Celebrities took to social media on Thursday to wish America a happy birthday.
Paris Hilton posed in a black minidress with over-the-knee boots as an American flag could be seen behind her. The DJ captioned the post, ‘Happy 4th of July!’
Other stars that sent notes to their followers included John Legend who was enjoying a glass of wine during a relaxing break to Italy with wife Chrissy Teigen; Drew Barrymore who was wrapped in a flag towel; and Khloe Kardashian with a photo of red-and-pink roses.
As he continues his trip to Italy with wife Chrissy, John was the picture of relaxation sipping a glass of rosé.
Writing in the caption: ‘It’s afternoon here,’ the All Of Me hitmaker was soaking up the sun in style as the rest of the United States marked their day of independence in style.
Meanwhile Chrissy also joined her family soaking up the fun and games of the 4th July, posting a boomerang video of her adorable son Milo, 13 months, on their holiday yacht.
The star captioned the post ‘ahoy!’ as the tot could be seen eagerly turning the wheel on their boat.
Blanca Blanco of Mission: Possible fame wore a red one piece bathing suit that said USA on front and showed off her lean model figure. Her caption read, ‘Mood, Happy 4th.’
Jennifer Lopez was seen smiling in a photo shared by her fiance Alex Rodriguez. Also there were their kids – each have two from previous relationships.
Kyle Richards shared four photos in one post. One image is very told showing her in a flag swimsuit alongside husband Mauricio Umansky.
And the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star is also seen in more recent times with her pals.
There is also a photo of some of her daughters.
Christie Brinkley put on a white swimsuit with a fun belt as she talked about her ‘outfit.’
Bethenny Frankel of Real Housewives Of New York wore a maroon colored bikini that showed off her toned body as she celebrated in Nantucket.
Snooki from Jersey Shore shared a photo of her new child Angelo in a red, white and blue onesie.
Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef shared a photo of herself with a cake that read Close The Camps.
Her caption said: ‘While we celebrate the Fourth, there are refugee families legally seeking asylum in this country being detained and forced to sleep on concrete floors with aluminum blankets and no medical care.’
The former fashion model added, ‘This is a stain on our nation and we need to do something now. Contact your representatives tomorrow to demand they.’
Meanwhile Ashley was every inch the patriot as she celebrated Independence Day in London, after taking to Twitter to post a Boomerang video from the Heart Radio Studios.
Co-hosting the breakfast show with Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, the former Pussycat Doll donned a stars and stripes themed hat and matching glasses, with the studio also decorated with commemorative banners and bunting.
Ashley then captioned the post: ‘Happy 4th July hunnni’s. How cute is my @thisisheart fam?’
Drew Barrymore had a flag towel around her back as she said she made a playlist for the holiday; also in the photo was one of her two daughters she had with Will Kopelman.
Emma Louise Connolly was posing in her red, white and blue bikini in her Instagram post.
The British model said in her caption, ‘4th of July, LET EM RIPPPPAAAAA / BRITS ABROAD.’
Glee star Lea Michele proudly displayed her flawless complexion in a smouldering summer snap as she took to Twitter to post a stunning selfie for the occasion.
The actress looked beautiful with her curled brunette tresses loosely blowing in the July breeze.
Ciara posed in a green T-shirt and cap that said ARMY adding camo slacks and boots. She said in her caption she was a military brat.
Kristin Cavallari looked to be in the 4th of July spirit early in the day.
The blonde beauty wore overall shorts with the American flag on front. Underneath she had on a white tank top.
The Very Cavallari star was standing in front of a double barbecue outside her home. In front of her were her two dogs.
The caption read, ‘How we 4th.’
Ryan Seacrest posed with Live! co-host Kelly Ripa on a large pink swan floatie. The caption read, ‘We the (party) people. Happy birthday America!’
Khloe Kardashian also shared an early post.
The 35-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians vet shared a photo of dozens of pink and red roses.
Over the snap it read ‘Happy 4th.’ She usually films her reality TV show on this day so they can cover their 4th of July festivities.
Singer Pink has been on vacation in Germany with her family.
