Grateful Hearts: What These Celebrities Are Thankful For This Season - LA Lives

From JLo to Madonna and Oprah to the Obamas, here’s how some of the world’s most famous celebrated Thanksgiving. 

So goes the saying, “energy flows where intention goes.” And Instagram was flooded with Thanksgiving posts over the weekend that inspired many to pause and appreciate the blessings of life. We’ve rounded up some of the most touching moments and messages of love, compassion, appreciation, and of course, gratitude.

Jennifer Lopez

In an Instagram reel, Jennifer Lopez posted a photo dump of heartwarming family images including a tender moment where 14-year-old son, Maximilian David Muñiz, seems to be taking a nap on Ben Affleck’ shoulder. It is Lopez and Affleck’s first Thanksgiving holiday since their marriage this year. The post was captioned: “This Is … Thanksgiving Holiday” with hashtags #ThisIsMeNow #PhotoDump #Family


Meanwhile Madonna simply captioned her post with: “What I’m thankful for,” with photos including a group shot of the pop queen with all six of her children: Lourdes (26), Rocco (22), David (17), Mercy (16), and twins Stella and Estere (10).

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama posted a family photo with husband Barrack and daughters Malia and Sasha looking cheery and bright. The caption reads, “I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with love, gratitude, and a whole lot of great food. From our family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving!” Michelle has recently launched her book, “The Light We Carry” about “overcoming in uncertain times.”

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey‘s Instagram post shares an upbeat rendition of a “welcoming committee” complete with an African song and dance. The caption says: “Yearly tradition: African song for newcomer Paul, spouse to daughter-girl Palesa. Thanksgiving is in full force here.”

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Goldie Hawn

As part of Goldie Hawn‘s advocacy for mental well-being, Keep Your Mind Up, she invited Spencer West to share about how to cultivate a mindset of gratitude, even amidst adversity. In the Instagram reel, Hawn introduced West by saying, “Well, it’s another Keep Your Mind Up Monday. This is for gratitude. And there are many things that I feel grateful for. We all sit around our tables for Thanksgiving and ask ourselves what we’re grateful for. But there’s somebody I know and love. His name is Spencer and I think he could talk about what he’s grateful for that would be much better than I could.”

Banner photo via Instagram @jlo and @madonna.

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