Celebrities show their love on social media

Social media posts from (from left) Mrs Michelle Obama, chef Jamie Oliver, singer Madonna, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and fashion designer and singer Victoria Beckham.
Social media post from Mrs Michelle ObamaPHOTO: INSTAGRAM/MICHELLE OBAMA
Social media post from reality TV star Kim Kardashian
Social media post from reality TV star Kim KardashianPHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/KIM KARDASHIAN

From sharing nostalgic snaps to showing off handmade cards, celebrities around the world were an active bunch on social media during Valentine's Day.

And if you celebrated Valentine's Day all by yourself, chances are some of these greetings would have cheered you up.

Here are seven of them:

1. Michelle Obama's back on Twitter

In her first tweet since stepping down as United States First Lady, Mrs Michelle Obama chose to pay tribute to her husband and former US president Barack Obama.

"Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life and favourite island mate," she wrote. It was accompanied by a vacation photo of two pairs of feet (presumably the famous couple's) in the sand.

Social media post from chef Jamie Oliver PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/JAMIE OLIVER

2. Jamie Oliver dishes out the nostalgia

The British chef, who married his long-term love Juliette Norton in 2000, dug through his archives to produce a throwback photo of the pair celebrating their first Valentine's Day in 1996.

"Happy Valentines my darling @joolsoliver. Hope you liked your homemade card!" he wrote in an Instagram post.

3. Love - from the sick bed

Getting the sniffles was no excuse for Madonna not to send a V-Day greeting and she duly obliged with a little ditty.

Looking a little worse for wear, the Queen of Pop crawled out of her sick bed to sing and wrote on Instagram: "Sick girl in bed in her nightgown. Not sung well but done with love!"

Social media post from singer Madonna PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/MADONNA

4. Sweet sunset, Kim

In a reminder to the world that their love still holds strong, reality star Kim Kardashian posted a sweet photo of her sharing a kiss with husband and rapper Kanye West at sunset.

"Happy Valentine's Day," said the simple caption.

5. Kenny G, god of sax

Saxophonist Kenny G, squeezing in as many puns as he could muster, crafted some special V-Day greeting cards on Twitter for his fans.

Among the gems: "I think ur saxy" and "let's practise safe sax".

6. Looking good in that dress, Liam

Singer Miley Cyrus thought it would be funny to see how her fiancee, Liam Hemsworth, would look in a dress.

So she photoshopped his face onto a heart-printed red dress she wore to the amfAR Inspiration Gala in June 2015.

"@liamhemsworth and I wish you a VERY loveyyyyy V-Day," she posted on Instagram, which was followed by several idyllic photos of the couple on a romantic beach holiday.

Social media post from fashion designer and singer Victoria Beckham. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/VICTORIA BECKHAM

7. A very proud mum

It is not all about your other half on Valentine's Day - children are perfectly entitled to join in and spread the love too.

Just look at the adorable handmade card Victoria Beckham received from her five-year-old daughter, Harper.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2017, with the headline 'Celebrities show their love on social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe