25 Celebs You Need to Follow on Instagram for Fashion Inspo, Laughs, Family Pics & More

There’s something oddly satisfying about following our favorite celebrities on Instagram, from the outfit inspo to the family photos. While some stars share relatable #MomFails and makeup-free confessions after a long day at work, others post sneak peeks of their gaudy bathrooms, which put MTV Cribs to shame. Instagram also gives celebs an opportunity to showcase other interests—like fashion, photography and comedy.

Keep scrolling for a list of 25 celebrities you need to follow on Instagram (if you aren’t already).

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1. Sofía Vergara

Handle: @sofiavergara

Followers: 24+ million

What You’ll Get: Throwbacks galore

Sofía Vergara loves sharing photos, videos and memories with her fans on Instagram. While she occasionally promotes her career, she mainly fills her feed with bikini photos, throwbacks, dog pics and cameos by Joe Manganiello.

2. Jennifer Garner

Handle: @jennifer.garner

Followers: 12 million

What You’ll Get: Relatable recipe videos

Home of Pretend Cooking Show, Jennifer Garner’s page is a rare gem. Not only does it feature feel-good videos and memes, but it also offers a fun glimpse into her personal life.

3. Tracee Ellis Ross

Handle: @traceeellisross

Followers: 10+ million

What You’ll Get: Chic fashion inspiration

Behold: a behind-the-scenes look into Tracee Ellis Ross’s closet. In addition to Black-ish promos, Tracee Ellis Ross also posts throwback pics, selfies and OOTD inspo.

4. Jonathan Van Ness

Handle: @jvn

Followers: 5+ million

What You’ll Get: A whole lot of laughs

From tutorials to laugh-out-loud videos, Jonathan Van Ness’s page has everything. He regularly documents his amateur ice-skating journey and offers Queer Eye-approved advice through how-to videos.

5. Reese Witherspoon

Handle: @reesewitherspoon

Followers: 23+ million

What You’ll Get: Southern charm

Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to sharing photos of her lookalike children, her home and her morning routine. Think of it as a peek behind the celeb curtain…but with a dose of Southern charm.

6. Gabrielle Union

Handle: @gabunion

Followers: 19+ million

What You’ll Get: Pinterest-worthy outfits

Gabrielle Union regularly shares photos of herself, her home and—of course—her daughter, Kaavia. However, her fashion posts seal the deal as a must-follow celebrity.

7. Timothée Chalamet

Handle: @tchalamet

Followers: 17+ million

What You’ll Get: Artsy photography

Timothée Chalamet’s page offers a sneak peek inside his artsy mind, featuring cool architecture and historic buildings. The scenic pics are broken up by everyday photos of the actor, creating an ideal balance between art and himself.

8. Kelly Ripa

Handle: @kellyripa

Followers: 3+ million

What You’ll Get: Mark Consuelos sightings

Kelly Ripa is the queen of throwback photos, sharing everything from family vacation pics to childhood snaps. The best part? Her husband, Mark Consuelos, regularly makes cameos on her feed.

9. Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson

Handle: @therock

Followers: 295 million

What You’ll Get: Workout motivation

The Rock’s account has everything: workout videos, inspirational pep talks and occasional self-plugs. What more can we ask for?

10. Ashley Graham

Handle: @ashleygraham

Followers: 16+ million

What You’ll Get: Baby fever

Ashley Graham’s feed is filled with selfies, swimsuit pics and baby bump sightings. Not only does she share relatable stories about her pregnancy journey, but she also documents her swoon-worthy marriage with Justin Ervin.

11. The Royal Family

Handle: @theroyalfamily

Followers: 10+ million

What You’ll Get: Insider updates

This is the best way to stay up to date with the British royal family, since it features daily posts that highlight upcoming events, new outings and rare messages from the queen herself.

12. Neil Patrick Harris

Handle: @nph

Followers: 8+ million

What You’ll Get: Family life

If you have kids (or love following adorable families), then you must consider Neil Patrick Harris. The actor and his husband, David Burtka, are relatable (but in a fun way) with their parenting woes and family Halloween costumes.

