Viral Celebrity Moments In 2020 That We Will Never Forget

To say that 2020 has been a year for the record books doesn't even begin to encapsulate all that's gone on these past 12 months. Without question, this year shall live in infamy.

So as we begin to wind down the year and prepare for all the good things (we hope) that 2021 has in store, take a look at these viral celebrity moments in 2020 that we'll never forget!

Lori Loughlin's college admissions scandal.

The last place I ever thought I'd see Lori Loughlin end up was on the wrong side of a jail cell. But after she was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, as well as bribery — that's precisely where she ended up.

The world says goodbye to Chadwick Boseman.

What made Chadwick Boseman's death especially difficult to handle was the fact that nobody knew he was sick.

The announcement of his death sent shockwaves around the world, the ripples of which are still being felt to this day.

The Kardashians announce their final season.

It seems hard to believe but after a historic 14-year-long run, Keeping Up with the Kardashians announced their final season earlier this year.

Much to the chagrin of Khloe and Scott, who seemed eager to keep going.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'quit' the Royal Family.

Let's be honest: we all knew that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's time spent being secretly Canadian wouldn't last forever.

Still, the announcement of their emancipation from the Royal Family was unprecedented.

Ellen DeGeneres creates a toxic work environment.

Many viewers were surprised to learn that Ellen may not as be as kind and caring in real life as she espouses on TV. Several former and current staff members filed complaints of sexual abuse, and alleged Ellen was creating a toxic work environment.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend experience a tragic family loss.

Chrissy Teigen bravely announced that she had miscarried. As a result, she and John lost their baby.

This was seen as a pivotal moment and a brave step forward in normalizing the discussion surrounding miscarriages.

Simon Cowell breaks his back.

Thankfully, Simon's injury was not life-threatening and he has since been able to recover.

Supposedly, he fainted while riding his electric motorcycle due to low blood pressure. Simon has since said that this was the wake-up call he needed.

Jeff Bridges announces that he has Lymphoma.

Jeff announced the news as only The Dude could. He explained his diagnosis through a tweet but made sure to mention that he felt extremely confident in his medical team.

All of us here are wishing him a speedy and full recovery!

The world is introduced to Joe Exotic on *Tiger King*.

I'm grateful to Joe Exotic and to Tiger King for coming along when it did. Remember that this was peak quarantine; when the world was at its most paranoid.

It was nice to have something to distract us from all that, if only for a moment.

Kanye West announces he's running for President.

Who would have thought that the most shocking piece of news to come from the election would have nothing to do with Donald Trump?

Here's to hoping that this will be the first and only time that we see Yeezy's name on the ballot.

Alex Trebek loses his battle with pancreatic cancer.


Like many of you, I grew up watching Alex Trebek. Jeopardy was a staple in my house and some of my fondest family memories revolve around the quizzical host.

I hope they never replace him and that his legacy lives on forever.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are diagnosed with COVID-19.

It feels as if we've been living under the condition of COVID-19 for an eternity. The news that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had been diagnosed was the collective moment where Corona Virus became a reality for most people.

The tragic passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

Kobe Bryant was a father, a husband, a friend, and an icon. The news of his death, alongside his daughter Gianna, brought the world to a standstill.

Absolutely no one wanted to believe the horrific news, it just felt like a bad dream.

The reunion of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston!


I never thought I'd live to see the day when Brad and Jennifer would ever be seen in the same room together.

But during an appearance at the SAG Awards, the former power couple was photographed candidly backstage for the first time since their divorce.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani got engaged!

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more unlikely couple than the former lead singer of No Doubt and Country Music's most revered artist of the past 20 years.

But just a few short weeks ago, Blake and Gwen made it official!