Whether they’re fictional or real, mothers are the best.
Of course, it goes without saying that our biological mothers deserve major kudus for seeing us through the first most important years of our lives, being our role models and literally giving us life. However, we can never overlook the wisdom and comfort that TV moms have brought into our lives, sometimes to an extent that they resemble our own mothers.
We’ve watched these mothers share some of the best career, relationship and family advice with their on-screen children and spouses. We’ve listened to their words in the same way we’ve listened to our mothers, laughed, cried, disliked and grew to love these characters in almost the same way we love our mothers.
From the caring Rainbow on black-ish to the over-protective Malefu on The River. Here are five TV moms we love.
Thembisa Madoda shined as Nomathemba on Unmarried. While her husband Bongani struggled to keep the family afloat, her head was always in the right place and she did the best to keep her family together.
Rainbow Johnson, black-ish
Rainbow is caring, stylish and a hilarious mom. When she’s not being a supportive wife to Dre and a caring mother to her five children, she’s holding down a demanding job as an anesthesiologist. Let’s not forget her very outspoken mother-in-law.
Lindiwe Dlamini, The River
Lindiwe suffers no fool. She is smart and sharp and a woman who thinks on her feet. She is a fighter and is always ready to defend herself. She has a sharp tongue which she isn’t afraid to use on her children and husband. However, she is loyal to those she loves.
Kandi Burruss, Real Housewives of Atlanta
Kandi Burruss who’s best known for her appearance on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, jungles numerous roles as a singer, producer, and entrepreneur, whilst also balancing being a mommy to three children. Although the reality star admits that raising her children in the spotlight has been crazy, Kandi ensures she spends as much time as he crazy schedule will allow with her kids.
Malefu Mokoena, The River
It takes a woman of great character to raise another woman’s child with the amount of grace that Malefu has raised Itumeleng. A woman who dreams of a better life for her children. She is set in her ways and can be stubborn at times. Her religion defines who she is and no one dares challenge the bible in her presence. Beyond being a mother to her three children, she is also everyone’s mother.