Hollywood can be a fickle place. Friendships come and go, but there are those tried and true relationships that seem to stand the test of time. These glamorous besties makes us all jealous with their red carpet love fests. They brag about hanging out on social media and gush about each other during interviews. These handful of celebrity best friends seem to be the real deal.
Some of them met while they were on the set of a movie and became soul sisters once the cameras stopped rolling. Others knew one another from when they were young and their friendship came before fame. Their loyalty runs deep and it seems like nothing could come between them. Many of them met through their husbands or at social events around town. Whatever the case may be, these besties are in it for the long haul.
It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, though. For every set of best famous best friends, there is an equal amount of frenemies. Some of these women were tight once but had a total falling out. Others just couldn’t stand working together on set and would never actually be friends. Please enjoy this list of 15 celeb moms who are best friends in real life (and 5 who are enemies).
20 BFFL: Beyonce & Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce may seem like unlikely pair but the two absolutely adore each other and have been the best of friends for years. According to E!News, Gwyneth and her then husband, Chris Martin, met Bey and Jay-Z at a benefit in New York City. She spoke about how they struck up a friendship while she was on The Ellen Show. "We just kind of hooked up and became really close," she told Ellen. "And they're incredible people. They're very, very kind, generous, good good people."
Gwyneth is the only one declaring their love, either. Bey told Harper's Bazaar of Gwyneth: "She pushes her boundaries all the time. You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day."
They’ve been fixtures at each other’s prospective concerts, often cheering and dancing in the first row. The couples have been known to travel the globe together, going on double date vacations. Even when Gwyneth and Chris went through a "Conscious Uncoupling”, their friendship with Beyonce and Jay-Z endured. The exes have remained friendly and they all very much still enjoy spending quality time together.
19 BFFL: Jessica Biel & Jennifer Garner
Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner bonded when they co-stared in the movie Valentine’s Day. The two of them hit it off on set and have remained close friends ever since. The two of them sat down with Marie Claire to discuss everything from their significant others to motherhood.
Yet, it was something that Jennifer said that gives us insight into how their friendship formed.
"We don't work with a lot of women on our films," Jennifer explained "And I haven't worked much at all lately, to tell you the truth. The two weeks I worked on this movie were the only two weeks I've worked in about a year-and-a-half because of being pregnant and now having a 1-year-old. But when I do work, it's always one woman and a bunch of men in my casts — maybe my character has a friend in the script, but not always. It's odd. So on this film, it was great to have someone like Jessica around, even though most of our scenes as best friends were over the phone."
These two amazing ladies are so down-to-earth that it doesn’t surprise me in the least that they struck up a friendship while filming the movie.
18 Frenemies: Blake Lively & Leighton Meester
Blake Lively and Leighton Meester met on the set of Gossip Girl. They played frenemies Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen on-screen and it seems like the girls really didn’t get along off-screen, either. There have been several reports that the ladies had no interest in being friends once the cameras stopped rolling.
According to Perez Hilton, an insider confirmed that the rumors were true. “After something of a thaw in their relationship during the final two seasons of Gossip Girl, Leighton and Blake don’t speak anymore.” The insider spilled. “I think it’s simply a matter of both of them being happy not to have to spend 18 hours a day with each other, but the friendship they struggled to build at the end of Gossip Girl has evaporated and they continue to stay as far away from each other as possible."
Although, another insider from the set spoke with Vanity Fair and dished that Blake and Leighton were able to keep things professional. “Blake and Leighton were not friends,” executive produced Joshua Safran told the publication. “They were friendly, but they were not friends like Serena and Blair. Yet the second they'd be on set together, it's as if they were.”
17 BFFL: Eva Longoria & Victoria Beckham
Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham met because Eva was married to basketball player, Tony Parker, who was good friends with Victoria’s husband, David Beckham. The ladies hit it off and have been close ever since. Their friendship survived Eva’s divorce from Tony when Victoria gave her a shoulder to cry on.
According to the Express, Eva has described Victoria as "the most beautiful woman inside and out" and said she's the "funniest person alive" thanks to her wicked British jokes.
