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Mommy Dearest

Celebrity dads gush about their wives as moms

What does Scott Disick think about Kourtney Kardashian as a mom? How does Dean McDermott feel about pampering Tori Spelling? In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked some of our favorite celebrity dads to tell us what amazes them about their wives as mothers. After all, what mom doesn’t appreciate hearing what a great job she’s doing?

Dean McDermott, on Tori Spelling: “Mother’s day is so important to me because I lost my mom when I was 15, so I never got a chance to shower her with all the wonderful things she deserved in life. She worked so hard to give us everything, and took nothing in return. She was selfless. Now I get to shower T with all the things she deserves, and smother her with affection. T is such an amazing mother, and is devoted to our little clan, and spends every extra second she has with them showering them with love. She is such a sweet and generous person she needs her own day. Super Mom-Wonder Woman Day, but for now we’ll stick with Mother’s day. The kids and I are so blessed to have her in our lives, we try to make every day Mother’s Day.”

Alexis Denisof, on Alyson Hannigan: “Alyson is an amazing mom. She is really enjoying motherhood. She is loving, nurturing and fun. It is the purest expression of love I have ever witnessed, and I feel lucky to be part of it.”

Mark Feuerstein, on Dana Klein: “Towards the end of last year, my wife managed to write two television pilots while simultaneously taking care of two kids and giving birth to a third—and in addition to all this, wrote every single thank you note for every baby gift we got. When you marry someone, you can’t know what it’ll be like in the trenches of parenthood . . . I lucked out beyond my wildest dreams.”

Keith Zubchevich, on Nancy O’Dell: “I fell in love with Nancy for the woman she is, I adore her for the mother she is. I have two sons from a previous marriage and a daughter with Nancy. She treats all three children with such love and care, when I see her with them it makes me fall in love with her more every day. She’s my perfect woman, and my children’s perfect mom.”

Scott Disick, on Kourtney Kardashian: “What makes Kourtney a special mom is her dedication and unconditional love for my son.”

Ricky Schroder, to his wife Andrea Schroder: “Andrea, your example for our children, in so many ways, is the single most important factor in the beautiful people they’ve become. You’re my best friend and so much more. Love Ricky.”

Rodney Peete, on Holly Robinson Peete: “Holly is a strong woman, committed wife and best of all she is always “present” with our children. Being there is the best gift a parent can give their children. She is involved in every aspect of their lives. She is the best mom I know!”

Gilles Marini, on Carole Marini: “Carole is a very patient Mom. She makes us grounded and proud to be a family.  She always pushes the kids to be good people, and never gives up on anything.  She is an amazing woman, mother and wife. We are very fortunate to have her in our lives.”

Ed Begley, Jr., on Rachelle Carson: “My wife Rachelle is a terrific mother on so many levels. She loves and cares for our 10-year-old with the strength and grace of a lioness. She truly is Mother Earth around here.”

—Photographs courtesy of Keith Zubchevich, Gilles Marini, Ricky Schroder, Ed Begley, Jr. and Rodney Peete