Well, here we are at a brand-new year. 2021 is no more, and 2022 is upon us. Whether or not you made New Year’s resolutions, spent the final day in December at home or among friends, or stayed up late to watch the ball drop, January is officially here.
December 31 is often a time to reflect, and plenty of celebs also got sentimental while celebrating the end of the year. Several stars took to social media to pay homage to important life events, while setting goals for the months to come. Ahead, see how some of your favorite celebs bid farewell to 2021, and what they are hoping to accomplish in ’22.
Kylie posted a rare maternity photo on IG along with a sentimental reflection of the past year. “As 2022 is approaching i’ve been reflecting on this last year and the blessings that it brought but also the many heartaches it held,” she wrote. “I will never forget this year and all the significant changes it made to my life. I pray this new year is filled with a lot of love for all of you and i hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time.”
In a nod to the #FreeBritney movement, the singer-songwriter shared a video of birds being set free, writing that the clip is “symbolic” of the year she’s had.
The singer shared a recap of 2021 in a series of videos and photos, posting about what she’s learned and how she’s grown in the past year. “2021 has been about falling and getting the f*ck back up,” she wrote. “Looking back, this has been an AMAZING year! It’s been hard believing in myself but God has had my back every step of the way. I am filled with so much GRATITUDE and can’t wait to continue to walk in light. My resolution this year…to not be so hard on myself, work hard but make sure i have fun doing it!!!” That is a resolution we’ll be copying!
Halle’s 2021 recap included some BTS Little Mermaid shots, as well as plenty of glam moments from the past few months. “A year I will never forget,” she captioned her photos. “From living overseas to coming home and still getting to do what I’ve always dreamed of.. I feel immensely proud of myself.”
The West Side Story star ended the year with a perfectly timed Taylor Swift quote alongside her photo recap: “Hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you.”
Yara posted a pic of her New Year’s Eve outfit, and she rang in 2022 with a classic look: a LBD and a festive crown.
The Emily in Paris actor said goodbye to 2021 in style — and surrounded by her très chic costars.
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie kept things simple with a photo of herself reading a script on a beach (insert all the eye emojis here), adding the caption, “Here’s to growth.”
In a post honoring the arrival of 2022, the Biebs shared a blurry pic with wife Hailey. “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” he captioned the shot.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan, who celebrated her college graduation this year, shared a reel of some of her biggest highlights from the past 12 months. “2021 has been a hell a f*cking ride!” she wrote. “This year has definitely taught me abt what it means to be patient, how the grind pays off, and why it’s always important to stay true to myself! Get ready for 2022 hotties bc this Hotgirl Sh*t don’t stop it gets BIGGER. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! see you soon.”
In true Taylor fashion, she said adieu to 2021 with some cat content, along with a perfect nod to her music with the hashtag #ImFeeling22. Here’s to the next year!
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