After days of uncertainty, we finally know the results of the 2020 US presidential election.
The Associated Press, the BBC and other outlets projected that Joe Biden had won the election after gaining the key states of Pennsylvania and Nevada and is now President-elect of the United States.
While Republican President Donald Trump has not yet conceded and has continued to allege 'major fraud on our nation' (without evidence) in regards to the vote, Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris made victory speeches on Saturday night live from Wilmington, Delaware.
The election was a close one, and saw the highest voter turnout in over 100 years. More than ever, during the build up to this year's election, the importance of everyone's right to vote was at the forefront of conversation, with countless celebrities harnessing their social influence to encourage their followers to ensure that their voices are heard.
Now, after communicating their anguish over the uncertain results of last week, celebrities from Jennifer Lawrence to Selena Gomez to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been reacting to the new President-elect and historic Vice President-elect. Here are some of the ways celebrities have been reacting to the news..
The Oscar winner made a rare appearance on Twitter to share her reaction to the election result... which was to run down the streets of Boston screaming, by herself.
— Jennifer Lawrence - Represent.Us (@JLawrence_RepUs) November 7, 2020
In a video shared to the platform, a masked-Lawrence runs up and down the street shrieking in elation while Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' plays out of her handheld speaker.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
After supporting Kamala Harris at a campaign rally the day before the election, the singer is and presented anxiously waited for the result, Legend with his mini-me son Miles and Teigen by 'stress-cooking' on her Instagram Stoeis.
A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on Nov 4, 2020 at 7:34pm PST
But when the result was announced, they left the confines of their home to take part in a street celebration in West Hollywood. Attendees at the impromptu party filmed the couple sitting on the top of a car being driven through the crowd - in a parade-style - overjoyed at the result.
— Howie Meltzer (@HowieMeltzer) November 7, 2020
— JAKK MADDOX (@jakkofheartss) November 7, 2020
— helena (@HelenaSBerry) November 7, 2020
The singer was another campaigner for Biden and following the result, took to Twitter to reassure convey her relief and joy.
. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen. ❤️ 🙌🙌 nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/uXiMTWs6Hk
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2020
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 8, 2020
The singer also shared a video message on Instagram where she tearfully spoke to the camera about the result:
A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:40pm PST
After sharing videos to her Instagram page of her heading to her polling station bright and early on election day to avoid the queues, and then keeping fans updated as she waited for the election results (including where she jokingly smoked three cigarettes at once alongside the caption 'How these elections got me watching these states turn red'), Cardi B shared an ELLE US video of herself interviewing Biden to congratulate him and Harris.
Couple of weeks ago I was getting chewed up by Trump supporters over this interview especially by miss Candace who has been degrading my name for 2 years straight. I was so nervous for this interview especially because it was on zoom and not in person but it was important for my followers to get to know our running candidate and future president. Republicans like Candace, Shapiro, Fox news made fun of me ,talk so much shit about me and my song WAP. They said Biden use me as a pawn then weeks later we seen a list of rappers and artists that Trump was trying to reach out to and to pay for support a list that included my name. I never got payed a dollar from Biden I just wanted to get to know him and open my fans up to the importance of voting.Im so proud of all these celebs who uses their platform and for the people who went out and voted WE DID IT! Don’t let nobody down play you for what you doing that’s how they try to take away your power .YOUR POWER IS YOUR VOICE!Congrats Biden! Your family here, and in Heaven are very proud of you! Also congratulations to Kamala you made history!
A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) on Nov 7, 2020 at 4:17pm PST
A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Nov 3, 2020 at 4:03pm PST
On election day, Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to let her followers know she voted. While husband West put himself forward for the presidency this year, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has made very few comments on his candidacy and did not go on to reveal who she would be voting for in this year's election.
The morning after voting, Kardashian shared a slogan saying, 'Count Every Vote' to her Instagram Stories, adding: 'Waiting is hard but democracy is worth waiting for.'
After the result was called, Kim shared a picture of Biden and Harris' victory, and retweeted celebratory tweets from both the President-elect and Vice President-elect accompanied by heart emojis to Twitter.
Sharing a selfie on Instagam, in classic Kardashian fashion, Kim penned the caption: 'Our future looks bright.'
A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Nov 8, 2020 at 11:12am PST
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 3, 2020
Ariana Grande has consistently shown her support for Biden, making her stand clear in tweeting out to her followers a series of infographics on polling place opening times, voting rights, and vitally, a black square saying 'it's a beautiful day to vote for joe biden + kamala harris'.
The morning after voting she shared some positive updates from the election, including Sarah McBridge becoming the first transgender person elected to state senate.
And when Biden and Harris' victory was confirmed, Grande was another celebrity who left the house to observe the celebrations, which she documented on Instagram:
A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Nov 7, 2020 at 11:04am PST
When I think of this country I don’t think of its laws I think of its people. I think about how we were raised to be patriotic of violence, propaganda & war. I think about how this country is owned by the oppressor and how the oppressed are locked in a valley of capitalism. But I also think of the young people who refuse to be spoon fed mistruths. I think of the elders who bucked against hateful prejudices even when it felt impossible.... Because of you, I’m still hopeful. I believe in a country that teaches the true history so we can better understand where we live and how we can do better. I believe in a country that listens to the cries of the protester and doesn’t politicize death. I believe in restoration of this beautiful land and respecting the communities of people who owned America before colonizers renamed it. I believe in fairness, equality, a complete removal of religion in places where it does not belong. Let religion live in the churches and places of worship... the quiet prayer rooms, the joyful congregations.. and out of Congress. I believe in so much, and if I believe it one day I can see it. It may not be tomorrow it may not be today, but it will be one day if we stay activated. We the people, ALL the people, deserve it. Today’s the last day to vote. Stay in line, stay determined and thank YOU for voting.
