Thanks to social distancing, our backyard pool has become the closest thing we can get to an escape from reality. The same goes for celebrities, who have been spending more time at home and, in turn, sharing rare photos of their pads. This includes everything from rustic kitchens to infinity pools that put our local Marriott to shame.

For our own little mental vacation, we rounded up a list of the best celebrity backyard pools (from Kelly Ripa to Retta). Keep reading for all the details.

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1. Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa has shared not one, but two Instagram photos of her stunning pool. The Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host kicked things off with a picture of her husband, Mark Consuelos, floating in the water, followed by an overhead shot of her shaded lounge chair.

2. Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union was photographed enjoying a swim in their family’s pool, which seemingly goes on forever. It’s surrounded by a chic seating area, complete with matching patio furniture.

3. Reese Witherspoon

If you look past the begging dog, you’ll get a rare glimpse inside Reese Witherspoon’s backyard, which features stunning hues of green. However, the real stars of the show are her gorgeous pool and adjacent jacuzzi. *Swoon*

4. Kate Upton

Kate Upton shared a photo of herself sitting next to her glassy pool, which is surrounded by white tiles and modern patio furniture. The model captioned the post, “Thirsty Thursday is so much better when pizza is involved…Harley agrees.”

5. Retta

Retta gave us an inside look at her backyard project, which consisted of gutting the entire pool. The Good Girls star replaced the deck’s tan stone with a stunning white marble and added a black shiny tile around the pool and jacuzzi. Eye-catching indeed.

6. Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens recently updated her backyard by adding subtle artwork on a nearby retaining wall. She wrote, “@thecartorialist came over today and transformed my boring white walls to a chic moment.”

7. Simone Biles

Simone Biles’s pool would satisfy even the likes of Michael Phelps. It features an elongated shape, a large entry step and surrounding greenery. Basically, it’s the perfect background for selfies.

8. Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson couldn’t resist taking a dip in the pool with her daughter, Maxwell (8), who’s wearing a mermaid tail. (Why not?) The singer’s yard has a breathtaking view, which is outlined by mountain silhouettes.

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