The 15 Best Celeb Mom Moments of 2017

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Being a mom is full of surprises, tears and fun, and 2017 didn’t disappoint when it came to unforgettable celebrity parenting moments.

From Katie Holmes rocking out to U2 with her daughter Suri and Britney Spears’ epic screams after being pranked by her sons to Kate Beckinsale dressing up as a giant strawberry for a kitchen dance party with her daughter Lily -- we heart these Hollywood mom moments!

1. Kate Middleton shushes Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Pippa Middleton’s wedding

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Hush little babies, don’t say a word! As her sister, Pippa, prepared to walk down the aisle in May, Kate Middleton tried to keep her little page boy, Prince George, and bridesmaid, Princess Charlotte, quiet as they waited to fulfill their bridal party duties. In a pale pink dress and hat, the 35-year-old royal was snapped shushing the pair at the entrance of St Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, as the cuties waited alongside other youngsters who were part of the wedding.

2. Katie Holmes rocks out to U2 with daughter Suri

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Ain’t this “the sweetest thing!” Katie Holmes, 39, hit up the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, for U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in May and her 11-year-old daughter, Suri, was right at her side as she rocked out to hits like “Beautiful Day” and sang along to “With or Without You.” “Katie looked like she was having a lot of fun singing and dancing to all the songs,” an eyewitness told ET. “She was taking videos and photos like all the other fans.” Suri even sported a green sweater -- the perfect option for a Saturday night with the Irish rockers!

3. Kate Beckinsale and daughter Lily dress up as fruit for kitchen dance party

Holmes isn’t the only one enjoying epic Saturday nights with her daughter. Kate Beckinsale recently shared a hilarious video showing her and 18-year-old daughter, Lily, enjoying a boogie in the kitchen late one night. But this wasn’t just any mom-daughter dance-off -- the pair were dressed as giant fruit! Beckinsale, 44, donned a huge strawberry costume, while Lily dressed as a bunch of grapes as the two got down to Toto’s “Africa.” “@lily_sheen rolled up on me with an aggressive stankface and a superior costume I’ll say it it’s true,” Beckinsale captioned the clip.

4. Pink preaches acceptance at the MTV Video Music Awards

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Pink paid tribute to the 6-year-old cutie in an empowering speech. After sharing how Willow believed she was the “ugliest girl I know,” because she looked “like a boy with long hair,” the 38-year-old mom of two recounted how she made a PowerPoint presentation listing stars like David Bowie and Michael Jackson, who were "androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us." She then pointed out that she, too, gets told she looks like a boy, but doesn’t change her appearance because of insults. Before the speech, the “What About Us” singer told ET it was extra special having Willow there as she accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. "Having my 6-year-old girl in a three-piece suit and my husband looking as dapper as ever -- it's just a fun night. I’m happy,” she said.

5. Victoria Beckham bawls as son Brooklyn heads off to college

It’s the moment every parent faces, and Victoria Beckham couldn’t hide her tears as her eldest son, Brooklyn, headed off to college in August. In a photo posted on Instagram, the 43-year-old Spice Girl was clearly recovering from an onset of waterworks as she bid her boy farewell. "We are all so proud of you Brooklyn," she captioned a puffy-eyed pic with Brooklyn, who is studying photography in New York City. "Amazing A level results and off to college. We love you so much and will miss you. #yesiamcrying #emotional x."

6. Madonna shares footage of son David rocking out to her hit song, “Holiday”

How better to celebrate your birthday than jamming to one of the biggest party hits of all time ... which happens to be by your mom? Madonna’s son David rang in his 12th birthday by rocking out to her 1983 smash “Holiday” while out on a drive, and his mom proudly shared the footage on social media. “Go David!! 🎉🎂🦄. Its your birthday!!! 🌈💕😂🌈💕😂 We Gonna Party! ⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️😂⚽️ Like its your birthday!! 🎉🎂🦄🎉🦄🎂🌈💕🌈💕😂😂😂!! Its Time to Celebrate! 🎉🎉🤡,” she captioned the clip, which shows him waving his arms and swaying back and forth while singing along. "He's a big fan, but not just of me. He's just -- he loves music," the 59-year-old icon told ET a couple of days later.

7. Reese Witherspoon shares how she embarrasses her kids by using youth slang

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Between the success of her Emmy-winning series, Big Little Lies, a fun cameo on The Mindy Project and an epic trip to New Zealand with Oprah Winfrey to film A Wrinkle in Time, 2017 has been pretty lit for Reese Witherspoon -- just don’t let her kids hear her describe it that way. In August, the Oscar-winning actress opened up to ET about how her 14-year-old son, Deacon, is quick to shut her down when she starts embarrassing the family. And it seems one of the biggest triggers for turning the kids red-faced is youth slang. “When I say things like ‘lit.’ He’s like, ‘Don’t say that,’” Witherspoon, 41, shared. She previously told ET that Deacon, 18-year-old Ava and 5-year-old Tennessee also aren’t impressed when she breaks out into song at home. “I think I embarrass them terribly when I try to sing Drake songs," she laughed. "I don't stop singing. I enjoy it."

