Some celebrities are spent New Year’s Eve right in Times Square as performers, while most were just counting down to 2021 in the safety of their homes. Here’s how your favorite stars were celebrating!
New Year’s Eve is usually a night for celebrities to headline packed concerts in Times Square and attend big parties. The pandemic, however, forced these fun-loving celebrities to spend the final hours of 2021 much differently. Even with a ban on crowds and social distancing orders in place, many celebrities still managed to improvise with safe celebrations — and some still performed for the New Year’s Eve ball drop celebration in NYC’s Times Square (not with the usual spectators, of course). Check out how the stars counted down to midnight and left this hard year behind:
Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova, 55, didn’t have many words for her followers on New Year’s Eve, but she made sure that with her final post in 2020, she let everyone know how she really felt about the past 12 months of life on Earth. “F U 2020”, she captioned the image on Instagram, in which she can be seen flipping off the camera. She, like many others, didn’t love 2020, and as you’ll see below, she’s not the only celebrity who felt this way about the year that brought us a worldwide pandemic and took Kobe Bryant from us.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Just like us, Sarah Michelle Gellar, 43, is over 2020! The Buffy, The Vampire Slayer was all-smiles as she hilariously flipped the bird to the camera in her Dec. 31 post. “This is my goodbye to 2020. I have hope for 2021,” the actress — who is mom to kids Charlotte Grace Prinze, 11, and Rocky James Prinze, 8, began. “I hope my children can step foot in a classroom for the first time since March. I hope to hug my friends back home in NYC that I haven’t seen since March….Let me be the first tell you, my life is not perfect. In fact this year was the hardest I can remember. But it also had its beauty,” she added, reflecting on spending time with her children and husband Freddie Prinze Jr.
“I will always find the joy in that (even though at times I too get frustrated) And yes, I would love to find myself in new places, exploring new surroundings, but I will continue to choose to be part of the solution and follow the guidelines. I will make the most of this time even though it’s challenging,” she penned.
bye 2020, it’s been weird. pic.twitter.com/vQoZVSamkB
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 31, 2020
Taylor Swift, 31, had quite the 2020 dropping surprise albums Folklore and Evermore in quarantine — but even she’s over this year. The “Willow” singer brought the chuckles as she bundled up in an oversized grizzly bear costume and striped pink pajamas. “bye 2020, it’s been weird,” she attached to the image, which showed off her makeup-free complexion.
Scott Disick, 37, is looking forward to greener pastures in 2021. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and dad-of-three posed in front of a private jet and his pricey black Bugatti for a Dec. 30 post. “Ready for 2021. Let’s [pray] for a better year,” he captioned the photo, including a prayer emoji. Scott sported the uniform of 2020 in a matching tie dye sweatsuit from his streetwear line Talentless (which went viral earlier this year for his “Please Wash Your Hands” collection).
Andy Cohen, 52, will be working on NYE as he co-hosts CNN’s special with BFF Anderson Cooper — but the dad of one was sure to get in some family time before heading out! The Watch What Happens Live host posted a sweet pic snuggling with his son Benjamin, 1, on Dec. 31. “Snuggles before the big night!” he captioned a snap of his and little Benjamin’s bare feet. The 1-year-old still appeared to be rocking his red-and-gray Christmas jammies. ‘See you on CNN starting at 8 EST – HAPPY NEW YEAR! #CNNNYE,” Andy added, plugging his live special.
Cynthia Bailey, 53, will be in Mexico when our calendars turn to 2021! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared a gorgeous makeup-free selfie of herself taken at RoMarley Beach House and wrote, “happy new year’s eve! are u guys ready for 2021?”
Drew Barrymore, 45, switched things up with her NYE post as she lead a short meditation via her Instagram! The new talk show host confessed she’s “always struggled” with the ancient practice, but asked her followers to follow along if they were interested. “5 minute New Years Eve ritual,” she posted in her caption. “You can go completely in,” she told her followers as she got cozy in her eclectic living room, showing off various art pieces and prints. “I’m very excited to have carved this time out and made this plan,” the Never Been Kissed actress added.
Kerry Washington, 43, is ringing in 2021 with her dad Earl Washington. “#DadJokes have been a way for both my dad and I to find moments of joy in this challenging year. Even the social distanced ones helped bring us closer together. Thanks for laughing with us…(or at us!?),” she wrote, alongside two cute videos of the pair with paper headbands and hats.
Khloe Kardashian, 36, is staying safe on New Year’s Eve. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed that she’s “staying in and cuddling” her “TuTu” — Khloe’s nickname for her daughter True Thompson, 2 — on her Instagram Story. “I hope everyone is staying safe and protecting their loved ones. I pray that this time next year will be better! Everyone be safe!! Happy New Years Eve!,” Khloe added in her New Year’s Eve message.
Kyle Richards, 51, is saying “goodbye” to 2020 the same way Lisa Vanderpump‘s husband, Ken Todd, told her “Goodbye, Kyle” in Season 9 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The “goodbye” signaled the end of Kyle and Lisa’s friendship, and Kyle is just as ready to part ways with 2020. “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out,” the Bravo star cheekily captioned a photo of herself, taken from the iconic RHOBH scene.
Kylie Jenner, 23, is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style. The makeup mogul shared photos of her snowy photo shoot in Aspen, where she is vacationing with her sister Kendall Jenner, mom Kris Jenner and Kris’s boyfriend Corey Gamble.
The family had a dinner outing in the ski resort town (see a photo in our gallery above). Kylie also hit the slopes with Kendall, as you can see in the videos above!
Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin
Justin Bieber, 26, and Hailey Baldwin, 24, are spending their New Year’s Eve as “a couple” bundled up in winter clothes and drinking coffee. “Just a couple, with matching jackets, beanies (tuques) if ur Canadian and coffee ready to bring in the new year with our friends and family!!,” Justin captioned the photo above. He also reminded fans to watch his New Year’s Eve concert later tonight, which will be his first live concert in three years.
Rihanna Wants A$AP Rocky To Be Her ‘Final Boyfriend’: Their Romance Is ‘Amazing Right Now’
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are ‘very happy together’ and have ‘so much in common’, according to sources who spoke EXCLUSIVELY to HL.
It looks like things between Rihanna, 32, and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky, 32, are going great. The singer and rapper, who turned their longtime friendship into romance last year, celebrated Christmas together in her home base of Barbados before recently attending a dinner date in New York City, and it turns out their romance works due to a number of factors, including their compatibility and number of mutual friends.
“Rihanna and Rocky are so good. Their vacation together couldn’t have been better,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “The level of attention their relationship gets is intense, so they’ve been trying to play it pretty low key, but they’re still very happy together.”
Before their recent dinner, RiRi and Rocky attended YAMS Day, which was started by Rocky in honor of his late friend A$AP YAMS, who died at the age of 26 back in 2015. “Rihanna was with him this week on YAMS Day. That was Rocky’s best friend, but Rihanna knew him too,” the source explained. “She’s very much a part of Rocky’s inner circle. His friends are her friends, and her friends are his friends. It’s just one of the reasons this is such a great fit.”
Jordyn Woods Gushes Over ‘Sweetest’ BF Karl-Anthony Towns After He Sends Her ‘Love’ Hoodie From Quarantine
Karl-Anthony Towns is battling COVID-19, but that didn’t stop the Minnesota Timberwolves player from surprising Jordyn Woods with thoughtful gifts.
Jordyn Woods really does have “the sweetest boyfriend,” which she gushed on her Jan. 21st Instagram Story. That’s because the 23-year-old model and actress’s boyfriend, Karl-Anthony Towns, surprised her with two luxury presents: a pair of Chrome Hearts jeans marked with the brand’s iconic cross logo, and a romantic “Love Is Us” Vetements hoodie. Even more impressive is the fact that Karl organized this thoughtful gesture while battling COVID-19.
“I have the sweetest boyfriend,” Jordyn wrote over her surprises, adding, “Sending me things even when he’s sick.” Jordyn’s teenage sister, Jodie Woods, was just as impressed with Karl’s presents. She posted them on her own Instagram Story and wrote, “karl is the sweetest boyfriend [emojis] really just sent her some chrome jeans and this vetements hoodie that made him think of her, BRO MY HEARTTTTT.”
Karl revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis on Jan. 15, on the very same day his team’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies was postponed. “Prior to tonight’s game, I received yet another awful call that I tested positive for COVID. I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol. I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions. We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone, it must be a group effort by all of us.”
Karl added that it “breaks [his] heart” that his “family, and particularly [his] father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with this diagnosis as we know all too well what the end result could be.” On a heartbreaking note, Karl vowed to his niece and nephew Jolani and Max that he won’t “end up in a box next to grandma,” a reference to the heartbreaking fact that Karl lost his mother Jacqueline Cruz-Towns to COVID-19 in April of 2020. Jordyn had helped Karl through this tragic time as a supportive friend before they started dating in the fall of 2020.
Once again, Jordyn is showing her support to Karl, too. Jordyn urged fans to “please send some prayers up” after her boyfriend revealed his diagnosis last Friday. As you can see, Jordyn and Karl are a tight unit — but they’re not rushing anything. “Of course, one day in the future I would like to have a time to settle down and have a family of my own. But right now I don’t want things to go way too fast,” Jordyn EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife in Oct. 2020.
Stars Wearing Crop Tops During Winter — Pics Of Keke Palmer, Kendall Jenner & More
These stars aren’t afraid to get a little cold in order to work super hot outfits! Check out stars like Keke Palmer, Kendall Jenner and more who are rocking crop tops during winter!
It might be the coldest time of the year, but these stars have found a way to heat up the world of fashion with one particularly bold trend. Yes, celebrities are sporting crop tops during winter! Not only are the stars rocking this type of garment when it’s chilly, their pairing their tops for the perfect winter look on the red carpet, out and about, and for more events. Let’s check out some of the very best winter crop top styles!
Is that Keanu Reeves? Nope, it’s Kendall Jenner! The young Keeping Up With The Kardashians star gave off major vibes of The Matrix when she was spotted out and about in SoHo. Kendall sported an all black look with her garb, including a long leather trench coat, and white sneakers while she was out and about. Fans could just glimpse the cute black crop top that she was wearing beneath her coat. She looked incredibly fab!
Another star who loves a crop top is Ariana Grande. The singer looked amazing at the 2016 American Music Awards in November of that year. She wore a pair of high-waisted white pants with an intricately embroidered crop top. Donning her signature high ponytail, this look was all Ari and fans totally loved it.
One fierce and fab fashionista whom we adore is none other than Keke Palmer! This accomplished young actress and TV host knows how to make a look work. On February 10, 2018, Keke stepped out during New York Fashion week and put her best (fashion) foot forward. She looked amazing in her electric blue crop top with sheer black short sleeves and a high-waisted black and blue matching skirt. Although the temperatures were likely freezing, Keke was red hot!
Naturally, there are so many more stars who’ve been spotted wearing crop tops during winter. Check out the gallery of images above to see more celebs in this bold trend!