This is probably going to come as a huge shock, but turns out there are a lot of attractive celebrities who also happen to have great-looking parents. Crazy, right? And we’re not just talking about celebrities whose parents are also celebrities. These are just normal, everyday people who also happen to have blessed genetics they passed onto their children in the form of fantastic looks and talent. Let’s take a look at the hot moms and pops who gave us some of our favorite stars.
Selena Gomez has credited her mom, Mandy Teefey, with a lot more than just handing down the eyes, cheekbones, and jawline that have made her the face of campaigns for both Adidas and Pantene. Teefey was just 16-years-old when she got pregnant, a reality that Gomez now recognizes was pretty tough. “Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. My mom gave up everything for me and had, like, three jobs. She supported me, sacrificed her life for me,” Gomez said during an E! special (via HuffPost).
Teefey, who had worked briefly in production in the early 2000s, recently stepped back into the entertainment business as executive producer on Gomez’s hit Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Speaking with ET about working creatively with her daughter for the first time, she said, “I’m really happy it finally came to fruition, and with the amazing people that gave all their heart and passion to it. It’s been great.”
As the breakout star of Room (2015), 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay quickly became one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood. But when the 2015-2016 awards season rolled around, it was his parents, Jason and Christina Tremblay, who unwittingly found themselves in the center of the spotlight.
A New York Times profile of Jacob revealed that mom and dad Tremblay are just regular folks — he’s a detective and she’s a homemaker — who begrudgingly allowed their daughter, Emma, Jacob’s older sis, to audition for the sci-fi thriller, Elysium (2013). She got the part, but Jacob also caught the eye of casting agents, and his Hollywood career was born. Little did his parents know that he would start winning awards, meaning they’d be walking alongside him down a paparazzi-filled red carpet.
But at least the attention didn’t turn negative. Buzzfeed declared them “The Hottest People At The Oscars,” meanwhile young Jacob just found the fascination with his parents to be comical. At The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jacob told ET, “They’re a little bit shy,” adding,”They just laugh about it. It’s kinda funny, ’cause now my mom calls my dad, ‘Hot Dad.'”
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s mom, Johannah Deakin, lost her battle with leukemia on December 7, 2016. According to CNN, Deakin was a midwife, who was also “well known” to her son’s fans. She made appearances with Tomlinson on the red carpet, and also frequently popped up on his social media accounts.
Obviously, Deakin was physically gorgeous on the outside, and by most accounts, that beauty was also reflected on the inside. In a statement published by People, Deakin’s husband wrote, “[Johannah] desired nothing more than for everyone around her to be happy and loving. She worked tirelessly on numerous charity campaigns, creating memories for many individuals and their families.”
Just days after Deakin’s death, Tomlinson performed his song “Just Hold On,” as a tribute to her on The X Factor. Judge Simon Cowell applauded Tomlinson’s “brave” performance and said, “Your mum was so proud of you, she was so looking forward to tonight and she’s looking down on you now.”
It’s clear that Matthew McConaughey got his sparkling eyes and wide smile from his stunner of a mom, Mary Kathlene McConaughey. Known as K-Mac to friends and family, she made a little splash in Hollywood when she had a small but memorable role in Matthew’s 2011 film, Bernie. But it was her legendary anecdote about Matthew’s late father, Jim McConaughey, that permanently cemented K-Mac in the pop culture zeitgeist.
K-Mac’s 2008 memoir, I Amaze Myself, includes the story of how Jim died in the middle of making love to her, which admittedly sounds horrible. But somehow, K-Mac spun the story in a positive way. When promoting the book, K-Mac told Us Weekly (via Fox News), “On Monday mornings, he and I often said goodbye by making love. But one day, all of a sudden, it just happened. I knew that something was wrong, because I didn’t hear anything from him. Just nothing. But it was just the best way to go!” K-Mac then requested that her deceased husband be removed from the house naked. “I was just so proud to show off my big old Jim McConaughey — and his gift,” she said. Alright, alright, alright.
Like Selena Gomez’s mom, Pattie Mallette also got pregnant with a future pop superstar when she was a teenager. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Mallette described her feelings of fear and anxiety over the prospect of having a child at just 18. “At the moment, I just was afraid, and wanted to weigh my options, and figure out what the best thing to do was. And knowing that I’m not prepared to raise another life, but I had to make a decision and I had to grow up pretty quickly,” she said. She also revealed that Justin actually sounded like he was singing when he cried as a baby, which Mallette said was music to her ears.
Mallette, an obvious natural beauty, was a notable presence alongside her son for years during his rise to fame, although they hit a small bump in the road, with Justin revealing in a November 2015 interview with Billboard that they hadn’t spoken in a while. However, by Mother’s Day in 2016, things were seemingly all patched up as Mallette tweeted, “Yes @justinbieber was a good boy and called to wish me Happy Mother’s Day! I love that y’all are so concerned!! xoxo.” He even sent her a video in which he got his entire audience to scream, “Aloha, Pattie!” before he says, “I love you, mom. Happy Mother’s Day.” Awe, so sweet!