13. Selena Gomez

Handle: @selenagomez

Followers: 295 million

What You’ll Get: Selfies, selfies and more selfies

No, that’s not a typo—Selena Gomez really has 295 million followers. It’s probably because her page is filled with relevant content, from cooking adventures to makeup-free selfies.

14. Oprah Winfrey

Handle: @oprah

Followers: 20+ million

What You’ll Get: Must-read book recommendations

What’s not to love about Oprah Winfrey’s Instagram? From celebrity sightings to Oprah’s Book Club recommendations, the media mogul is becoming more tech savvy by the day.

15. Ariana Grande

Handle: @arianagrande

Followers: 294 million

What You’ll Get: Vintage-inspired snaps

Prepare for tons of sepia-toned, sometimes blurry pics from Ariana Grande, whose page is an artistic recreation of her life. It’s hard to get bored when every post offers a head-tilting perspective of her everyday routine.

16. Prince William & Kate Middleton

Handle: @dukeandduchessofcambridge

Followers: 13+ million

What You’ll Get: Sneak peeks of royal events

It’s the best place to get up-to-date information about what Prince William and Kate Middleton are doing. And it’s their go-to platform for releasing new portraits.

17. Lizzo

Handle: @lizzobeeating

Followers: 11+ million

What You’ll Get: Body positivity

In addition to music updates, Lizzo also spreads awareness about body positivity by sharing unedited photos. “If you love me… you love all of me,” she wrote. “You don’t get to pick and choose. We should be unconditionally loving of one another, starting with being unconditionally loving to ourselves.”

18. Kevin Hart

Handle: @kevinhart4real

Followers: 136 million

What You’ll Get: Irreverent comedy

If you love Kevin Hart’s comedy, then you need to give him a follow on Instagram. He documents his family life and career, all while maintaining his no-nonsense personality.

19. Taylor Swift

Handle: @taylorswift

Followers: 198 million

What You’ll Get: Cats & music

Taylor Swift is known for using Instagram to share information with her fans, like when she announced in a series of posts that she was dropping her eighth studio album, Folklore. But she also lives up to her “cat lady” reputation with frequent shots of her pets.

20. Zendaya

Handle: @zendaya

Followers: 127 million

What You’ll Get: Glamorous fashion

Zendaya regularly posts dark and moody photos of herself and friends à la Euphoria. But her chic fashion content is what makes her account a must-follow.

21. Miley Cyrus

Handle: @mileycyrus

Followers: 160 million

What You’ll Get: A party in the U.S.A.

Sure, Miley Cyrus’s posts can get overwhelming at times, like when she shares eight back-to-back posts of nearly identical photos. But if there’s one thing that she’s capable of, it’s creating a never boring IG page.

22. Ryan Reynolds

Handle: @vancityreynolds

Followers: 41+ million

What You’ll Get: Dark (yet priceless) humor

From Jake Gyllenhaal to Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds’s Instagram account doubles as a platform for the actor to troll friends and family. The random selfies are just icing on the cake.

23. Nicki Minaj

Handle: @nickiminaj

Followers: 174 million

What You’ll Get: Jaw-dropping fashion inspiration

Nicki Minaj has a plethora of content, ranging from sultry photos to music drops. Plus, her fashion can't be beat—like this show-stopping pink cape.

24. Mindy Kaling

Handle: @mindykaling

Followers: 6+ million

What You’ll Get: Blogger-style outfit photos

Mindy Kaling’s page offers rare glimpses of her personal life and fashion choices. Although she has never posted a pic of her kids’ faces, she occasionally shares snaps of Katherine (4) and Spencer (1).

25. Rihanna

Handle: @badgalriri

Followers: 120 million

What You’ll Get: Baby bump sightings

Rihanna recently announced that she’s expecting her first child with her beau, A$AP Rocky. So, unless you want to miss out on updates about the baby and her Fenty empire, you should give her a follow.


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