As we head into another awards show, 2020 has us missing so much we used to take for granted, and celebrity red carpets are at the top of that list. With this year’s awards going virtual or distanced to accommodate for COVID-19, the bustling, flashing red carpets of years past just aren’t possible this time around — and that means we’ll be missing our favorite tradition of seeing which Hollywood studs decide to bring their mom as their awards show date. Every A-list hunk, from Leonardo DiCaprio to Brad Pitt, Chris Evans, Javier Bardem, and more have at one point brought their mother down the red carpet, whether they’re tired of battling dating rumors or just wanting their mom to experience a special night. And it truly never ceases to be adorable.
The second we see one of our favorite stars make their way down the carpet with their mom on their arm, we can’t help it — our hearts melt. No one knows these celebs’ journeys from day one as their moms do, and when stars like Nick Cannon or Ben Affleck bring their moms as dates they’re acknowledging all the support they’ve given over the years. It’s a moment both of them likely secretly dreamed of for years, and we get to see it come true.
The only thing cuter than how excited these celebs’ moms get? How excited their celeb kids are to show off their glamorous Hollywood worlds and impress their parents with their success. At the end of the day, no matter how many Emmys you have, you just want your mom to be proud of you, right?
Here are all the Hollywood leading men who brought their moms as dates on the red carpet — enjoy.