Stars, stripes and sweet summertime love. Like countless other Americans, numerous celebrity couples marked Independence Day with public displays of pride and affection… for each other! The Knot takes a look at nine adorable pairs who showcased their 4th of July spirit in 2017.
Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler
Along with a series of sexy snaps and a sweet family photo, Aguilera shared a seaside pic of she and Rutler wrapped in an American flag. The singer, 36, opted to spend time in the pool, and her beau of seven years enjoyed wakesurfing nearby while donning a festive suit and matching top hat.
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JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
How did the former Bachelorette and her future husband celebrate their first Independence Day as an openly engaged couples? At a pool party, of course! Clad in a bikini and patriotic headband, Fletcher, 26, beamed as she sat on her fiance’s shoulders for a group pic.
Several of Fletcher’s family members also attended the bash, along with Bachelor alum Jake Pavelka,
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Tara Lipinski and Todd Kapostasy
This newlywed pair spent their holiday surrounded by wildlife as they continued their honeymoon in Thailand. The former figure skater, 35, posted a photo of she and her new hubby looking rather tiny next to a massive elephant.
“What an amazing day at the elephant sanctuary, a place that really cares about the health and endurance of elephants. Oh and happy 4th of July! One of my favorite holidays,” she wrote.
Goodnight from Thailand! What an amazing day at the elephant sanctuary. A place that really cares about the health and endurance of elephants. 🐘 Oh and happy 4th of July! One of my favorite holidays. #TNThoneymoon #TNTravels #thailand #elephants #honeymoon #4thofjuly @toddkap
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Ayesha and Steve Curry
The basketball pro and Food Network host spent the holiday at sea and on the beach. The athlete, 29, posted a closeup shot of the couple kissing, and the Seasoned Life author, 28, shared a swimsuit-clad snap of the lovebirds on a yacht.
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
The happily married duo looked downright adorable in coordinating American flag jumpsuits to fete the holiday. Both Shepard, 42, and Bell, 36, posted identical images on Instagram while enjoying a fun-filled day near Columbia River Gorge.
“On behalf of Mt Hood, KB and myself, Happy 4th of July!” the CHiPs director wrote.
Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec
For their first Independence Day as husband and wife, the Dancing With the Stars pro and the Shark Tank star spent time with friends by the ocean. Johnson, 40, posted a pic of the newlyweds cuddling at sunset. “My ❤️@robertherjavec,” she captioned the image.
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Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
The Phelps family took in the fireworks to round out a long weekend of birthday and holiday fun. The Olympian, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on June 30, shared a sweet snap with his arm wrapped around his wife, 32, and their one-year-old son, Boomer. “Happy 4th!!! #family,” he wrote.
Josh Peck and Paige O’Brien
Yet another pair enjoyed the first of many holidays as newlyweds. Peck, 30, and his bride looked content and in love during a fireworks show on the beach. “Mah girl America’s birthday is always lit,” the Drake and Josh alum mused.
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Anna Camp and Skylar Astin
The Pitch Perfect stars returned to the California vineyard where they married in September 2016 to celebrate the star-spangled holiday. “Heaven in the sun with my sweet love where we tied the knot… wine ain’t so bad either😉🌹💘#happiness,” Camp, 34, captioned a selfie of the lovebirds.
Later that evening, Astin, 29, shared an adorable video of the newlyweds watching the fireworks.
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