DEAR MAMA Red carpet photo gallery for Halle Berry, La La Anthony, Mary J. Blige, and more

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals

VH1’s Dear Mama special is back for the second year running, and the network got a truly impressive array of stars to come out in honor of their mothers! “On Mother’s Day,” the network “goes all out to celebrate the matriarchs that laid the foundation,” so co-hosts Power‘s LaLa Anthony and Black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson will see to it that mothers everywhere get their due.

The long list of multi-faceted thanks includes, for starters, a “soulful tribute” from Maxwell and a mysterious, kept-under-wraps performance from Mary J. Blige (who was added relatively last-minute) alongside Gladys Knight. Billboard also reports that Ludacris gave a heartwarming speech; Chris Paul and his brother (and manager) C.J. appeared in a video interview with their mother Robin where they talked Robin coaching their childhood basketball team; and DJ Khaled gushing over his fiancée Nicole Tuck and their infant son Asad.

And, in particularly heartbreaking fashion, Robin Thicke performed a medley of two songs–the themes from Different Strokes and Facts of Life–that his mother Gloria Loring co-wrote with Robin’s father Alan, who died unexpectedly and tragically late last year.

Though many of the celebs involved with Dear Mama did indeed bring their mothers along, it seems not every mother wanted to bother with the hubub of the red carpet. So we’ll start our Dear Mama red carpet photo gallery with some snaps of the stars & mamas who did:

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Ludacris and his mother Roberta

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Mary J. Blige, her mother Cora, and her father Thomas

In addition, Halle Berry walked the red carpet with the mother to whom she presented an honor from the Jenesse Center, a Los Angeles-based, “nationally recognized domestic violence prevention and intervention organization.” Berry has worked with Jenessee for years, most notably with her “What A Little Love Can Do” project, and was all too happy to use Dear Mama to raise the organization’s profile:

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals

LaLaAnthony was honored by her son, Kiyan:

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Co-host LaLa Anthony and her son Kiyan

Though she made sure to step out in front of the cameras alone as well:

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
LaLa Anthony flying solo for the moment

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Jasmine Sanders and Terrence J

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Rocsi Diaz

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Maxwell

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
LaTina Webb

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Kelly Rowland

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Dalvin DeGrate

VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' - Arrivals
Co-host Anthony Anderson

In addition, we couldn’t resist supplementing our Dear Mama red carpet photo gallery with this picture from Kelly Rowland’s Instagram page:

Get ready for the VH1 "DEAR MAMA" special!! Featuring these FLY MAMA's! ?:Gilbert Flores

A post shared by Kelly Rowland (@kellyrowland) on

The second-annual Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms airs Monday, May 8th at 10 PM on VH1.

(Photo credits: Dear Mama Red carpet photo gallery via FayesVision / WENN.com)


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