12 Famous Women Share Lessons Their Mothers Taught Them

Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Julia Roberts and others opened up about their moms.

— -- Happy Mother's Day!

Today's holiday is a celebration of mothers everywhere, but it also marks an opportunity to reflect on what they've taught us.

Celebrities from Julia Roberts to Jennifer Lopez have shared lessons they've learned from their mothers, and ABC News has compiled them below.

Julia Roberts

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Jennifer Lopez

Now a mother herself, the "Scandal" star said she wants to emulate her own mom. "She didn’t instruct, she lived by example. Actions are more powerful that what you say. And, [watching my mom] gave me room to discover my own path," she said. "I want my daughter to find her own path, but what’s more important is her relationship with self. Knowing that she feels good and deserves to take the time and invest in herself and not worry about other think about her is important to me.”