8. Kelly Clarkson co-hosts The Today Show … with her kids! 

Kelly Clarkson rocked up to host The Today Show in September, but the American Idol winner brought a couple of adorable co-hosts with her -- 3-year-old daughter River and 1-year-old son Remy. River happily sat in show host Hoda Kotb’s lap, filling her in on how she came to work with mom so that she could see a tiger -- and even sharing her best tiger noises. She then beamed and sang along as Clarkson, 35, performed her favorite bedtime lullaby, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” However, Remy was having none of it, getting up from Clarkson’s lap and wandering off as the live show continued! Clarkson confirmed to ET in September that she and husband, Brandon Blackstock (who also has two kids from a previous marriage), were done having children, but continuing to learn about themselves. "I think being a parent, you learn more about yourself rather than your children,” she said. “I am identical to Jeanne Taylor, my mother, and in the best way.” 

9. Britney Spears hilariously gets pranked by her sons while cooking dinner

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Oops, they did it again! Britney Spears got the fright of her life when her sons, Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11, schemed to prank her in May. Things almost got “Toxic” as Spears, 36, went about making dinner in the kitchen, while the mischievous duo snuck up on her. “This is take two of scaring her. Come on,” Sean Preston told the camera as Jayden filmed the stunt. Grinning, he then crept up and scared Spears, causing her to jump back, scream and yell, “Preston! Jayden! Stop!” The “Piece of Me” songstress quickly saw the humor in the situation and shared the video on her Instagram. “Pay back is a ....... well, I think you know, my friends 😜😂😜,” she teased alongside the clip.

10. Chrissy Teigen raps a bedtime story to little Luna

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Why have mommy read you bedtime stories when you can have mommy rap you bedtime stories? Chrissy Teigen, 32, settled onto the couch with the popular children’s book Barnyard Dance in July, and as she rapped each page away, her 1-year-old daughter, Luna, was loving it -- and so were we! Standing on her cute little legs, the toddler clapped and smiled as she listened to the story. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Luna moment without an extra touch of cuteness -- check out her appropriate “Gangster Napper” outfit!       

11. Mila Kunis declares she’s determined not to raise “a**holes”

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She may have been promoting A Bad Moms Christmas, but when ET caught up with Mila Kunis in October, the actress opened up about the things she’s doing to ensure her 3-year-old daughter, Wyatt, and 1-year-old son, Dimitri, don’t turn out to be “a**holes.” Kunis dished on how she and husband Ashton Kutcher are frequently hanging at libraries and zoos and are determined to raise open-minded children. “We're not gonna raise a**holes. There's enough a**holes in this world!” Kunis, 34, said. “We don't need to contribute. But, you know, there's some nice people.” The former That ’70 Show star also got real about losing weight after Dimitri’s birth. “Lots of gym-ing,” she explained of her post-pregnancy regime. “I hate someone who's like, ‘This is all natural.’ Bullsh**. It's not natural.”

12. Janet Jackson and Ciara take their kids on a Disneyland playdate

There wasn’t a happier place on earth when Janet Jackson took her baby son, Eissa Al Mana, to Disneyland in October. The singer, who became a first-time mom in January, was joined by songstress Ciara and her 3-year-old boy, Future Zahir, for the fun day out at the California theme park. Posing for a photo with Mickey Mouse, Jackson was all smiles in head-to-toe black, while her cute little man seemed distracted while staring at the floor. Ciara meanwhile clung onto Future as he attempted what appeared to be a Mickey getaway!

13. Mariah Carey brings daughter Monroe on stage at Hollywood Bowl to sing ‘Always Be My Baby’

Little Monroe and Moroccan will always be Mariah Carey’s babies! During her show with Lionel Richie at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in August, Carey was joined on stage by her adorable 6-year-old twins (from her marriage to Nick Cannon) while performing her 1995 hit “Always Be My Baby.” Although the pair shied away from the microphone at first, Monroe joined in for the chorus, then continued to mouth along to the lyrics. "Roc and Roe love being on the stage," the 47-year-old pop star told ET following the concert. "The other day I was teaching miss Monroe, ‘You will always be a part of me,’ and just singing like that to her. She has a really good ear, so she was learning it, but I don't know if she could hear herself onstage.”

14. Jenna Dewan Tatum tackles dance rehearsals with daughter Everly stuck to her

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Ain’t no one stopping Jenna Dewan Tatum hitting the stage with pop legend Janet Jackson! Before Jackson’s trip to Disneyland, she took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and brought back some of her former backup dancers, including Tatum. But as the 37-year-old actress and dancer rehearsed for the gig, which was part of Jackson’s State of the World tour, she shared a video on Instagram showing the challenges of “mom life.” While practicing her moves, Tatum was interrupted by her 4-year-old daughter, Everly, who ran up and started clinging to her waist. Like a pro, Tatum continued, with Everly stuck to her. The show must go on!

15. Serena Williams shares first snap of her baby girl

Following the birth of her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., tennis pro Serena Williams shared a heartwarming video made by her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, while she was still pregnant. As well as unveiling the first pic of the then 2-week-old girl, Williams, 35, also revealed she had suffered complications during the birth. "So, we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days," she said. "It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got -- we got a baby girl!"

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