Celebrity relationships are known for having a short expiration date and celebrity friendships don’t appear to be an exception to this rule. However, some Hollywood friendships span decades, while others only span weeks. When the riff occurs between the BFF’s, all hell breaks loose and the world gets a front seat to the high school drama that unfolds. They say best friends are the people that are most likely to become your enemies, and these Hollywood Ex BFFs are proof of this.
10. Madonna & Gwyneth Paltrow
Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow used to be BFFS, until the two gal pals had a falling out in 2009. Allegedly, Paltrow was upset after Madonna fired their mutual friend, Tracy Anderson. Another speculation of the severed friendship was that Gwyneth was too competitive and jealous for Madonna to handle. After the incident, the two completely cut ties and stopped speaking to one another. At the Met Gala last year, Madonna completely ignored Gwyneth, even though they were sitting at the same table. Instead, Madonna spoke gushingly to Beyonce – who is reportedly Gwyneth’s new best friend. Madonna and Gwyneth’s only communication between one another since 2009 has been public jabs. Keep in mind, these ladies are forty-one and fifty-five, not sixteen years old.
9. Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez first met when they were both dating Jonas brothers and they became close friends almost immediately. Swift and Gomez gushed about their friendship in the media many times, saying that they’re inseparable and practically like family-well not anymore. In March of this year, Selena began talking to Justin Bieber again and Taylor gave Selena an ultimatum. Gomez didn’t take too kindly to Taylor’s bossiness and defied Taylor’s request to dump Bieber. The former besties decided to take a break and have not spoken to each other since March. Maybe, Taylor will write a song about this BFF breakup on her next album.
8. Paris Hilton & Lindsay Lohan
Prior to 2006, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were great friends. The two were spotted many times shopping and partying together. In May of 2006, Hilton and Lohan got into a argument at a club and things got crazy – nearly violent. What the two were upset about was never determined. A few weeks later, a video of Hilton’s friend, Brandon Davis calling Lindsay Lohan a “firecrotch” among other things, went viral on the internet. Paris was seen laughing hysterically and did nothing to defend her friend. In September of 2006, Lohan was spotted making out with Stavros Niarchos – Hilton’s most recent ex at the time. After all of that, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were sworn enemies- for obvious reasons.
7. Lauren Conrad & Heidi Montag
Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag met during their freshman year of college at a fashion school in San Francisco, while filming The Hills. For two years, the two were best friends, until rumors spread that Conrad had apparently made a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, Jason Wahler. The rumors were believed to have been started by Montag and now husband, Spencer Pratt. Prior to that, Heidi reported that Lauren hated her boyfriend, Spencer and demanded that she break up with them. After the rumors and the disapproval, it was Lauren versus Heidi and Spencer and the fights were all caught on, The Hills. Since the show wrapped, Heidi has reportedly tried to apologize to Lauren. Lauren’s response to Montag’s apology was, “I want to forgive you. And now I want to forget you.” That’s harsh!
6. Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato
Teen Disney stars, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, sparked a friendship back in 2007 and became instants BFFS. A few years later, after leaving Disney, Cyrus and Lovato began stirring up controversy of their own. Demi entered rehab and Miley twerked. Since then, the two have publicly feuded and there has been no indication as to why they had a falling out. Demi and Miley have officially terminated their friendship, when they did the unthinkable earlier this month – they ‘unfollowed’ each other on Twitter.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow & Winona Ryder
Best friends, Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder were seemingly inseparable in the 90’s. At the time, Ryder was the ‘It Girl’ of Hollywood, starring in major films like, The Age of Innocence, Edward Scissorhands and Girl, Interrupted. The two stars were even dating bromance buddies, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. The falling out was reported to have happened one night, while they were all hanging out at Winona’s place and Paltrow spotted the script for, Shakespeare in Love, on a table. Ryder was up for the lead role. Gwyneth is said to have stolen the script from Winona’s house, petitioned for the role and got it. On top of all that, she won an Oscar for it. Winona Ryder has never forgiven Gwyneth Paltrow and the two still trash-talk each other to this day.
4. Katy Perry & Rihanna
Katy Perry and Rihanna used to be inseparable. To two friends simply seemed to be a match made in musical heaven. Unfortunately, the last time the two were spotted together was at the 2012 VMA’s. This was the same award show, where Rihanna and Chris Brown publicly kissed for the first time – since their breakup in 2009. Katy did not approve of Rihanna rekindling the romance with Chris and decided to cut Rihanna out of her life. Katy felt her former best friend was making a huge mistake and didn’t want to be apart of it. Katy Perry reportedly requested to not even be seated near Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy awards. Although, the feud may have made headlines, rumors state the the two have rekindled their friendship.
3. Lady Gaga & Perez Hilton
Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton became close friends when the Born This Way singer first launched her career. Hilton actively promoted Gaga on his blog and often referred to the pop star as his wifey. The friendship immediately ended during an interview, when Perez was interrogating Gaga. The singer felt as though Hilton was being mean and negative about her Born This Way album. He also implied that the album was a failure. Gaga became upset and said she realized how fake Perez Hilton was at this moment. After that, Lady Gaga cut ties with Perez and since then, Mr. Hilton has slammed the singer countless times in the media. He has made public statements, calling Gaga, “a vampire, Yoko Ono and a user.” Lady Gaga has responded by saying, “He’s just mad that I don’t hang out with him anymore.”
2. Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie
In 2003, best friends, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were shot into the spotlight when their hit reality show, The Simple Life premiered. The show followed the two socialites on their journey to attempt to live normal/simple lives. The two were attached at the hip until 2005, when a feud ensued. Nicole and Paris each have their own side of the story as to why they are no longer friends. Nicole reports that after she got of rehab, she had to decide who she wanted to remain friends with. She decided that Paris was a bad influence and that she didn’t want the hotel heiress in her life. Paris claims Nicole was jealous of her good looks and success, and that is why the two split.
1. Paris Hilton & Kim Kardashian
Back in the day, before anyone even knew who a Kardashian was, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian were the best of friends. When Paris became a tabloid queen, Kim was there, by her side and in her shadow. Paris had it all in the early 2000’s; a hit reality show, endorsements and endless fame. This all changed in 2007 with the release of Kim Kardashian’s sex tape and the beginning of, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kim emerged from Paris Hilton’s shadow and walked right into the spotlight. As Kim became more and more famous, Paris became more and more jealous. In 2008, the hotel heiress said in a radio interview, “I would not want Kim’s butt – it’s gross… it reminds me of cottage cheese inside a big trash bag.” Kim Kardashian responded, “If Paris Hilton thinks my butt looks gross. I really don’t care. At least I have a butt.” It appears losing the “It Girl” status was clearly a sore spot for Ms. Hilton. It’s clear that these two socialites have thrown away their friendship bracelets – for good.