Shrek's mother was the mother of Shrek, the mother-in-law of Princess Fiona, and their children's paternal grandmother.


Shrek the Musical

Shrek lived with his parents until his 7th birthday. Although they didn't want him to go, they had to follow the "ogre rules". They also told him that he will be lonely for his whole life and nobody will like him.

Shrek the Third

She was mentioned by Shrek, stating that Arthur had a far better father as Shrek's parents allegedly wanted to eat him by bathing him in barbecue sauce and making him sleep with an apple in his mouth. Her fate is unknown as her son never speaks of either of his parents at any other time and she is never seen meeting her daughter-in-law or her grandchildren. We can assume she is either deceased or her son never spoke to her again.

Shrek Comics

Shrek's mom and dad

Shrek's mom and dad as they appear in the comics

In one of the issues, Shrek's dad and mom pay a surprise visit to his swamp. Upon entering his house, they meet the ogre triplets, with Shrek's dad being repulsed by them being labeled as "cute". He insists that they learn about how to be fearsome monsters. When seeing Shrek try to scare somebody, he accidentally "terrifies" the Three Little Pigs, who aren't scared of him since they're his friends. Shrek's dad scoffs him for this, saying that "if I were one of those babies, I'd be ashamed to call you my dad". He then goes to a local mini-golf course to see his son prove to him that he still has what it takes to be an ogre. Once again, it fails, with everyone in the area celebrating upon Shrek's famous roar. Now severely disappointed, he and Shrek's mother continue to criticize his lack of true ogre behavior. This angers Fiona, who is furious at their rudeness towards her husband, claiming that if they don't like how they're living their live and raising their kids, they can go back to whatever dark and lonely swamp they crawled out of. Shrek's dad is gleeful upon the sight of Fiona's pure anger, and now believes that his grandchildren are in good hands. Shrek's mom adds on saying that Shrek needs to listen to his wife more often, as he could learn a lot from her.


  • In the filmmakers' commentary for the first Shrek, it was revealed that she and Shrek's father were going to be Scottish immigrants moving to the land of Duloc.
    • This concept was removed once Mike Myers joined the film's production.
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