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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

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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!

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Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19

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Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19

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As if 2020 and Coronavirus haven’t taken enough from us, just days before we usher in a new year, the world is forced to say goodbye to Armando Manzanero.

The famed Mexican-Mayan artist lost his battle against COVID-19 and as news of his death began to circulate, reactions from stars all around the world have started to pour in.

Manzanero died like so many in 2020 – fighting the dangerous Coronavirus.

One of Mexico’s most iconic and beloved artists has passed at the age of 85 from complications related to COVID-19. Armando Manzanero had tested positive for the virus on December 17 and put into critical care just a few days later.

The Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM), of which Manzanero was president, announced his death, saying: “The romantic soul of Mexico and the world is in mourning.”

His family told Mexican newspaper El Universal that he was set to be extubated in the coming days, after his lung health had improved, but he then died by cardiac arrest.

Maluma took to social media to share his sadness over the immense loss.

Losing a man who is considered a symbol of Latin American music has left many artists shocked and in mourning. Reactions and memories from around the world quickly poured in to remember the man who helped put his country and culture on the global map.

Maluma shared to Instagram an emotional post, where he expressed his sadness for the departure of maestro Manzanero, “💔😭 RIP MASTER,” the post reads.

In the description, Maluma said “one of my greatest inspirations” had died but that he’d forever treasure the memory of having met Manzanero. The video shows when Maluma, visibly moved, meets Armando Manzanero for the first time. “A pleasure to meet you,” says the reggaetonero; Immediately afterwards, the Mexican singer hugs him while patting him on the back.

J Balvin also shared his condolences while also condemning COVID-19.

Another of the many celebs who showed their sadness over the death of the star was J Balvin. In his Instagram stories, Balvin posted a photo of Manzanero and wrote “Rest in peace, Armando Manzanero.” In addition, he wrote what so many of us are feeling after such a devastating year: “FUCK COVID.”

And Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, addressed Manzanero’s death during a press conference, per CNN. “Armando Manzanero was a sensitive man, a man of the people. That’s why I lament his death,” he said. “He was also a great composer.”

Manzanero was a famed Mexican-Mayan artist who helped bring visibility to his culture and community.

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Manzanero was a romantic crooner who was often covered by artists from around the world. In fact, many of his tracks were translated into English and performed byartists including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Perry Como, and he was awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2014.

He has since written more than 400 songs and released more than 30 albums, including nine since 2001, as Manzanero collaborated with a younger generation of Spanish-language romantic pop singers such as Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel and Lucero.

Manzanero’s impact on Latin music, especially romantic “bolero” songs, was widely recognized during his lifetime. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Latin Grammys in 2010 and the Grammys in 2014. Earlier this year, the Billboard Latin Music Awards recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award, with musicians including Luis Fonsi and Pablo Alborán performing a medley of hits as Manzanero accompanied on piano.

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This Was A Rough Year And These Are The Celebrities And Icons We Were Forced To Say Goodbye To In 2020

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This Was A Rough Year And These Are The Celebrities And Icons We Were Forced To Say Goodbye To In 2020

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There’s no denying that 2020 has been one hell of a year. It seemed like everyday we were waking up to some new shocking headline about the election, the pandemic, racial justice, or celebrity death.

Not only did the year 2020 take our sense of normalcy right out from under us, but it also took with it some of our most iconic and beloved stars, celebrities, and icons.

Sadly, we’ve said goodbye to too many to include all of them here but from Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash in January to the tragic loss of Glee star Naya Rivera, we have many to pay our respects to as we look back on those we lost in 2020.

Kobe Bryant

The NBA star died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, in January. Kobe was traveling with eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. The aircraft reportedly crashed “amid foggy conditions” and a small brush fire erupted. There were no survivors.

Naya Rivera

The Glee actress was found dead on July 13, five days after she went missing while boatingwith her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey (whom she shared with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey). She was 33 years old.

Ruth Badger Ginsburg

The Supreme Court justice and women’s rights pioneer died at age 87 on Sept. 18 after battling metastatic pancreatic cancer.

“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement, per The New York Times. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as T’Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died at age 43 in August after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

His death caused an outpouring of grief from fans around the world and it’s completely altered future plans for the Black Panther series.

Regis Philbin

The famed television host died of natural causes at age 88 on July 24. He was well-known for his decades-spanning career and particularly his time on the Today show with Kathy Lee Gifford.

Natalie Desselle Reid

Deselle-Reid died in early December at age 53 after a private battle with colon cancer.

She was best known for roles on the UPN series Eve (2003-2006) and the Robert Townsend-directed 1997 comedy B.A.P.S., in which she played a waitress in Georgia who ends up caring for a Beverly Hills millionaire and living the life of “Black American Princesses.” The cult classic famously co-starred Halle Berry.

Diego Maradona

The Argentinian soccer legend died on November 25 at the age of 60. The former athlete, who famously scored the “Hand of God” goal during the 1986 World Cup, reportedly suffered a heart attack three weeks after he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

Alex Trebek

Sadly, the world was forced to say goodbye to iconic Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek after he battled stage four pancreatic cancer. He passed away at the age of 80 and his death was reported by the show: “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the show’s official account tweeted on Nov. 8. “Thank you, Alex.”

Sean Connery

The actor, best known for playing James Bond, died at age 90 on Oct. 31. James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement: “He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond’ — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”

Doreen Montalvo

Known for her roles in Madame Secretary and The Good Wife, Montalvo died in October of a stroke at just 56 years old.

Montalvo’s manager, Steve Maihack, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “She was having quite the year with two films in the can and a new Broadway show … but she would be so happy to know she will live on through these projects and the outpouring of love from every corner of the business.”

Anthony Galindo Ibarra

Anthony Galindo, popularly known as El Papijoe, was a popular model, singer, and actor from Venezuela. Beginning in 1995, Galindo was part of the last stage of Latino boy band Menudo along with his teammates Abel Talamántez, Alexis Grullón, and Didier Hernández. 

Galindo died at age 41 after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in a suicide attempt the previous week.

Eddie Van Halen

The Van Halen guitarist died of cancer in October. He was 65.

Little Richard

The legendary and iconic “Tutti Frutti” singer died from bone cancer on May 9. He was 87 years old.

John Lewis

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The congressman and civil rights icon died at age 80 in July after battling stage four pancreatic cancer. John Lewis was a legend in the fight for equality and helped give hope and also real tangible rights to countless Americans in his battle for equality.

La Parka

The famous wrestler, whose real name is Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza, died in January of injuries related to an in-ring accident. Reports indicate he was 54 or 55.

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