The star was on her bicycle outside a church as she had her little son in a basket in front. She wore a white top, shorts and sneakers, adding a scarf on her head.
The caption read, ‘Happy 4th of July. May we all find independence wherever we are.’
Jessica Simpson shared a fun photo for the holiday.
The image was of her ‘Nana’ Mary Maxwell who had on a star spangled cover up with a hat that had a red bow on it.
On the woman’s sofa was the American flag which she placed her hand on.
The caption read, ‘My Nana sent me this adorable picture and made my day! God Bless America! Happy 4th everyone.’
Sylvester Stallone of Rocky fame also shared a post.
The 72-year-old action star – who has been married to model Jennifer Flavin since 1997 – shared an image of the Statue Of Liberty and the American flag.
The Rambo star added the caption, ‘HAPPY 4th!!!! “ Oh , say can you see from the dawn’s early light…” KEEP PUNCHING!!!!’
Gabrielle Union let her Instagram followers in on a sweet moment with her husband Dwyane Wade and their daughter Kaavia, seven months.
Mandy Moore spent her Glorious Fourth with her pilot father Donald – and for the first time ever got to sit in the cockpit with him as he flew a plane.
Marvel Cinematic Universe hunk Robert Downey Jr. rang in his country’s Independence Day with a dip into a dunk tank.
Billie Lourd conquered her fear and jumped into a lake, with help from a little liquid courage in the form of a can of beer.
Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, shared some sun-drenched summertime snapshots.
Jennifer Lopez got into the spirit of the occasion with a splashily festive filter with a Stars And Stripes theme.
Meanwhile, her husband-to-be Alex Rodriguez showed off his curvy legs as he sunned himself by the pool during the patriotic holiday.
Ciara and Derek Hough, the co-hosts of NBC’s fireworks show that evening, spent part of the day posing up a storm with members of the United States Coast Guard.
After an unsuccessful attempt, Lucy Hale succeeded in diving straight through a doughnut floatie at her 4th Of July pool party.
For a celebratory snap, Ryan Lochte cradled his newborn daughter Liv as his wife Kayla Rae Reid embraced their two-year-old son Caiden.
Jamie Lynn Spears, the younger sister of pop legend Britney Spears, spent the day with her daughters Ivey, one, and Maddie, 11.
Mischa Barton, who has been brought aboard the cast of the revival of The Hills, shared an Insta Stories selfie video from her holiday boating trip.
Modern Family bombshell Sofia Vergara continued her sumptuous seaside vacation with her hunky second husband Joe Manganiello.
Kate Upton enjoyed a glass of red wine on the beach and made sure to tag the vintners responsible, Immortal Estate.
Irina Shayk, newly single amid her split from A Star Is Born heartthrob Bradley Cooper, flashed her toned midriff posing on logs by a lake.
Jordyn Woods shot a sizzling stare over her shoulder for an Instagram photo taken on a balcony at what appeared to be sunset.
Ashley Graham showed a belief not only in liberty and justice for all, but in Swimsuits For All, posing in one of the brand’s bikinis for social media.
Lisa Rinna reliably posted the same photo of her frolicking across a beach in an American flag bikini that she uploads every July 4 to her Instagram.
Chelsea Handler uploaded an Instagram photo of herself beaming as she held a pair of American flags and embraced her beloved dogs Bert and Bernice in London.
Big Little Lies star Reese Witherspoon and her six-year-old son Tennesee Toth, the youngest of her three children, starred in a themed Instagram Boomerang.
Amy Schumer used her Insta Stories to draw eyes and a bit of a blonde hairdo over her Cesarean scar such that it looked like a smile.
She posted a black and white photo to her main Instagram page of her wading through a body of water in a one-piece after disembarking a boat.
Paris Jackson sent her brother Prince Jackson a snap of a Union Flag tattoo on what appeared to be her own derriere.
‘That’s is not the American flag Wrong side for 4th ahah,’ Prince wrote in response, to which Paris vamped: ‘no s*** lmao’.
Rachel Brosnahan leaped into the air with two of her girlfriends while ringing in her country’s special day with a hiking trip.