How Do Stars Celebrate Memorial Day? Here’s How Celebrities Spent Their 3-Day Weekend
Sometimes it's hard to remember that stars are people just like us. They eat, they love, they drink, they laugh;
Sometimes it's hard to remember that stars are people just like us. They eat, they love, they drink, they laugh; they have family drama and celebrate the holidays like everyone else.
But is it really just like everyone else, or are holidays extra-special when you're a star? The answer of course depends on who you're asking. In the age of social media, stars have become more accessible and human-like than ever as they share more of their day-to-day feelings and thoughts with fans. But even so, can you picture Martha Stewart celebrating like your Aunt Elizabeth? Or The Rock holding it down like your buddy Steven?
Here's a look how stars really celebrated the three-day holiday weekend.
Star-Studded Memorial Day Weekend
It's always fun to see how our favorite stars spend their time, and the Memorial Day weekend is no exception. Here are our favorite celeb celebrators:
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: Johnson shared a video to Instagram of himself riding his four wheeler around and enjoying some Teremana Tequila. The Rock shared, "Love runnin’ the four wheeler up and takin’ the hill, flippin’ it around and just park
Soak it all in and live in gratitude.
Not a soul in sight and I can stay up here for hours.
A lot of history on my property.
Civil War land.
Mana is strong up here and you can feel it.
Enjoy your holiday weekend with your families – it’s a special one."
- Martha Stewart: Stewart celebrated in Somesville, Maine, calling it, "a beautiful american town with patriotic vibes!!" On social media, Stewart shared an image of herself on a bridge with a flag, captioning it, "… stopped at the flag festooned bridge for this photo for the commemoration and celebration of Memorial Day 2022 our deepest sympathies and sincerest thanks to those who sacrificed their lives for us and our country."
- Carrie Underwood: The country music star sipped drinks poolside and shared a picture of herself enjoying a lazy holiday with family on her Instagram stories.
- Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union: The superstar couple celebrated their daughter's 15th birthday with loved ones. Union-Wade shared a video to Instagram of the whole family celebrating Zaya's birthday with "Camp Zaya," captioning the vid, "HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY @zayawade We all love you sooooooo much and you make us proud every single day! You are such a gift and a blessing in all our lives ❤️ #CampZaya."
- Chrissy Teigan: The model-turned-influencer spent the holiday with her kids in NYC. Teigan shared a few images of the three of them on Instagram, captioned, "a very New York weekend, featuring the high line, Washington square and innnnnncredible pho and sizzling beef short rib at hello saigon."
- Rebel Wilson: The slimmed-down star celebrated in Florida with some outdoor leisure, including riding polo ponies. Wilson captioned an Instagram photo, "Thank you to @melissaganzi and @marcganzi for the most epic long weekend ."
- Matthew McConaughey: The star simply shared an image of himself bowing his head in a cowboy hat with the caption, "remember."
Whether you're a movie star, music star, or average Joe – it's clear that one theme permeates the way Americans celebrate Memorial Day: relaxing with loved ones.
Canceled Flights Lead to Headaches for the Rest of Us
Unfortunately, for those waiting on over 7,000 flights worldwide over the weekend, accomplishing that simple task became a herculean task.
Over 7,000 flights were canceled over Memorial Day weekend due to a combination of staff shortages and a number of other factors that created the perfect storm.
CBS News reports, "'More than any time in our history, the various factors currently impacting our operation — weather and air traffic control, vendor staffing, increased COVID case rates contributing to higher-than-planned unscheduled absences in some work groups — are resulting in an operation that isn't consistently up to the standards Delta has set for the industry in recent years,' said Delta's Chief Customer Experience Officer Allison Ausband in a post."
The future of air travel in the US is uncertain. Forecasters believe that travel will either return to or exceed pre-pandemic levels, but fewer people are working in the industry as compared to 2019. That means demand is exceeding service supply, and holidays could continue to look this uncertain and chaotic for some time to come.