| 1.3°C Dublin

Fame and followers Irish mammies who have thousands of Instagram followers thanks to famous kids


Vogue Williams with mum Sandra Wilson

Vogue Williams with mum Sandra Wilson

Vogue Williams with mum Sandra Wilson

They are the Irish Mammies notching up thousands of followers on the gram – thanks to their famous offspring.

Vogue Williams’ mother is a dedicated follower of fashion with her pages devoted to her sartorial style.

The glamorous gran appears to have a fedora for every day of the week as she poses with the backdrop of Howth or her sun-drenched Spanish home.

It was the followers of her famous daughter who first suggested her mother Sandra Wilson should start her own Instagram account.

More than 25,000 followers later and dozens of mini-fashion shoots topped off by a jaunty headwear and she is a bonafide Instagram star.

The fashionista poses up a storm in her social media feed with backdrops of beachfronts, yachts and Howth Head.

Her tagline reads: “Documenting my love for fashion”.

In one post she revealed she and her daughter both purchased the dress she was wearing.

“Out for tapas... I love this dress it works for young and older people, my daughter got the same one #styledbysands”, she reveals.

“Love this dress, glad I copied it”, replied her daughter,

The pair have been known to wear coordinating outfits to the races and regularly swap clothes,

If Sandra Wilson is on message with her fashion-loving daughter, Sharon Higgins could not have a more different brand to reality star daughter, Maura Higgins.

While Maura Higgins is all fluttering eyelashes and barely-there outfits, her mother has an Instagram full of … birds.

The nature-loving Longford woman has amassed over 10,000 followers by posting crisp, up-close shots of feathered friends.

The picture-postcard feed has swans, a lot of appearances by robins and a series of other images of bluetits, blackbirds and greenfinches.

Keeping with the nature-theme, one of the few humans to appear is a picture of Diarmuid Gavin with Sharon from nearly three years ago with the caption: “Look who I met today one of my idols Diarmuid Gavin 2

Her daughter hilariously replies: “Never heard of him” prompting her mother to respond with “ah stop Maura ..Google him”.

Her Instagram name of Snowdrop Kisses gives a clue to her passion for nature and there is not a whisper of her famous daughter on the feed.

Maura's mother, Sharon Higgins, showed she is as honest and charming as her daughter in RTÉ Player's show Agony OAPs.

The mother-of-four showed her sense of humour when she was joined by fellow senior, Pat Spillane, in doling out advice on the series.

She even managed to discuss her daughter’s famous phrase “fanny flutters” with Mary O’Rourke on the show.

Her outspoken daughter took to Instagram herself recently to tell her three million followers of her close bond with her Longford mother.

She posted a picture of them together saying: “I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”

Her mother was the first to congratulate the grid girl when she posted about her romance with new boyfriend Chris Taylor from Dubai.

“You two are making my heart melt, so cute”, said Sharon on Instagram.

These Irish mammies turned influencers could take a leaf out of momager Kris Jenner's book.

She has nearly 38 million followers on her Instagram page which is crammed with snaps of her children and grandchildren.

Although she has the following of a medium sized country, it pales in comparison to her youngest daughter Kylie Jenner who has 203 million hanging on her every post.

This is followed by her fashion mogul daughter Kim Kardashian who has an eye-watering 193 million followers.

Supermodel Kendall has 143 million followers followed by Khloe with 123 million while the eldest sibling, Kourtney Kardashian has just over 104 million followers.

Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, also has a seven-figure following thanks to the global stardom of her daughter.

Miss Tina's Instagram account ranges from proud posts of her daughters Solange and Beyoncé, to memes, to her own motivational selfie videos.

She documents her famous friends and fabulous social calendar, and she isn't afraid to get political.

Songstress Ariana Grande is the most followed woman on Instagram with a staggering 209 million followers.

And her mother Joan has just over 650,000 followers on her account which is full of Ariana and brother Frankie and their pet dogs.

Her most recent post was a picture of her and her famous daughter next to the Mona Lisa with the caption: “My favorite picture in the world, just me, my daughter and the Mona Lisa!!! Casually phenomenal!!!”

She also shares the maternal love with her son Frankie in a touching post saying: “Love you @frankiejgrande ... what a special day and week we had... so proud of your accomplishment for the @aidslifecycle benefit... beautiful week leading up to my birthday!!”

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

Online Editors