Celeb Cam: Our Favorite Celeb Twitter Pictures of the Year

Social media made keeping up with our favorite celebs tons of fun in 2012. Whether on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, we always got a glimpse of their lives away from the spotlight. From President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Jada Pinkett Smith and Oprah Winfrey, social media pics gave us plenty to 'ooh' and 'aah' about. We've compiled the best pics from social media this year.

Yolanda Sangweni Dec, 26, 2012

1 of 31 Barack Obama/ Instagram

Lucky students at the Daughter of Zion Junior Academy in Delray Beach, Florida got to get up close and personal with President Barack Obama for a day.

2 of 31 Brandy/ Twitter

Brandy flashed her winning smile after a surprise run-in with First Lady Michelle Obama in September. "OMG!" is all the songstress could tweet.

3 of 31 Swizz Beatz/ Twitter

“My Bond Girl,” tweeted Swizz Beatz, posting a pic of his wife Alicia Keys flaunting her curves on Instagram in the early summer.

4 of 31 Iman/ Twitter

Iman congratulated students from the graduating class of Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy during their visit to New York City in May.

5 of 31 Lebron James/ Twitter

In March LeBron James tweeted a photo of 13 players from the Miami Heat donning hoodies in support of Trayvon Martin.

6 of 31 Will Smith/ Facebook

The Smith family take in the sights and sounds of tropical Costa Rica where Will and Jaden were shooting a film.

7 of 31 Keri Hilson/ Twitter

Keri Hilson shined bright while catching some rays on a beach in Mozambique, Africa.

8 of 31 Jada Pinkett Smith/ Twitter

Jada Pinkett Smith had everyone talking when she snapped a pic of her bikini bod during a vacation and added a message for all women over 40. “We do get better with age,” she wrote.

9 of 31 Toni Braxton/ Twitter

Nothing like a little sisterly love. Towanda Braxton accompanied big sis Toni Braxton to the 12th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball in Los Angeles, California in May.

10 of 31 NeNe Leakes/ Twitter

“I’m so blessed,” tweeted the ever fabulous NeNe Leakes during a vacation in spring.

11 of 31 Terrence J/ Twitter

We predicted that this pic of the men of Think Like a Man would get tons of re-tweets from all their lady fans.

12 of 31 Ne-Yo/ Twitter

Ne-Yo proudly showed off pics from his White House visit with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.“You see it….not braggin’ just sayin’, being a gentleman goes a long way,” he wrote.

13 of 31 Lalah Hathaway/ Twitter

Singer Lalah Hathaway congratulated Bobby Brown and his new bride Alicia Etheridge during their Hawaiian wedding in June.

14 of 31 Jada Pinkett Smith/ Facebook

“Being a fatherless daughter these are the moments I cherish,” wrote Jada Pinkett Smith on her Facebook page about this memorable photo of daughter Willow and hubby Will Smith.

15 of 31 Diddy/ Twitter

Only the best for Diddy's girl. The hip hop mogul kept his twin daughters D'Lilah and Jessie happy with a fun ride on their luxury toy car.

16 of 31 Christina Milian/ Twitter

Christina Milian and daughter Violet were as happy as ever in their adorable costumes on Halloween.

17 of 31 Common/ Twitter

Common rides high on the set of Hell on Wheels.

18 of 31 Oprah Winfrey/ Twitter

Lucky Oprah gets serenaded by Terrence Howard on the set of their forthcoming movie, The Butler.

19 of 31 Dwyane Wade/ Twitter

Dwyane Wade showed off his best superhero moves for Halloween.

20 of 31 Kevin Hart/ Twitter

Kevin Hart's shared a pic of his Halloween cuties daughter Heaven Lee and son Hendrix.

21 of 31 Cassie Twitter

Cleopatra and Prince? Cassie and Diddy imagine a powerfurl partnership.

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"I love these women," wrote Tasha Smith while hanging with friends Tisha Campbell Martin, WNBA star Lisa Leslie and reality star Nikki Chu.

23 of 31 Oprah Winfrey/ Twitter

Oprah got the 411 on the ABC drama Scandal from its star, Kerry Washington, and creator, Shonda Rhimes.

24 of 31 Kevin Hart/ Twitter

"#Wow #Greatness #Epic #Inspiration," is all Kevin Hart could write after hanging out with Jay-Z and Chris Rock. We don't blame you, Kevin.

25 of 31 Keri Hilson/ Twitter

Keri Hilson joined legendary boxer Muhammad Ali at the Norman Mailer Center's “Meeting of Giants” benefit gala in October. "My night was awesome," tweeted the singer. 

26 of 31 Barack Obama/ Twitter

First Lady Michelle Obama shares a tender moment with a budding voter in Virginia.

27 of 31 NeNe Leakes/ Twitter

"Look who knocked on my trailer door on the set of The New Normal," tweeted NeNe Leakes of her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars.

28 of 31 Solange/ Twitter

Nothing beats sisterly love! Solange and big sis Beyoncé got silly before heading into a helicopter for Solange’s 26th birthday party in June.

29 of 31 Tatyana Ali/ Twitter

Tatyana Ali spent this summer and fall working as a surrogate for the Obama for America campaign, speaking to communities about the importance of voting.

30 of 31 Obama for America

Jurnee Smollett urged voters to cast their votes for President Obama.

31 of 31 Keri Hilson/ Twitter

Keri Hilson joined legendary boxer Muhammad Ali at the Norman Mailer Center's “Meeting of Giants” benefit gala in October. "My night was awesome," tweeted the singer.