Cristiano Ronaldo, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish are among the stars who received millions of likes on their Instagram posts in 2021.
According to Wikipedia and Uproxx, Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez's announcement that they are expecting twins is the most-liked Instagram post of 2021. The duo shared the news in October and swiftly received more than 32 million likes in a matter of moments.
This comes as no surprise considering the soccer star has more than 380 million followers on his profile, making him the most-followed person on the social media app.
Coming in second is none other than Ariana Grande, who announced her wedding to Dalton Gomez in May. As expected, the photos were every bit as dreamy and beautiful as the pop star's own music.
Following shortly behind Ariana was Kylie Jenner, whose pregnancy announcement accrued 24 million likes. As of December 2021, she's the third most followed person on Instagram, so it may be considered fitting that that she comes in third on this list, too.
While Instagram hasn't released an official list of the most-liked posts for this year, the platform's users are already doing the math.
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1. Cristiano Ronaldo
The soccer star and his partner received 32.3 million likes on their Oct. 28 pregnancy announcement.
2. Ariana Grande
The pop star's wedding announcement, posted May 26, garnered 26.7 million likes.
3. Kylie Jenner
In May, the Kylie Cosmetics guru and boyfriend Travis Scott shared that they are expecting their second child together in an adorable video that received 24.6 million likes.
4. Billie Eilish
New 'do! The singer's transformation received a major thumbs-up from her followers, who gave her 23 million likes on March 17.
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5. Lionel Messi
When Messi confirmed he was joining the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, his Aug. 11 post received 22.1 million likes.
6. Billie Eilish
For her second most popular photo, which received 22.1 million likes, the star posed for Vogue, as seen here.
7. Lionel Messi
The soccer star's Aug. 8 announcement that he was leaving Barcelona received 21.2 million likes.
8. Lionel Messi
And this shirtless photo was just as popular, bringing in 22 million likes on July 11.
9. Iron Shore Mermaid
A mermaid and her admirer took the second to last spot after raking in 20.2 million likes with their Aug. 18 Reel.
10. Tom Holland
Spider-Man's adorable birthday post for girlfriend Zendaya earned him 19.6 million likes on Sept. 1.