Celebrities always thank their moms at awards shows, but some of these mothers have been especially instrumental in their children’s careers. Be the mothers figures of adversity, celebrities in their own right, or simply just strong, supportive, caring role models, there's no denying how big an impact they've made on their children.
Here are just a few of the most impressive moms behind some of our favorite stars.
GALLERY: The Very Best Mothers Behind Our Favorite Celebrities
The couple has been dogged by rumours of a split for months and the SexyBack hitmaker fuelled the tabloid claims when he pulled out of plans to join Biel on a charity climb up Mount Kilimanjaro last month (Jan10).
But the actress played the role of loving girlfriend on Wednesday (17Feb10) when she joined Timberlake's parents at the William Rast fashion show, where he debuted his line's latest collection.
And the singer's mother Lynn Harless insists the stars' three-year relationship is stronger than ever, reports People.com.
Referring to Biel as "one of us", Harless adds, "They're both very funny and creative. They're always trying to out 'special' each other. They're pretty openly affectionate."
Pop star Justin Timberlake is fuelling rumors he has split with longtime girlfriend Cameron Diaz after attending the premiere of his new film with his mother as his date.
The “My Love” singer showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of Alpha Dog on Wednesday with his mother, Lynn Harless, at his side.
Media reports claim the celebrity couple, who have dated since 2003, have split after spending the Christmas holiday apart, and Diaz was noticeably absent from any parties following the film's premiere.
Timberlake was also uncharacteristically quiet about his romantic relationship when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier in the evening.
Unlike his last appearance on the show where he openly discussed Diaz, this time he failed to mention her once.
The 25-year-old singer didn't seem to be wasting any time moving on and met up with actress Scarlett Johansson at the film's after party where they chatted one-on-one for over an hour.
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