It is difficult to keep up with friendships in Hollywood – one day celebrities are best friends and the next they are sworn enemies. Just think about how quickly Katy Perry and Taylor Swift went from being great pals to having “bad blood.” The same applies to Hollywood couples. Recently, some of our favorite power couples have broken up, separated, and divorced. We are still mourning the loss of Brangelina and more recently, the split of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. It really is quite difficult to keep up with all of these celebrity friendships and romantic relationships, but it is even harder to keep up with those “maybe more than friends” duos.
We have all seen those super close celebrity friends before. They are the types of friends that sometimes get a little too touchy and intimate in public. They are the pairs that leave you wondering whether “something more” is going on in their friendship. Maybe these celebrities just like being a little too touchy feely with one another or maybe their relationships are more romantic than we think. Unless the celebrities admit it themselves, we can’t really confirm whether their friendship is intimate or not. But, celebrities are always lying about their romances. Rihanna and Drake constantly claimed to be “just friends,” but we all know the actual truth. If a celebrity duo appears to be more than just friends, they probably have been intimate at some point. Here are 15 celeb duos that we think are more than just friends.
15 Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid
A few years ago we would probably expect to see Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid featured on this list. The duo appeared to be inseparable at the time. But, in the recent months, it seems like Kendall traded in the older Hadid for her younger sister Bella. Kendall and Bella first met on Twitter when they were teenagers. The now it girls do everything together from modeling, attending basketball games, and traveling.
Kendall is the only member of the Kardashian-Jenner Klan that has remained fairly secretive about her love life. In the past, Kendall has been linked to Harry Styles, Cara Delevingne, Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky, and most recently Blake Griffin. Ever since her split with The Weeknd, Bella has remained fairly low-key about her love life as well (even though she was just spotted kissing her ex at a Cannes party). Maybe the reason Kendall and Bella were so secretive about their love lives these past few months is because they were actually an item themselves. Think about it, instead of going on dates with other people, this pair of “friends” went on multiple dates with one another. It’s unfortunate that Kendall and Bella aren’t more than friends - that would be quite the scandal in the Hollywood, top-model world.
14 Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez
Have you ever wondered why both Taylor Swift’s and Selena Gomez’s romantic relationships keep falling apart? There must be a reason why these pop stars can’t seem to keep a boyfriend. Maybe these divas just suck at relationships or they are looking for some lyrical inspiration for their next hit songs. But, what if the reason is a bit more complicated than that?
Taylor and Selena’s friendship has lasted longer than any of their romantic relationships. The pair became friends when they both started dating a Jonas brother at the same time nearly a decade ago. Taylor dated Joe, while Selena was with Nick. Even though their relationships with the Jonas brothers ended, Taylor and Selena’s inseparable friendship emerged.
Over the years, both Taylor and Selena have had their fair share of boyfriends. Even though their romantic relationships are never long-lasting, Taylor and Selena’s friendship continues to grow and deepen. It leaves us questioning whether their relationship is actually a friendship or something more. Taylor and Selena are always photographed hanging out alone, promoting each other’s endeavors, attending red carpet events together, and publically embracing. Sometimes their relationship seems like it is a little too intimate to only be a friendship.
13 Bella Thorne and Tana Mongeau
To say that former Disney star Bella Thorne and famous YouTuber Tana Mongeau have a complicated relationship is an understatement. The pair have been photographed making out on multiple occasions and have even shared seductive pictures together on their social media channels. Tana sometimes even calls Bella her girlfriend. So maybe the pair were actually a couple at some point in time. However, this romantic relationship must have been short lived because Bella Thorne has been dating rapper Mod Sun since October 2017.
Sometime after Bella’s Cannes intimacy with Scott Disick (Remember that?) and her quick rekindling with ex-boyfriend Gregg Sulkin, her and Tana became an item. But, Tana continued to publically call Bella her girlfriend long after she started dating Mod Sun. So was this relationship just a hoax or were Bella and Tana actually a couple at some point? Why did the pair continue to post intimate photos long after Bella started dating Mod Sun? There are so many questions and so few answers with this duo. But, there is absolutely no way Bella and Tana are just friends – their relationship is way too complex to be a mere friendship.
