A brief history of celebrities participating in the big game

A brief history of celebrities participating in the big game

You don’t have to like football to watch the Super Bowl. And if you’re a celebrity, you don’t even have to like football to follow it. The exceptions have played host to all kinds of A-listers over the years, from exes like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to current couples like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. It’s also operated as a mother-daughter night for Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner, an unlikely girls’ night for Taraji P. Henson and Amy Adams, and maybe a somewhat normal night for Mark Wahlberg. Some, like Hilary Swank, get into the element, while others — namely Lady Gaga — make it clear they’ve never been the sporty type. Below, take a look at some of the most famous faces spotted in past games.

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Britney Spears and Steven Tyler seem to have really hit it off when they performed at the 2001 Halftime Show in Tampa, Florida.

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It’s not every day you see Carson Daly, Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Kimmel and Kate Hudson in the same room — let alone a Super Bowl tailgate.

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Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler attended the 2004 edition.

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Will Smith introduced Alicia Keys at the 2005 game held in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Mick Jagger spoke to the press before taking the stage with the Rolling Stones at the 2006 Super Bowl.

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Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson joined the Giants and the Patriots in hitting the field in 2008.

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To say that Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner were in a completely different sartorial era when they watched the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers face off in 2009 might be an understatement.

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Jennifer Lopez chose Marc Anthony over Ben Affleck as her date at the Miami Gardens, Florida Super Bowl in 2010.

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Elsewhere at the stadium, Kim Kardashian helped coach Sean Payton celebrate the New Orleans Saints’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt treated their eight-year-old son Maddox to game day in 2010.

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Katy Perry showed her support in more ways than one during the 2012 matchup between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

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Alicia Keys cut a stylish figure at the 2013 edition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Chrissy Teigen made the most of the Glendale, Arizona winter heat when she attended the game with husband John Legend in 2015.

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Lady Gaga added some sparkle to the crowd at the 2016 Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California.

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones kept it more conventional.

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January Jones dubbed Taraji P. Henson and Amy Adams her “Super Bowl girls” when they attended the game together in 2016.

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Simone Biles kept a watchful eye on the proceedings in Houston, Texas.

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Gisele Bündchen saw her ex-husband Tom Brady emerge victorious in 2019.

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Just three dudes — whose names are Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Miles Teller — at the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Drake remained incognito at the 2022 showdown in Inglewood, California.

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The Biebers followed with Kendall Jenner (and her ex-boyfriend Devin Booker) from a VIP suite.

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Even Charlize Theron likes a little football.

A$AP Rocky proved to be a supportive partner as he watched Rihanna strut her stuff at the 2023 Super Bowl.

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Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter teamed up in baggy sweatshirts.

Cara Delevingne in an outfit of choice for us non-football fans.

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