Stepmothers get a bad rap in pop culture, as you know if you've seen just about any Disney movie ever. They’re made out to be evil women who come between the kids and their mothers and who the kids despise for marrying their father. But why can’t we view stepmoms as “bonus” moms rather than “bad” ones?
Luckily, a few celebrity stepmoms are changing the narrative for the better. Eva Longoria, Kelly Clarkson and Leann Rimes, among others, are proudly wearing the title of stepmother, whether or not they have biological children. Many even consider their spouse’s kids their own, gushing about their blended families both in the press and on social media.
Click through to check out which celebrity stepmamas are proving that mixed families don’t have to carry such a stigma.