12 Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban
Jonathan Cheban is the longtime best friend of Kim Kardashian. He has been featured on Keeping Up with The Kardashians long before Kimye (or Kris Humphries for that matter) ever were. In the early seasons of KUWTK, Kim and Jonathan’s relationship was always questioned. They appeared to be more than friends on multiple occasions. From the matching Halloween costumes, to all of their steamy dinner dates, Kim and Jonathan have a very intimate friendship. Why would Kim dress in matching costumes with best friend Jonathan instead of her husband Kanye? There must have also been a reason why Kim’s ex-husband Kris appeared to hate Jonathan so much on earlier episodes of KUWTK. Maybe it was because Kim and Jonathan had a secret fling pre-Kanye.
Keeping secrets is what the Kardashians do best. Sure, every detail of their life is made public by the media, but just look how well they were able to hide Kylie’s pregnancy for the full 9 months. So, it is very likely that the Kardashian-Jenner klan have a few extra family secrets they have been hiding from the public. One of these secrets might be that Kim and Jonathan have a hidden romantic past.
11 Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato
If Demi Lovato hadn’t dated Joe Jonas back in those awkward, Camp Rock, Disney days, she would probably be with the younger Jonas brother right now. In addition, Selena Gomez, one of Demi’s long-term friends, dated Nick Jonas as well. Demi seems to be too loyal to cross those boundaries with her friends.
But, Demi and Nick have always had this weird, sensual tension between them. After her breakup with Joe, Demi remained especially close with Nick. The pair went on tour together, did Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, and even took steamy photos for Billboard Magazine. Their intimate friendship is always sparking dating rumors, to which the pair constantly denies. However, we can’t be too sure that they are telling the truth.
In Demi’s new album Tell Me You Love Me, fans speculate that the songs “Ruin The Friendship” and “Only Forever,” reference her romantic feelings for Nick. Apparently, Demi spells out Nick’s name in the songs and hints at their romantic connection during the Future Now tour. Demi has neither confirmed nor denied these speculations. Maybe this pair may never date because of all the Joe and Selena baggage attached to their relationship, but they still probably get a little freaky from time to time.
10 Young Thug and Future
For those of you who follow rap culture, you can probably confirm that Young Thug and Future are the newest, inseparable duo on the hip-hop scene. Throughout the years, there have been quite a few hip-hop bromances. First, we had Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre and Tupac. Yes, Dr. Dre has been through his fair share of best friends. Then there was Biggie Smalls and Diddy, Jay Z and Kanye West, and Drake and Lil Wayne. Former enemies Young Thug and Future have recently rekindled their friendship and are officially the newest bromance on the hip-hop scene. But, we think their friendship is a little more intimate than either rapper wants to publically admit.
Since these artists are both self-proclaimed thugs, you probably wouldn’t expect their relationship to be anything more than friendly. But, after getting each other’s names tattooed on themselves, we can’t be too sure that they are “just friends.” Sure, couples get their names tattooed on each other all the time. But, friends rarely ever do this. Well, unless they are secretly more than friends. Young Thug even revealed that these tattoos mean that their closeness will last “forever.”
9 Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne
Ever since Lil Wayne founded Young Money Entertainment back in 2005, romantic speculations about Nicki Minaj and all of her male counterparts have surfaced. Nicki Minaj has been linked on multiple occasions to Tyga, Drake, and Lil Wayne (just to name a few). But, Nicki and Wayne’s relationship was always a little steamier and more seductive than the rest. Music videos like “High School” show the pair in bed together, kissing and mimicking positions. Either their acting is Oscar worthy or the pair were actually intimate in real life (we think the latter).
It is super frustrating that the duo is constantly and rigorously denying dating and hookup rumors. They have been questioned by numerous news sources on whether their relationship was more than friendly. All new sources have been unsuccessful at getting a valid answer. In Nicki’s song “Only” the pair (and Drake) rapped about how they have never hooked up. Why did they feel the need to even include those lyrics in a song? Are they trying to mask the fact that something actually happened? Or are they actually telling the truth and tired of all the rumors? When friends constantly deny their intimacy, it makes us speculate the reality of their relationship even more.
