Happy Mother's Day! Hollywood's Best LGBT Moms

Jodie Foster

A mom is a mom is a mom, whether you have a dad or mommies!

In honor of the ever-expanding and progressive nature of the concept of family and motherhood, we're looking at the LGBT moms in Hollywood, including newlywed Jodie Foster and recently out Maria Bello.

Let's hope that this Sunday, the kids of celebs will make some homemade pancakes, clean the house and treat both of their moms like the queens that they are!


Jodie Foster:

The recently out A-list actress, , secretly wed artist and actress Alexandra Hedison last month. But she and her former longtime love Cydney Bernard are moms to sons Charlie and Kit, born in 1998 and 2001, respectively.


Melissa Etheridge:

The singer, , has a rather large brood so she should be getting lots of flowers and treats on Mother's Day. Mama Melissa has a daughter Bailey Jean Cypher (born 1997) with ex-love, Julie Cypher, who was once married to actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Cypher gave birth and David Crosby was the sperm donor. Her son Beckett Cypher (1998) has the same lineage as Bailey -- birthed by Cypher, with Crosby's DNA. The raspy-throated vocalist is also mom to twins Miller Steven Etheridge and Johnnie Rose Etheridge. Her ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels bore the twins back in 2006.


Sara Gilbert:

The actress and talk show host, , welcomed two kids with her ex, Allison Adler. They took turns, as Adler birthed their son Levi Hank in October 2004, while Gilbert gave birth to their daughter Sawyer in August 2007. Gilbert and Adler split amicably and the former Roseanne star is now married to musician and producer Linda Perry.


Cynthia Nixon:

Nixon, known for her red hair and her role as buttoned up lawyer Miranda from Sex and the City, has a decent-sized brood Hopefully, they'll make this breast cancer survivor some breakfast in bed. Son Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni is her youngest, born to her fellow ginger and wife Christine Marinoni in 2011. Nixon is also mother to Samantha Mozes (born 1996) and Charles Ezekiel Mozes (born 2002), her kids with former partner, school teacher Danny Mozes.


Maria Bello:

The actress, , only recently came out to say that she was in a relationship with a woman. She has a son Jackson, 12, with ex-Dan McDermott, but is dating Clare Munn, who looks a bit like Miranda Lambert, now. When she came out to her son, he said, "Love is love." What a good, progressive kid Bello is raising.


Wanda Sykes:

The funny woman, who just turned , and her wife Alex are moms to twins. Alex gave birth to Olivia Lou Sykes and Lucas Claude Sykes, who just turned 5 in April.


Jillian Michaels:

The personal trainer and noted bisexual, , and her partner Heidi Rhoades share two children: They adopted daughter Lukensia Michaels Rhoades from Haiti around the same time Rhoades gave birth to their son Phoenix Michaels Rhoades. The Michaels Rhoades kids are young and adorbs!