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Celebrity mom cover stories: Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, Elizabeth Banks, Kim Kardashian

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Celebrity mom cover girls

We have rounded up our favorite celebrity moms that graced the covers of magazines for April and May. Gwyneth Paltrow talked Botox on Harper's Bazaar, while Adele was honored in Elle. Kim Kardashian chatted Kanye West to Cosmopolitan, while celebrity moms Elizabeth Banks and Isla Fisher complete our list this month.

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Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks looked polished and professional on the cover of Marie Claire @Work's May issue, which hit newsstands on April 16. The 39-year-old actress opened up about being a working mom with her two boys, 1-1/2-year-old Felix and Magnus, whom she welcomed last November via gestational surrogate.

On being a working mom:

“First of all, I have a home office. I have two kids, and it means I get to put them down for their naps and be the person they wake up to. When I’m actressing, which is my day job, and which I’m doing right now, I leave the house at 4:30 in the morning five days a week and I get home at 6, and hope to get two hours with them before they go to bed. So I’m slightly miserable about that.”

On the movie Bridesmaids:

“I try not to say, ‘Yeah, Bridesmaids opened the door to make more movies about women.’ I mean, did it? I don’t know, where are they?”

On the disappearance of romantic comedies (AKA rom-coms):

“You know, women in Hollywood, we don’t get action franchises and superheroes. The rom-coms that made Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, and Reese Witherspoon stars are out of favor right now — nobody is making them. In this business, if you are an ambitious person, you don’t wait for people to hand you opportunities. You have to make a way for yourself.”

Next up: Kim Kardashian gets sexy for Cosmopolitan

Photo credit: Marie Claire

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