Backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show in November, Minaj snapped a photo with mommy-to-be, Beyonce.
In one of the cutest celebrity blended family moments of the year, Kimora Lee Simmons and ex-hubby Russell Simmons celebrated Thanksgiving together with her new hubby Djimon Hounsou, and their children.
In April, one of our favorite new mommies tweeted this special photo of herself getting her baby bump painted like an Easter egg.
It was supermodel heaven when Iman and Naomi Campbell attended the Met Costume Gala in May.
All eyes were on hip hop activist Russell Simmons when he invited Kanye West to visit the Occupy Wall Street protestors in New York City’s Zucotti Park in October.
For Halloween, actress Tia Mowry dressed up her little cutie – son Cree Taylor – as a fireman.
LaLa, Kerry and Serena were all sorts of glam when they attended Alicia Keys’ Black Ball in November.
Toast to the weekend! Rihanna and her best friend Melissa Forde sing in the good times during a vacation weekend in Sardinia, Italy this past August.
Maxwell gets in a military spirit for Halloween 2011, calling himself a “soldier for love.”
JHud and fiance David enjoyed a little quiet time together before David went out to the ring to wrestle. Despite rumors of their breakup, Hudson recently declared she is determined to get married.
First she dressed up as Lil’ Wayne for the 18th Annual Dream Halloween event, and then she changed into her Prince costume. Clearly, Holly Robinson-Peete is a great sport.
DJ Solange was hard at work as she played at the Dream Hotel’s grand opening in June, shortly after being named as a Carol’s Daughter spokesbeauty.
Invited to perform in Ivory Coast, Africa in November, Keri Hilson also took a moment to visit a local orphanage.
The proud papa and his sons enjoyed a day at a New York City park in September.
“Thank God he lead me to real people that gave me Real Love,” tweeted Monica after a night out with Mary J. Blige in November.
The singer showed off her slimmer figure to her fans in February. She later revealed that dropping 30 pounds made her feel sexier.
Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary show off their megawatt smiles backstage at the BET Awards in June.
Keshia Knight Pulliam and Lance Gross were among a host of celebrities who attended the ESSENCE Music Festival in July.
The shoe-loving reality star tweeted a photo of herself in her closet in November a few days after “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” broke ratings records.
Celebrity stylist June Ambrose poses with her favorite fashion muses, her two children, Summer and Chance.
Ciara tweeted her travels to Paris Fashion Week in September. Here, she poses in front of the Louvre.
TV host Shaun Robinson has a fun backstage moment with Mary J. Blige at a taping of “Dancing with the Stars” in October.
Mary strikes a pose to show off her amazing outfit at the BET Awards in June where she sang a duet with R&B icon, Anita Baker.
The two friends shared this beautiful photo of themselves at a taping of “Dancing with the Stars” in October.
The reality star shared a pre-holidays photo of herself with her adorable son, King in December.
Well, hello gorgeous! Boris Kodjoe shared a photo of himself on the set of “Resident Evil” in November.
She gets it from her momma! Keri Hilson tweeted a photo of herself with her gorgeous mom.
Aunt Kim is going to make a great mother one day. She’s natural with nephew Mason.
There’s our girl Taraji taping ‘106 and Park’ with co-host Terrence J.
It’s ladies night! Gal pals Niecy Nash and Tisha Campbell-Martin and their friend gather for a fun night out.
Swizz Beatz recently wrapped up his Haute Living shoot and his little buddy, Kasseem Jr, showed up to join the fun.
Rihanna shared a photo of herself working that mermaid look earlier this year. Our very own Ariel.
LaLa finds time to do a little fishing — but how? Girlfriend was spotted on every coast this year! Love it!
Trey Songz’ mother is one his original angels. Look at them celebrating on her birthday!
This couple got all dressed up for the AFI awards.
Love birds Monica and Shannon Brown could always be counted on to share a sweet moment on Twitter this year.
Shaun Robinson has another celeb sighting with ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Chaka Khan. Cute!
It never fails. Chris Brown keeps his Twitter followers sooo entertained.