The past year has been a good one for famous paparazzi shots (as they usually are). Some of these shots are very flattering to many of these celebs, helping them show us, and the rest of the world, their good looks, their new romance or flings, or their admirable personality traits. These are the shots we’re sure stars just love of themselves. Other shots on this list though, you can be sure the celebs truly hate. It’s snaps such as these ones that give the paparazzi a very bad name and why they are so often slated by celebrities and famous people. In fairness though, being constantly chased and pestered by the paps must be endlessly frustrating for anyone and everyone. At the same time, however, there’s no way these stars can deny that the paparazzi have played a very vital role in making them as famous as they are today. So, sit back, relax and take a look at some of these celebs’ most loved and hated paparazzi shots from 2017…
15. Serena Williams’ Accidental Pregnancy Announcement (Forget)
Next up, we have an image that was originally snapped by Serena Williams herself. The tennis star took a picture of herself on Snapchat and had only intended to save the snap, but instead, accidentally uploaded it to her story for all her followers to see. Although Williams was quick to delete the picture, it was too late. Unsurprisingly, the image was soon in the hands of the paparazzi who blasted it all over the internet. Before long, the star was forced to announce to the world that she was expecting her first child and that she was 20 weeks along. We’re sure Williams was embarrassed by her blunder and frustrated that the media got a hold of it before you could say ‘game, set, match.’
14. Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Engaged (Remember)
We’re pretty sure that both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are very happy with these adorable and very appropriate paparazzi snaps. The media had a field day when they heard about the new royal engagement, and the happy couple were delighted to pose for some cute snaps. On November 27th, it was announced to the world that the couple were engaged to be married in the Spring of 2018. After a photo call at Kensington Palace, where the snap above was taken, the pair gave their first joint interview to the BBC. After much anticipation, we now know that they will tie the knot on May 19. The wedding is taking place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, which is where Harry was christened when he was three months old.
13. Taylor Swift Looking Like A Victoria’s Secret Model (Remember)
Prior to the release of her new album Reputation towards the end of the year, Taylor Swift spent a great deal of 2017 staying out of the public eye. However, this wasn’t always the case. Above is a snap of the star seeming quite happy to be caught by the paparazzi. To be honest, though, we can’t really blame the singer as she does look rather fabulous. When Swift performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show back in 2014, many made the comparison that she herself looked like one of the angels, and it’s hard to refute such statements. Not only does Swift have her good looks but her music career has gone from strength to strength in the last number of years—the star made the often hard transition from country music into the pop world seem smooth and effortless. Swift is now one of (if not the) biggest pop stars in the world.
12. Gigi Hadid Being Hounded By Prankster (Forget)
Supermodel Gigi Hadid looks less than impressed in the above photo as she’s chased by paparazzi while trying to go about her day. In fairness to Gigi, it cannot be easy being hounded wherever you go and not getting a moment’s privacy to yourself. The model has had her fair share of run-ins with the media in the past. Most notably, in 2016, when a man at the time believed by Hadid to be a member of the paparazzi grabbed her from behind when she was making her way to a waiting car in Milan alongside her sister, Bella Hadid. Gigi was completely lifted off her feet by the stranger and physically fought the man off. The man who lifted the model was later revealed to be serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk. Gigi took to her Twitter later that day to say, “I am a HUMAN BEING and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot think he has a right to man handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho.” So, with instances such as this, it’s plain to see why Gigi is fed up with large groups of people crowding around her.
11. Snubbed By Michelle Obama (Forget)
Earlier this year, the internet went crazy over photos that emerged of First Lady Melania Trump presenting Michelle Obama with a Tiffany and Co. parting gift at the White House. Many were amused by the photos and Michelle’s reaction to the gift, but one person we’re sure wants everyone to forget about these pictures is Melania herself. Everything seemed to be going okay and as Melania and Donald walked up the steps of the White House, a gloved Melania carried the box and was quick to present it to Michelle. “That’s a present for you,” a smiling Melania told Michelle. However, Michelle didn’t look that pleased as she awkwardly took the box and eagle-eyed watchers were quick to note. Michelle hastily took the box and turned for someone to take it from her so they could have their photo altogether on the White House steps.
10. Kim Kardashian Staged Bikini Snaps (Remember)
You can bet your bottom dollar that Kim Kardashian wants us all to remember these beach bikini snaps and that’s partly because she herself is most likely responsible for them. That’s right, it wouldn’t be the first time that the Kardashians called the paparazzi on themselves and these photos above have staged written all over them. After giving birth to two children in recent years, it’s likely that Kim wanted an opportunity to display to the world that she is back to her fitness best. We can’t deny that Kim is certainly back in shape and looking great, but the next time she calls the paps, she might want to be a bit more subtle.
9. Chris Soules Mugshot (Forget)
Former star of The Bachelor, Chris Soules, was arrested in Iowa earlier this year after a fatal car crash. It was later revealed that Soules’ pickup truck rear-ended a tractor trailer and that the crash caused both vehicles to land in a ditch. In the police audio, he can be heard telling the dispatcher that he was involved in an accident with a tractor and that the tractor driver was injured. The operator asks if the victim is breathing, to which Soules replies, “I can’t tell. He doesn’t appear to be.” The dispatcher then asks if he knows how to perform CPR. “No, I don’t,” Soules says, before asking, “Anybody know how to do CPR?” It’s not clear who he was speaking to at the scene. Soules then proceeded to leave the scene of the crime before law enforcement arrived. Due to this, he was later arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The actor was later cleared of all charges involving the accident but the star’s mugshot soon ended up blasted all over the internet.
8. Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Being Cute (Remember)
The above cute snap of Selena Gomez and her now ex, The Weeknd, is one we’re sure the star loved to see circulating around the web at the time. Photos of these two were popping up everywhere in 2017. The former couple was certainly one of people’s favorite celebrity matches in 2017, and everyone thought Selena had finally found the perfect man. The pair began dating in January of this year and everything seemed to be going great up until the couple abruptly called off their 10-month relationship in October. Needless to say, many were left disappointed by the pair’s sudden decision to call it quits.
7. Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber Back Together (Forget)
Earlier this year, Selena Gomez may have been happy to show off her perfect romance with The Weeknd to all the paparazzi, but when snaps appeared of the singer hanging out with her ex, Justin Bieber, we’re pretty sure the star wasn’t very happy about this. Not only was Gomez pictured hanging out with Bieber a hot minute after ending things with The Weeknd, but the pair are known for their turbulent on and off relationship that spans the whole way back to 2011. No matter what happens, these two just can’t seem to leave each other alone.
6. Scott Disick And Sophia Richie’s Relationship (Remember)
We’re sure that both Scott Disick and Sophia Richie were happy to announce to the world, via a number of paparazzi photos, that they are an item. Many were left surprised by Disick and Richie’s relationship as there is a 15-year age gap between them. Disick is also a father of three from his previous relationship with Kourtney Kardashian. However, Disick’s relationship with the 19-year-old Richie, a model and daughter of Lionel Richie, seems to be going from strength to strength. It took a long time for the pair to finally stop denying their romance with Richie taking to social media on two occasions in 2017 to deny that the two were anything more than friends. She stated, “Just so everyone can get their panties out of their a*ses, Scott and I are just homies #Relax,” she wrote to her followers. A month later, she added, “The last time I’m gonna say it. Scott and I are just friends. I’m single and focused on friends, family, and work. #againrelax.” Nevertheless, with pictures like the one above, there was no longer any denying that they were a couple and we feel these two have no issue with the media attention.
5. Kendall Jenner Stares Longingly At A$AP Rocky (Remember)
Back in January, very cute and adorable snaps emerged of Kendall Jenner staring longingly at her now ex-boyfriend, A$AP Rocky. Kendall and the rapper never actually confirmed their romance but the pair were spotted out and about on endless occasions together so it’s assumed that they were seeing each other for a least a few months. However, things between the two became a bit strange earlier this summer. Although it was assumed that Kendall and A$AP were still seeing each other after being snapped together, Kendall was seen out and about with Blake Griffin. Apparently, Kendall and A$AP never put a label on their relationship, but it still caught the rapper off-guard that Kendall would look to be spending romantic time with someone other than him. It is assumed that Kendall is now in a relationship with basketball star Griffin. Despite this, no one can ever deny that Kendall was not smitten about A$AP when the above shot was taken, and we’re sure the rapper wants us to remember the supermodel looking at him like this.
4. Ed Sheeran Gives His Shoes To Girlfriend (Remember)
You may say that chivalry is dead or that true gentlemen no longer exists, but back in February, Ed Sheeran proved this wrong after he was spotted barefoot after a night out. No, Sheeran was not drunk and lost his shoes but he instead gave them to his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, after her heel broke. Instead of seeing his girlfriend embarrassed in front of the media, Sheeran gave her his very own pair of shoes so she would not have to walk barefoot. This is definitely one of the sweetest moments to be captured by the paparazzi in 2017.
3. Charlie Heaton Busted (Forget)
One of the strangest things that happened in 2017 was probably Charlie Heaton being busted for cocaine possession in the airport. The Stranger Things star flew into LAX but was denied entry because a random baggage check uncovered trace amounts of cocaine in his bag. Due to the fact that Heaton didn’t have a previous record, he was allowed to withdraw his application to enter the country and get on a plane back to London instead of being arrested. Heaton’s mother has spoken out to say that her son had got cocaine on his wallet ‘at a party.’ It is not yet known if the British actor will be allowed back into the U.S. to film Stranger Things season 3.
2. Kylie Jenner Pregnant (Remember)
For months now, people have been speculating about whether or not Kylie Jenner is pregnant. And even now, we still don’t know the answer to this question. Speculation and clever social media hints from Kylie have fueled the fire regarding her rumored pregnancy, and apparently, Kylie isn’t planning on addressing those rumors until she gives birth (if she ever does). In the shot above, Kylie is sticking to baggy clothes, an unusual choice for the reality star, all for the sake of people keeping talking and keeping them in the dark about her pregnancy. This is something the star loves—all the talk and speculation. So, that’s what you can bet Kylie is delighted with this paparazzi shot for.
1. Jennifer Garner Goes To Church (Forget)
Here we have a paparazzi shot of Jennifer Garner on her way to church. We assume Garner certainly wasn’t happy with this snap as invading someone’s privacy on their way to pray seems a bit unfair. Not only this, but the actress has been very vocal and active in the past in terms of privacy. Back in 2013, the star, alongside fellow actress Halle Berry, testified before a panel of California legislators, pleading with them to crack down on paparazzi for the sake of celebrity children. “I chose a public life and understand that this means sacrifices in terms of privacy for our jobs. In my case, this means that I am sometimes photographed,” stated Garner at the time. “However, my three children are private citizens and more than that — at one, four, and seven years old — they’re just little kids,” finished Garner. Thankfully, the actress’ three children from her marriage to Ben Affleck were spared from the paparazzi, and it is just Garner herself being snapped.
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