9 Single Celebrity Mothers Who Are Doing A Great Job Raising Their Kids!

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Being a mom is no easy task. But being a single mother presents its own unique set of challenges. You're forced to take on the roles of mother and father; good cop and bad cop. You don't have anyone who can tag in and take over when things are overwhelming. And mere mortals are not the only ones who face the challenges of single motherhood. There are a number of celebrities who are single moms, that deal with the same issues as everyday women. Let's take a look at some of these single celebrity mothers.

1. Single parenting is never easy, but it's got to be extra tough when your child's father passes away suddenly.

Actress Michelle Williams handled the shocking death of her daughter Mathilda's father, actor Heath Ledger, with poise. She's tackling single motherhood in Brooklyn and is often seen hanging around the nabe's coffee shops.

2. After a very public, very nasty divorce from Charlie Sheen, actress Denise Richards was granted full custody of daughters Sam and Lola in 2010

This made her a single mom who calls all the shots. Richards seems to be a very hands-on mom, hanging with her kids at the playground and taking them to camp—a far cry from her days as a sexy Bond Girl.

3. We already knew actress Sandra Bullock had three stepkids from her marriage to Jesse James.

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But things changed quickly this year: first, she won the Oscar for her role in The Blind Side, then discovered that her husband was cheating and subsequently filed for divorce, and finally revealed that she'd secretly adopted a baby boy, Louis Bardo, from New Orleans. All new moms deal with change, but Bullock handled life's curveballs with grace—a trait that will make her a great mom.

4. Charlize Theron adopted her child and raised him on her own.

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Moreover, Charlize, who is said to be a pretty tight mother, took her son from South Africa, which is her home country.

5. When the Dawson's Creek alum was a kid she told people it was her dream to marry A-lister Tom Cruise. And while her fairytale wedding didn't have a happily-ever-after, she did come out of her divorce to the Mission Impossible star with a daughter, Suri.

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Tom Cruise, who is already said to be an uninterested father, started to see his ex-wife and daughter because of the rules of the Scientology cult he was a member of. Katie Holmes is happy with this situation and raises her daughter like a princess.

6. Kelis split with, then-husband, Nas, while seven months pregnant with their son, Knight, back in 2009.

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Kelis has thrived as a single mom, and just last month, the 36-year-old artist announced that she's expecting her second child. "My son is excited to be a brother and I'm thrilled," she said.

7. After marrying — and then splitting from — her high school sweetheart, Sofia Vergara was forced to raise her then 2-year-old son, Manolo, on her own.

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But she says it was worth it. "I raised him trying to set the best example and give him the best that I could," she said. "When people compliment me on him, on how well mannered, how charming, funny and well-behaved he is, it makes all the sacrifices worthwhile."

8. Madonna is really a mother queen.

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Because even though she pushes the envelope on being pretentious and ridiculous – and sometimes both at the same time – she’s still Madonna. She’s a kid's book-writing mom who still squeezes herself into bondage gear to pimp her causes and get her records sold.

9. Taraji P. Henson's husband was killed in front of the eyes of her son Marcell ...

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Marcell, a 9-year-old man who personally witnessed the death of his own father, fortunately, had a superb mother: Taraji P. Henson 😢the actress, who was very poor at that time and tried to survive with help, was very caring toward her son. She raised him alone and sent him to school. The young man is now 20-years-old and has a peaceful life.

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