Who knew making stuffing could be so romantic? Thanksgiving 2016 proved to be a sweet celebration for many celebrity couples, including newlyweds Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson, and Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary ahead of the national holiday. Below, The Knot compiles the cutest posts shared by celebrity pairs on the gratitude-filled holiday.
Steph and Ayesha Curry
This power couple took time out from their busy schedules to celebrate the holiday together. Ayesha posted a photo of her NBA player husband giving her a hug as she prepared Thanksgiving dinner.
“When bae knows he’s not helping with the dishes. Trying to butter me up/I just love him so,” the Food Network host wrote alongside the sweet snapshot. Curry’s Thanksgiving spread included Dijon-crusted rack of lamb, acorn squash, and fruit cobbler topped with heart-shaped biscuits, which is a recipe from her cookbook, The Seasoned Life.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
It was a laid-back Oklahoma holiday for this talented pair. Gwen shared an intimate shot of the couple kissing while visiting their families.
“Happy thanksgiving. We love u sooooooo grateful!!!! Gx,” the “Make Me Like You” singer captioned the image, which showed someone pointing a finger at the lovebirds’ lips.
Gwen documented the fun family get-together on Snapchat, sharing a hilarious video of her beau singing and ready to dig into a turkey.
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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
After celebrating their first anniversary on Tuesday, November 22, these Hollywood A-listers joined their families for an elaborate Thanksgiving feast.
An adorable Instagram post features the actors donning turkey hats while cuddling in a chair. Sofia—who is sitting on her husband’s lap–flashes a sexy smile at the camera as Joe breaks out his goofiest grin.
Thanksgiving 2016 was a time to reminisce for this celebrity duo. Sarah Michelle shared a throwback photo from their very first holiday together.
“#throwbackthursday and #thanksgiving all in one,” she captioned an Instagram image of she and her husband posing with a turkey. “This was our first Thanksgiving, and while we had a lot to be grateful for on that day, it doesn’t compare to all that we have now. I try very hard to be grateful and appreciative all year, but it doesn’t hurt to have one dedicated day. #grateful #happythanksgiving.”
Following their feast, the actors took their two young children to the beach to “work off” their Thanksgiving meal.
#throwbackthursday and #thanksgiving all in one. This was our first Thanksgiving, and while we had a lot to be grateful for on that day, it doesn’t compare to all that we have now. I try very hard to be grateful and appreciative all year, but it doesn’t hurt to have one dedicated day. #grateful #happythanksgiving
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Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
It has been a year of celebrations for this newlywed pair. On Thursday, Nicole took time to reflect, posting a sweet family photo and a heartfelt message.
“So incredibly thankful for not only my lil family but everyone and everything that has helped to make this the most amazing year of my life!!” she gushed alongside the snapshot, which features the couple holding their infant son, Boomer.
Angela Kinsey and Joshua Snyder
Less than two weeks after making their union official, these newlyweds celebrated the holiday by giving thanks for one another.
Joshua took to Instagram, sharing a snapshot of the happy couple. “Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for many things this year…health, friends, family and my amazing wife @angelakinsey You have changed my life and I am so lucky to be your husband,” he penned.
Angela responded to her husband’s message with a heartfelt reply. “Babe, I love you too,” the Office alum wrote. “While I was goofing off at the dessert table you posted this heart felt post. I just read what you wrote and it wrecked me. So thankful for you! Coming outside to find you and smooch on you. And yes bringing pound cake!”
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