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Exclusive: Grace VanderWaal Pens Tearjerking 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Exclusive: Grace VanderWaal Pens Tearjerking 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Grace VanderWaal won our hearts with one song, while her mom stood in the wings clapping and cheering her heart out.

The singer-songwriter shot to fame after her self-written song “I Don’t Know My Name” blew the judges away on America’s Got Talent.

Still, Grace might be the first to tell you, she still has a normal life. After all, she wasn’t allowed to get Snapchat until her 13th birthday earlier this year.

Here career is taking off so fast, and someone who’s at her side the entire way — for support and to keep her grounded — is Tina Vanderwaal.

For our multi-part Mother’s Day series, Grace really wanted to tell her mom how much she cares.

Dear Mom,

You have been there supporting me since day one and showing unconditional love. You can just hang out with me and watch Netflix, but also guide me through life’s challenges and womanhood.

The words I’m typing can’t say what’s really in my heart and the best I can explain it is that I love you. So much.

You are so hard working and even though I know we fight sometimes, I know you want the best for me. You deserve a day like Mother’s Day to celebrate and acknowledge what you do every day for this whole family.

I love you Mom.

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Cameron Boyce, Lili Reinhart & More Share The Cutest Throwback Pictures for Mother's Day

Cameron Boyce, Lili Reinhart & More Share The Cutest Throwback Pictures for Mother's Day

Today is a day all about moms and all our favorite celebrities are sharing pics and messages for Mother’s Day.

Cameron Boyce, Lili Reinhart, Becky G and many, many more are paying tribute to their own moms and we just can’t get over how cute the throwback pics are or how sweet the messages are.

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“Every year I attempt to come up with a new way to say the same thing,” Cameron shared in his Instagram. “It’s difficult to explain my gratitude to a person who has given me everything in a paragraph but every year I try to do you justice.”

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Exclusive: Social Media Star Inanna Sarkis Writes the Most Raw & Poetic 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Exclusive: Social Media Star Inanna Sarkis Writes the Most Raw & Poetic 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Sometimes it’s hard to speak from the heart, but when we asked social media star Inanna Sarkis to write a letter of gratitude to her mother, she knew exactly the love she wanted to bestow on her.

Inanna‘s letter to her mom is every one of us who followed our dreams (or are thinking about following our dreams), even if that means moving away from the people you love the most.

The Canadian-born model and actress (who has close to five million followers) may be having the best time of her life living in Los Angeles and making hilarious YouTube videos with her best friend Lele Pons, but Inanna — who turns 23 on May 15 — will never forget exactly how and why she got there.

In our multi-part series, Inanna shares her raw emotion about how much her mother has affected her life.

Dear Mom,

I’m sorry for not always answering your calls,
for the short talks & goodbyes.
I’m sorry for not always being grateful,
but I do cherish that love in your eyes.

I may not need you to hold me,
but I only strive because you support me,

You’re my best friend,
my motivation,
the reason for who I am,
no need for explanation.

It hurts writing this now,
thousands of miles away,
knowing I can’t be there with you,
on this special day,

Instead I send this as a thank you,
And seal it with all the love & strength,
all the devotion & courage you’ve granted me
In hopes that I one day, maybe,
I will achieve all that you’ve dreamt for me.

XO
Your Daughter Inanna

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Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Sofia Wylie & 'Andi Mack' Cast Honor Their Moms On Mother's Day

Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Sofia Wylie & 'Andi Mack' Cast Honor Their Moms On Mother's Day

If you’ve watch the new Disney Channel show, Andi Mack, you know what it’s all about.

However, if you haven’t, the show focuses on Andi, who has just found out that the woman she called her sister is actually her mother, and her life is forever changed.

The cast of the show — Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel and Joshua Rush — are now paying tribute to their own moms with sweet messages and they’re only on JJJ!

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Exclusive: Lilimar Pens Heartwarming 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Exclusive: Lilimar Pens Heartwarming 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Lilimar Hernandez may be only 16 years old, but the Venezuelan actress has already managed to charm the world with her performance as Sophie on Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs, a show about breaking barriers and balancing teenage life.

She definitely couldn’t have done it without her mother’s jokes.

Every time we see Lilimar and her mom, they make you feel warm and loved and special.

For our multi-part Mother’s Day series, Lilimar wrote a letter to her mother, Mayte Ruiz Hernandez, to tell her how much she means to her.

Dear Mom,

It’s kind of hard to explain just how much you mean to me in one little letter.