8 Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams
From Game of Thrones sisters to real life friends, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams really do redefine what it means to be BFFs. This wouldn’t be the first time a GOT pair became a real life couple. Kit Harington (the beloved Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) were quite the power couple on the show. Their connection on GOT was obviously real and sincere since the pair is now engaged and planning their wedding. So what if Sophie and Maisie are next in line to become the next in-real-life Game of Thrones couple? The only barrier stopping them is… Joe Jonas.
Sophie and Joe’s engagement came as a shock to almost everyone. We didn’t even know the couple was dating until their engagement was announced last October. Based on social media photos and videos, it seems like Sophie and Maisie were way more “coupley” than her and Joe. Sophie even has more photos holding hands with and kissing Maisie than she does with her fiancée. Sure these girls might just be really close friends, but sometimes friends fool around too. Those long days on the set of Game of Thrones probably got boring sometimes. Maybe, just maybe, for all of us GOT fans out there, Sophie and Maisie had a little romantic fling at some point in their relationship.
7 Seth Rogen and James Franco
If Seth Rogen didn’t already have a beautiful wife, he would probably be married to James Franco. Seth and James have one of the most notorious and well-known bromances in Hollywood. Ever since their younger days on Freaks and Geeks, the pair has been inseparable. They have starred in over a dozen movies together from Pineapple Express, The Interview, and even Sausage Party. Just like the content of many of their films, we wouldn’t be surprised if the duo got a little raunchy and inappropriate on set sometimes.
When the pair released “Bound 3,” a parody video to Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s infamous vid, viewers were convinced that Seth and James were romantically involved. How could a pair of male friends be this comfortable with one another? So comfortable that they were able to effortlessly recreate Kimye’s very intimate video. They even go as far as making out with each other in this spoof. Seth is even baring all at times. No one would be shocked if the intimacy we see in the video was actually translated into their daily lives. If Seth weren’t already married, this would be a couple everyone would probably be rooting for.
6 Amber Rose and Blac Chyna
As wild and outspoken as Amber Rose and Blac Chyna are at times, their friendship is still one of the most genuine ones in Hollywood. From ex-lovers like Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, and Rob Kardashian these women have been through their fair share of high-profile celebrity boyfriends. Let us just take a moment to recall all the public drama between all of these celebrities. Most of the drama has been caused because of the Kardashians. Their messed up relationships have made for some great entertainment though. Even though their previous relationships ended in drama and tragedy, Amber and Blac Chyna’s friendship has been able to withstand just about everything.
Amber and Chy look happier, healthier, and more gorgeous than ever in recent months since they have moved onto new boos. But, these #BFFGoals gals are totally the type to explore different territories and try new things. If you don’t catch our drift, this duo probably gets a little frisky with each other from time to time. They even kiss each other publically on red carpets. They have no shame in expressing their love to the public. I’m sure we can all imagine the wildness these ladies get into in private.
5 Ruby Rose and Ellen Page
Can Ruby Rose and Ellen Page please date already? Okay, we all know Ellen is newly married to her wife, professional dancer, Emma Portner, but we can’t help but fantasize about a Ruby/Ellen possibility. The pair have tension radiating from every photo and post they have together. Even when both Ruby and Ellen are with other people, their closeness and intimacy continues to shine through. Maybe these actresses should tone their lovingness for each other down a little. A few years ago, the Orange is the New Black actress posted the most heartfelt Instagram photo about her relationship with Ellen. Ruby stated that she was “grateful for everything [Ellen] is and will be to” her. What exactly is Ellen to you Ruby? A friend? Something more?
Ruby has even gone so far as to call Ellen her rock. Either this friendship is godly, or the pair had a secret, intimate relationship. In Hollywood, nothing lasts forever so maybe an Ellen/Ruby future is possible. Ellen married her wife after only 6 months of dating her. Maybe this marriage will turn into a Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries situation. We don’t want to jinx it, but we would rather see Ellen and Ruby together.