"When we hang out, we just stay home and talk, eat and laugh," Eva said. She even admitted that she and Victoria’s son Brooklyn compete to see who has the most Instagram followers. "I've seen Brooklyn grow up so I was very upset that he beat me to a million followers on Instagram," she said. "He got there first. He's very proud of that. We're always joking on Instagram."
The ladies are so tight that Victoria was one of the official witnesses at Eva's 2016 wedding to José Antonio Bastón and Eva is even the godmother to Victoria's daughter, Harper. The fashionable besties seem to have made it through some hard times together and totally have what it takes to keep their connection going strong for years to come.
16 BFFL: Kate Hudson & Liv Tyler
Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler are BFF’s that met when they were teenagers, thanks to their famous parents. Steven Tyler is good friends with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The two girls grew up in Hollywood and according to InStyle, became extremely close while attending high school together at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles. Thy later went on to co-star in the film Dr T and The Women, where they smooched during an on-screen kiss.
The besties have been known to share cute snaps together on social media and posted the sweetest Instagram pic. The ladies gave us a peek into their friendship while they were spending some time together in New York City.
Kate posted the snap first, which was of a selfie of the two of them wearing glam sunglasses. "Got to catch up with this beauty in the city #MissAndLoveMeSomeLiv @misslivalittle," Kate captioned the pic along with a kiss emoji and a Statue of Liberty emoji. Liv later posted the same photograph and simple wrote, "@katehudson" next to the image with several heart emojis.
When it comes to celebrity friendships, these two have history and a similar background, so I’m sure that this is one relationship that will last for life.
15 Frenemies: Katie Holmes & Victoria Beckham
It seemed like a match made in Hollywood. Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham were totally inseparable for a while there. The two met when the Beckhams moved to Los Angeles and at the time, Katie was still married to Tom Cruise. The couples totally hit it off and were often photographed together. Katie and Victoria had plenty in common and often bonded over fashion.
Yet, as the time went on, the friends eventually grew apart and it became well-known that a feud was brewing between the ladies. Rumors swirled that the fact the Katie and Tom belonged to the Church of Scientology and the Beckhams did not had caused the rift.
An insider confirmed the news to the Daily Mail. "Katie and Tom want to surround themselves with fellow Scientologists these days, and they are distancing themselves from anyone who is not a believer.” The insider continued,
"For Tom, a non-believer like Victoria is very dangerous. She is opinionated, strong-minded, privately very against Scientology and has voiced her doubts."
Of course, Katie and Tom eventually divorced, which would have paved the way for Victoria and Katie to reconnect. Yet, it just wasn't in the cards for them and their friendship never recovered.
14 BFFL: Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara met while filming the comedy Hot Pursuit. While I can’t say that the movie was any good or not, I can say that they did an amazing job trying to sell it to us. It’s obvious from the press tour that they went on together for the film, these two zany ladies love each other. They have cemented BFF status in real life and we hope that the friendship never ends.
They went on a whirlwind social media romance and declared their admiration for each other time and time again. They posted epic Dub Smash videos, acted silly on every red carpet, and totally seemed like they were being genuine the entire time. I could watch these two play off of each other forever.
The ladies sat down to chat about their friendship and news.com.au reported the whole thing. It turns out that it was Reese’s idea for the two of them to star in a female buddy comedy together. “The whole point of Sofia and me doing this movie together was to create an opportunity to make a movie about female friendship and how unlikely these two people seem in each other’s lives,’’ Witherspoon said.
13 BFFL: Jennifer Lopez & Leah Remini
If there is one celebrity friendship that has survived the challenges of Hollywood, it would be Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini. The two are super close and they’ve been best friends for years. Their friendship was put to the test when Leah decided to leave the Church of Scientology and Jennifer supported her during the hard transition.
“She told me to keep the good things and move on with love,” Leah told People. “She doesn’t judge.”
Leah even wrote about the experience in her book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. She revealed that she was anxious that she would have to end her friendship with Jennifer because her father is a Scientologist and the church requires their members to cut contact with non-members.
