How the Stars Celebrated Celebrated Fourth of July 2012

Posted Wednesday July 4, 2012 11:30 PM GMT

Whether spending the day with family or fellow celebrity friends, the stars showed that they are full of patriotism with some spotted donning red, white and blue apparel while others took to social networking sites to send their good tidings.

Former Disney starlets Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens proudly showed off their red, white and blue garb while the "High School Musical" actress shared a photo of her manicure with the caption, "im so proud of my patritotic nail art Hehehehe ."

While Matthew McConaughey revealed that he and wife Camila Alves are expecting their third child together, Jessica Alba, Chris Hemsworth, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck all enjoyed their first Independence Day with a new addition to the family.

Always a popular place this time of year, a number of stars beat the heat by spending their afternoons on the beach. The sand 'n surf crowd included Christina Aguilera, Cam Gigandet, Candice Swanepoel and Heidi Klum, who shared a photo of her svelte body (see here!) accompanied by a "Gorgeous day!" tweet.

Rihanna, who's mourning the loss of her grandmother, Dolly, warmly wrote "Happy July 4th America" while later posting a picture taken from behind her as she looked out at a fireworks display. The shot was accompanied by a grandma-focused message, which read, "Like diamonds in the sky #grangrandolly".

On a lighter note, a fun-filled Victoria Justice was fully in the spirit as she shared a shot of herself giving her best Statue of Liberty impersonation, adding, "Happy 4th of July! I felt this pic was very appropriate 4 today:{)"

To see what all of your other favorite celebrities did on the Fourth, be sure to check out their tweets and pictures below!

Matthew McConaughey: happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin

Sarah Hyland: Happy 4th of July y'all!!!! We go all out on holidays! @mattpro13 and I in our July 4th garb. If you don't know that word. Look it up. :)

Rihanna: Like diamonds in the sky #grangrandolly

Charlie Sheen: Dodgers--Reds!! Gotta love it... Hanging at the Stadium with my pal @TonyTodd32 . Happy 4th to you all!!

Rachelle Lefevre: Happy 4th of July to my adopted country : ))

Victoria Justice: It's the 4th of July, so I feel like today's the perfect day for my song #MakeItInAmerica ;{).

Kylie Jenner: Spending the day with ma girl @MaddyJohnsonn and family :) happy 4th everybody!

Sarah Hyland: Happy 4th of July y'all!!!!

Lea Michele: Happy 4th of July everyone! And So happy to be back in LA! Time to fire up the grill and hang by the pool!

Ashley Tisdale: Watching a parade on the 4th of July in Iowa! #allamericangirl

Julianne Hough: Drying off after a swim at the beach/roll around in the sand! Haha Happy 4th

Kate Upton: Happy 4th of July!! Enjoying picnic and the beach with the birthday girl @LizzyGlynn

Justin Bieber: Happy 4th to all you americans letting us canadians bbq with you today. Have fun

Kate Gosselin: Happy Birthday 2 our amazing country! I'm SO glad 2b an American & that we can enjoy freedom daily thanks to those who fought for it for us!

Ian Somerhalder: Happy 4th of July!Chilling with my Frankenstein(kitty) no booze or fireworks for him today:

Paris Hilton: Happy 4th of July! Have a safe and fun 4th! #YES!

Ashley Greene: Happy fourth of July everyone! I'm headed to the Dr with Theo :( he's not feeling so hot..

Ryan Seacrest: Happy birthday America. The one I actually remember without logging into facebook.

Miley Cyrus: Happy 4th ❤

Joe Jonas: Happy 4th! With my bro @nickjonas having a great time

Nick Jonas: One of my favorite independence days ever.

Channing Tatum: Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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