4 Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox
It is heartening for all fans to witness our favorite Friends co-stars staying such close gal pals throughout the years. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are literally the real life version of Rachel and Monica. Even though the show ended almost 15 years ago, Jen and Court’s relationship gives us the daily dose of Friends we need. Just like their characters, Jen and Court have been friends for what seems like forever. They celebrate birthdays, grieve divorces, and partake in text group chats together. These actresses are BFF goals. But, the love and support Jen and Court give one another may be a little more than just friendly.
Jen and Court have leaned on each other relentlessly after their divorces. Court was Jen’s major support system after splitting with Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, while Jen shared her love with Court after her divorce from David Arquette. Maybe all of this comforting has led to a deeper, more intimate relationship between the pair. We have seen most of the Friends cast members date on the show, it is almost fitting for two of them to date in real life. Jen and Court would really be the greatest Friends “more than friends” pair.
3 Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz
Everyone fell in love with this gorgeous duo back in 2000 when they both starred in Charlie’s Angels together. At this time, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore fell in love with one another as well. Almost 20 years later, this pair still remains the best of friends. In an interview with “Good Housekeeping” magazine in 2016, Drew even said that if she were to ever go to jail, Diaz would be her one phone call. Instead of calling her mom, her step-siblings, or her then-husband, Will Kopelman, Drew would rather call her BFF Drew. Is Drew’s closer to Cameron than she is with her family and her former husband? Maybe there is more to this friendship than just being friends.
In an Instagram post from last year featuring a picture of the iconic duo, Drew called Cameron her “girlfriend” in the caption. Sure, women call each other girlfriend all the time, but maybe these actresses are actual girlfriends. Charlie’s Angels turned lovers – Now that would be quite the story. Although Cameron is currently married to Benji Madden (and yes, they are a super cute couple), we can’t help but wonder whether she and Drew have ever crossed the friend zone. We think they have.
2 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the originally funny girls of Hollywood. I’m sure everyone can agree that comedy wouldn’t be where it is today if these two ladies did not pave the way for future female comedians. These wacky gal-pals have been collaborating together for over 25 years. 25 years of being just best friends? We beg to differ.
Tina and Amy met in 1993 at the Chicago’s ImprovOlympics where the duo became instant friends. A few years later, Tina moved to New York to write for Saturday Night Live and tried to convince Amy to move with her. Did Tina want a friend in the city or a secret lover? In 2001, Amy joined her gal-pal on SNL and ever since then, the pair have been in countless movies and comedy skits together. Does Mean Girls ring a bell for everyone? Even though Tina is married and Amy is fairly recently divorced, we can’t help but imagine this iconic duo together. As young comedians trying to make it in New York, Tina and Amy must have experimented with their comedic writing, skits, and maybe with each other. We wouldn’t mind seeing more of this hilarious duo, whether they are just good pals or more than friends.
1 Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey
Fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta series know that Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey’s friendship wasn’t always existent. Like most of the other housewives on the show, this duo had their fair share of arguments and issues throughout the series. Recently, the former model and former Miss USA formed a bond that is stronger than any other friendship on the show. Their friendship is so sincere and intimate that it sometimes seems like Kenya and Cynthia are a little more than just friends.
Up until last year, Kenya stayed unmarried and found herself in-and-out of many short-term relationships. Cynthia had been married in the past, but her relationship with ex-husband Peter Thomas was short lived as well. Single Kenya and Cynthia remained happy, empowered, and content even though they didn’t have any significant others in their lives. We can agree that these strong, inspiring, and successful women don’t actually need a man to be happy. But maybe the reason they chose to be single was because they were satisfying each other instead. Their secret intimacy might have been the real reason why Kenya didn’t invite Cynthia, her supposedly best friend, to her wedding with Marc Daly last summer.
Sources: Complex, InStyle, Elle, Billboard, USA Today, E Online, Good Housekeeping