Celebrity Celebrity Moms Celeb Q & A: What Does Your Mom Do Better Than Anyone Else's? By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 2, 2015 @ 05:46PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Mark Sullivan/WireImage Celeb Q & A: What Does Your Mom Do Better Than Anyone Else's? 01 of 20 Fergie Cousart-Ramirez-Rios/JFX "When I was a little girl, after she would get off of work, she would pick me up from school and take me to dance lessons, gymnastics lessons, auditions. She gave up her social life to prepare me for what was going to come later in life. This year I'm retiring her so she doesn't have to go back to work. I really feel like I'm paying her back for all that she gave up for me." -With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Meg Hemphill, Grace Lee, Angela Salazar, Andrea Simpson, Nakisha Williams 02 of 20 Natalie Portman Lionel Hahn/Abaca "Love and support me. She's always there when I need her." 03 of 20 Jessica Alba Kevin Mazur/WireImage "She's really maternal and when you're not feeling well there is nobody better to nurse you back to health. She stays by your side, she just takes care of you. If anybody's sick she's amazing." 04 of 20 Eva Mendes Mike/Fame Picures "My mom has a great knack for putting things in perspective for me. Somehow she finds a way to center me like nobody else has been able to do." 05 of 20 Rumer Willis Kevin Parry/WireImage "She has an amazing eye for style. I can be wearing a dress she'll say, 'It's a fantastic dress, but it won't photograph well.' She's been collecting vintage clothing since she was younger than me." 06 of 20 Kristen Bell Alexandra Wyman/WireImage "Tickle my arms. It's my favorite, most relaxing thing she does. That, or how she makes people feel important. She does a really great job of that. So that's one thing superficial - and one that's more deep!" 07 of 20 Kate Bosworth Gilbert Flores/Celebrity "My mom has the best smile ever. It's so beautiful and it's infectious. Once she smiles, you can't help but smile too." 08 of 20 Regina King Gilbert Flores/WireImage "She makes incredibly great tasting vegetables. I know that sounds crazy, but you could be someone who says, 'Oh I don't eat vegetables,' but when my mother makes them, you'll think you're eating chicken!" 09 of 20 Rashida Jones Todd Williamson/WireImage "She's really good at problem solving. She's just ridiculously unconditional with me so she doesn't judge my circumstance. She almost has a therapist's eye." 10 of 20 Mena Suvari Vince Flores/Celebrity "Love me unconditionally. I'm her only daughter." 11 of 20 Olivia Thirlby Gregg DeGuire/WireImage "She's got to be the best listener ever. I grew up just wanting to tell her everything - what I did that day, or about some major crisis or happiness. She's the best!" 12 of 20 Kerry Washington John Barrett/Globe Photos "There are so many things I just can't decide! She's amazingly supportive without ever getting overbearing. I never get the sense that my mother is living vicariously through me - she has fully lived her own dreams and goals. She's there as a safety net to catch me when I fall." 13 of 20 Emily Deschanel Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage "She wears hats like no one else. She wears hats like almost every day.It's not necessarily a skill, so it's something that just fits her. She can also make bread like no one else can. She makes bread almost every day." 14 of 20 Sarah Chalke Jordan Strauss/WireImage "Tell her children to wear sunscreen. All growing up it was like, 'Do you have sunscreen on? Are you wearing a hat? Put your sunglasses on!' She's completely obsessed!" 15 of 20 Elizabeth Banks Donato Sardella/WireImage "My mom is a math wiz. When I was growing up, every time we went out to eat she could guess the bill to the penny. She could add it all up in her head and do the tax and the whole thing and boom, to the penny. That was her trick." 16 of 20 Leighton Meester David Miller/Abaca "Everything. My mother knows everything. She's like an encyclopaedia. I can ask her a question about anything and she knows the answer in detail. I think she's just really smart and well read and she has a photographic memory. So she just always knows the answer to everything. Even not factual things. I can always go to her and she is always right. Even when I don't want her to be. About friends, about boyfriends, everything." 17 of 20 Emmy Rossum Jordan Strauss/WireImage "Style me. She tells me how to do my hair. And we have the same kind of curly hair so she knows how to do it." 18 of 20 Kristin Cavallari Jordan Strauss/WireImage "Listen to you cry for hours and hours and hours over the stupidest stuff. She'll let you get everything out and then she'll give you her advice. She really listens." 19 of 20 Laura Prepon Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic "She has persistence like I've never seen in my life. She just does not give up. Never. Like it doesn't matter, you just get it done." 20 of 20 Paris Hilton Mark Sullivan/WireImage "Gives good advice. She loves me and she always knows what's right."