10 Times Molly Ringwald Was The Best Mom In Secret Life

Anne Scott, we love you. 💗


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You can now watch every episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager right here on Freeform. Start streaming this groundbreaking show to see
Molly Ringwald star as Anne Scott (formerly Juergens), the no-nonsense mom of
Shailene Woodley (Amy Juergens). Check out the times she was the best mom below or binge them all for yourself right now.

1. The time she let Ashley wear that tube top, despite knowing how much George (and his ex-wife Kathleen) would disapprove.

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Anne knew that all teenagers need a healthy dose of rebellious self-expression.

2. When she let Ashley move out with George even though it hurt her.

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Sometimes the right thing to do if you love someone is to let them go, no matter how much it hurts.

3. All the times she supported Amy during her pregnancy.

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From first discovering the truth, to helping her figure out her options, to the adoption falling through ... Anne was there for Amy no matter what.

4. When she listened to Ashley's heartfelt plea to try and keep the family together.

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Even though she and George had a difficult past, she was determined to make it work for her daughters.

5. And when, despite how hard they tried to make it work, she called off her remarriage to George.

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Anne knew that the family would never truly be happy if she and George kept pretending they wanted to be together.

6. When she encouraged Amy to face her conflicted feelings about Ricky and to process the anger she felt towards Adrian and Ben.

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Sure, there was a lot of hurt on all sides here and Amy had every reason to avoid it — but Anne was so right about the importance of standing up to it all.

7. And then when she counseled Amy through her anxiety about having sex with Ricky, after she finally decided to be with him.

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Most moms are wise, but Anne is just that little bit wiser.

8. That time Anne suspected Amy might not want to marry Ricky.

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Moms just know when you're not feeling good about a decision — it's a maternal sixth sense.

9. But she listened to her daughter and threw herself into planning the perfect wedding anyway.

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#JustAmazingMomThings

10. And, finally, when Anne confronted Amy about her future right before the heartbreaking series finale.

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It might have stung for Amy to hear this, but that's just how tough love works.

Which Molly Ringwald moment from Secret Life was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Binge all five seasons of The Secret Life of the American Teenager right now on Freeform.

S1 E1

Falling in Love

S1 E2

You Are My Everything

S1 E3

I Feel Sick

S1 E4

Caught

S1 E5

What Have You Done to Me?

S1 E6

Love for Sale

S1 E7

Absent

S1 E8

Your Cheatin' Heart

S1 E9

Slice of Life

S1 E10

Back to School Special

S1 E11

Just Say No

S1 E12

The Secret Wedding of the American Teenager

S1 E13

Baked Nevada

S1 E14

The Father and the Son

S1 E15

That's Enough of That

S1 E16

Chocolate Cake

S1 E17

Unforgiven

S1 E18

Making up Is Hard to Do

S1 E19

Money for Nothing Chicks for Free

S1 E20

Maybe Baby

S1 E21

Whoomp! (There It Is)

S1 E22

One Night at Band Camp

S1 E23

And Unto Us, a Child Is Born

S2 E1

The Big One

S2 E2

What's Done Is Done

S2 E3

Par For The Course

S2 E4

Ciao

S2 E5

Born Free

S2 E6

The Summer of Our Discontent

S2 E7

Summertime

S2 E8

A New Kind of Green

S2 E9

Hot Nuts

S2 E10

Knocked Up, Who's There?

S2 E11

Cramped

S2 E12

Be My, Be My Baby

S2 E13

You Don't Know What You've Got

S2 E14

'Til It's Gone

S2 E15

Loved and Lost

S2 E16

Just Say Me

S2 E17

The Second Time Around

S2 E18

Let's Try That Again

S2 E19

The Rhythm of Life

S2 E20

Mistakes Were Made

S2 E21

Choices

S2 E22

Good Girls & Boys

S2 E23

I Got You, Babe

S2 E24

Ben There, Done That

S3 E1

Do Over

S3 E2

Accentuate The Positive

S3 E3

Get Out Of Town

S3 E4

Goodbye Amy Juergens

S3 E5

Which Way Did She Go?

S3 E6

She Went That A'way

S3 E7

New York, New York

S3 E8

The Sounds of Silence

S3 E9

Chicken Little

S3 E10

My Girlfriend's Back

S3 E11

Lady Liberty

S3 E12

Sweet and Sour

S3 E13

Up All Night

S3 E14

Rules Of Engagement

S3 E15

Who Do You Trust

S3 E16

Mirrors

S3 E17

Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner

S3 E18

Another Proposal

S3 E19

Deeper and Deeper

S3 E20

Moving in and Out

S3 E21

Young at Heart

S3 E22

Loose Lips

S3 E23

Round II

S3 E24

It's Not Over Till It's Over

S3 E25

To Be...

S3 E26

...Or Not To Be

S4 E1

When One Door Closes

S4 E2

Another One Opens

S4 E3

When Opportunity Knocks

S4 E4

One Foot out the Door

S4 E5

Hole in the Wall

S4 E6

Don't Go In There!

S4 E7

Cute

S4 E8

Dancing With the Stars

S4 E9

Flip Flop

S4 E10

4/1/01

S4 E11

The Games We Play

S4 E12

Pomp

S4 E13

And Circumstance

S4 E14

Smokin Like a Virgin

S4 E15

Defiance

S4 E16

They Gotta Eat

S4 E17

Suddenly This Summer

S4 E18

The Beach Is Back

S4 E19

The Splits

S4 E20

Strange Familiar

S4 E21

Allies

S4 E22

The Text Best Thing

S4 E23

4Snp

S4 E24

Love is Love

S5 E1

To Begin With...

S5 E2

Shotgun

S5 E3

I Do and I Don't

S5 E4

Lies and Byes

S5 E5

Past History

S5 E6

Holy Rollers

S5 E7

Girlfriends

S5 E8

Setting Things Straight

S5 E9

Property Not For Sale

S5 E10

Regrets

S5 E11

Half Over

S5 E12

Hedy's Happy Holiday House

S5 E13

To Each Her Own

S5 E14

It's a Miracle

S5 E15

Untying the Knot

S5 E16

Shiny and New

S5 E17

Fraid So

S5 E18

Money for Nothin

S5 E19

Interference

S5 E20

First and Last

S5 E21

All My Sisters With Me

S5 E22

When Bad Things Happen to Bad People

S5 E23

Caught in a Trap

S5 E24

Thank You and Goodbye

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