How celebs rang in the New Year
As 2019 came to a close, celebrities around the world farewelled the decade in myriad ways. Whether celebrating with family and friends, reflecting on their own, enjoying romantic vacations, attending lavish parties or having a booze-free start to the new year, these celebs all had one thing in common - they shared it on Instagram, of course.
Hailey Bieber posted a pic of her and hubby Justin locked in a smooch and wrote, "Please be my New Year's kiss even when I'm 80!!!"
61-year-old Madonna, who's had to postpone her US tour due to injury, shared pictures of herself on a beachy family vacation - along with her new beau, her 25-year-old backing dancer Ahlamalik Williams.
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And yes Im paying for it today....... but i dont regret it because if Ive learned one lesson in life its to have No regrets!!! Ever!!! Life is a journey, a process, and we all make mistakes and we learn from them and move on!! 2019 kicked my ass and taught Madame ❌ some very expensive lessons but she would not trade them for anything for what we risk reveals what we value...........And I am so very blessed and grateful for all the beautiful experiences and souls I have encountered and created with and fallen in love with this past year! ♥️ Here’s to another decade of dreams and Evolution #newyear #newbeginnings #health #happiness #love
Williams has reportedly been seeing Madonna for about a year, but a photo of the couple only emerged for the first time a few weeks ago, when they were spotted canoodling on a hotel balcony in Miami.
Williams joined Madonna and her children, daughter Lourdes, 25, whom she shares with actor Carlos Leon; son David Banda, 14; daughter Mercy James, 14; and twin girls Estere and Stella Ciconne, 7.
"Saying Goodbye to 2019! We Continue to Swim with Sharks! And Take the Road Less Traveled", Madge wrote.
Later she posted a video of her doing a sultry pole dance on the beach, cocktail in hand, as she rang in the new year.
Other celebs such as Beyonce reflected on the year that was with a series of images, or in Beyonce's case, a "Bey-Cap" 96-second video collage of the year's most memorable and glamorous moments.
Meeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at The Lion King premiere in London made the cut.
Jennifer Lopez reflected back to 2010 and all the things that had happened since then, saying she feels stronger and more at peace now than ever, and encouraged followers to "Get ready to roar!!!"
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2019... it’s the last day of a decade... wow... when I think back to 2010... and think of all the things that happened between now and then I smile softly and contently on the inside... because even though some of the tougher moments popped into my head first, I realize I survived them all and they led me into the best time of my life so far. I honestly wouldn’t change a thing...I feel stronger and more at peace with who I am now than I ever have... I hope that you all can look back in the same way and enjoy every moment of your journey. Savor it, enjoy it!!!! It’s the 20’s. Get ready to roar!!! And laugh and dance and live live live! ♥️♥️♥️ #limitless #happynewyear link in my bio for the full video!
The Sussex Royals, meanwhile, posted their own highlights reel, also featuring the meet and greet with Bey and Jay-Z, along with the birth of baby Archie, their trip to Africa, their charity work throughout the year, and much more.
"Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support!" they wrote.
"We've loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can't wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness." - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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“Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Special thanks to Chris Martin and @Coldplay for allowing us to use one of their songs Photo and video © SussexRoyal Thanks to PA for additional images and footage
Prince William and Kate Middleton posted their own collage which was twice as long, but the Sussexes had a better soundtrack (Clocks by Coldplay vs. what sounded like hold music for the Kensington Palace video). Both royal couples were featured in each others' videos, which some have interpreted as an olive branch.
Miley Cyrus posted footage of herself wearing a "Cheers" tiara and blowing out two sets of the number "20" candles on a cake. It's unclear whether or not she accompanied boyfriend Cody Simpson to The Surf Lodge in Aspen, Colorado, where he performed a NYE rock and roll set.
Simpson also posted a photo of the couple to Instagram stories, saying, "I love my girl so much I could write 20 books."
The Kardashian-Jenner clan spent the start of 2020 apart, but no one missed the opp for a reflective post.
Kimmy posted a simple, "To lots of love in 2020" post featuring her planting a kiss on hubby Kanye West.
Kylie posted a sultry lingerie series with the caption, "Just didn't feel right going into 2020 without one last thirst trap."
Kendall posted a glamorous video collage from the year past while Khloe accompanied her own collage with some words of wisdom.
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☾ 2019, Im happily saying goodbye They tell you that you shouldn’t look back but I’m going to suggest that you do. Be brave, look back and reflect on your past year; Or the past decade! It’s OK to remind yourself of what you went through and what you overcame. We may not be able to control what happens to us but we can control how we react to it. We must remember that all things are powerless unless we give them power. So let that power be empathy, understanding, kindness, grace, love and respect. Remember that God has and always will have your back. Have faith that life will get better as long as we believe in ourselves. We must internally feel grateful for everything and strive to become better people daily. Remind yourself how incredible your life is. How you’re still standing, thriving, smiling. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that what we take with us, is so much greater than what we left behind. I am choosing to only take with me the happiest of times! As I made this video of the past year; I can’t help but smile! True you are my entire heart! My happy place! My Forever and always! I love you ♡ I pray you leave everything that does not serve you purpose, happiness, peace, love and health back in 2019. 2020 I welcome you with all of my heart!! ☾ 🎶 Des’ree- I’m kissing you
"2019, Im happily saying goodbye. They tell you that you shouldn't look back but I'm going to suggest that you do. Be brave, look back and reflect on your past year; Or the past decade! It's OK to remind yourself of what you went through and what you overcame.
We may not be able to control what happens to us but we can control how we react to it. We must remember that all things are powerless unless we give them power. So let that power be empathy, understanding, kindness, grace, love and respect. ... I pray you leave everything that does not serve you purpose, happiness, peace, love and health back in 2019.
2020 I welcome you with all of my heart!!"
Back in Oz, Bec Judd had a sparkly NYE with pals Nadia Bartel and Kylie Brown. "Kid's glitter set got the better of me last night (and so did the champagne).
2020s let's do this."
Bartel, who has had a rough year following her split with Jimmy, posted another couple of glam party shots, including one from Melbourne's Stokehouse bar and restaurant on St Kilda Beach.
After spending time in Oz over Christmas, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban headed back to the US, where Nic posted a sweet pic from Tennessee, where she and Urban are based.
"My favourite way to ring in the new year - watching @keithurban play in Nashville. Wishing you all a wonderful 2020 xx"
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Australia's own comedy blockbuster star Rebel Wilson was back home in Sydney for NYE fireworks, posting with the Sydney Harbour Bridge behind her and bragging about being at "an amazing bash" with the "BEST views."