7 Celebs Who Are Single Moms

These women balance lucrative careers and single motherhood flawlessly.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Being a mother is never easy, but raising children on your own comes with its own unique struggles—just look at the trailer for Oxygen's upcoming Fix My Mom. Having to be a one-woman support system for your children is a 24-hour job, one that's even more difficult for unmarried single mothers who also have to deal with the social stigma of going it alone. Yet, some manage to do all that...and find the time to be celebrities! Here are 7 superwoman celebs who are leading single parent homes.

1. Ciara

Ciara became a single mom after splitting from rapper Future shortly after the birth of their son, Future Zahir Wilburn. Since then, Ciara has found love with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The two seem as happy as can be - even if some Seahawks fans wish Russell would ditch his new girl. 

2. Mariah Carey

After six years of marriage, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon called it quits, but not before Mariah gave birth to adorable twins Monroe and Moroccan. Becoming a single mother didn't stop Mariah from getting back into the field though: she's now linked to billionaire James Packer.

3. Kourtney Kardashian

Since splitting up with longtime partner Scott Disick, Kourtney has been raising their three children, Mason, Penelope, and Reign, on her own. It isn't the first time the two have broken up though - their relationship has been on-again, off-again for ages, primarily because of his struggles with alcohol and infidelity.

4. Britney Spears

Britney is the proud single mom of two boys: Sean Preston, nine, and Jayden, eight. Their father is Britney's notorious ex, Kevin Federline. Britney may have gone through some hard times - like temporarily losing custody to her ex - but she's bounced back and seems to be happier than ever.

5. Michelle Williams

It's never easy to raise a child on your own, especially when the child's father passes away suddenly. After Heath Ledger's death in 2008, Michelle was left to raise their daughter, Matilda, on her own. The two are inseparable, and are often spotted in their Brooklyn neighborhood looking super stylish.

6. Denise Richards

Parenting is stressful enough without going through a very public, very nasty divorce with Charlie Sheen. Denise was awarded full custody in 2010, and has done a fine job of raising their children on her own.

7. Kelis

Kelis split with then-husband Nas while seven months pregnant with their son, Knight, back in 2009. Kelis has thrived as a single mom, and just last month, the 36-year-old artist announced that she's expecting her second child. "My son is excited to be a brother and I'm thrilled," she told US magazine.

Watch 'Fix My Mom' premiering on Oxygen Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9/8c! 

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