5 Stars Who Make Family Their First Priority

Putting their family first, these 5 stars say they don’t mind how much their careers may suffer as long as their family is happy. Some are working moms and say that while they try to achieve a balance between home and work life, their children are what is most important to them and they don’t want to miss any big moments of their growth. Others just want to be close to family and are willing to make sacrifices to make sure they can be around the people closest to them always.

Emma Watson


Emma says those close to her come first: “Friends and family come first and work comes second, that’s just how I live my life. I try to step away from the entertainment industry when I go and study – that gives me more time. I did my third year in Oxford, so that I could be around my family. Ultimately they’re the priority. I don’t put anything above them.”

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada only wants to work when she feels her family is stable and happy: ”My family is my priority. If my family is stable and everyone has what they need, then I look at a way to fit in a creative endeavour. My kids are becoming older and there is less of a need for me to remain stationary. I really look at what is happening (in my family) and stay present – the formula is always shifting.”

Jessica Alba

Jessica wants to be there for her daughters most of all: ”[Being a mom is] my priority. I feel like they’re growing up too fast, and I want to freeze them in time. I don’t think that’s going to happen because every day they’re just getting taller and sometimes more sassy.”

Salma Hayek

Salma’s family has given her the most fulfilment:  ”I wouldn’t have had a fulfilling life if I hadn’t been able to start my own family. Being a good wife and mother is what matters to me most. Nothing gives me greater happiness than seeing the smile on my daughter’s face.”

Victoria Beckham

Victoria may run her own fashion label, but she makes sure her family come first: “I work hard but my husband and my kids are my priority. I`m not doing anything different from any other working mother. I have four kids but I get on with my life. Being a mum is difficult. There`s no rulebook, I’m just doing the best I can for David and them.”