For many, Thanksgiving 2021 looked very different than last year. With 59% of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, many families were able to gather around the turkey for the first time since March 2020 sent the world into over a year of isolation. This, of course, includes Hollywood A-listers.
From 2021 it-couple Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey to the newly reunited Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, many celebrities spent their holiday with loved ones and sharing laughs, recipes, and hugs. Seriously, who else missed hugs?? In fact, all that time apart may be why this year seemed to be an extra romantic one for couples like Kieth Urban and Nicole Kidman or Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
Here’s how your favorite celebrities celebrated Thanksgiving 2021:
Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey
Jordan and Harvey, who went public with their relationship in 2021, spent the holiday with her family, including father Steve Harvey. “We start eating early in the Harvey household,” she captioned her Instagram Story, per People. On another video of Jordan, she wrote, “fat ass over here got 3 plates @michaelbjordan 😂.”
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Per TMZ, Lopez touched down in Los Angeles on November 24 with her 13-year-old twins, Emme and Max to spend the holiday with Affleck and his kids. On Thanksgiving, she posted a video from her final day on the set of her upcoming movie The Mother, which was filmed in Canada.
“Hey everybody, it’s my last day here shooting on The Mother out in Smithers in the snow, it’s been beautiful, but tonight I’m on my way home,” she said. “I’m so excited for Thanksgiving! I hope everybody has an amazing weekend with their families and their loved ones, there’s so much to be grateful for this year. I’m on my way!”
For his first Turkey Day since splitting from Lopez, Rodriguez spent dinner with his daughters, Natasha and Ella, as well as his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, along with her husband, Angel Nicolas, and their daughter Camilla.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Stefani told Entertainment Tonight that the pair will be celebrating “the best phase of my life” with her family in Oklahoma. “It’s a tradition. My whole family flies out, and we have not been back there since the wedding. So I’m really looking forward to it,” Stefani said. “We have a new house there. We have a new life there. So it’s gonna be our first married Thanksgiving! Very grateful, very excited.”
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
“The first time I have ever been able to enjoy everyone enjoying dinner,” Teigen wrote on Instagram, marking her first Thanksgiving since going sober. “I used to start my Thanksgiving prep with a shot of cafe patron (COFFEE TEQUILA) and I’d pretty much take another every couple of hours. I didn’t even make any crucial recipe errors this year! Toot toot goes the horn! anyhoo hope you had a beautiful holiday. grateful for you and your love 💗”
“From this tipsy family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving 🍂,” Hudson wrote. In another, she shared a photo of her son, 10-year-old son Bingham “Bing” Hawn. “It’s been a family day so nice we forgot to take pics but I got this one! 👍”
Tia, Tamara, and Tahj Mowry
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
On November 25, the pop star shared an Instagram video featuring three adorable dogs she describes as her “squad.” According to People, the pup chilling in her lap is Tarzan, the dog the “Señorita” singer adopted with her ex, Shawn Mendes, last year.
“I have a lot to be thankful for, but I’m especially grateful that I gotta whole squad trying to hang w me while I meditate 🧘♀️,” Cabello wrote in the caption. “Happy gratitude day everybody!”
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