Celebrities: They’re just like us! Or at least, they all started off life with mothers, just like us. To commemorate this Mother’s Day, take a look at some of Greater Boston’s biggest names — from movies, TV, music and sports — with the most important women in their lives.
Matt Damon (left) and his mother Nancy Carlsson-Paige meet the press in the green room before the screening of the movie “Backpack Full of Cash” at the Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock College in September of 2017. —(Jim Davis / Globe Staff) Back in those halcyon days when Tom Brady was still a Patriot – August of 2017, to be precise – the then-Pats QB gets a kiss from his mother, Galynn Patricia Brady, as she holds Tom’s nephew Ryan Bonelli at the end of practice. —(John Tlumacki / Globe Staff) Mark Wahlberg’s mother, Elma (front, in front of Mark), greets Jessic Kensky’s service dog Rescue at the Boston premiere of the movie “Patriots Day” at the Boch Center’s Wang Theater in Boston in December of 2016. —(John Blanding / Globe Staff) Actor Chris Evans and mother Lisa Evans arrive at the 2013 Oscars in Hollywood, California. —(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowsi — that other now-former Patriot — paid tribute to his mother Diane Walters for her birthday with this Instagram post last September.
On Mother’s Day 2019, Ben Affleck paid tribute to his mother, Chris Boldt, and his ex, Jennifer Garner.
Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts listens to his mother, Sandra Brown, at the new ballpark named after him in November in his hometown in Aruba. —(Globe Staff) Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask watches a video tribute with his wife, daughters and mother as his teammates look on. Rask was honored for his 500th career game before the start of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 16. —(Mary Schwalm / AP Photo)) Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics is shown with his mother Andrea Walker (center) and sister Sharifa Nesbitt in a handout photo at All-Star weekend in 2020. —(Photo courtesy of Kemba Walker)
TV personality Maria Menounos of Medford has
talked often about her mother, Litsa Menouno, and her battle with cancer, such as in this encouraging post from January.
Singer Meghan Trainor, a Nantucket native, actually wrote a song about her mother, Kelli Trainor —
appropriately titled “Mom.”