What the Stars Did for Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Abby West
Senior Editor

See how Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and other celebs spent the long weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer.

Justin Timberlake

JT spent part of the weekend hilariously “bro-biking” on a tandem bike with his pal Jimmy Fallon in the Hamptons. We imagine the rest of it was spent planning their next sketch for Fallon’s Tonight Show. (Photo: Justin Timberlake via Instagram)

The Rock

The Baywatch star spent the day with his little girl, who he called “Fearless lil’ human,” as he reflected on how his good fortune was affected by those who have served in our military. “My heart’s filled with gratitude for being able to spend this day with my family before I jump on a bird and head to Germany tonight for work. Boundless love and respect to the brave men and women who sacrificed it all for their country and family, so I can love and protect my own. Happy Memorial Day. You guys have some fun and spread that positive energy and love with your family and friends today.” (Photo: The Rock via Instagram)

Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon was in full “vacation mode” under a sunny sky and lots of palm trees. Can’t you tell by her big straw hat? (Photo: Reese Witherspoon via Instagram)

Drew Barrymore

The Santa Clarita Diet star brought a little whimsy and joy to the auspicious holiday. “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY. I finally found summer!” she wrote, sporting her big hat and shades. “Peace love and kindness on this most meaningful day. #birdhatmadeittothesun.” (Photo: Drew Barrymore via Instagram)

Zoe Saldana

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress also looked her little ones, her three boys, to drive home the importance of the day. “As we take today to thank those who keep us safe by serving our country, remembering those who have fallen and sending a prayer to their families — I can’t help but feel so much love, respect and admiration for this beautiful country of ours. Our sons may very well one day decide to serve their country and we have vowed to honor and support them as they one day may put their lives at risk to save all of ours. #memorialday #rememberingourheroes.” (Photo: Zoe Saldana via Instagram)

Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family actress practiced her dance moves ahead of a holiday bash. “Almost ready for tonight’s Memorial day Paraiso Tropical partyyyyyy,” she wrote. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Bethenny Frankel

The Real Housewives of New York City star had a solid strategy for the weekend. “If ur looking for me, I’ll be by the pool,” she advised. (Photo: Bethenny Frankel via Instagram)

Hilary Swank

“Celebrating #memorialdayweekend in the #Hamptons with @therealmariskahargitay,” the Oscar winner explained. The friends were obviously having a blast! (Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUnh1ASFk-g/?hl=en)

Hailee Steinfeld

The Edge of Seventeen actress took to the ocean and shared a handful of emojis (two hearts and a flag) to show her love for the USA as we celebrate Memorial Day. (Photo: Hailee Steinfeld via Instagram)

Angie Harmon

While Harmon was all about the pool — and some fun pool floats — she made sure to note the serious reason for the holiday. “Celebrating & remembering with friends & family all of the courageous souls who made/make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!” she shared. “LOVE YOU fam & THANK YOU ARMED FORCES!” (Photo: Angie Harmon via Instagram)


The singer wished followers a happy Memorial Day with a pic of her hubby, Cary Hart (and his tattoos), at a campground. “’Merica,” she added. LOL! (Photo: Pink via Instagram)

Sofia Richie

Richie spent her weekend on a yacht in the south of France, because that’s how models roll. Interestingly, she also spent some time with Kourtney Kardashian’s ex Scott Disick. (Photo: Sofia Richie via Instagram)


If the earlier pic of her hubby weren’t enough, the singer shared a collage of the many friends and family who came to hang out with them over the weekend. (Photo: PINK via Instagram)

Emily Ratajkowski

And who says models don’t eat. “When in Texas,” wrote Ratajkowski as she got her barbecue on. (Photo: Emily Ratajkowski via Instagram)

Rebecca Romijn

The Librarians star spent part of the long weekend in Portland, Ore., with her daughters, aka “My PDX ride or dies.” (Photo: Rebecca Romijn via Instagram)