Leah shared that when she expressed to Jennifer that she was worried they would be pressured to cut ties that Jennifer said: “I don’t ever want to talk about this bulls— again.” Then she handed her a chocolate chip cookie. It seems like Leah was worried for no reason and that nothing, not even religion, is going to mess with their best friend status. That’s the kind of love that can survive anything that is thrown it’s way.
12 Frenemies: Kim Kardashian & Beyonce
Tabloids love to speculate about the relationship between Kim Kardashian and Beyonce. The media goes out of it’s way to report on all the times that Bey shaded Kimmy and we kind of wonder if these two really are rivals in real life. After all, their friendship was only formed because of the husbands, Jay-Z and Kanye. Ever since they were first spotted together, it’s been reported that things are often strained between them.
It seems like Beyonce just can’t stand Kim. The Mirror reported that a family insider told Page Six the real deal."She is always a little icy to Kim.” They said. “The last time they hung out, the minute Beyoncé could leave the conversation, she did. They always have lots of awkward pauses."
Fans really took notice of the rift when Kanye and Kim invited the Carters to their wedding and they were a “no show”. Kanye has even asked Jay-Z to be his best man was turned down. According to another insider, Jay-Z really doesn’t want anything to do with Yeezy, either. “The reality is that Jay doesn’t want that much to do with him.” The source dished. “He likes his own space and is private. They’re very much not the same person.”
11 BFFL: Sienna Miller & Kiera Knightley
Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley became fast friends when they were paired in The Edge of Love together in 2009. The two got along famously and are now lifelong best friends. They reportedly lived together during the shoot and created a tight bond. "We talk about books and we play cards and do The Guardian crossword." Sienna added of her girlfriend, "She is one of my favorite girls."
They gush to the media about each other all the time and totally define friendship goals. According to Hello Magazine, Sienna considers Kiera to be a beauty icon and described her as ‘the most beautiful woman’ during an interview with Vogue.
"The most beautiful woman I've ever seen? Keira Knightley," Miller said. "She has simply stunning genes."
When Keira announced that she was pregnant, Sienna had nothing but nice things to say about the mom-to-be at the time. "We've spoken a lot and I know she will be amazing," she told Page Six. "She doesn't need any advice. She will be perfect."
When it comes to friendship, these talented ladies seem totally genuine and will hopefully always be the best of friends. You just don’t find connections like this often in the industry.
10 BFFL: Drew Barrymore & Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz met on the set of Charlie’s Angels in 2000. They seem totally down-to-earth instead of Hollywood royalty and if you listen to them talk about each other, it’s obvious that they have found a true soul connection in one another. They have nothing but kind things to say about one another.
According to People, Drew spoke with Good Housekeeping about the bond she has with Cameron. “If you’re looking for the best dinner-cooking partner and watching-TV-on-the-couch friend, call her,” Barrymore said. “If someone is in a medical situation, call her! She’s the most loyal, fierce, fun, cozy friend. We have incredible honesty with each other and we work hard on our lives and our friendship.”
Cameron stepped up and was there for Drew when she went through her divorce from Will Kopeland. She talked about reaching out to her bestie when she opened up to Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM Radio show while promoting her book, The Longevity Book “Everybody pulls the wagons around, you know, our friends, whoever needs us at whatever point in time, even if it’s like something that the public doesn’t know about,” Diaz explained. “Internally we’re all going like, ‘Okay, who needs us now?’ ”
9 Frenemies: Madonna & Gwyneth Paltrow
Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow were best friends for many years and seemed to have a ton in common with each other. They both studied the Kabbalah, lead very health conscious lifestyles, loved yoga, and were married to British men at one point. The world was completely shocked to discover that the two of them had a falling out and were no longer friends.
Gawker reported on the feuding friends and according to an insider,"They don't speak. I can't tell you exactly why they had the falling out, but Gwyneth can be jealous and competitive."
Another theory is that once Madonna divorced Guy Richie, that things went downhill for the famous besties and they just didn’t have that much in common anymore.
