Everyone needs a good best friend (or friends); singers, actors, models and of course, us regular folks. Sometimes the grind of making your way through several superficial relationships seems rough, but if you persevere long enough, you may just find those true kinds of friends that you know will be with you forever. Those friends that will support you through thick and thin, through all the break-ups and loss and will be there to laugh with you in the happy times.
There have been several hot Hollywood friend pairings that have gone on to create great music or movie collaborations that we all know and love. Some friendships are even born out of working together in the movies or music. In some cases of male and female working friendships, the public may even be fooled into thinking they’re dating.
Even celebs need a good, solid shoulder to lean on from time to time, and we’re free to sit here and wish we were part of their friend circle. We’ll explore the realm of celebrity BFF relationships that have stood the test of time. So let’s take a look at some of the hottest celebrity best friend pairs of recent note.
12. Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale
These two were BFFs since their Disney days. They both starred in the High School Musical series of movies, and fans should be pleased to hear that they are still friends to this day. “We all went through something together that was pretty amazing and life-changing,” Tisdale revealed in Us Weekly. “We weren’t really prepared for all of the things that happened, so it bonded us forever — we’re family.” In fact, Tisdale recently introduced Hudgens and the rest of the cast of Gigi at the Tony Awards. It’s good to know fans can take some comfort when they queue up the old soundtrack all over again.
11. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
Funnyman Jonah Hill might not exactly be someone you’d expect to see hanging out with a notable A-list celebrity like Brad Pitt, but hey, Brad Pitt’s a nice guy. In fact, it all started with their movie Moneyball, in which Hill starred right alongside Pitt. Hill even crashed at Brangelina’s pad for 4 months while he was filming a movie in New Orleans. On The Daily Show, Hill said about Pitt, “I was shooting [21 Jump Street] in New Orleans, and he let me live in his house. He said, ‘Go live there!’ I said, ‘I’m there for three-and-a-half, four months,” and he said, ‘That’s cool. Live at my house.’ Like, he’s the nicest guy.”
10. Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway
Hudson and Hathaway are not two you would expect to see together. Well, that is you wouldn’t expect it if you are a fan of the chick-flick Bride Wars. But they are seriously friends in real life. They are true Hollywood besties that truly value each other. “You have no problems telling people how you feel. Thank God you’re so nice!” Hathaway said in an interview about Hudson. Hudson responded, “There’s people who aren’t into that personality, and they’ve fallen by the wayside.” It seems like they have matching personality types and will be around for quite some time.
9. Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart
Dakota Fanning was a childhood darling who has grown up to be almost even cuter than when she was a kid. Kristen Stewart was in those vampire romance movies as the dull-eyed depressive lead. The two starred together in the Hollywood movie The Runaways, in 2010, a rock ‘n’ roll biopic about famous icons Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. This led to a famous make out scene between the two that shook the foundations of the internet. Before that though, were those vampire movies that they were also in together. They’ve been a big part of each other’s lives for some time now.
8. Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding
Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding are both great pop singers at the peak of their popularity. They were even recently photographed together hanging out with fellow singer Lorde, as well (maybe we can soon add her into the list). However, Goulding is also friends with Taylor Swift, who is going through a little bit of a feud with Katy Perry at present. But she believes she should be able to hang out with the both of them and can refrain from choosing sides. “I’m very used to things being made up so that’s ridiculous,” she says about fans who are asking her to pick a side. “I’m great friends with Katy. I’m great friends with Taylor.”
7. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been close since the 90s. They appeared side-by-side in a lot of Kevin Smith (think Clerks) movies, and they’ve gone on to do great things outside of them as well. They went on to eventually write the movie Good Will Hunting together, which nabbed them two Oscar wins. They’ve been friends for so long, that it might even be one of the longest-running Hollywood bromances. “[Matt and I] see each other almost too often,” Affleck admits of his friendship with Damon. “I wonder if his wife is thinking, ‘Is he really going to come over every night?”
6. Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph
Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph are one of the newer Hollywood friend couples. Recently starring in the movie Bridesmaids together, the two have taken the country by storm. When asked about how she felt working with one of her best friends in real life, Rudolph said, “It’s very exciting to know that you’re going to work not just with your friends but with people you really love working with that you have so much awe and respect for, but also you know you’re going to have a great rapport with.” After the success of Bridesmaids, we’re sure many people hope they stay together for a lot longer.
5. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is not so much of a recent thing, but they’ve still been among some of the most well-publicized Hollywood best friends of all time. Barrymore has starred alongside Sandler in several of his movies, including 50 First Dates and The Wedding Singer. They’ve become one of Hollywood’s most well-celebrated on-screen comedy/romance duos, and they are still releasing rom-coms together. Having a little bit of fun, Barrymore said in an interview, “We looked like the worst blind date you’ve ever seen,” she said, “I showed up with purple hair and a leopard coat and he was in his classic cargo pants” referring to the first time they ever met. “As soon as I saw him I was like ‘Yeah you’re going to have to see past all this,” she joked.
4. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey is probably most well-known these days for her sitcom 30 Rock. Amy Poehler has seen similar sitcom success with her own (Parks and Recreation, among many others) producing credits. They are in fact friends in real life, dating back to their SNL days. Although, they actually first met in 1993 at a Chicago improve venue before they were ever truly famous. The rest as they say, is history. They went on to be in SNL together and took off from there. “Please, no. I am not amazed [Tina wrote a book while balancing the rest of her life]. Look, if she sets her mind to it, it gets done. Tina is not the kind of artist who makes people wait around and misses her deadlines. She’s a finisher. (And I mean that in the sexual sense.),” Amy said about Tina. They have also just finished working on a new movie together entitled Sisters.
3. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are so cute together, it almost seems they should be a couple. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be much chance of that happening, but it can be noted that they are in fact friends in real life. Starring together in Silver Linings Playbook, we’ve seen exactly how much chemistry the two actors have together. They’ve worked on several projects together and reportedly have a very “close friendship.” Lawrence is so comfortable with him, she even calls him her “work husband.” The world only hopes that some day we’ll see the two come together in real life, but sadly it seems unlikely.
2. Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio
Spider-man hangs out with Gatsby it turns out. Tobey and Leonardo have starred side-by-side in a few different projects and have gone on to be good friends in real life. It turns out that they’ve actually been friends for almost 25 years. I guess DiCaprio needs a bro shoulder to cry on every time he just narrowly misses that Oscar. The two have been photographed together at clubs as recently as this year. When they were in their teens in the ‘80s, they both auditioned for the same roles and became industry amigos, trying to help each other land parts in movies and TV.
1. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez
One of the hottest young friendships of the day has to be Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. Possibly the biggest pairing of the moment, these girls are both in their own rights, incredibly talented and popular singers of the moment. The fact that they are friends just feels oh so right. They actually first started hanging out in 2008 after it just so happened they were both dating Jonas brothers. They had their first public appearance together at the red carpet event for Another Cinderella Story in 2008, and the rest is history. They often refer to each other as “sisters” and can almost always be seen out together and hanging out together at Awards ceremonies.