Colin Kaepernick’s mother shared a tribute to her son that has us tearing up during VH1’s “Dear Mama” event. See the touching clip, plus flicks of Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, Naomi Campbell and more at Tiffany & Co.’s “Paper Flowers” event inside…
It’s almost that time of year again where we shower our mothers with love and gratitude for everything they do.
Right before Mother’s Day, VH1 hosted its annual “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms” event to honor mothers with celebrity guests paying tribute to the women who have shaped their success. “black-ish” actress Anthony Anderson returned as host for the third time alongside “Power” star LaLa Anthony for the celebration of motherhood inside The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A.
Former NFL baller Colin Kaepernick hit the stage to honor his mom Teresa Kaepernick during the event, however, Teresa turned the tables with a heartfelt message to her courageous son.
The NFL mom shared with the audience how she much admires her son’s caring and patient spirit. She showered him with praise and made sure he knew she appreciates his selfless acts, putting his dreams on hold for the greater good.
“You were kind and patient with those who needed help since the time you were a very young child and you’ve always been very persistent and tenacious in pursuit of anything that you desired, but I admire that trait in you as well because it’s what took you to fulfillment of your dream to be an NFL quarterback,” she told her son.
“When you see injustice in this world, you are not the kind of man who sits back and hopes that someone else will deal with it even though it may mean sacrificing your dreams,” she concluded.
See the touching moment below:
.@Kaepernick7's mother, Teresa, shares with us why she is so proud of Colin. And we're right there with you!!
— VH1 (@VH1) May 5, 2018
Also hitting the stage...
Guests were treated with performances by Teyana Taylor and Bobby Brown. Y’all know the energy was high with them two cutting up on stage.
R&B crooner Ne-Yo, singing legend Patti Labelle and Jhene Aiko also hit the stage to perform:
YAS Patti! She looked AH-MAZING.
Jhene's daughter Namiko Browner surprised her mother with flowers after her performance. Too cute.
Anthony Anderson brought his infectious personality to the stage as he co-hosted alongside LaLa Anthony. Throughout the show, Diddy and Gabrielle Union were tapped to present:
On the carpet...
It was a family affair as Colin brought his mother Teresa, his dad Rick Kaepernick and his girlfriend/HOT 97 personality Nessa.
Speaking of family affairs...
The Hip Hop mogul brought out his WHOLE gang to celebrate the family matriarch, Janice Combs.
We see you Mama Combs!
Teyana Taylor's mother Nikki Taylor hit the carpet with her daughter looking more like her sister.
Co-host LaLa Anthony snapped it up with her mom Carmen Surillo before getting to her hosting duties with Anthony Anderson.
"Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union and her mother Theresa Union were dressed in their Sunday's best.
Bobby Brown had his crew with him, including his wife Alicia Etheredge, son Cassius Brown, and daughters Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown and Hendrix Estelle Sheba Brown.
Mom-of-two Lauren London struck a pose in a black see-through dress on the pink carpet.
"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman and daughter Lyric Anderson served some fly mother-daughter vibes.
Meanwhile, Tami's "BBW" co-star Jackie Christie served up sex appeal in a see-through dress.
"BBW" star Malaysia Pargo was also in attendace...and made a statement.
Ne-Yo flashed a smile on the pink carpet before hitting the stage.
Be sure to tune in to "Dead Mama: A Love Letter to Moms" on Monday, May 7th at 9pm EST on VH1 ahead of Mother's Day.
At another event...
Come through high fashion!
Zendaya looked absolutely STUNNING when she popped up at the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers event and Believe In Dreams campaign launch in NYC. The Hollywood starlet wowed in a dramatic baby blue DICE KAYEK puff sleeve dress paired with polka dot Christian Louboutin pumps. She always gets it right!
Tiffany & Co.’s artistic director Reed Krakoff (above) threw the soiree to celebrate his first jewelry line for the brand, dubbed "Paper Flowers." And the decor certainly fit the theme. Paper flowers were everywhere.
"Grown-ish" starlet Yara Shahidi rolled up on the scene in a black Prade dress. Simple, yet elegant.
Today, Yara is hosting a panel with former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth at the United State of Women Summit in L.A. today.
Rapper ASAP Ferg, who is featured in Tiffany’s latest ad campaign alongside actress Elle Fanning, hit the stage to perform a modern day spin on “Moon River,” the theme from Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Elle.
Runway stunna Naomi Campbell showed off in a SUKEINA ensemble. We feelin' it?
Designer Dapper Dan, who recently partnered up with Gucci, was also in the mix.
Singer Justine Skye posed it up in HELMUT LANG threads accessorized with an Alexander Wang bag.
She nabbed photo-ops with model Hailey Baldwin and Magic Johnson's daughter Elisa Johnson: