Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate the importance of little things in life. It's a day to take a moment and be thankful. Although it's celebrated on different days in different countries, it always has the same meaning: celebrating life and the importance of family.
Happiness in this life sometimes lies in the small details, especially when people share those important dates with their families. So, it is normal for many people to travel long distances in order to spend this day with their loved ones. Everyone needs a family, and celebrations like Thanksgiving are important because they remind people to be grateful for what they have and to value their families no matter what, and celebrities are not the exception in these cases. For them, like so many other families, Thanksgiving is something important.
But something wonderful about this new generation of Hollywood stars is that thanks to social media, they show fans their most human side. They can share the things they do in their day to day, their new projects, and what they do on special dates like Thanksgiving. So here are 20 celeb family Thanksgiving moments that made us smile this 2018.
22 Reese Witherspoon Share The Honest Cake We All Wanted
How does anyone not love Reese Witherspoon? The American actress and entrepreneur has won our hearts with her performances in films such as "Cruel Intentions", "Legally Blonde" and "A Wrinkle in Time", to name a few. This mother of three was married with the actor Ryan Phillippe, with whom she had two children. But after their divorce 2007, Reese found love again and tied the knot in 2011 to Jim Toth, a celebrity talent agent, with whom she had her third child, a son.
Reese has managed to win the hearts of all thanks to her humility and charismatic personality. And this Thanksgiving she showed us that she is a mother like any other, when she delights us with the most honest cake we've seen in these festivities.
21 Kylie Jenner Has Everything She Wanted In Life
So far we can say that the youngest in the Kardashian clan is living her best life at the top of the world. Since last year, stories of her pregnancy circulated around the streets of Hollywood. Different media sources claimed that she was pregnant with her boyfriend, the rapper Travis Scott. In February of this year she confirmed that it was true.
But Kylie not only got the family she wanted, she also has a successful career. This year she became one of the youngest faces in the cover of Forbes, thanks to her fortune of $900 million due to her makeup company.
20 Whitney Port Has Never Been So Happy
Whitney Port, the American television personality and fashion designer, is best known for being part of the cast of the reality show "The Hills" in the 2000s. Currently, Whitney has her own business, is married, and she has a kid, but what make her so precious in our lives is that Whitney is one of those celebrities that has shared her journey to motherhood with complete honesty.
This Thanksgiving she shared a picture of her son Sonny, and she wrote on her Instagram the following: "I cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am for everything in my life right now. I feel like if I really think about it and say it out loud, someone is going to come and pull the rug out of from underneath me. So I’ll just say this. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. The only thing I’d change is the obvious- my dad and Uncle Stevie would be here with us... Anyways, I love my family and friends so much and I love you all more than you’ll ever know. I hope you had an AMAZING #Thanksgiving and if not, it’s almost over! 💋💋💋💋💋"
19 Chrissy Teigen Keeping It Real
We all love Chrissy Teigen due to her great sense of humor and because she is not afraid to show the struggles moms face every single day. Chrissy loves to share with her followers on social media all her experiences as a mom, showing us that it doesn't matter if you are a celebrity or not, all moms go through similar experiences.
For this Thanksgiving, Chrissy was trying to make a pie for her family, but sadly the result wasn't what she expected. The mom of two, and wife of the famous singer John Legend, decided to share a picture of her burned pie and make fun of herself. Along with the picture she wrote the following: "In case you are wondering why I didn’t put my finished pie on my instastory."
18 Lauren Conrad Spent The Day With The Men Of Her Life
Lauren Conrad rose to fame thanks to the reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" that followed the life of a group of young people in their senior year at Laguna Beach High School. Lauren's popularity allowed her to later star in another reality show, "The Hills", and build her own business. In 2014, she tied the knot to William John Tell, a lawyer and former guitarist of Something Corporate. The couple welcomed their first son William in 2017.
During this Thanksgiving the television start shared a picture of her husband and baby son William, captured the moment saying that she's " Feeling pretty thankful for these two (and pie🥧) today! Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!"
17 Hilary Duff’s Son Celebrates His First Thanksgiving As a Big Brother
Former Disney star Hilary Duff surprised her fans this year by sharing the news that she was back with her ex-boyfriend Matthew Koma. But her biggest surprise for fans was that they were expecting a baby girl. Since then Hilary has shared her experience as a mom on her Instagram, showing us that she faces the same situations as many mothers across the globe.
During this Thanksgiving the "Younger" start shared a picture of her oldest son Luca, the product of her first marriage with the retired ice hockey player, Mike Comrie. Hilary captured the picture by saying "Thankful for this big brother❤️"
16 Mindy Kaling is Enjoying The Little Things As A Mom
Mindy Kaling, the American actress, comedian, and writer is best known for her roles in tv shows and movies such as "The Office" (2005-2013), "Ocean's 8" (2018), and "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018), among others. In general, the actress has managed to maintain a quite private personal life away from the cameras, so when she announced that she was expecting a baby was a complete surprise for most of her fans.
Mindy, at 39, decided to fulfill her dream of being a mother even though she did not have a partner, and since then she seems happier than ever. In 2017 Mindy welcomed her first daughter whom she decided to call Katherine Kaling. This thanksgiving she shared a picture of her and her daughter matching pink Converse. She captured the moment by saying " Thankful for her. Happy Thanksgiving. 💖 💖"
15 Thomas Rhett Akins Makes Fun On How Hard Is Get A Cute Family Photo
Thomas Rhett Akins, the American country music singer, not only melts our hearts with his beautiful lyrics, but also with the photos he shares of his family. Currently, the singer is married to his girlfriend of many years, Lauren, with whom he has two beautiful daughters: Willa Gray Akins, who was born in Uganda and they adopted in 2017, and Ada James Akins, the first biological daughter of the couple who was born in 2017.
Thomas shared a beautiful picture of his family during this Thanksgiving, and he took a moment to make fun about how hard it is to get one of those cute family photos, saying the following: "So thankful for our amazing, beautiful, little crazy family🙌🏼 for those of you who have done family photos with your kids YOU KNOW!! Much to love to everyone. Happy late thanksgiving!"
14 Madonna Shows Us That Family Is All That Matters
Madonna has made us dance and sing with her music since the '80s. And although she has had a fairly controversial life, which is normal in Hollywood, Madonna seems to remain intact when it comes to her family values and the importance she gives to small details.
During this Thanksgiving, the singer and businesswoman shared a lovely picture of her family on her Instagram where she wrote the following "What I am Most THANKFUL for! My Children have led me down roads and opened doors I never imagined I’d walk through.♥️ Fame , Fortune and Records Broken could never equal that which I treasure and value most. 🙏🏼 #blessed #grateful #children #family 🌍 Happy ThanksGiving from Malawi!"
13 Tori Roloff Hopes That Everyone Finds A Little Something To Be Thankful For
Tori Roloff tied the knot to the television start Zach Roloff from "Little People, Big World" in 2015. A few years after their wedding the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. They welcomed a baby boy in 2017.
Tori constantly shares her experience in social media about her journey as a mother with a son who has achondroplasia, and all the experiences every mom around the world faces. This year Tori shared on her Instagram a picture of the men of her life, where she wrote, "I’m so thankful on this day and every day for these two boys. Our little family has so much to be thankful for this year. We thank God for our friends, family, and fans who have supported us through all seasons of life. I know the holidays can be hard for some but I pray that everyone finds a little something to be thankful for today. Count your blessings and eat some turkey! Happy thanksgiving! 🍽🦃🍁"
12 Eva Longoria Had Her First Thanksgiving As A Mom
Eva Longoria is an actress, producer and American businesswoman of Mexican roots, who after participating in various television series achieved international fame thanks to her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series "Desperate Housewives". It was on the air from 2004 to 2012 with 8 seasons.
She is currently married to Jose Bastón, president of Televisa and businessman. The couple welcomed their first child together this year, which means that this Thanksgiving was the first one for the actress as a mom. Longoria shared a video with her son Santiago and wrote the following: "Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Grateful for so many blessings this year. But the biggest blessing being My beautiful Santiago Baston! My little angel, cosita preciosa! Hope y’all are have a great day with family and friends!!!🦃🦃🦃."
11 Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer López: A Blended Family Enjoying The Holiday
Alex Rodriguez, the businessman and former professional baseball player. is a happy man since he started dating the star Jennifer Lopez in 2017. Since then the couple has become one of Hollywood's favorite It couples. In fact, they constantly refer to each other when they are giving interviews, but what really melts our hearts is the great bond they created with their family. Lopez has twins from her previous marriage with singer Marc Anthony, while Alex has two daughters from his previous marriage with Cynthia Scurtis.
This Thanksgiving Alex shared a picture on his Instagram with Jennifer and their kids. The former baseball player wrote, "Thankful for mornings like this with the ones I love most. I am truly blessed. #HappyThanksgiving to all of you and your families. #gratitude."
10 Chiara Ferragni Melt Our Hearts With Baby Leo’s First Thanksgiving In The U.S
The Italian businesswoman, Chiara Ferragni is one of the most important influencers in the fashion industry of our decade. Chiara has built an empire in her short 30 years, and this year she added to her success list the check of motherhood, after having her first child, Leone Lucia, with the Italian rapper Fedez. The couple tied the knot after the arrival of their baby this year.
Since the birth of her son, Chiara has been sharing her development, and her new journey as a mother with her followers in all her social medias. The couple now lives in L.A., and they spent their first Thanksgiving as a family, so she shared a picture of her baby boy with the the following caption: "And thankful for this guy 💘"
9 Jessica Alba Is Thankful for Her Given Family and Chosen Family
Jessica Alba, like many stars in Hollywood, started her career from an early age, although her big break came when she was chosen for the sci-fi series "Dark Angel" on Fox. From then on, Alba has captivated the audience with her performances in different movies, but since she welcomed her first daughter in 2008 with her husband Cash Warren, Alba seems more focused on her family and new projects than on her career as an actress. Alba has co-founded a company called The Honest Company, that is focus on selling household products.
The actress shared a photo with her husband and 3 children celebrating Thanksgiving on her Instagram where she wrote " Fam -Thankful for our given family and chosen family. Life is complicated and wonderful and magical and filled with so much of all the things- high and low- I’m so grateful to have my fam, gets me through it all.”
8 Haylie Duff Celebrated Her Sixth Anniversary This Thanksgiving
Haylie Duff, the American actress, singer, and fashion designer, is best known for being the oldest sister of Hilary Duff, and for her role as Sandy Jameson in the television series "7th Heaven". Haylie is still working on some tv movies and tv shows, and has her own line of children's clothing called Little Moon Society, but currently, she is more focus in her new role as a mother in real life. Haylie got engaged with Matt Rosenberg in 2012, an entrepreneur who has his own brand of shirts called "Subway Tile Shirts". This year they welcomed their second daughter.
This Thanksgiving was very special for her and her husband because they were celebrating their six anniversary. Haylie shared on her Instagram a picture of her older daughter with her husband, while she wrote the following: "Today I’m #thankful to be celebrating six years with this guy! Our anniversary fell on Thanksgiving this year and what a way to celebrate! With our sweet little family. I’m so happy to do this life with you babe. ❤️"
7 Kourtney Kardashian Feels Beyond Grateful
Kourtney, like the rest of her sisters, rose to fame thanks to the reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians". Currently Kourtney has 3 children who are the product of her previous relationship with Scott Disick. The mother of 3 is currently the only Kardashian who is a reality personality and a mom full time. The rest of her sisters have their own businesses, but Kourtney seems happy being a mom 24/7.
This year she spent Thanksgiving with her family and her former partner Scott Disick. Kourtney shared a picture of her family on Instagram and expressed the following "I woke up this morning in bed with my children, in the same house as my sisters (minus @khloekardashian 😩😢i miss you), my brothers, the father of my kids, my mommy, my grandma, my nieces and nephew. I feel beyond grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!."
6 Shenae Grimes-Beech And Her Husband Matched Pjs During The Holidays
Shenae Grimes-Beech is best known for her role of Annie Wilson in the iconic tv show "Beverly Hills 90210" revival in 2008. She's still working as an actress and has her own Youtube channel. Shenae got married in 2013 to the British model, Josh Beech, and the couple welcomed their first child this year. Since then Shenae has been documenting her mommy journey on her social media with her followers.
