Happy New Year! Saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 can potentially mean so many things: setting new goals, developing better habits or even just listing which movies we want to see this year. Whether you went to a party, hung out with friends at home or even curled up with a book and went to bed early on New Year’s Eve, it may be comforting to know that some of our favorite celebrities rang in the new year in similar fashion.
It wasn’t all glitz and glam for some, like Drew Barrymore, though others enjoyed vacations with friends, family or their significant others. There were fireworks, midnight kisses, live performances and, most important, time to reflect on the lessons of 2018, which was honestly a pretty big year.
Before we dive into working on our own New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a moment to live vicariously through these celebrities, who shared their own celebrations and well wishes for the year ahead on their social media.
Alex Rodriguez & Jennifer Lopez
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez cruised into the new year and spent a day on a Malibu beach with their kids. The sixsome has spent the holidays as a blended family and seem to be enjoying every minute together.
Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas
Newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas hit the slopes in Switzerland with Joe Jonas and his fiancée, Sophie Turner, then apparently went shopping before ringing in the new year the old-fashioned way, with a very sweet kiss to mark the transition from 2018 to 2019.
Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner
After hitting the slopes with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner took some sweet photos together, and Jonas filmed the midnight crowd in Switzerland.
In addition to posting a sweet photo of her cats, Lucky and Peach, snuggling their way into 2019, Drew Barrymore also posted a video of herself dancing at a fitness class. She wrote, “[G]etting my New Year’s Eve dance on because I am too old to go clubbing.” She also used the hashtags #momsnewyears, #stillneedtodance and #thisismygrownuparty.
Amy Schumer laughed her way into 2019 with a sweet photo taken by her husband, Chris Fischer. She also shared a screenshot from The Twilight Zone and revealed that for the last 20 years, she’s enjoyed ringing in the new year with a marathon of the classic eerie series.
Reese Witherspoon posted an extra glamorous shot from a photo shoot to symbolize her running into the new year.
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As I head into next year it’s not about what we can do it’s what we MUST do as working moms and working dads. Anything is possible. I am getting ready for the first match of the year and my dear sweet baby @olympiaohanian was tired and sad and simply needed mama’s love. So if it means warming up and stretching while holding my baby that’s what #thismama will do. My fellow moms and dads working- or stay home it’s equally as intense- but you inspire me. Hearing your stories makes me know I can do this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This year is to you! What are some things you had to do while working? #thismama #thisdaddy
Serena Williams gave a shoutout to working parents everywhere with photos of her stretching for a tennis match, her daughter in her arms. “Anything is possible,” she wrote. “I am getting ready for the first match of the year and my dear sweet baby @olympiaohanian was tired and sad and simply needed mama’s love. So if it means warming up and stretching while holding my baby that’s what #thismama will do.”
Jennifer Garner rang in the new year with sparklers and a sweet message of hope for 2019, writing, “I am grateful for all of the friendship, health, silliness and growth (even painful) of 2018.” She added, “Please, more of the same next year, for all of us,” and used a Charles Dickens quote as a hashtag to drive her point home.
Queen Elizabeth II
The royal family Instagram shared a compilation video of some of the queen’s most memorable moments from 2018, giving us a nostalgia-fueled look back at a big year for the British monarch.
Lady Gaga & Céline Dion
After a residency performance in Vegas to close out a banner year that featured her film debut, Lady Gaga spent some time with Céline Dion, who rocked out in the audience while she watched Gaga’s show.
Anne Hathaway rang in the new year with a sweet sunshine-drenched selfie and well wishes for her fans and followers.
Gabrielle Union took a moment to reflect on the good parts of 2018 while noting unfinished projects that will carry into 2019. She also gave us a glimpse at her new clothing collection, which will be available next week.
Although Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t share any photos of her actual New Year’s Eve night, she did share a sweet snap of herself and husband Brad Falchuk walking along a pier as they head into 2019 together, newly married and ready to take on a new year.
David & Victoria Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham had a family affair on New Year’s Eve, spending the night with all four of their children at what looked like a fancy but still laid-back event.
Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, took their two kids on a ski trip in Utah to ring in the new year. On his super-sweet Instagram photo of the whole family in the snow, he wrote, “Skiing into ’19.” What a way to celebrate!