5 Single Mothers on Television Doing Their Thing

This goes out to all the baby mamas.


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Taraji P. Henson - Taraji is owning her Empire on screen as Cookie and off screen as the mother of Marcel Johnson. She and Terrance Howard used to be a thing in real life back in the day, but that ended.(Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)


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Regina King - There is no force greater than a determined woman. This certainly holds true for Oscar-winning mother Regina King. In 1997, King married Ian Alexander and they had one son together. Ten years later, they split up. Since then, King has been raising her son as a single mother.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for TNT LA)


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Kelis - Her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard, and one of them happened to be Nas. After four years of sweet loving, the two split while she was seven months pregnant with her son.(Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SMIRNOFF Vodka)


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Sherri Shepherd - Ms. Sherri Shepherd is a business savvy woman on the move. She headlined her own sitcom, Sherri, on Lifetime television currently hosts Nickelodeon channel's NickMom Night Out television program. On top of making boss moves, she's also raising her son by herself.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP)


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Jill Scott - Jilly from Philly is woman with a wealth of wisdom and it comes through in her music. The singer shocked the crowd back in 2008 when she kissed her drummer Lil Jon Roberts onstage, and a year later the then couple welcomed a baby boy. However, after only a few months together, they separated and she was left a single mother. Through it all, she maintained her musical output and a budding acting career. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)