, dated actor Dennis Quaid for years and had one son with him. After they separated, she decided to adopt another child by herself.
Meg Ryan - She adopted her daughter Daisy in 2006 and said, "I am convinced, completely convinced that there was nothing random about it. She is the daughter I should have."
Denise Richards -
Denise Richards was married to Charlie Sheen for four years and had two children with him. Sadly, Sheen had serious struggles with addiction at that time.
Denise Richards - Richards says that she didn't feel done with having kids after they divorced, so she continued to grow her family on her own. She adopted a baby girl named Eloise in 2012.
Minnie Driver - 'Good Will Hunting' star Minnie Driver gave birth to her son Henry in 2008.
Minnie Driver - She kept the father's identity a secret, stating that they weren't together and she was essentially a single mom.
Mia Farrow -
Mia Farrow is well-known for her large family! She has 14 children.
Mia Farrow - She had a few children with previous partners Andre Previn and Woody Allen, but continued to adopt children as a single parent after divorce.