Yet, Gwyneth revealed that she was struggling with a friendship during an interview with British Vogue "I'm having a situation right now with a friend where I'm feeling pretty angry."she said. Whatever the case may be, these two went from a mutual admiration society to frenemies pretty quickly. We may never know the real reasons that Madonna and Gwyneth decided to cut ties but we’ll always have the memories of when they once were the best of friends.
8 BFFL: Michelle Williams & Busy Philipps
Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams are total best friend goals. The two met in 2001 on the set of the the WB’s teen drama, Dawson’s Creek. The had an instant connection and have been supporting each other ever since. Busy is Godmother to Michelle’s daughter, Matilda. The two became a fixture on the red carpet when Michelle took two dates, Busy and Heath Ledger to the Oscars in 2006 when she was nominated as best actress in Brokeback Mountain.
Busy also rushed to Michelle’s side after Heath Ledger died. Their friendship is the real deal and they aren’t afraid to gush about each other. “I’m so in love with her,” Michelle told People about her feelings for Busy. “She’s proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man! That’s the love of my life right there.”
The duo tear up the red carpet together all the time and look absolutely stunning as those pose for pics, arm in arm. They often coordinate their outfits and charm just about everyone they encounter during awards season. We should all be so lucky to have a friendship like these two. Although, I’m sure that our friendships are far less glamorous.
7 BFFL: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
You may think that you and your bestie are funny but I have news for you, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the queens of comedy and they just so happen to be best friends. The two met at Chicago's ImprovOlympic when the theater's co-founder Charna Halpern introduced them.
This would be the beginning of a hilarious friendship, both personally and professionally.
They stared in Saturday Night Live together, co-hosted three Golden Globes, and made two films together. The world has been laughing along with these two for a long time. Each of them have even written their own books and only had lovely things to say about each other.
Amy wrote about Tina in her book, Yes Please, "People think of us as a 'comedy team' and I am not quick to correct them. Why wouldn’t I want to connect myself to the fiercest and most talented voice in the comedy world?"
Tina talked about how excited she was for Amy to join SNL in her book, Bossy Pants. "I was so happy. Weirdly, I remember thinking, 'My friend is here! My friend is here!' Even though things had been going great for me at the show, with Amy there, I felt less alone."
6 BFFL: Kim Kardashian & Chrissy Teigen
What happens when you put two of the most beautiful celebrities together? If you’re Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen, you become the best of friends. Despite the fact that they are both extra special, they bonded in a very ordinary way. According to People, Chrissy was a guest on Kim’s “Inner Circle” series and she admitted that she was super anxious to meet Kim for the first time.
“I remember this because I was so nervous to meet you," Chrissy said in the video. “I had been watching. I knew all about you, I felt like kind of a weirdo. You made me feel so much better because we went to the bathroom and you had me zip you up and I was like, ‘Oh my god! She has Spanx on! She’s cool, she’s normal.’”
“So Spanx brought our relationship together,” added Kim.
These two ladies have a friendship that totally makes us jealous and they aren't afraid to flaunt it on social media. They often post pics of them together on Instagram and even shared a picture of a double date with their men at Waffle House. Kim and Chrissy put all other famous best friends to shame.
5 Frenemies: Lauren Conrad & Heidi Pratt
Lauren Conrad and Heidi Pratt had a rivalry for the ages on The Hills. The two ladies started the show as best friends and roommates who has met while studying fashion at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Fans watched on as the girls flitted around parties and night clubs in Los Angeles.
They seemed like the best of friends until Heidi started dating Spencer Pratt. Then it all went downhill.
Heidi and Spencer spread a false rumor that there was an explicit tape of Lauren floating around and it pretty much ended Lauren and Heidi’s friendship. The remainder of the series was spent exploiting their rivalry. People reported that Heidi recently reflecting on that time and she didn’t hold anything back when she spoke with Paper magazine about how the whole ugly thing went down.
“It was frustrating for me at the time — everyone just assuming I was this bad friend and bad person,” she added. “It was especially challenging when everyone was against my relationship [with now-husband Spencer Pratt] The Hills machine was so powerful, and it was impossible to get over. The money definitely made it a little bit easier, but the repercussions were really hard.”
