How stars and royals from Princess Madeleine to Céline Dion celebrated Mother's Day

By Heather Cichowski

How stars and royals from Princess Madeleine to Céline Dion celebrated Mother's Day

This Mother's Day was like no other due to the coronavirus pandemic. For everyone, COVID-19 meant we couldn't commemorate the holiday in the ways we typically do.

Celebrities and royals also likely weren't able to spend the time with their mamas, children and families. But they were still able to mark the holiday in different ways and pay tribute to their mothers on social media.

MORE: Ten stars who are celebrating their very first Mother's Day!

Keep reading to see the adorable ways celebrities and royals marked Mother's Day 2020.

Gigi Hadid and Yolanda Foster

The model, who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Mailk, praised her mom, Yolanda Foster, in a sweet Instagram tribute and expressed her hopes she will emulate her mama when raising her child.

Billie Lourd

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✨✨Sending my love to anyone who has lost a mother and anyone who might just be having a complicated Mother’s Day this year. This is my 4th Mother’s Day without my Momby and days like today are never easy, but I’ve found that doing things that make me feel more connected to her make it a little easier - watching her favorite movies, listening to music we listened to together, looking through old pictures and my personal favorite - eating + drinking things she loved. (Today I’m going to watch Postcards from The Edge, listen to Tom Petty + Dire Straits, have a fried mozzarella from La Scala and have a couple Coca-Colas with an aggressive amount of ice). Happy Mother’s Day, but Mother’s Day can be more than just one adjective, so sad Mother’s Day / weird Mother’s Day / funny Mother’s Day / angry Mother’s Day / or any combination of the above. ❤️

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It has been more than three years since the actress's mother, Carrie Fisher, passed away. This marked the fourth Mother's Day Billie Lourd experienced after her mom's passing, and she shared a poignant message on Instagram.

Ashley Graham

The American model enjoyed her first Mother's Day as a mom after welcoming son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin in January. To mark the occasion, she shared a playful photo with her mom, Linda Graham, and the newborn.

Céline Dion

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Chère maman, Premièrement, bonne Fête des mères ! On pense à toi tous les jours et tu nous manques bien sûr… J’aimerais te demander de continuer à veiller sur nous et à nous protéger. J’ai pensé aussi que peut-être tu pourrais demander à Mère Nature si elle ne pourrait pas trouver une solution à cette crise mondiale, et surtout aider le grand nombre de personnes qui sont maintenant dans le besoin. En ce jour spécial, j'offre mes prières et mes pensées à toutes les mères du monde... que vous et vos proches soyez en sécurité et en bonne santé pendant ces moments les plus difficiles. On t’aime maman, avec tout notre amour… Voilà ! . Dear maman, First of all, happy Mother’s Day! We think of you every day and we miss you very much…. Thank you for continuing to watch over us and protect us, and I was hoping that you could put a good word in to Mother Nature to see if she could find a solution to this world crisis, and especially to help so many of those in need. On this special day, I offer my prayers and thoughts to all the mothers in the world… may you and your loved ones be safe and healthy during these most difficult times. We love you, maman, so very, very much … Voilà!

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The Canadian icon recently lost her mother, Thérèse Tanguay Dion, who passed away at age 92 on Jan. 16. For Mother's Day, the superstar shared a throwback famiy photo on Instagram, and wrote a loving tribute to the matriarch.

Princess Madeleine

The Swedish royal encouraged people to "celebrate love and family" this Mother's Day. She shared a photo of Princess Adrienne sniffing a beautiful bouquet of flowers.


The Canadian rapper posted a cute throwback photo of himself and his mom, Sandi Graham.

Reese Witherspoon

The actress uploaded a photo of her three children, Ava Phillippe, Deacon Phillippe and Tennessee James Toth, as well as her two fur babies.

Mindy Kaling

The funny woman shared a heartwarming photo of herself and her little daughter, Katherine Kaling, in matching dresses and expressed her love to all moms out there during this difficult time.

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