There’s no doubt, society has an inexplicable fascination with celebrity culture. Many people who love celebrity culture keep track of every detail of their lives, from what they eat to who they’re dating. This fascination only grows someone famous becomes a parents. For Black celebrity moms, in particular, the spotlight shines even brighter. Motherhood is often a thankless job and 21Ninety wants to take a moment to honor some of our favorite celebrity moms.

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer welcomed her child earlier this year and has been ecstatic (and so real) about motherhood in her social media posts. The multi-talented actress has been over-the-moon about her baby boy Leodis Andrellton Jackson, who she has swooned over in multiple social media posts, and we love to see it!


Rihanna is a megastar a million times over, but it is her role as a mom that takes the cake for her. In an interview last year with Motherly, the “Lift Me Up,” singer talked about her love for her son, and how obsessed she is with him.

“Oh my god, the mornings, like, seeing his morning face!” Riri said in the Motherly interview. “Seeing a baby with, like, little bags and waking up, and they’re just, like, startled. They’re trying to figure out where they’re at. It’s the cutest, it’s my favorite part of the day.”

What an absolute cutie!

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj’s son “Papa Bear” has become a fan-favorite, not just for his famous mama, but because of his ultra-cute social media appearances and adorable face. Minaj has been dominating the rap scene for over 15 years, but her Papa Bear debut in 2020 was by far one of the most memorable internet moments.


Beyoncé is mom to Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir. The global icon is also a loving mom who takes her role of mother very seriously. She has shown the public glimpses of Blue Ivy and the twins over the years. She’s also been transparent about her difficult pregnancies and the challenges of balancing motherhood with her career. Despite the hardships, it’s clear just how much joy motherhood brings her.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union welcomed her daughter, Kaavia James in 2018 and since then, the little one has become a social media sensation. It’s all thanks to her hilarious facial expressions and spunky personality. Gabrielle has also been open about her fertility struggles and her journey to motherhood.

Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry is mom to two beautiful children, Cree and Cairo. Tia has always remained down-to-earth since her early days in Hollywood and her parenting style is no different. Her Instagram is a treasure trove of adorable moments with her kiddos.


Another favorite is Ciara, who has three children, Future, Sienna and Win. She is known for her fierce work ethic and her incredible talent as a singer and performer. Ciara is also a devoted mom who puts her family first. The “Body Party” singer often also shares adorable glimpses of her family life on social media.

Cardi B

Cardi B became a mother for the first time in July 2018 when she gave birth to her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus. Since then, she gave birth to another child: Wake Cephus, and has been open about her journey through motherhood. She shares glimpses of her life as a mom on social media.