4 BFFL: Nicole Kidman & Naomi Watts
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts have been best friends for over a quarter-of-a-century. According to Vulture, the power duo met on the set of the film, Flirting, in 1991. The funny thing is, they had both attended the same high school so they were totally aware of each other. Their enduring friendship blossomed during the production and is still going strong to this day. The Hollywood darlings have said wonderful things about each other.
In June of 2017, Naomi talked with People about the mutual respect her and Kidman have for one another. “We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time. That history binds you,” she said. “We have a strong respect and love for one another.”
Nicole has also gushed about her friendship with Naomi and discussed how they celebrated their 25 year anniversary on the Australian talk show Today. “We had a big party that night,” Kidman said. “We were wild that night! We’re proud of that. That’s a really important thing to emphasize the friendships that have sustained decades and decades.”
They made things Instagram official in 2016 and often post pics and sweet messages to each other. From birthday wishes to pics of their smiling faces, their friendship gives us total FOMO.
3 BFFL: Salma Hayek & Penelope Cruz
Another Hollywood duo that have been besties for over 20 years, is Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek. They met in 2001 and co-stared in the film Bandidas back in 2006. Since then, they haven’t been shy about sharing their love on Instagram. The two ladies talk about each other often during interviews. They seem to have a very authentic relationship.
Penelope spoke with Allure and shared their nickname for each other.
“She's one of my best friends. We call each other huevos [eggs]. It was because when we were working together, we didn't have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now. So it was a way to call each other lazy," Cruz confessed.
Salma has also discussed her friendship with Penelope and told the Los Angeles Times, "I enjoy her. She's quite a character," she said of Cruz. "Other things that in other people would be neurotic or whatever, would be unbearable -- on her they're very graceful." Salma shared. “Dabbing up salt grains with little pieces of bread. Spilling the plots of TV serials. She has this bad habit because she tells you the ending of every episode, plus he's always talking on the phone, and I hate the phone."
2 BFFL: Kimora Lee Simmons & Tyra Banks
Kimora Lee Simmons and Tyra Banks have known each other for an eternity and have been the best of friends for what seems like forever. The beautiful ladies met when they were just 17-years-old and were both modeling for Chanel. They have been there for each other through thick and thin ever since. They seem like they could be a total handful when they’re together, though. Tyra gave us a bit of insight when she talked about the moment they both met Barack Obama, who was a senator at the time.
According to The Cut, Tyra revealed to Harper’s Bazaar that she and Kimora were attending a ball when they spoke with Obama and it appears that Kimora was acting up. “But then Kimora starts talking crazy, just totally embarrassing me.” Tyra shared. “She walks away, and I’m like, ‘Senator Obama, I have to apologize for my friend. She’s almost like family, I’ve known her since I was 17 years old, and with family, you love them but sometimes you want to say that you’re not related to them.”
So there you have it. Even glamorous supermodel friends embarrass each other sometimes. Which proves that these two are totally just like the rest of us.
1 BFFL: Amy Adams & Emily Blunt
Evey now and again, Hollywood actresses get lucky and meet their new best friend on the set. That was the case with Emily Blunt and Amy Adams. It all began when they both were cast in the Tom Hank’s movie Charlie Wilson’s War. Emily played Tom Hanks’ lover and Amy played his Congressional aide. The ladies hit it off and would work again later in the oddball film, Sunshine Cleaning. They have a great chemistry on-screen and it translated into the real world as well.
“We have a weird inner dialogue that we sort of know what the other one’s thinking,” Emily told MTV News. “It was like I’d known her forever. She still very much feels like my sister.” She’s not the only one gushing about their friendship, either.
Amy spoke with Hollywood Life and had only awesome things to say about her bestie. “Emily and I keep in touch all of the time, ” she said. “We try to see each other when we’re both not working. Hopefully, I’ll see her very soon — at the [Golden] Globes because she’s nominated. I’ll go and cheer for her!”
This is one mom’s night out that we would all love to be invited to!
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