The year 2021 was rough for many of us. But in the middle of the pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the future, there were also bouts of happiness and joy. 

In the day and age of social media, it is no surprise that many of these moments made it to the gram. 

Among these, there were a few photos by celebrities that broke the internet. From Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy announcement or Ariana Grande’s wedding, here’s a look at the top most-liked Instagram posts of 2021.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo’s baby announcement

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez announced in October that they were expecting twins. The post soon became the most-liked Instagram post, with over 32.2 million likes. 

2. Ariana Grande’s wedding

Another surprise announcement that shook the internet was that of singer Ariana Grande’s wedding with Dalton Gomez at their Montecito home. The photo now has a staggering 26.6 million likes.

3. Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy

Kylie Jenner announced her second pregnancy in September.

Media personality Kylie Jenner announced her second pregnancy in September with a heartwarming video of the reactions of her family when she shared the news with them. 

4. Billie Eilish’s new hair

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It’s not the first time that singer Billie Eilish changed her hair, but her followers seemed to love it when she posted her platinum blonde-coloured hair look in March. The picture, where she is seen sporting a ‘wolf cult’, has over 23 million likes.

5. Lionel Messi signs with Paris Saint-Germain FC

Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi announced back in August that he had signed with the Paris Saint-Germain football club. The news appears to have pleased his fans, and the post garnered over 22 million likes.