Celebrities are often scrutinized for various parts of their life, with a main one being their parenting styles. Strict celebrity moms are both praised and the center of controversy. Why do they fall on such opposite ends of a spectrum?
The following 30 famous faces are known for being strict celebrity moms, even though it comes from a place of love and wanting their children to grow into functioning, empathetic people. See if you agree.
1. Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip have five children—13-year-old Drake, 11-year-old Ella, 9-year-old Duke, 8-year-old Emmie Kay, and newborn Crew. Chip and Joanna are successful, funny and relatable. The HGTV family resides in a perfectly decorated (of course) farmhouse outside of Waco, Texas, but their five kids are not running wild—not by a long shot. Chip revealed that he and Joanna have decided their kids won’t get their own cell phones until they go off to college.
2. Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton have four children. She’s admitted having no problem being the bad guy with her kids. She said, “I don’t enjoy being the bad cop, but sometimes I have to be. My husband and I worry about our generation trying to be friends with their children rather than parents of their children.”
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3. Mayim Bialik
The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik is a mother of two boys and she’s not afraid to admit that she’s one tough cookie. She told People magazine, “I grew up strict and that seemed to have worked for me.” She teaches her sons the value of hard work. “I’m a fun mom. My boys think of me as fun but I definitely have a lot of my parents’ strong work ethic and emphasis on chores,” she said. “When they ask for an allowance for their chores, I say, ‘I don’t get paid for my chores. I’m not paying you for yours.’”