Thanksgiving: How Are Celebs, Politicians Celebrating?



Thanksgiving is here. It is a time when people gather with friends and family for food, football, and to be thankful of what they have in their lives.

So what are some of the famous Latinos doing for the holiday?

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez will be having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the usual fixings – though they will try to make them on the healthier side.

“I am excited,” she recently told Fox News Latino. As for the leftovers, Ramirez said they will give them some Mexican flavor and take out some fresh tortillas.

Singer-actress Naya Rivera on Wednesday tweeted “Detroit!” which makes it safe to assume that she will be spending the holidays with fiancé rapper Big Sean and his family.

Actress Kate del Castillo, who will star in the upcoming movie “A Miracle In Spanish Harlem,” told Fox News Latino that her family will be joining her in Los Angeles.

“I’m very nervous because I don’t even know how to cook,” she said. “So I am going to have to pretend to do the turkey and pay somebody to do it.”

Selena Gomez will be spending part of her Thanksgiving with her hometown team, the Dallas Cowboys, as she is slated to perform at halftime during their game against the Oakland Raiders. She will kicking off the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.


Gossip to the stars Perez Hilton told Fox News Latino on Twitter that he will be spending time with his son in New York with friends.

“@foxnewslatino With friends. Sadly #MommaPerez is in Miami and we are in NYC. I do miss Miami Thanksgivings with lechon asado!”


Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler, will be taking a break from all her commitments to spend her first ever Thanksgiving with family in Nashville.

“It’s the sister of my mother,” Isler recently told Fox News Latino.

Sen. Marco Rubio will be having a traditional Thanksgiving with his family in West Miami, he recently told TribLive. The day will include pumpkin pie, football and two birds cooked Southern style.

“We started serving deep fried turkey a few years ago and I love that,” Rubio said.

In Texas, brothers Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, and Joaquin Castro, a freshman in the House of Representatives, will be spending their Thanksgiving in their hometown, their mother Rosie said.

Rosie Castro will be going to Julian’s home to spend the day with his family.

Joaquin and his new bride, Anna Flores, will be having dinner with her father, the twins’ mother told Fox News Latino.

What will be on the dining-room table at Julian’s?

“Julian and Joaquin both love tres leches,” she said, “and we found a recipe for pumpkin tres leches.”

The turkey this year is a store-bought cooked one, she added, because everyone has been too busy.

Rosie Castro does not plan to whip up anything special, admitting: “I’m not a good cook, I’m happy with the turkey and the dressing.”

And there’s plenty to be thankful for, she said – another granddaughter is one the way, expected in a few weeks. They’re all healthy, she said. 

Julian Castro has been identified as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, and Joaquin has had a successful first year in Congress.

Elizabeth Llorente contributed to this report.

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