Celebrities Send Messages of Gratitude and Love on Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
The great American day of gratitude is here, and like millions of people across the county, the biggest stars took to social media to reflect on the things that make them thankful.
From family to food to friends, here are the things the stars are chatting about this Thanksgiving.
“Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!” she captioned the shot. “There is so much to be thankful for! Have a blessed and beautiful day! #HappyThanksgiving #grateful”
For Jenner’s son Rob Kardashian, Thanksgiving is about one thing and one thing only: football!
“Tried to pardon my turkey and he sued me for wrongful imprisonment and defamation,” the late-night talk show host quipped.
Fellow talk show host Chelsea Handler was a little more sincere. “Happy thanksgiving to everyone in the world who feels lost,” she wrote. “Know that there are many strangers who love you even if we haven’t met. We will.”
The holiday was all about family for Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady. Although the model admitted that she needs a little guidance when cooking the bird, her feast looked picture perfect on Instagram. Before sharing a photo of her two children, Benjamin and Vivian, with the full spread, she showed her husband prepping the meal — with some help from his son.
“Each Thanksgiving, I am reminded even more of all the blessings I receive every day,” she captioned the sweet picture. “It’s a special day were I get to be with my family, friends and spend some time reflecting on all the experiences in my life. I am most grateful to have health and to be surrounded by love.”
Madonna proudly shared her “reasons to be thankful” — her four children, including 16-year-old son Rocco Ritchie, who was arrested for marijuana possession earlier this week and is the center of an ongoing custody battle.
The singer shared black-and-white photos of Rocco, Lourdes, Mercy and David on Instagram.
Halle Berry also celebrated her children, showing off a Thanksgiving art project on which they wrote what they were grateful for.
Salma Hayek gave a special shout out to her “Instagram family” while sharing a photo of her cutting into the turkey.
Sylvester Stallone recruited daughter Sophia for an Instagram video analyzing why they eat so much every Thanksgiving.
“I know we’re turkeys, but how come we end up being stuffed?” he asks.
Bethenny Frankel pushed for positivity — and also took time to reflect on those less fortunate. “Happy Thanksgiving! Positive thoughts today,” the Real Housewives of New York City star wrote. “I’m so blessed and grateful. Thinking of those less fortunate today and working on my plan to help.”
Former RHONY star Kelly Bensimon spent the morning horseback riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star and cookbook author Teresa Giudice — who is celebrating Thanksgiving with her family while husband Joe continues his 41-month prison sentence — is focusing on food and family.
“I want to wish everyone and their families a Happy Thanksgiving and hope they are surrounded today by their loved ones and lots of food,” she wrote.
“It’s not #Thanksgiving at our family’s house without fried turkey!” he wrote. “Happy Thanksgiving to all!”
Sarah Jessica Parker took to Instagram to give thanks — and show off her delicious-looking turkey.
“Happy Thanksgiving to those near and far,” she captioned one post. “With love and gratitude, SJ x.”
“From our home to yours,” she captioned a picture of her dinner plate. “Happy eating and good company.”
Gwyneth Paltrow also spent Turkey Day in the kitchen — complete with a bit of friendly competition. “Battle of the stuffing begins,” she captioned a shot of herself and jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe hard at work at the stove.
In another photo, Hale reflected on the past year’s blessings. “This year has been magic–it brought me travel, my dog Elvis, a new niece, great friends, the end of a show, new experiences,” she wrote. “It also has been difficult and has taught me many lessons. I feel strong and happy. Thank you Lord for the abundance of blessings in my life.”
Hale’s costar Shay Mitchell found a way to survive the holidays — sharing a meme of two teacups — one labeled “vodka” and the other “tequila.”
LeBron James also had his own meme to share — and it’s definitely one we can all relate to.
“What a … wait for it …..’JOURNEY!’ ” he joked on Instagram. “Good to be home, just in time for turkey!!”
The Chainsmokers thanked their fans early in the morning on Thursday … sort of.
“So thankful for all of you,” they wrote. “Well not all but most for sure. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your friends and family.”
One of “Closer” hitmakers then explained he was using an earth stone over to cook his turkey. “I am predicting a very good snapchat story … and a not so good turkey,” he wrote.
Country crooner Garth Brooks said he and wife Trisha Yearwood were thankful for their fans. “Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving with your love ones,” Brooks wrote — sharing a video of his song “What I’m Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Anthem).”
Here are some other messages of love from the stars that were being spread around social media:
Keep checking back on PEOPLE.com all day for more celebrity Thanksgiving messages — and feel free to share in the comments below why you’re grateful this holiday.