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How Cardi B, Jimmy Fallon and Other NYC Celebrities Celebrated Thanksgiving

Sam Tracy | November 30, 2020 | Culture People

Cardi B

Cardi B caused some controversy with her Thanksgiving party.

This year's Thanksgiving was unlike any other. COVID-19 and social distancing safety measures forced many of us to cancel travel plans and scale back on the size of our dinner parties- and celebrities were no exception!

Still, in the face of unprecedented uncertainty and isolation, human connection has become even more important. We hope you found something to be grateful for, and that you managed to make some fun like Cardi B, Christie Brinkley and Alex Rodriguez. See how these New York celebrities made the most of the special holiday.

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Jimmy Fallon

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The late-night talk show host showed off his dance moves during rehearsal for his appearance in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. At the scaled-back parade, Fallon boogied his way down Fifth Avenue - but not before uploading a behind the scenes look on his Instagram!

Kelly Ripa

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This year, Ripa celebrated Turkey Day with a virtual hang-out with loved ones. She shared a glimpse of her festive family Facetime with fans on Instagram, sharing that both her and husband Mark Consuelo's parents are still learning the ins and outs of video chatting. Relatable content!

Christie Brinkley

Supermodel Christie Brinkley was happy to welcome home her children Sailor, Alexa and Jack, alongside the latter's swimsuit model girlfriend, Nina Agdal. The blonde beauty posted a joyous glimpse of the holiday preparation for fans on Instagram, sharing that Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday!

Hilary Duff

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The actress celebrated Thanksgiving this year cuddled up with her two little ones, Luca and Banks, alongside husband, Matthew Koma. The former Disney star shared a family selfie with the city skyline illuminated in the background.

Karlie Kloss

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The NYC-based supermodel posted a festive #tbt to Thanksgiving past, seated alongside sisters Kristine, Kimberly and Kariann. Like many of us, Kloss was reminiscing on home and family celebrations as she captioned the image, "best behavior for a slice of mom’s famous pumpkin bread".

Savannah Guthrie

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade must go on, rain or shine! NBC Today show host Savannah Guthrie was at the parade sidelines alongside co-host Hoda Kotb to ring in the holiday season. A little rain couldn't stop this parade, and Santa Claus still made his famous appearance. Guthrie jokingly reminded jolly old Saint Nick to deliver presents to her house this year.

Cardi B

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Bronx-born rapper Cardi B shared pictures of her daughter, Kulture Kiari, to wish fans a happy Thanksgiving. The Grammy winner came under fire for her large holiday dinner party, during which she had 37 guests despite warnings to avoid large indoor gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. She boasted on twitter, "12kids and 25 adults over the holidays.It was lit !!". The songstress later apologized in a tweet, "Sorry my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad.I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me. I spent soo much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it.I wasnt trying to offend no1. [sic]".

Alex Rodriguez

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A-Rod and fiancee J-Lo celebrated this holiday with their large blended family. Rodriguez's two daughters were in attendance, as were J-Lo's twins, Emme and Maximilian, from her marriage to Mark Anthony. In the Thanksgiving spirit, the former Yankee reminded fans to count their blessings and be grateful for what they have during such a tough year. Rodriguez shared a family portrait to his Instagram, wrapping his arm around soon-to-be-wife, Jennifer.

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest has much to be grateful for this year as he shared photos of big smiles and family to mark the autumnal holiday. The popular television host posed alongside sister Meredith, her husband Jimmy, niece Flora and his parents. He later shared on Instagram that the photos were a throwback, while this year's holiday was celebrated virtually via Zoom.

Photography by: Leon Bennett