Mother and Baby

Career High After Having Children? It Happened For These Famous Mums

Section: Celebrity Mums
Anyone else bored of the myth that your career chances are pretty much over once you’re a mum? Be inspired by these women who’ve become household names since having kids
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Jourdan Dunn

This of-the-moment model had her son Riley at the age of 19, before her modeling career took really off. Now 23, Jourdan is the face has walked catwalks across the globe, scored magazine covers and has recently been named as the face of Maybelline New York. We predict this young mum is destined for big things. [REX]
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Mary Berry

Mary’s been publishing cookbooks for over 40 years, while raising her children, first appearing on screens in 1971 on Good Afternoon! when her children were toddlers. And she’s had a huge career upsurge with everyone’s favourite family baking show – The Great British Bake Off, which launched in 2010. [REX]
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Kris Jenner

Mum-of-six Kris Jenner shot to fame alongside her brood in Keeping Up With The Kardashians when it launched in 2007. While many may consider Kris to be the definition of a pushy mum, particularly with her second daughter Kim, no one can argue against the fact that she’s helped make herself and all of her six children successful. [REX]
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JK Rowling

If there ever was a rags to riches story – JK Rowling has it. The Harry Potter author went from single-handedly bringing up her eldest daughter, while living on benefits, to being a multi-millionaire in under five years. [REX]
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Sharon Osbourne

Previously only known for being Black Sabbath’s lead singer Ozzie’s wife, Sharon Osbourne paved her own way in her family’s reality television show The Osbournes in 2002. The mum-of-three has since appeared as a judge on The X Factor and hosted her own chat show and released an autobiography before being ranked as the 25th richest woman in Britain on the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List. [Corbis]
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Nigella Lawson

Nigella had her two children, Cosimo and Bruno, before her first cookbook came out in 1998. She’s since released more books, a cookware range and starred in a number of TV programmes, including her own series Nigella Bites. [REX]
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Anna Wintour

When Anna Wintour scored every fashionista’s dream job – editor of US Vogue – in 1988, she also had to juggle life as a mum of two young children. Her son Charles was just three and her daughter Katherine (known as Bee) just one year old when she started her new job. But the bob-clad icon seems to have made a success of both as to this day she still retains her position at Vogue and is frequently seen spending time with her children. [Corbis]
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Victoria Beckham

OK, so Posh was famous before having her four children, but took her career did a complete U-turn once Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper came along. The former Spice Girl left behind her ‘WAG’ label and is now a respected fashion designer with regular shows at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. [REX]
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Sofia Vergara

Before joining the cast of Modern Family and embarked on her other acting and modeling ventures, Sofia Vergara spent her time raising her son, Manolo, now 19. The actress married at the age of 18, which resulted in divorce two years later, and then raised her son singlehandedly in Columbia before moving to the US in 1998. [Corbis]
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Sam Bailey

Previously a prison guard and mum of two, Sam Bailey found fame through last year’s edition of The X Factor. The singer’s now forging a successful music career and is pregnant with her third baby – a girl. [REX]
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