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11/07/2013 06:48 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2013

Celebrity Moms Reveal How They Cope With An Empty Nest

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There's nothing quite as lonely as when your kids have grown up and flown away, leaving you with a house full of empty bedrooms and bittersweet memories. But take heart -- you're not alone.

Even celebrities experience "empty nest syndrome." Talk show maven Kathie Lee Gifford has been coping with an empty nest since her children went off to college. She suggests closing their bedroom doors to resist the temptation of going in, having get-togethers with other empty nesters, and finding something to do to fill up your time so you're too tired to think about missing your kids.

So until you figure out what to do with the spare rooms or what your next career move will be, click through our slideshow to see how these successful celebrities have thrived post-empty nest and what they've learned about coping:

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