Big hair, big glasses, and even bigger “like” counts.
It’s always fun to take a trip down memory lane. The cringe-worthy, adorable, and memorable moments of our past bring us back to the good ol’ days. And thanks to Instagram, we can relive moments with friends, family, and even celebrities. From our favorite TV mom to a Hamilton-obsessed actress, see below for this year’s top 10 celebrity #TBT and #FBF posts on Instagram.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West
Though they didn’t date until 2012, the reality star and musician snapped a photo together about three years earlier. Over 1.5 million fans liked a photo of the pair pre-Kimye, which Kardashian West captioned, “2009. Maybe 2008 I can't remember.”
Mandy Moore and Justin Timberlake
Before Mandy Moore made us reach for Kleenex every Tuesday on This Is Us, she had a gig opening up for *NSYNC. This past March, Moore posted a photo of herself with Justin Timberlake (sporting an iconic fringed bucket hat). “Summer of 1999,” she wrote. “Abercrombie tshirts and bucket hats. Opening for this guy and his band. Look at my nervous smile! #tbt #memories.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt took us back to the ’90s with a classic photo showing off her scrunchie-tied “#bigtexashair.” In the caption, she wrote, “My eleven year old self had a lot of confidence. #hairgoals #fashionista #bigtexashair #tbt.”
Taraji P. Henson
The Empire star transported us to 1991 with a snap of her senior year composite photo from high school. “#TBT #SeniorPix You couldn't tell her ISH!!!” she wrote in the caption. “She knew she belonged in #Hollywood right here, she just didn't know how she was getting there but she DREAMED BIG AF!!! #DidntknowIn91betchaknowmeNOW *Diddy voice*.”
Thanks to Jessica Biel, we now know how to pose for an epic throwback photo shoot. "Attention all aspiring models: this is an excellent pose...if you wanna look like you have no clue what you’re doing. #tbt,” she joked.
The actress made us feel like we breathed in some laughing gas when she posted a hilarious video of herself post-dental appointment. On the phone with a friend, a teary-eyed Garner can’t stop commenting that Broadway’s Hamilton was “so beautiful.” “Throwback Thursday—that time I had dental anesthesia...laughing gas + novocaine + Hamilton = you're welcome. #TBT @hamiltonmusical,” she wrote.
Perhaps even more impressive than his NFL stats is how high Tom Brady managed to style his hair. In February, he shared a black-and-white photo of himself with the caption, “Time to bring it back?? #hairgoals.”
Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian
Kardashian West made the list once again, this time with a flashback to her childhood. Alongside older sister Kourtney Kardashian, the reality star’s tribute to ’90s fashion featured the duo in plaid flannels and jeans.
Mandy Moore and Shane West
Moore reminded us of another time she made us sob, and shared a photo with her A Walk To Remember costar Shane West. “In honor of the 15th anniversary of A Walk To Remember, let's take a walk down memory lane…,” she wrote.
Taryn Manning, Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana
Before Orange Is the New Black, Avatar, and “Toxic” were released, Taryn Manning, Zoe Saldana, and Britney Spears took a road trip in the 2002 film Crossroads. Lucky for us, we remembered the early 2000s movie with this photo from Manning, who wrote, “Thank you for this picture again. Someone took it off a disposable camera I had lol. Always makes me smile:) #crossroads.”