The stars say goodbye to the outgoing year and that’s what they thank him for. Among them are JoJo, Jason, Mickey and others
As is the case every year, wE! are grateful for celebrities and all of their antics. As for the stars, we asked and everyone from Julianne Hough to Kelly Rowland served up their appreciation.
Ahem, sing along if you know this one: KarJenner babies and a Bennifer wedding. (Finally!) Harry’s big tour and Olivia’s dressing. Quinta Brunson chasing all of her dreams. These are a few of E!’s favorite things.
Taylor Swift’s album and the return of White Lotus. SpitGate and Housewives and Bieber with Gomez. Nick Cannon building his own football team. These are a few of E!’s favorite things!
When the slap comes. When the stars split. When Keanu’s sad. We simply remember our favorite things and then we don’t feel soooooo baaaaaad.
And we’re not alone in embracing the reason for the season. Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked a slew of stars what they’re thankful for in 2022 and they brought heaping portions of gratitude to the table. From Caelynn Miller-Keyes’ Hawaiian engagement to Adrienne Bailon-Houghton’s tiny bundle of joy, these are the blessings your favorite celebs will be counting before settling in for that nice tryptophan-induced food coma.
While the Duchess of York likely won’t be carving into a turkey on Nov. 24, she’s a big fan of both the holiday and the chance to reflect on the blessings of the previous months. “I’m so deeply, deeply grateful for the amount of wonderful, incredibly courageous children that I met this year,” the royal told E! News. Having traveled to Poland, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s mom got to know the refugees who’d escaped from the war in their native Ukraine. “They just have the will and they have the strength and they have the peacefulness in their hearts because they want a better future for themselves,” she marveled. “And they want to go back to the Ukraine and they want to build again. It inspires me to keep fighting on and to keep believing in the innocence and the goodness of children.
Also on her gratitude list: Her time with the late Queen Elizabeth II. “When I think of the Queen,” she shared. “I think of beautiful, beautiful memories of strength, of leadership, of compassion, forgiveness and embracing what is truly right and good.”
Turns out the Strange World star is thankful for the same things as the rest of us. “My family!” the actress raved to E! News of husband Dwyane Wade and kids Dahveon, Zaire, Zaya, Xavier and Kaavia. “My family and good health.”
While we’re most pleased about Aquaman’s, uh, cheeky sense of humor, he’s giving thanks for Nakoa-Wolf and Lola, his kids with ex Lisa Bonet. Asked what he’s most grateful for at his Slumberland premiere, the actor told E! News, “Oh my god, my family, my children, my daughter, my love, my little lovie and my son who’s a wild animal and he’s around here somewhere.” One arm wrapped around Lola, he continued, “My babies, my family. That’s the most important thing.”
This Thanksgiving, the country singer is feeling especially grateful for her little turkey. “Last year at this time, he almost died,” she recalled to E! News of her 21-month-old son Grayson, with husband Grant Savoy. “He had this really bad stomach bug which turned into sepsis and dehydration.” With that “awful” ICU stay now 12 months in the rearview, “I’m so grateful for him,” said the “I Still Pray” musician. “So, so grateful.”
If the rest of her story is still unwritten, The Hills alum is glad for every twist and turn. For the past few years, the Uncommon James founder and mom of three has strived “to be present and experience everything that life has to offer—the good, the bad, the ugly,” she told E! News, presumably including her divorce from former NFL QB Jay Cutler in the mix. “I think that with those uncomfortable moments comes a lot of growth and so I’m actually thankful for those opportunities.”
Bringing that “Down for Whatever” energy into 2023, the singer told E! News she’s grateful for “my family, my health.” But also, added the mom to 8-year-old Titan and 22-month-old Noah (with husband Tim Weatherspoon), “Just possibilities of any and everything.”
The Strange World star knows all too well that he has it pretty good. “I’m grateful for a lot,” the L.A. native told E! News at the premiere for his animated Disney flick. “I’m grateful for all the opportunities I have and I’m grateful for the people I love in my life who love me.” Yes, he knows he’s basically saying he’s #blessed, adding, “I know that sounds pretty general, but I’m so grateful for it.”
Having made a brand new start of it in old New York, the triple threat is thankful for the reception she’s received from the Broadway community. “I was so welcomed and embraced coming here,” she told E! News at the premiere of & Juliet of her run in the comedy POTUS. “I love reinvention. I am doing a show here in December and trying new thing so I think just the idea that anything is possible!”
Someone’s serving up a heaping dose of perspective this holiday season. While promoting McCormick’s brand-new spice kit called The TEN, the Nope actress told E! News, “I’m most grateful for my health, the ability to do all the things I love and move freely in the world. I think the older I get, the more I realize what is truly priceless in life.”
All the Dance Moms alum wants for Christmas is girlfriend Avery Cyrus. “It’s going to be my first Thanksgiving with a significant other. It’s going to be my first Christmas with a significant other,” she raved to E! News while discussing her partnership with Ocean Spray. “So I’m really excited about that.” And she’s feeling in step with everyone on her (dance) team. “I feel like this year-slash-right now is the best people that I’ve ever had around me,” she noted. As a result, said the multihyphenate, “I feel like this year I’ve really grown into who I really am and I think that’s really special and something that’s not easy. And so I’m thankful to the universe for aligning for that to be possible.”