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Whether you're celebrating a year or two decades together, wedding anniversaries are an excellent opportunity to honor your S.O. and express what marriage has meant to you. Take it from these celebrity couples, who used Instagram and Twitter to elevate "Happy Anniversary" wishes into full-blown public declarations of love. Here, our favorite stars who sent sweet messages (and a few heart and kiss emojis) via social media shout-outs.
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Tatum
The Tatums have always gone all out to celebrate each other (case in point: Jenna's literal horse of a gift to Channing for his birthday this year). For their July 11th anniversary, the dancer posted an adorable photo booth strip of the duo, with the simple caption: "7 Years" and a heart emoji. We heart emoji you guys, too!
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Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher
The country crooner and hockey star celebrated their 6th anniversary as a married couple on July 10th and shared the most adorable messages to each other on Instagram. Fisher posted this throwback with the caption: "6 years ago today we were married. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun and you marry up. I'm very grateful to have an amazing wife and mother by my side!!" Underwood posted a photo from a romantic beach vacation with the caption: "Six years ago today, I said 'I do,' to this handsome fella. I meant it then and I mean it now," the American Idol alum wrote. "God put us together and continues to bless our marriage. I couldn't imagine this life without you, @mfisher1212 I am thankful for these past six years together (and, of course, for our beautiful son, Isaiah) and I look forward to spending the rest of our lives in love."
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Michael Phelps & fiancée Nicole Johnson
The swimming champ took to Instagram to celebrate his 9-year anniversary with fiancée Nicole Johnson, posting a photo of her giving him a peck on the cheek and this sweet caption: "So thankful to have met my better half 9 years ago today! I love you so much @nicole.m.johnson.... So happy to be able to call you my best friend! And I'm looking forward to the future and watching our amazing healthy little boy @boomerrphelps grow!!" Speaking of Boomer Phelps, if you haven't seen the photos of the Olympic swimmer and his son in the pool together, then you are seriously missing out.
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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
On their 1-year anniversary, NPH posted an amazing candid photo from their wedding, with the caption: "One year ago today I had the pleasure of marrying David Burtka. I'm so happy that I did - he's a truly wonderful man. Here's to many more laughs and adventures..!" The masters of amazing family Halloween costumes tied the knot on September 6, 2014 but have been a couple for 12 years.
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The queen of social media loves those throwback photos! She posted an adorable candid shot with West for their two-year anniversary, on May 24th with the caption, "Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life! You make me so happy! I love you so much!!!" Kanye took to Twitter, as Kanye does, but instead of one of his famous rants he tweeted: "Kim, I’m so happy to be married to the girl of my dreams… I love you and Nori so much!!! I would find you in any lifetime." Aww, we love when West shows his soft side.
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The supermodel posts a photo almost every year for her and Tom Brady's anniversary, but we love this shot from their wedding, which she posted for their 5th anniversary on February 26th, 2014. "Happy anniversary my love. Te amo! #wedding #2009," she captioned the photo along with some heart emojis. "Feliz aniversário meu amor. Te amo! #casamento #2009". This year, she posted a photo of their hands overlapping, displaying the wedding rings they've worn for seven years now.
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Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill celebrated their 19th anniversary back in October 2015, and to celebrate the milestone, McGraw posted the most adorable video on Facebook recalling how he proposed to his wife: "We were in the dressing room, here, June 26, 1996," the father of three says in the video. "And it was raining and stuff and we'd been on tour for a while together, and I joked around with her about getting married. And so I said... I looked at her, grabbed her by the hand, and dropped forward [on my knees] onstage. She had already done her show. And I said, 'I'm really serious. I want you to marry me.' She said, 'We're at a country music festival in a trailer house, and you're asking me to marry you? And I said, 'Yeah.' So I went onstage." When McGraw returned, he read Hill's answer, "Yes, I'm going to be your wife," which she had written with a marker on the mirror, surrounded by lipstick kisses.
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To celebrate 17 years of marriage, both the former soccer star and former Spice Girl took to Instagram on July 4th to post throwback photos from their wedding, along with heartfelt captions: "I feel so loved and truly blessed. My best friend, my love.The kindest man who inspires me every day," wrote Victoria. "Happy Anniversary to the best husband and daddy in the world!! EVER! #HappilyEverAfter @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham X VB." David wrote, "Wow 17 years ago to this day this happened... I was lucky to meet someone who has the same drive and wanted the same things in life..." he captioned the post. "We have created 4 beautiful children and I couldn't wish for a more loving and caring mummy for them... Happy anniversary, I love you".
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Right before their 20th wedding anniversary, Ripa revealed that she bought her wedding dress for $199 at the Barney's Warehouse sale, and bought it 5 years before her actual wedding! "I didn't buy it as a wedding dress. I just bought it because it was really pretty, and I wanted to buy something from the Barney's Warehouse sale … It was $199 on final clearance sale. 'Do I eat this week, or do I get this dress?' Literally this was the thought process." She still wears the dress, and wore it during a vacation she took with her hubby to celebrate their 20th anniversary on May 1st of this year. To commemorate the milestone on social media, Ripa posted a photo of the two of them with the caption, "The Roaring 20! I love you @instasuelos #cheerstotwentyyears."
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The supermodel and "All of Me" singer have been married for almost three years now, tying the knot on September 14th, 2013, but for their first anniversary, Teigen solidified her status as coolest wife ever by taking John to a cabaret show in Paris, captioning this photo, "took john to see other boobs for our anniversary to make up for the 364 days of the year I'm insufferable (ps they are insanely talented and not just boobs)." For their second anniversary, John made Chrissy's ballerina dreams come true with a private ballet performance. These two are seriously gifting experts.
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Mark Wahlberg & Rhea Durham
Marky Mark shared this sweet anniversary message to his wife, along with an adorable photo of her with their four kids, on Instagram: "Happy 7th anniversary to the best wife and mother a guy could wish for! Love you babe!" Swoon! The cute couple married in an intimate Beverly Hills ceremony in 2009.
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Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle Union kicked off her second wedding anniversary to Dwyane Wade early with an adorable Instagram post of the couple embracing and holding a red rose, complete with the hashtag #MCE, or Man Crush Everyday. "Anniversary Eve ... All you need is love," the actress wrote.
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Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross
In honor of their second anniversary, Evan Ross shared two thoughtful throwbacks from his wedding to Ashlee Simpson. "Happy Anniversary!! My love!! My dream come true!!! Soooo extremely in love with you," read the caption for the first photo of the bride and groom gazing deeply into each other's eyes. A second shot of the couple kissing was labeled, simply, "MY EVERYTHING." Aw!
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Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish
The actors celebrated three years of marriage on August 31, 2016, and to wish his wife a happy anniversary, Polish posted two Instagram photos from their wedding weekend. The first, captioned, "Connected... Here we go!!!", depicted the bride and groom at their rehearsal dinner, and the second showed them sharing a spin on the dance floor. "You'll always be my new song," Polish wrote.
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LC got sentimental on her second wedding anniversary to former Something Corporate guitarist, William Tell. "Celebrating 2 wonderful years with my love today!" she posted on Instagram, along with a photo from their gorgeous wedding.