Selma Blair

The American Crime Story actress gave us a better look at that epic beach human pyramid at Pink and family’s get-together. “Happy Hart campout 2017. The happiest,” she wrote. “A safe holiday to everybody. Love the ones you’re with…”(Photo: Selma Blair via Instagram)

Shailene Woodley

The Big Little Lies star and activist looked pretty good as she added a Jet Ski to her weekend plans. (Photo: Shailene Woodley via Instagram)

Rob Lowe

The charming actor spent part of the weekend keeping active while enjoying some quality family time on a “#sunset hike with my boy and his girl, Bella. PC @tribullchristina.” (Photo: Rob Lowe via Instagram)

Neil Patrick Harris

The multihyphenate would later celebrate his husband’s birthday, but Sunday night was all about hanging with friends.
“Jerry Seinfeld, the Count of Comedy, invited us over last night to dine with Howard Stern, the King of All Media, Johnny Muse, the Lord of the Hamptons, and their equally royal and impressive spouses,” he wrote. “Delicious food, inspired conversation, and genuine friendship. It was a night we’ll remember for a long time. #thanks #grateful #goodtimes.” (Photo: Neil Patrick Harris via Instagram)

Luke Bryan

It looks like a fishing trip was in order for the country star and his pals. (Photo: Luke Bryan via Instagram)

Lea Michele

What’s a holiday in the pool without a fun float? The singer-actress topped it off with what else? A big hat.(Photo: Lea Michele via Instagram)

Ariel Winter

The Modern Family actress decided to keep it sexy for Memorial Day with a series of bikini shots, including one very cheeky pic. (Photo: Ariel Winter via Instagram)

Channing Tatum

The actor is out promoting his upcoming movie but couldn’t resist a selfie with some servicemen. “Quick trip to Charlotte yesterday to kick off the #CocaCola600 and debut the trailer for @loganluckymovie. #LoganLucky #memorialday,” he wrote. (Photo: Channing Tatum via Instagram)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The former California governor was out enjoying the day but gave fallen servicemen a shout-out. “There is never a day when I don’t think about the sacrifice and service of the brave men and women who made this country my dream. #MemorialDay,” he wrote. (Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger via Instagram)

Amy Schumer

It looked like the Snatched actress traded in beach or pool life for a Memorial Day tribute. “Remembering our fallen soldiers and their families today,” she wrote next to her rainy day picture. (Photo: Amy Schumer via Instagram)


Expectant mom Beyoncé wore a royal blue coverup over her matching bikini as she held 5-year-old Blue Ivy, sporting a blue hat. I’m sensing a theme. (Photo: Beyoncé via Instagram)

Connie Britton

The Nashville star spent the day with son Yoby embracing nature and feeling grateful. “Happy Memorial Day. It was humbling to be in Telluride and experience the pure grandeur and deep freedoms of this great nation as we honor those who sacrificed everything for the sake of those things, for all of us,” she wrote. “Thank you for your service. America the beautiful. #mountainfilm #telluthere17.” (Photo: Connie Britton via Instagram)

Katherine Heigl

The actress was in her glory surrounded by her husband Josh Kelly, kids Naleigh, Adeleide, and Joshua, as well as her neice Maddie. “Happy Memorial Day from the Kelley Clan We are so very very grateful to all the men and women who have been lost while defending our great nation,” she reflected. “We celebrate the freedoms they have so valiantly protected and honor them with our joy and gratitude this beautiful day! #grateful #thehomeofthefreebecauseofthebrave.” (Photo: Katherine Heigl via Instagram)

Mariah Carey

The diva spend the holiday enjoying a little wine time with former (or current?) flame Brian Tanaka. “A beautiful experience at the vineyards in Napa Valley,” she coyly wrote. (Photo: Mariah Carey via Instagram)

Victoria Justice

The Rocky Horror Picture Show actress seemed to keep a sort of dark vibe with sexy cutout black bathing suit as she leaned on a giant skull. (Photo: Victoria Justice via Instagram)

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