2020 was a year that urged all of us to be a bit more compassionate, as well as vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic has been trying, to say the least, and we have each been tasked with keeping one another strong. We laughed together, cried together and felt the shifts of the world as one. Celebrities were not exempt from this collective feeling and used this time to let us get a glimpse of the inner workings of their lives.

Sometimes when we think of stars, we think that they’re perfect and that they’re so different from us. That’s not true though—they are all experiencing life just as we are. We salute the celebrities who have the courage to get real because they’re helping us on our journeys as well.

We rounded up a list of a few of the times our faves got vulnerable this year. Keep scrolling to give it a read.