Celebrities Pay Tribute to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris After Her Historic Win

Alyssa Bailey
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Photo credit: Cliff Hawkins - Getty Images


Kamala Harris made history again, becoming the first woman to ever be elected vice president of the United States, along with the first Black, Indian-American, South Asian, and Asian-American person to ever have the role. Hollywood immediately began congratulating Harris and President-Elect Joe Biden, posting tributes on Instagram and Twitter to celebrate the feat.

Here, the most moving tributes to Harris.

Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris's Husband

"So proud of you."


Gigi Hadid

"Joy. Relief. Pride! A new day. A new chapter! More voices have been heard than ever before. A president that will work to serve all Americans, whether you voted for him or not, toward a united America!! This country's first female vice president. There is so much to improve on. But until inauguration day, we can celebrate how democracy thrived this week. Cheers to Joe and Kamala—proud to be an American."

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Photo credit: Instagram

Chloe x Halle

"THANK YOU GOD 😭😭😭🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 we did it yall!!!"

Priyanka Chopra

"America spoke in record breaking numbers and the verdict is in... EVERY VOTE counts. I applaud everyone who voted in what was such an powerful display of how a democracy should function. It was amazing to witness this election in the US. Congrats to the President Elect @joebiden and Vice President elect @kamalaharris, the first woman VP! Dream Big girls! Anything can happen!! 💙❤️🤍
Congratulations America."

Vanessa Hudgens


Ashley Tisdale

"WE DID IT!!!! I am so happy to be bringing in a child into the world with @joebiden and @kamalaharris as President and Vice President, where the believe in climate change and basic human rights! Thank you to everyone who spoke up and voted!!"

Reese Witherspoon

"Today is a monumental day. No matter what side you are on, let's take a moment to recognize how far women have come in this country. Thinking about all those who shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for a woman to * finally * be Vice President of the United States makes me so emotional. Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kamala Harris. I salute them all. And to the young girls of our nation... DREAM BIG. Anything is possible. 🇺🇸"

Lady Gaga

"@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 😭❤️"

Kate Hudson

"We showed up! We did it! I’m sure many of you are joining me in a big cry, a release. A beautiful moment in history! Thank you everyone. Character matters ✨ It truly does. Congratulations to the President Elect @joebiden and Vice President elect @kamalaharris Looking forward to January ☀️"

Naomi Campbell

"YES !!! Thank you Lord 🙏🏾 💙🎉💙💙🎉💙🎉"

Bella Hadid

"This is how you come together and make a difference. I am so proud America 💙 i feel hopeful for the future and for the lives of the people . Finally."

Hailey Bieber


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Kerry Washington

"The people have spoken! Thank you to everyone who used your vote and your voice to make history. PRESIDENT Joe Biden and VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris."

Megan Thee Stallion

"BIDENXHARRIS 2020 💙💙💙💙"

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Jessica Biel

"About time 👏🏼 Congrats @joebiden and @kamalaharris. So ready for some change."

Melissa Benoist

"Wowee WOW. Congratulations @joebiden and @kamalaharris !!!!! so much joy and so much work to be done 🇺🇸"

Zoe Saldana

"Lo hicimos! We did it!! @joebiden @kamalaharris"

Ariana Grande


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Mindy Kaling

"Crying and holding my daughter, 'look baby, she looks like us.'"

Sarah Michelle Gellar

"'Its easier to be a parent this morning' And as the mother of a daughter, I will never forget the moment that we watched together, as the first woman was called as Vice President elect. And, as the mother of a son, to show him that Men and Women are partners and can accomplish anything when paired with respect. Thank you to @staceyabrams and #ruthbaderginsburg and everyone that came before for making this moment possible. 'I am woman hear me roar'"

Lily Collins

"Congratulations to @kamalaharris who just became the first woman and first person of color as Vice President! What a monumental day this is!"

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Photo credit: Instagram


Playing this one on repeat never gets old.

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Billie Jean King

The tennis legend celebrated that "the future is bright indeed."

John Mulaney

The comedian referenced his "horse loose in a hospital" bit with a not-so-subtle, brilliant dig:

LeBron James

Megan Rapinoe

The soccer champion and activist, who has been outspoken during the Black Lives Matter protests, celebrated:

Ike Barinholtz

Another noisy celebration:

Miley Cyrus

Party in the USA, indeed!

Selena Gomez

Really, it was a party in the USA!


Love you, Cher.

Jennifer Lawrence

Pajama party in Boston!

Jennifer Lopez

Everyone deserves a good happy cry right now.

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