Valentine’s Day is a great equaliser: it’s hard to not to come across as a bit saccharine amidst all the rose petals and heart-shaped chocolates.
Celebrities are no different, and if you ever thought “I wonder how my favourite musicians spent V Day?” then wonder no longer. We got you covered…
Kanye doesn’t really do things by halves, so you know when it’s Valentine’s Day, he’s bound to go big. In recent years, he’s built massive walls of flowers and spent 9 hours posting photos of famous historic couples (including Pete Doherty and Kate Moss) to Instagram.
This year, he got curly-haired sax legend Kenny G to play an intimate set for Kim Kardashian, who also posted throwback photos of the couple to Instagram. As people pointed out though, it looked like Kenny G was trapped in a minefield of roses, which isn’t so romantic.
Dua Lipa decided to spend her Valentine’s in Los Angeles, sharing a snap of herself chilling on a balcony along with the caption: “happy v day lovers”.
Justin Bieber isn’t super active on social media these days but his wife, model Hailey Baldwin, gave the singer a shout-out with this soppy snap.
Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper‘s V Day tribute to fiancee Kirsten Corley was sappy but sweet, with the Chicago star admitting: “I had a hunch back then but I took my time”. Sharing a photo of Corley wearing one of t-shirts, Chance reminisced about his soon-to-be wife modelling his merch in the early days, adding: “Who gon have yo back and yo front and yo side AND yo side??”
It’s not a cliche to wear red on Valentine’s Day when Rihanna does it. The star also shared a special V Day gift that included a photograph by American artist Nan Goldin.
Lady Gaga marked Valentine’s Day this year by getting a tattoo inspired by A Star Is Born. The singer got a rose design that referenced ‘La Vie en Rose’, the Edith Piaf classic that her character covers in the movie.
Charli XCX gave love back to her fans, asking her Instagram followers: “will u be my valentines?”
Jared Leto was more about the self-love, showing off his guns and challenging The Rock, Jason Momoa and Al Yankovic (of course) to a flex-off.
Kesha declared a cat named Carl her Valentine this year because, well, why not.
Rex Orange County
Loving is easy, according to Rex Orange County and he marked 14 February by releasing a brand new song called ‘New House’, one of the first solo songs to be released by Rex since the arrival of his breakthrough second album ‘Apricot Princess’ in April 2017.
Travis Scott saw Kanye’s flower wall and raised him a heart-shaped rose arch. Your move, Ye.
Grimes spent Valentine’s Day shooting some 8-bit hearts. As you do.
Miley Cyrus shared a series of photos of herself and husband Liam Hemsworth, who she described as “my Valentine every single day”. N’awww.
Anderson .Paak celebrated his 10th Valentine’s Day with his partner, declaring how “life is G”.
Katy Perry celebrated V Day with Orlando Bloom, sharing not the best selfie we’ve ever seen…
Forget rose minefields and floral walls, Paul McCartney pretty much won the flowers game with this fab bunch.
Finally, Hinds wished their fans a happy Valentine’s Day in a pretty great way. “Love is awesome & we love you with all our sweet hearts,” they wrote on Instagram. You can’t argue with that.