A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:54am PST
Ahead of the election, Lizzo told her followers: 'Because of you, I’m still hopeful' and after the result, overcome with emotion, the 'Juice' singer's reaction was plain to see. Lizzo said she was 'so excited' to see a Black woman in the White House, saying: 'This is literally the beginning of progress'.
The Game of Thrones actor celebrated with a toast in her dressing gown after hearing the results, as seen on her Instagram stories:
The new mum also shared a picture of the new President-elect and Vice President-elect with a simple heart emoji to Instagram, too.
A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Nov 7, 2020 at 9:02am PST
The Big Little Lies star shared a string of posts over the course of election day, in one Instagram story re-sharing a meme that read 'Today feels like the whole country is waiting for an STD test result.' Unfortunately, way too relatable.
When the result was called, Kravitz turned to a pun, celebrating with an ice cream and writing on Instagram: 'Bi-den' with a wave emoji.
A post shared by Zoë Kravitz (@zoeisabellakravitz) on Nov 7, 2020 at 9:20am PST
Model Kaia Gerber reminded us of one of the huge positives we can take from what has so far been a tense election, re-posting an article on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's re-election to her Instagram stories with three clapping emojis.
After more good news came for Gerber, she celebrated with throwback pictures of Biden and Harris in their youth, writing: 'I love these pictures of Joe and Kamala because it reminds us that young people can grow up to make history. Today, we made history.'
we did it!!! we finally did it!!! 💙💙💙 today we take a step forward. I am crying happy tears for our victory... for our country. I love these pictures of Joe and Kamala because it reminds us that young people can grow up to make history. today, we made history. let’s celebrate!!! 💙💙💙 about time
A post shared by Kaia (@kaiagerber) on Nov 7, 2020 at 11:13am PST
After urging her followers not to vote for Kanye West in a previous post, Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram stories to wish her followers a 'Happy Election Day!'. The Friends star also shared a post from Instagram account @whenweallvote highlighting the importance that every vote should be counted with the caption '102 million votes were cast before November 3...and we must count EVERY SINGLE one of them.'
Aniston celebrated a Biden and Harris victory by sharing a viral clip of CNN's Van Jones' emotional live-on-air reaction to the news.
After previously opting for an all too relatable approach to coping with election anxiety, a glass of wine to help get her through the night, Dewan told followers she was 'filled with hope' after Saturday's result.
She also shared a picture of her partner Steve Kazee holding their son, Callum, writing: 'Looking to the future'.
A post shared by Jenna Dewan (@jennadewan) on Nov 7, 2020 at 3:21pm PST
Ahead of the election, the actress has been encouraging her followers to go and vote, in a previous post stating: 'A lot of people asking me about my post partum diet and exercise plan and I’m here to tell you it’s to make sure you’re registered to vote, vote early, and to vote like your life depends on it because it does.' That's the 'diet advice' we like to hear.
Rihanna shared a photo of Biden and Harris high-fiving with her 87.5 million followers, alongside a poignant caption which read: 'The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!! CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! 💪🏿 I’m so proud of you America!'
The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!! CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! 💪🏿 I’m so proud of you America! #VicePresident #President46
A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Nov 7, 2020 at 6:09pm PST
Selena Gomez spent part of her election day in conversation on an Instagram live with politician Stacey Abrams in which they discussed democracy and the importance of voting.
Prefacing the video, the Rare Beauty founder explained that she hoped it would provide some solace, saying: 'I'm really wanting to calm everybody and I know that this is an anxious day'.
Following the result, Gomez included both Abrams and Michelle Obama in her congratulations for their persistent campaigning for voter registration ahead of the 2020 election.
Seeing @kamalaharris make history was long overdue but what a beautiful moment. So grateful for her and for @staceyabrams and @michelleobama. They inspire me with their perseverance, selflessness & grace.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) November 8, 2020
Just ordered an incredible amount of food because I’m an emotional eater and I’m scared.
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) November 4, 2020
While waiting for the results, Lili Reinhart joked that she had ordered a lot of food as she watched the results trickle in before voicing her bewilderment at some of the results.
She was more optimistic following the results, retweeting an image which captured the history-making appointment of Harris as Vice President-elect.
Kanye 2020 was the last minute entry to the elections that no one saw actually coming (despite his insistence he would be running for office). Taking to Twitter yesterday, the rapper announced that he would be casting his first ever vote, for himself. And he wasn't alone - with the 43-year-old amassing as many as 50,000 votes in the US presidential election as of 4:30am.
God is so good 😊 Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's for someone I truly trust...me. 🇺🇸 🕊
— ye (@kanyewest) November 3, 2020
While the rapper will definitely not be making it to the White House as president, it's apparent that he's already got his sights set on 2024, later posting this picture to Twitter:
Well, weirder things have happened...
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