02/12/2014 02:27 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2014

These Celebrity Men Love Their Moms, Would Totally Make Them Their Valentines

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we'd just like to put out the reminder that there's no shame at all in declaring your mom or dad as your valentine. In fact, it's encouraged.

It's hard not to swoon when a larger-than-life celebrity proclaims his love for his mother by walking her down the red carpet or publicly thanking her for his success.

Just look at Tom Hiddleston. He's something of a sensation lately, and for good reason. Success and dashing good-looks aside, Hiddleston's a polite young man whose comments about the strength of women (and his mother in particular) in Elle UK's March issue are making fans ask "can we be your valentine?"

And Hiddleston's not the only one. These celebrity men prove that even when a guy's in a relationship, his first valentine is his mom.

  • Tom Hiddleston
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    In an interview with Elle UK, the English actor opened up about his thoughts on women ... and they only made him more lovable. “I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it,” he said.
  • Colin Farrell
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    Farrell may have a pretty thick wild-child streak, but credits his mother with teaching him "amazing manners." In 2008, she accompanied him to the Academy Awards and got to see how her etiquette lessons paid off.
  • Javier Bardem
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    Bardem brought his mother on a date to the 2008 Oscars, where he won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "No Country For Old Men." Halfway through his giddy acceptance speech, Bardem switched from English to Spanish to thank his mother and dedicate the win to her.
  • Justin Timberlake
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    All "Motherlover" jokes aside, Timberlake really does love his mom. In 2011, he brought his mother, rather than his then-girlfriend Jessica Biel, to the Academy Awards and they absolutely tore up the red carpet together.
  • Matthew McConaughey
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    When McConaughey accepted his Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club," he was sure to mention his mother. He thanked his mom for turning off the television set when he was young, and telling him "don't watch somebody on TV do it for you, get out there and do it for yourself." Sounds like his mom is his biggest fan and supporter!
  • Ryan Gosling
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    Gosling and his mother are extremely close, partially thanks to the year that she spent homeschooling him while he was young. In an interview with The Telegraph, he talked about the respect and love he feels for his mother and sister. "I feel like I think like a woman, because I grew up with my mother and my sister so I've just been programmed to think like a girl," he said. 'I'm attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life."
  • Bradley Cooper
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    When Cooper's father was sick with cancer, he moved home to support and spend time with his struggling parents. After his father died, the devoted son returned to California and brought his mother to live with him in his Los Angeles home. "I love having her," he told Esquire, regarding the living situation. "I wouldn't have it any other way."
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
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    After winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his work in "The Wolf of Wall Street," DiCaprio told Access Hollywood that his mom is the secret behind his success. “She supported this little kid who said, ‘I want to be an actor,’ at 12 years old, which is ridiculous, and she drove me to all these auditions,” he said. “She’s the only reason I’m able to do what I do.”