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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Obama jubilation as Twitter #Obama messages flood in from Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Ricky Martin, Elizabeth Banks, Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock and Jennifer Hudson

Eva Longoria
President Barack Obama stands on stage with daughters Sasha and Malia after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd while speaking at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Eva Longoria is among the stars to tweet her delight that Barack Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States.

The former Desperate Housewives actress has been vocal about her support for the democratic politician, who swept to victory against republican Mitt Romney yesterday.

Eva posted a picture of herself cheering with her arms aloft as she heard Obama would return for a second term as president.

"We did it!!! Obama re-elected!!!!! Yes!! Yes We Can! Barack Obama re-elected as 44th President of the USA!!!! Go @BarackObama," she wrote.

"Me and my friends celebrating! I'm on tears! Moving the country forward!!! Obama!!! (sic)."

Many other stars used the social networking site to back Obama. Among them was Olivia Wilde, who could barely contain her excitement.

"AMERICA! You have spoken! Women! You have been heard! Young people! You proved them wrong! Tireless Obama volunteers! I THANK YOU! (sic)," she wrote.

Jessica Alba and Demi Lovato also backed the newly-elected president, with Kelly Osboune showing her support in her own inimitable style.

"Thank God #Obama2012 has victoriously won I feel Safer now there hopefully wont be a world war III & gays can finally get married! #victory (sic()," she wrote.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles have been open about their admiration for the president, helping raise fund for his campaign.

Beyoncé chose last night to join Instagram, posting a picture of herself in a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase 'Texans for Obama' on the photograph sharing website.

Katy Perry, Ricky Martin, Elizabeth Banks, Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock and Jennifer Hudson also posted messages of excitement on Twitter.

Lady Gaga could barely contain herself after hearing Obama had been re-elected.

"I JUST GOT OFF STAGE IN COLUMBIA!! CONGRATULATIONS MR. PRESIDENT," she wrote. "We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!! We just couldn't be happier my goodness, the joy when freedom prevails (sic)."

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