Popular Celebs Who Skipped Met Gala 2024: Blake Lively, Priyanka Chopra To The Biebers And Rihanna

Many regular attendees of the Met Gala were absent. Here's why several popular celebrities chose to skip this year's event.


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Popular Celebs Who Skipped Met Gala 2024: Blake Lively, Priyanka Chopra To The Biebers And Rihanna

Met Gala is an annual fashion event hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on the first Monday in May every year. This year’s gala just took place, and several creme de la creme of the entertainment industry were in attendance of this fashion extravaganza. From India, Alia Bhatt, Natasha Poonawalla, Mona Patel, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and others put their best fashion foot forward at the event.

While the night went on with a ton of celebrities gracing the prestigious red carpet in their most opulent ensembles, there were a regular few, who missed this year’s Met Gala for some reason. Here’s a list of celebrities who chose to skip this edition of the Met Gala.

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#1. Anne Hathaway

The American actress, Anne Hathaway, who has always been in attendance at the Met Gala, skipped this year’s event. According to various reports, the actress was really busy with the press run of her latest film, Idea Of You, which was released on OTT on May 2, 2024. Hence, Anne decided to give the gala a miss this time.

#2. Blake Lively

Blake Lively, who over the years has caught everyone’s attention with her colour-coordinated dress matching the Met Gala’s carpet, missed the 2024 edition as well. The American actress reportedly wanted to spend time with her fourth child, so she decided to skip the show and instead watch it from the comfort of her home on TV.

#3. Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid, the supermodel and sister of Gigi Hadid, missed the 2024 Met Gala for reasons best known to her. She has previously opened up about leaving the industry once and for all. According to a report by Cosmopolitan, Bella has been working on starting her business empire and more recently launched her perfume brand, Orebella.

#4. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Bieber

The Biebers, who have always turned heads with their sartorial picks, skipped this Met Gala 2024 owing to Justin’s health. A source close to the couple has revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the Canadian singer has been facing several difficulties lately. Sharing how Hailey has been taking care of her husband, the source added:

“Justin has been facing some difficulties lately. He has been having a hard time and hasn’t been feeling like his usual self. Hailey has been doing her best to be there for Justin, but it is upsetting for her to see him struggle. They are doing their best to make things work and be supportive of each other. They are committed to doing whatever it takes to make things better.”

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#5. Jennifer Lopez’s husband, Ben Affleck

Despite Jennifer Lopez being one of the chairs of Met Gala 2024, her husband, Ben Affleck chose not to show up at the event. While many hinted at the possibility of some trouble in their paradise, Ben’s representative was quick to quash the speculations. According to the actor’s rep, he has been busy filming in Los Angeles for The Accountant 2.

#6. Katy Perry

While Katy chose to skip the gala this year, her AI-imagined picture has now gone viral on the internet. The singer later revealed the truth that she could not attend the Met Gala as she was working. Katy also mentioned that the picture even fooled her mother.  

#7. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who made their relationship official on the prestigious red carpet of the Met Gala, missed this year’s event. Earlier, PeeCee mentioned in an interview that she would be filming around the same time, so it won’t be possible for her to be a part of the fashion extravaganza. Meanwhile, Nick recently took to his Instagram and shared that he caught influenza A due to which he had to cancel everything on his work front.

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#8. Rihanna

The queen of the Met Gala, Rihanna, too, missed the 2024 event. Riri, who is known for gracing the red carpet the last, reportedly contracted the flu and had to cancel her plans this time. Previously, she had teased her fans when she revealed that she would keep her dress very low-key this time. Unfortunately, the Barbadian singer’s fans could not get a glimpse of her on the red carpet owing to her bad health.

There were other celebrities like Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, Deepika Padukone, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga and many more, who missed the 2024 Met Gala.

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