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About the Moms
Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, THE MOMS, are co-creators of a multi-platform lifestyle brand featured on TV, online, in print, in taxicabs and they hosted the nationwide radio program The MOMS with Denise & Melissa on SiriusXM Stars from 2013-2016.
Albert and Gerstein have turned motherhood into a major business venture that reaches millions of parents each month. The MOMS created a town hall event series that they moderate called Mamarazzi® where they provide influential moms and media access to celebrities to discuss topics surrounding parenting. Recent Mamarazzi events have included celebrity guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull. The MOMS have also hosted many non-profit events including an event with Jada Pinkett Smith to raise awareness for Human Trafficking.
THE MOMS regularly partner with film distributors, book publishers and celebrity publicists to present engaging and informative conversations around topics important to parents year round. They have also been spokespersons for Netflix, Norwegian Cruise Line and Ford’s Warriors in Pink..
Albert and Musen Gerstein have presented their fashion show for moms during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week three times called Strut, The Fashionable Mom Show, which they co-founded and showcases a wide range of apparel for real moms. It’s the first runway show where the models are all moms – in all shapes and sizes – featuring affordable fashionable looks as the models dance down the runway. All mom models walk to raise awareness for their favorite charity.
From 2010-2011, The MOMS created and hosted a half-hour TV show with NBC called Moms & the City and A Dad Named David. The MOMS are regular contributors to The Huffington Post Parents and Denise to Huffington Post Divorce and have appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America and Fox News Channel among many others.
Albert and Gerstein have 5 children between the two of them and reside in New York City.