Parenthood is already a difficult and trying time for parents, but it’s even more difficult when you’re parenting all alone. For all those strong single moms living the celebrity life, there’s a whole new level of challenges to face. These Hollywood single mothers have confronted adversity in the public eye and still manage to inspire us every day, and they’ll inspire you, too.
6. Padma Lakshmi
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi had all the cards stacked against her, from injury and illness to rape in her teenage years.
Since adolescence, Lakshmi suffered from endometriosis and was later told she would never have children. Her miracle baby was born in 2010, and Lakshmi has often publicly stated just how grateful and lucky she is to be a mother.