It would take more than a thousand words to fully thank you for everything you’ve done for me, but here’s a couple! Thank you for all your sacrifices. Thank you for all your wise words. Thank you for all the jokes. Thank you for all the care.

Most importantly, thank you for all your love. Precisely because of you, is why I am able to succeed in such a hard industry, and never lose myself as a person or as an artist. Can’t wait for many more adventures with you! (Btw thanks for actually laughing at all my lame jokes, means a lot ;)

With a looooootta love,
Lilimar


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Exclusive: Lele Pons Writes Heartfelt 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Exclusive: Lele Pons Writes Heartfelt 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Social Media influencer Lele Pons is literally on top of the world, thanks, in part, to her loving mother.

The 20-year-old star from Caracas, Venezuela, has racked up over 22 million followers and her adorable personality and cleverly crafted, everybody-can-relate-to videos make us laugh every single day.

Lele is one of the funniest personalities on the internet, but growing up wasn’t easy for her.

That’s why Lele wants to give her mom, Anna Maronese, a sincere thank you for helping her every step of the way.

For our multi-part Mother’s Day series, Lele penned a letter to her mother, straight from her heart.

Querida mamá,

Eres la luz de mi vida. Te quiero más que todo en el mundo. No sería la mujer que soy hoy sin ti.

I love you so much! Thank you for everything you’ve done to help raise me into the woman I am today. I wouldn’t be where I am without your love and support.

Growing up wasn’t always easy. From moving to another country to experiencing bullying in school, there were a lot of tough times. I knew that I could, and still can, always count on you to teach me how to be strong and how to be happy with myself.

I hope one day I can be half as amazing as you are. You make me want to be better in everything I do. Thank you for always being there for me!

Te quiero mucho,
Lele

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Exclusive: Niki DeMartino Pens Gorgeous 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Exclusive: Niki DeMartino Pens Gorgeous 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Niki DeMartino is in awe of her mother.

She and her twin sister, Gabi, would tear up the house scrambling to film a YouTube video. And her mom, Nelida (Nelly) DeMartino, just watched with patience and support.

And thank goodness for that, because today the twins are incredibly successful Youtube vloggers, singers, and lifestyle influencers.

As a young adult now, 22-year-old Niki admires how her mom has always been fiercely supportive and intensely empowering.

As part of our multi-part Mother’s Day series, Niki wrote a sweet letter to her mother to tell her how grateful she is.

Dear Mom,

I still don’t know how you did it/do it. You’re seriously the closest thing to a super-mom in my eyes. You weren’t just a mom, but you gave me the most fun childhood while teaching me how to be a good person.

Now, getting older, I’ve really began to reflect on how selfless you were raising us. Somehow, you managed to work full time yet still be at all our field hockey games, talent shows, dance recitals, and sat through our “shows” we performed in the basement.

You also drove us to school every morning in your scrubs, helped us with homework or studying for hours after school and made sure we were ready for the next day ahead.

Most importantly, you always encouraged us to be ourselves. You’ve never doubted us or our dreams as unattainable as they sounded, and as many times as other kids or parents would laugh at them. You’ve been all of our number one cheerleader and made us believe in ourselves. Any success or goal I’ve ever accomplished is all because of you.

Thank you for letting us tear apart the house and turn it into different sets to film our videos. Thanks for being patient when we fight, and thanks for always looking out for us. One day, I hope to be at least half the mom you are. You’ve set the standards pretty high.

I love you mama,
Niki

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Exclusive: Lizzy Greene Writes 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

Exclusive: Lizzy Greene Writes 'Letter to Mom' for JJJ's Mother's Day Series

At the young age of 14, Lizzy Greene has already had acting training that would make older people envious.

The Texas native has attend both the John D’Aquino’s Young Actors Intensive and the Fun House Theater and Film school.

Thanks to her supportive mom, Amy, Lizzy has gotten to live out her dream, especially after she landed her first big role on Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

Next up, Lizzy is going to be one of YSBNow‘s Girls of Summer.

For our multi-part Mother’s Day series, Lizzy wanted to thank her mom for everything she’s done for her.

Dear Mom,

Thank you times a million. You are always there for me and do so much for me. So thank you!! You are my role model, and my rock. You have taught me so much and raised me to be my best self.

Thank you for supporting me throughout my journey of growing up and being on NRDD. Happy Mother’s Day. I hope your day is extra special, just like you are.

I love you to the moon and back!

Love,
Lizzy


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