Just like everyone else, your favorite daytime stars celebrated Mother’s Day on May 12. And many shared some lovely heartfelt sentiments on social media. Like GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Laura Wright (Carly) who posted some photos of her babies (including the four-legged one!). You can click or swipe through her post below to see them all.
Whether a mom sharing a photo with their child like GH’s Rebecca Budig (Hayden) or a child sharing a pic with their mom like Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer), soap stars were more than happy to spread the love. There are even some familiar faces from ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE in the mix, although you’re unlikely to recognize Kelly Ripa (Hayley, AMC) since hers is a real throwback pic!
Browse through our special Mother’s Day gallery below for all the incredible photos and beautiful messages of love.
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Maurice Benard Mother
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
"What is a mother?— someone who loves her children unconditionally, makes sure they’re always cared for. If I ever need my mom she’s always there. Last, but not least, she would protect me with her life. Happy Mother's Day. 🌹🌹🌹"
Finola Hughes Kids
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
"Ok, so I can’t post pics of my kids anymore (their choice) so I found a way-back one of Dylan and one of Cash and Sadie with their backs to camera. I hope that’s acceptable! Being a mother opened the world up for me, it cracked it wide. From staring at them for hours in their bassinets to stealing crumbs of a conversation while they binge watch with headphones. It’s all mothering. I couldn’t be more proud of the beautiful people I get to share my life with. Love them all. ❤️"
Kelly Ripa Mother
Kelly Ripa (Hayley, AMC)
"Happy Mother’s Day to a lady who’s been balancing motherhood and power wigs since day one! (And made it look easy) I love you mom ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️"
Laura Wright Mother
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
"This is going to be the first Mother’s Day that I don’t send my mother flowers ... and yes it’s a tough one to wrap my head around — so I cried, then I jumped up and worked out... because she couldn’t. And she would have given anything to run and dance and jump around to music — so I did it for ya Mom! Xoxoxox"
Nicolas Bechtel Mom
Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer, GH)
"Thank you for loving us. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for always making us a priority. One day, I will give you the world 🌎 Happy Mother’s Day, Mama 🌎"
Renee Elise Goldsberry Family
Renee Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline, OLTL)
"Celebrating my mom today! She makes me a better mom! And gives everything she has to make my family work! I love you, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!"
Michelle Stafford Mother
Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH)
"To have a mother so filled with joy and love for life! Who believed and instilled in me that you could do anything if you just worked hard enough. She is an amazing grandmother to my kids. They love and admire her... This last year was a very tough year. Watching her... I learned what true love is. She is a warrior. A fighter and an OG, for real. Second to none. I am very lucky to have this woman in my life. Believe me, I know it."
Alicia Minshew Family
Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC)
"Happy Mother’s Day to all of you hard working mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, and mother figures. What a gift to be able to have this job. I spent this Mother’s Day watching my spunky little kid kick a leg up in her dance recital. 😝 So fun! She made me a proud momma. In the next photos are the awesome women that have taught me so many things about being a mother. I learned from the best — my Momma, Grandma and Mother-in-Law. I am so grateful to have my mother ,but am missing my grandma and my mother-in-law. I feel them around us and know they are watching over us and probably laughing at many of my mothering choices..! 😆"
Rebecca Budig Daughter
Rebecca Budig (Hayden, GH)
"Happy Mother’s Day. I’m just happy she thinks I’m 12 and loves me more than the moon."
Briana Nicole Henry Mother
Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan, GH)
"Happy Mothers Day beautiful. Thank you for all your sacrifice, for always answering the phone, for always believing in me and for being a true embodiment of strength and confidence. People seem to fall in love with you the second they meet you and I can’t blame them. You are one of a kind and I am so very grateful for not only you being my mother, but one of my best friends. To the first human I’ve ever loved, you are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. I look forward to all that’s to come for us mama, we’ve got so much to look forward to 😚. "
Eva La Rue Family
Eva LaRue (Maria, AMC)
"Cheers to All the bad-ass Momma’s today and everyday! All that I am, I owe to my Mom, and all that I’ve grown to be, I owe to being Kaya’s Mom. ❤️❤️❤️❤️"
Tamara Braun Mother
Tamara Braun (Kim, GH)
"Happy Mother’s Day to you, Mama. You have always made me feel loved and cherished. I love you tremendously! And Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful women who mother. That’s a lot of you who don’t even have your own children. I see you. You are appreciated and loved. Thank you. 💗"
Robert Palmer Watkins Mother
Robert Palmer Watkins (ex-Dillon, GH)
"Love you lady. Happy Mother’s Day."
Cameron Mathison Family
Cameron Mathison (Ryan, AMC)
"Magical few days with my mom and dad in town😌 So grateful to Home & Family for making it happen. Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible moms out there🙏🏼😊❤️"
Vinessa Antoine Mother
Vinessa Antoine (ex-Jordan, GH)
"The branch is strong. The tree is stronger. Happy Mother’s Day mom!! I love you so much. ❤️ 💐"
Teresa Castillo Kids
Teresa Castillo (ex-Sabrina, GH)
"Motherhood in one word is: intense. Nothing could have ever prepared me for this experience. The intense love. Intense pain (childbirth— holy moly 😳) Intense joy. Stress. About their future. Am I providing them with everything they need for a healthy/successful life? Watching them grow puts everything into perspective. It is not lost on me how very fortunate I am to have brought two healthy people into this world and have the opportunity/responsibility to raise them. Victoria and Sebastian, I promise to give you my very best every day. You are my treasure. 💕"
Anthony Montgomery Mother
Anthony Montgomery (Andre, GH)
"Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day, to my mom and all the mothers out there! Hope you all had a beautiful day celebrating you!! I love you, mama!❤️"