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20 Celebrity Latinos Being Cute With Their Moms

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, our feeds are about to be flush with pics of all our friends and their mothers. It’s a magical time of the year where moms put down their chanclas and accept hugs. These celebrities are no different, and with all their on-screen moms, it’s cute to see the IRL resemblance.

Here are our fave Latinos with their fave moms.

1. Camila & Gisele Mendes

CREDIT: @camilamendes / Twitter


Caption: “TV mama and real mama and a gargantuan piece of cake”

Camila’s mom, Gisele is Brazilian. Yup! Just like the super model, and she passed on the good genes. These two look like sisters.

2. JLo & Guadalupe

CREDIT: “Her mom is rich too: Jennifer Lopez revealed on Monday that her mother Guadalupe Rodríguez won $2.4m while playing the slot machines at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey; here they are pictured in 2006” Digital Image. DailyMail. 9 May 2018.


Se llama Guadalupe and she must be a saint for giving us Jennifer Lopez, who has seriously changed the game for Latinxs in the media.

3. Cardi B

CREDIT: “Cardi B and her mom” Digital Image. Lipstick Alley. 9 May 2018.


We don’t know much about Cardi B’s mom, except that she’s Trinidadian, and proud of it. Here’s this underground pic of Cardi and her mom to prove it.

4. Camila Cabello

CREDIT: @mambaskarla / Twitter


Camila’s mom, Sinuhe, has been by her side since she drove her up to the X Factor when she was just 14 years old. Now an international superstar, Camila and Sinuhe are making the most of famedom by staging faux photoshoots with the paparazzi.

5. Rico Rodriguez

CREDIT: “Rico Rodriguez.” Digital Image. ABC News. 9 May 2018.


How cute is this?! We’re familiar with his on-screen mom, Sofia Vergara, but these two are goals. Rico and his mom, Diane, went on Good Morning America to show the world their family’s chicken taco recipe.

6. Gina Rodriguez 

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Hola! 9 May 2018.


Unrelated to Rico, Gina owes all her “dramatic flair” and her confidence to her mom. Gina told Hello Magazine in an interview, “The consistent memory I have of my mother is always supporting me, always being there for me, always telling me I was capable of anything and everything. That I was beautiful just the way I was. That I can continue to open doors by being a sound character versus anything else.”

7. Bella Thorne

CREDIT: Tamara Thorne / Instagram


Just a few months ago, Bella publicly revealed that she was sexually abused growing up and her mom said she found out at the same time. Devastated, Tamara said that they’ll both be in therapy.

8. Selena Gomez

CREDIT: “Selena Gomez.” Digital Image. Zimbio. 9 May 2018.


Alright, so there is tea to spill here about these two after Selena decided to work on the Woody Allen film, to her mother’s dismay. Regardless, we see this as her mom’s got her back and love the tough love.

9. Bruno Mars

CREDIT: “Bruno Mars” Digital Image. Pinterest. 9 May 2018.


Some of us don’t have our moms with us, but we’ll always commemorate them. Bruno Mars has opened up about how the sudden death of his mom in 2013 has changed him forever, and how she taught him how to love.

10. Eva Longoria

CREDIT: “External Image.” Digital Image. LiFamilies. 9 May 2018.


Eva’s mom, Ella Eva Mireles, is the Roman Catholic Mexican mom we all know and love. Can you see the resemblance in their smiles?!

11. Demi Lovato

CREDIT: “Demi Lovato.” Digital Image. People. 9 May 2018.


Demi Lovato’s mom, Dianna De La Garza has been through with her daughter. She reveals in her memoir how 18-month-old Demi gave her the courage to walk away from a violent case of domestic abuse that cost her a finger. The two are stronger than ever together.

12. Christina Milian

CREDIT: “Christina Milian.” Digital Image. Zimbio. 9 May 2018.


Christina actually changed her name from Christina Flores to her mom’s maiden name in the hopes of getting more acting roles. Christina has paved the way for Cuban-American actors and has even sung alongside Steven Taylor and acted with John Travolta.

13. Jaime Camil

CREDIT: “Jaime Camil” Digital Image. Newzcard. 9 May 2018.


We recognize Jaime as Rogelio de la Vega from Jane the Virgin, and we want to know how similar his tight-knit relationship with his on-screen mom is to his Brazilian singer mom, Cecilia Saldana de Gama.

14. Salma Hayek

CREDIT: “Salma Hayek.” Digital Image. Popsugar. 9 May 2018.


Can you see the resemblance between Salma and her mom, Diana Jiménez Medina. By the way, her mom is an opera singer and talent scout! Good thing she could spot Salma so quickly.

15. Rosario Dawson

CREDIT: “Rosario Isabel Celeste Dawson.” Digital Image. Zimbio. 9 May 2018.


Rosario is tight with her mom, Isabel Celeste, who is a Puerto Rican-cuban writer and singer. She had her when she was 16 years old, which taught her that to get something better, “you had to do it all yourself.”

16. Lin-Manuel Miranda

CREDIT: “Lin Manuel Miranda” Digital Image. Hola! 9 May 2018.


Here’s a cute story: Hamilton creator never believed he’d make it to the Golden Globes, but his mom, Luz Towns-Miranda always said, ‘When you get nominated … I’m your date.” She said that when he was just 13 years old, and he fulfilled his promise.

17. Zoe Saldana

CREDIT: “Zoe Saldana.” Digital Image. Daily Mail. 9 May 2018.


Zoe’s mom, Asalia Nazario, is Puerto Rican and Afro-Latina. After her father died in a car crash, she moved the family to their father’s family in the Dominican Republic, where Saldana first began her dancing career.

18. Jessica Alba

CREDIT: “Jessica Alba.” Digital Image. PopSugar. 9 May 2018


While Jessica’s father is Mexican-American, her mom is the Danish/French reason for her blonde hair, and we love her for raising an angel.

19. Justina Machado

CREDIT: “Justina Machado.” Digital Image. PopSugar. 9 May 2018.


Machado stars as a single Cuban mom in One Day at a Time, and she says that it’s not too far off from her own upbringing in a Catholic family, with pictures of the pope everywhere. #Relatable

20. Benjamin Bratt

CREDIT: “Benjamin Bratt.” Digital Image. Pinterest. 9 May 2018.


Raised by a single mom, Bratt owes his activism to his Peruvian mother. She rallied around Native American rights all his life and taught him what it means to support community.

That’s what moms are for, right? Happy Mother’s Day, todos!

Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

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Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

When the original “Men In Black” premiered in 1997, there’s no denying it was a mega box office hit. In fact, we’re a bit more surprised that it took this long for there to be another installation to the franchise. Now, 22 years later, the new version, fittingly titled, “Men In Black: International” the film is more inclusive, which is certainly appreciated in this day and age.

It’s because of this diverse representation that Latinas can see themselves on the big screen.

Last week, during the “Men In Black” premiere Tessa Thompson spotted a little girl who was dressed just like her in the movie.

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Thompson recounted the moment on Instagram and discussed how much she’s been through with the filming of the movie and doing press all over the world. She said it was this moment that meant so much to her.

“These past couple weeks have been almost a blur— except, my favorite moment of all— meeting the one person I really made @meninblack for. Hers was the first face I saw when I arrived to the premiere— and it’s still on my mind. And what she said to me, I’ll never forget.”

This moment really signifies why representation matters so much.

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People seem to forget how many others are excluded when we see a movie or TV show, so when you see a person that looks like you starring in a massive project, it’s an encouraging thing that means to so many. Now we’re wondering what that little girl said to her. Please tell us, Tessa!

Thompson’s role in the new “Men In Black” also came with a couple of changes including something she didn’t want to say just because Will Smith said it in the original.

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Thompson said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she didn’t want the new movie to be too much like the old one, which makes sense especially because this is 2019! We don’t need to regress to 1997.

In the original movie, Smith says “I make this look good” after he first puts on his suit. Thompson said she would never say that line.

“I wouldn’t have said it. In fact, I think someone did ask me to — just as an option — and I said no. M [her character] is just different from that character [Agent J/Smith]. Yeah, I was really conscious of too much nostalgia. Also, inside of that, there were moments when I thought, ‘Let’s lean in.'”

Yes!! That is why we need more women of color in movies!

Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome

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Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome

@antoniacere / Twitter

We see celebrities all the time at the airport. Sometimes they’re noteworthy (Edward James Olmos, Rosario Dawson), sometimes they’re yawners (Gérard Depardieu), but imagine seeing one half of Outkast at your gate. Wouldn’t you freak out? That’s exactly what happened to a New York-based journalist.

Antonia Cereijido, a producer for NPR’s Latino USA podcast, was casually waiting for her flight at the Los Angeles Airport when she spotted André 3000.

Instagram/@antocere

The sighting almost wasn’t meant to be. Cerejido explained that she had missed her first flight.

“The crazy thing is I was supposed to take a flight at 11:15 the night before,” she told Slate in an interview, “but there were 50 minutes of traffic at the airport, so I missed my flight. I was very upset. I had to buy flights for the next day, and I was annoyed. I arrived super early, like, “I’m not going to miss my second flight.”

When she realized it was him, she — as any smart person would do — asked to take a picture with him.

Instagram/@antocere

“Well, I think I said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours,’ and then because my friend had said, ‘That’s not a flute,’ I asked, ‘What instrument is that?’ and he said, ‘Oh, it’s a flute. It’s an indigenous double flute.’ Then I asked to take a photo. I was sort of starstruck. I took the photo, and I went away as quickly as possible before I said anything and I sat down. Then we all boarded the plane, and I uploaded the post on Instagram and on Twitter. I saw that it was popular because it was probably only up for 10 minutes and it had 600 likes.”

Yeah, her tweet was popular. It’s gotten more than 50K retweets.

Credit: @antoniacere / Twitter

“I had one tweet before get kind of popular,” she told Slate. “It was, like, a thousand likes, so I was excited. Then I turned my phone off. And then, when we landed six hours later, it had 68,000 likes. And actually, my first feeling was dread. I felt kind of bad, like, what if I’m outing—what if this is what he does, he goes to places and plays the flute and kind of stays low-key? Because it wasn’t like he was asking for a lot of attention—he was doing his own thing. And I could tell that he saw I was staring at him when he was going back-and-forth, but it wasn’t like he was mad at the attention. He was just sort of neutral.”

But, about that indigenous flute.

Credit: @antoniacere / Twitter

People on social media actually questioned her about her flute knowledge, but she got the response directly from André and the makers.

“I just got off the phone with Guillermo Martinez the man who made Andres’s beautiful flute, she tweeted. “It’s a Mayan double flute. He and his shop are doing incredible work by keeping the music if indigenous North American communities alive. Here is his website: https://www.quetzalcoatlmusic.org/ 

The best part about the story is how Outkast is part of her family history.

Credit: antocere / Instagram

“My family is originally from Argentina, and when we first moved from New York to San Diego, it was so different from my experience up until then that my family became really close,” she told Slate. “And there were two things we listened to all the time: the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Outkast. And we became obsessed with the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album. My mom had a dream that André 3000 taught us the “Hey Ya!” dance. I always remembered that, because it was such a funny thing for my mom to say. And so I have this very fond feeling about him, and he lived up to that. My mom dreamed that he would be nice and teach us something, and that happened to me in real life, which is so crazy.”

So awesome!

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