Beyonce became a mom in January (welcoming daughter Blue Ivy Carter with husband Jay-Z), but the superstar celebrated her first Mother’s Day by giving credit to her own mom, Tina Knowles.
The singer penned a handwritten note to her mom (which was shared on her personal website in a post titled “Dear Mama”), thanking Tina for giving her an excellent parental role model to look up to as she raises little Blue.
“Everything I am is because of you,” the note, posted on Sunday read. “You are the first voice that ever sang to me. At every turn you push me to be better. You teach me to be true to myself and the ones I love.
“When I look into your eyes, I am sooo proud,” the note continued. “Now that I’m a mother, I truly realize all the sacrifices you made for us. My love for you goes beyond what I can say. Happy Happy Mamas Day. Love, Beyonce.”
In addition to Beyonce, many celebs took to Twitter to celebrate their moms and wish followers a very Happy Mother’s Day. Here’s what they had to say:
Jessica Simpson: Happy Mother’s Day Mom and Ashlee! Y’all are my inspiration! So blessed to be in your company.
Nicole Richie: Happy Mothers Day to all the moms, stage moms, teen moms, and mofo’s around the world x
Christina Milian: Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing Mom’s of the world! May you be appreciated not just today but EVERYDAY!
Josh Groban: Happy mothers day to my awesome mom who occasionally reads my tweets. I will also be calling. Also I sent something to the house.
Gwen Stefani: happy mothers day muffins gx
Mariah Carey: Happy mother’s day to my mom and all the wonderful moms out there. Every day should be mother’s day: )
Blake Shelton: Happy Mothers Day momma!!!!! I love you…
Jamie Lynn Spears: Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful moms!!!! Enjoy yourself and relax- we deserve it!!!! Love you momma Lynne!!
Star Jones: Happy Mother’s Day to My Sisters raising the next generation of STARS!
Gabrielle Union: Happy Mothers Day 2 all the single/widowed fathers out there holding it down as mom & dad…you are loved & appreciated!
Leah Remini: Happy Mothers Day to all my moms out there! Xoxo
Brooklyn Decker: Happy Mother’s Day to my WONDERFUL mama @TessaDecker She’s pretty much perfect in every way.
Maria Shriver: Happy Mother’s Day! Interesting to learn how Mother’s Day got started with Julia Ward Howe’s peace proclamation.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: A big shout out to the sissy on being a new mom Tia Mowry! Have a great time on your book tour!!!
Lacey Chabert: #HappyMothersDay!!! You work harder than any one else. I appreciate all that my mom has done for me. Love you so much Momma!
Andy Cohen: Happy Mother’s Day to all! And especially my own, Parade covergirl Evelyn Cohen.
Josh Kelley: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!! What cha got planned for today. Hope you dudes out there take care of your ladies. No skimping…
Joel McHale: Happy Mother’s Day to my mom who’s not on twitter.
Jordin Sparks: Happy Mothers day to my mommy @JodiSparks, my grandmothers Nana & Nona & my new mom, Jocelyn! I love you all! <3
Heejun Han: Everyday should be mothers day. I love you mom.
Matt Lanter: Happy Mothers Day all you mommas!
Kristi Yamaguchi: Wishing all u Mom’s a Happy Mother’s Day! Especially my amazing mom-if ever I’ve had a role model, it’s been you!
Benji Madden: Happy Mothers day to my Mom:) lucky to have you Mom:)
Brad Goreski: Happy Mother’s Day to @bradgoreskismom and all of the other amazing moms! Sending lots of love. Xx
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mother and all the mommy’s out there!!!! Ã°Å¸â¢â¦
Paris Hilton: Happy Mother’s Day KathyHilton ! Love you so much! You are the best mom in the world! Love Paris
Kelly Ripa: Happy mothers day to everyone who nurtures and cares for others! Xo
Teresa Guidice: Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mamas out there! You have the hardest job in the world and you are very very loved!!!! Xx
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Happy mothers day everyone!!!! Have the best day!!!!;)
Michael Kors: Happy #MothersDay to all of you loving, dedicated, and fiercely chic mothers out there! You are all amazing!
Brooke Burke-Charvet: Happy Mother’s Day. Opening home made gifts & enjoying my coffee with my babies & husband.
Samuel L. Jackson: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! Give yours & every one you can A BIG HUG today!
Josh Duhamel: #HappyMothersDay to all you moms out there! Love you momma!!
Alison Sweeney: An 8 mile morning run. Happy Mothers Day to me!
Adrienne Maloof: Wishing all the mother’s out there a very happy Mother’s Day! I will be enjoying a lovely day with my husband and my boys! xo A
Tyra Banks: Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there. Special fierce & love to my mama, for doing everything she could to instill power in me!
Sarah Palin: Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mama Grizzlies out there! I include my own Mom in that list. I love and thank you
Pharrell Williams: Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the world, especially the ones in my life.
Katy Perry: Happy Mothers Day Mary Hudson ! <3
Ben Affleck also posted a video on his Facebook page, thanking his mom and “amazing wife Jennifer,” who he called an “incredible, spectacular, world-class mom.” Click HERE to watch the clip!