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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!

This Mom Has Gone Viral For Making and Passing Out Hundreds of Tortas to Mexico’s Impoverished Citizens Every Week

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This Mom Has Gone Viral For Making and Passing Out Hundreds of Tortas to Mexico’s Impoverished Citizens Every Week

Moms are truly our greatest allies. They’re the people who we go to first when we’re in trouble. They’re the ones who always have the best advice and the warmest love. It’s not just their own children they offer this maternal affection to. Think about all the tias, abuelas and other women in your life who have in some way ⁠— big or small ⁠— given you kindness and support when it’s really mattered. It’s those women we talk about when we extol the virtues of maternal nature. That considerate giving of oneself is what we can always depend on from these women. 

An especially valid example of this is the weekly service one mother performs for the hungry and impoverished in her local community. 

Twitter / @guera_trizz

Earlier this month, Twitter user Beatriz (@guera_trizz) shared a video of her mother passing out sandwiches and tortas to long lines of calmly waiting people in her Mexican neighborhood. In the caption, Beatriz explained that her mother assembles and serves hundreds of sandwiches to the hungry every week. Her mother, Joy, makes the sandwiches herself with her own funds and labor ⁠— asking for nothing in return for this good deed. Instead, every week, she does what mothers do best: she feeds those who are not always able to feed themselves. 

On Twitter, responses to Joy and her torta philanthropy were extremely supportive and Twitter users began asking how they could help her efforts. 

Twitter / @guera_trizz

Expressing their appreciation for Joy, many tweets suggested that a GoFundMe or some other donation system be set up in effort to contribute funds to her weekly sandwich offerings. Soon after these responses began to come in, Beatriz set up a GoFundMe in her mother’s honor. In the week that it has been active, Joy’s sandwich fund has raised more than $2,100 thanks to nearly 180 contributors. That’s a whole lot of tortas for a lot of hungry people!

Others on Twitter were quick to praise Joy and thank her for being a good role model and such a giving force in her community.

Twitter / @guera_trizz

Many responses to Beatriz’s initial tweet called Joy “an angel,” “a blessing” and “a queen.” Some Twitter users suggested that people like Joy should always be fully funded in order to carry out their missions while others expressed the hope to one day join in and personally help with this wonderful cause.

One tweet by @SessiStassia suggested other ways that Joy’s fans can help if they are unable to contribute to her fund. 

“For anyone who is not in a position financially to donate to the awesome GoFundMe that’s set up, remember that your local food bank or soup kitchen would love even one afternoon of your time to volunteer. Even if you can donate, consider emulating this angel & her good works.” 

Beatriz also posted a follow-up video of her mom once the initial tweet went viral.

In the short video, Beatriz says to her mother, “Ma, you’re famous; what do you think?” In response, Joy says, “That’s good,” while giving a peace sign and thumbs up. Of course, this video ⁠— along with her charity ⁠—  just made the internet love her even more. 

“She’s so pretty and sweet…I’m obsessed,” one person tweeted while another followed up with, “I’m sorry ma’am. But she is OUR mother now. We are all adopting her and we’re all proud and you’re just gonna have to deal with it!”

Joy’s weekly food donations come at a time when Mexico is feeling some of its most difficult economic pressures. 

Twitter / @TheEconomist

In December of 2019, Mexico’s new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took over as the country’s leader. One of his first acts as president was to cancel the construction of a $13Billion airport that would have benefited the private sector and the economy as a whole. The first leftist president Mexico has seen in its modern era, AMLO has hoped to stabilize the country’s economy by slashing spending. Unfortunately, this has stalled the economy instead. Additionally, the issues that Mexico has had with the repeal of NAFTA has impacted the country’s ability to export to Canada and America ⁠— a business that it greatly depends upon. 

Mexico also has one of the worst class distributions in the developed world. The richest citizens have 14 times as much income as the poorest and food accessibility is a problem. The mass migration of displaced people from Central America has also resulted in more individuals in need of resources like food and shelter. 

It’s people like Joy who are actively helping those who most need it. Let’s take this charitable lesson and apply it to positively impact our own communities. It’s sure to make Mamá Joy proud.

Someone Hacked Demi Lovato’s Nude Pictures And Leaked Them On Snapchat

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Someone Hacked Demi Lovato’s Nude Pictures And Leaked Them On Snapchat

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As if former Disney star Demi Lovato hadn’t already had a hard enough year, outlets have reported that the actress and singer’s personal images were hacked and distributed to the world this week. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, Lovato’s personal Snapchat account was hacked on Thursday and released a series of nude photos of the actress. 

Fans noticed the nude images on Lovato’s swipe up SnapStory after an odd message had been added to her story earlier that day.

“Join this discord server for my nudes,” the post, which had stayed up for nearly a half-hour read. The message also included a claim by the hacker to have access to a sex tape of the singer. According to fans, the story provided a link that led to various nude images that are supposedly of Lovato. 

Lovato has yet to speak out about the attack, however, her fans have come to her defense.

After the posts were shared, Lovato’s fans acted quickly by tweeting SnapChat and the gaming app Discord and asking to have the photos taken down. 

“Demi’s Snapchat got hacked. @Discordapp, please remove this server as they are from a hacker tricking people into joining their server for Demi Lovato’s nudes. #DemiLovato,” a Twitter use wrote in a post.

In response to the abuse, Discord released a statement on Friday saying: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to illegal activity on our platform and take immediate action when we become aware of it. We moved quickly yesterday to disable the link and stop access to the server as soon as we became aware of it.”

Lovato’s fans have continued to rally behind the singer and support her. 

In response to the hack, one user reminded her followers and fans that Lovato has already had a pretty tragic year. 

“Demi Lovato nearly died a year ago, lost one of her close friends only a few days ago due to addiction struggles and now someone feels the need to hack her Snapchat and leak pictures. The world makes me feel physically sick.” 

Another fan wrote, “I can’t believe there are really people who are spreading her nudes. To the people who are doing this, y’all are truly heartless. Demi has been through so much s***, and now more s*** is being piled on. She doesn’t deserve this. Let her get better.”

Lovato’s latest attack against her body comes at a time when the singer seems to be embracing it as it is.

Promoting body positivity on Instagram has proved to be a new M.O for the star. Recently she shared an image of herself in a bathing suit with the caption. “his is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”

As a celebrity, Lovato’s privacy and personal space is frequently and unfortunately invaded constantly.

It’s a sad day when a woman’s body is used against her for the amusement of others. Particularly when images of her body are distributed to the public without consent and used as a way to expose them. Lovato’s nudes were clearly taken for her own private reasons and should never have been shared or seen by others. Here’s hoping that others watching take this as a learning lesson.