Hollywood Loves Gabby Douglas: Stars Congratulate the Olympics Historymaker
There's nothing like the Olympics to remind us that stars really are just like us. Last night (August 2) firecracker US gymnast Gabby Douglas made history by being the first African American to win the Olympics all-around gold. Even the rich and famous took time to tweet about the girl who's stolen America's heart with her giant smile, big heart, and undeniable skill.
Here's what some of our fave celebs had to say about Gabby's jaw-dropping performance.
Beyonce: "A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas — wow — what a thrill to watch you take this gold! I can tell you've been working hard for so long -— enjoy the moment, its [sic] yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B."
Oprah: "OMG I'm so THRILLED for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!! #TeamUSA"
Nicki Minaj: "*kisses to Gabby* what an amazing little firecracker. #USA #Olympics"
Snooki: "I fricken LOVE gabby! Her floor music is bomb! So cute. #gymnastics"
Phaedra Parks: "Go Ms. Gabby Douglas!!!! Gold again!!!! #TeamUSA#Olympics," and "Gabby Douglas is the 1st African American to win the women's All Around in gymnastics! I'm so proud #Olympics #BlackHistoryFact.”
Elizabeth Banks: "@gabrielledoug Congrats! U r an inspiration. What a smile! And the gymnastics was pretty good too."
Lucy Hale: "I'm so happy I could combust because of the US women's gymnastics team. Showin em how its done."
Gabby also got tweets from many of her fellow Olympians, including a shoutout from swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who said "Congrats to @gabrielledoug last night!!! We watched from the pool!!! #USA."
Let us add to the pile of goodwill: Congrats Gabby! You deserve every shoutout you get.