Parents on social media can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be weirdly endearing when they start posting blurry selfies and discover the joy of using emojis in their Instagram captions, but it can be less than appealing when they start pulling out the most embarrassing pictures of you for their Throwback Thursdays and start commenting on every single post, from you as well as all your friends.
It might help to know that your mom and dad aren’t exactly alone in their social media faux pas. In fact, a recent slew of celebrity parents have joined Instagram, bringing joy and delight to our feeds and probably some embarrassment to their famous progeny.
From Tina Knowles Lawson’s selfies with Blue Ivy to Drake’s dad’s thirst-trap posts, here are the best (and at times, most embarrassing) celeb parent Instagrams you really should be following.
Tina Knowles Lawson
Ms. Tina is the real Knowles MVP when it comes to Instagram. Despite the fact that she’s birthed two of the most important women in pop culture, she keeps it real online, documenting trips to Costco and taking blurry selfies with her grandkids, proving that she’s just like your mom, but her daughters just happen to be Beyoncé and Solange and her grandbaby is Blue Ivy.
One look at Chrissy Teigen‘s mother’s Instagram and you’ll see that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Vilailuck’s Instagram is filled with lots of shameless food pics, proud pics of her model daughter, and some trademark witticisms with gratuitous emoji usage, as all good parental captions are wont to be. Extra points go to Vilailuck for being up on her app game with Bitmoji usage—advanced parental social media skills!
The OG of all parents on Instagram, Kris has her social media game on lock when it comes to the ’Gram. Whether she’s promoting her daughters’ various business ventures, taking pictures of her grandchildren, or merely being a proud mama of every single Kardashian/Jenner, Kris knows to give credit where it is due, by tagging her children and friends in both the caption and often with a regram. Kris also posts some of the most revealing throwbacks on Instagram—her pics of a young Kim aren’t something you’ll want to miss.
As the mother of Public School and DKNY designer Dao-Yi Chow, Eva has some of the best access to the fashion industry, which she faithfully and wittily ‘grams between food pics and throwback snaps. She’s also quite active with her likes and comments, which makes her one of the hippest septuagenarians on our feeds.
John Legend’s father has not only a successful hat line but arguably the best Instagram handle on the Web—Popz Topz! Follow his account for wonderful updates about his hat designs, candid pics of John Legend and fam, and Instagram videos of dad things like carving turkeys.
There are no words to describe what a gem Dennis Graham is. Not only did he help contribute to the existence of Drake on this fine earth, but you can see where Aubrey’s dad swag came from. Dennis’s Instagram account is a delightful mixture of odd celebrity besties (John Mayer? Justin Bieber?!), screenshots, and proud dad pics of Drake. Don’t be surprised if you see some thirst-trap snaps on his account as well—despite having a girlfriend, Mr. Graham seems to be quite the ladies’ man. Dennis also seems to be dabbling with some Face Tuning.
Like most moms out there, Yolanda Foster loves a good selfie, some inspirational quotes, and lots of pictures of her kids, from both the past and the present. Following her will ensure lots of pics of Bella and Gigi Hadid as well as their brother Anwar; her inspirational quotes, however, are what really take the cake, as well as her smoking-hot throwback pics from her days as a model.