For their first Thanksgiving as parents the couple decided to stay at home with some friends, and celebrate the holiday in their pjs. Shenae wrote on her Instagram "Happy Thanksgiving from our extended LA family to yours! So thankful for my love, our little girls and their fairy godparents... can’t imagine life without all this love right here in this pic! Hope you’re surrounded by lots of love and laughter today too!!! 😊 PS... can you tell Josh and I are excited for Christmas already? 🎅🎅🎅"
5 Gisele Bündchen Thinks Her Heart Is Full
The former Victoria's Secret Angel, Gisele Bündchen, is married to Tom Brady, an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, with whom she tied the knot in 2009. The couple has two kids, Benjamin Rein Brady, who was born in 2009, and Vivian Lake Brady, who was born in 2012.
Gisele spent the holiday with friends and family, and wrote on her Instagram the following "Each day I am grateful...but today is extra special as I get to reflect on the many blessings in my life. My heart is full. I wish much love to all of you and your families! Happy thanksgiving! #happythanksgivng #family ❤️🙏🏼✨"
4 Ashlee Simpson and Her Husband Spent The Day At Macys Parade
Ashlee simpson is best known for her singing and acting career in Hollywood, besides being the younger sister of Jessica Simpson. The singer was married from 2008 to 2011 to Peter Wentz, best known for being the bassist of the band Fall Out Boy. They had a son, Bronx Wentz, who was born in 2008. After her divorce the singer found love again, and in 2014 tied the knot to Evan Ross, best known for be one of the sons of Diana Ross. In 2015 the couple welcomed their first daughter, Jagger Snow Ross.
This year the family decided to spent the holiday at the Macy's parade in New York City. And Ross took a moment to shared a family photo in his Instagram with the following caption: "NYC on the way to #macysthanksgivingdayparade Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 everyone!!"
3 James Van Der Beek Give Us An Advice For When There Is An Actor In The Family
James Van Der Beek stole our hearts in the '90s thanks to his role in the drama tv show "Dawson's Creek" along with Katie Holmes. The actor has kept working on television in series such as "CSI: Cyber" among others, but his favorite job is being a dad. He is married to Kimberly Brook, with whom he has 5 children.
During this Thanksgiving the actor decided to take a moment and give advice to all those families who have someone who works as an actor. James shared the following "Quick #Thanksgiving PSA: If you have an actor in the family, and they show up to your gathering with a new look, and you say: 'So, is this for a role?' You may not mean it as shade... but it’s never a compliment. #TheMoreYouKnow 👍#HappyThanksgiving everybody!"
2 Jeremy Roloff’s Daughter Melted Our Hearts With This Photo For Thanksgiving
Jeremy Roloff, like the rest of his family, rose to fame thanks to their reality show "Little People, Big World" in 2006. Currently, the television star is married to Audrey Botti. The couple tied the knot at Roloff Farms in Helvetia, Oregon, in 2014, and welcomed their first child in April 2017, whom they decided to name Ember Jean Roloff. Currently, Jeremy works as a photographer, wedding videographer, and he and his wife run a marriage blog called, ‘Beating 50 Percent’.
During this Thanksgiving the television start delighted us with a photo of his beautiful daughter Ember in a moment of maximum joy. The happy father shared the following caption: "Who’s this kind☝🏼 of thankful? 👋🏼😂 Happy Thanksgiving!"
1 Matt Lanter And His Wife Had Their First Thanksgiving As a Family
Matt Lanter is a former alum of Beverly Hills, 90210 where he played the role of Liam Court. Curiously, Matt was the love interest of Shenae Grimes-Beech, who played Annie in the teen drama, and nowadays the stars are close friends. Matt is still working on tv shows and movies like "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", "Vampires Suck", and "Timeless." He is currently married to Angela Lanter, a Youtuber and influencer with whom he has a daughter called MacKenlee Faire Lanter, who was born in 2017.
During this holiday his wife took a moment to share a family photo on her Instagram with the following caption "Baby’s first Thanksgiving. So thankful for my sweet little family. For a beautiful home that I get to host Friendsgiving in. For good health, God’s grace and every little thing I take for granted every day. And oh-so-very thankful for YOU. You, my Gorgeous Girl, are why I get to do what I love. I’m grateful for each and every one of you and for you taking a chance on this Ohio girl who loves makeup, fashion and her family. I never take for granted that you take time out of your busy life to follow along with mine. In fact, I love you for it and just want you to know that you’re appreciated by me. More than you know."