47 Celebrities Who Are Best Friends & Aren't Afraid To Show It
As if there isn't enough to envy about your favorite celebrities, some of them just so happen to have equally as amazing best friends who are also in the spotlight. It makes total sense that there are celebrities who are best friends. After all, who else could understand the demands and stress that a life in the spotlight commands? Sometimes, the only person who truly gets you, who's truly on the same level as you, is your best friend. Luckily for many celebrities, they've got other celebrities who know, love, and support them as besties in and out of the spotlight.
Though some of the following celebrities have known each other since before they hit their peak stardom, a few of them met in the throes of their careers' beginning, and a few of them bonded while experiencing the demands of life in the spotlight. (Can't you just see Gwyneth and Beyoncé bonding over how difficult it is to be a celebrity power mom? I wonder if Gwynnie talked Bey through unconscious coupling, only to have her clap back with Lemonade. To be a fly on that wall.) Regardless of how they met, the following celebrities are true blue best friends that truly encompass the meaning of #squadgoals.
1. Busy Phillips & Michelle Williams
It was love at first sight for these two blonde beauties on the set of Dawson's Creek, and that love is still going strong. Michelle Williams even guest starred on best friend Busy Phillips' show Cougar Town, and Glamour chronicled Williams and Phillips' friendship, making literally everyone jealous. According to The Huffington Post, Phillips is godmother to Williams' daughter Matilda.
2. Tobey Maguire & Leonardo DiCaprio
Long before they starred in The Great Gatsby together, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire were best friends. Maguire opened up about his 25-year friendship to DiCaprio to People, saying that the two shared a lot of common interests, and that they laugh and chat together, just like any other buddies.
3. Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake
This bromance is so hardcore that GQ did an entire feature on it in 2013, recalling the history of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake from their early friendship days on Saturday Night Live, to their more recent stints of their "History of Rap," which has gone viral multiple times.
4. Drew Barrymore & Cameron Diaz
Even though Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore knew each other before their stint as Charlie's Angels, the two didn't become close until they began filming. Now, the duo can be spotted on vacations, at music festivals, and more. In an interview with Good Housekeeping, Barrymore said Diaz would be the one to bail her out of jail, should the occasion arise. Now that's a best friend.
5. Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift, has multiple besties, but few stand up to the time-tested friendship she's cultivated with fellow singer and actress Selena Gomez. E Online reported on the "longest love affair" Swift has ever had: her friendship with Gomez. You can keep up with the duo on Instagram, or just look for them dancing in the front row of the next awards show you catch.
6. George Clooney & Brad Pitt
George Clooney and Brad Pitt are so close that in 2015, Clooney had to address rumors that Pitt and his wife Angelina Jolie were moving in next door. Sadly, Clooney told Extra that the rumor wasn't true. Can you imagine those block parties?
7. Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
These Boston boys are no strangers to the spotlight, and no strangers to each other. From their epic Oscar aware-winning flick Good Will Hunting to their hilarious appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live together, Damon and Affleck are major best friend goals.
8. Natalie Portman & Rashida Jones
These two brainy babes just so happen to be best friends. Rashida Jones and Natalie Portman do everything together, from strutting down the red carpet, to grabbing coffee, to starring in Funny or Die videos together.
9. Keira Knightley & Sienna Miller
After starring in The Edge of Love together, Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley became inseparable. Hello magazine reported on Miller's kind words about Knightley, whom she cites as her personal beauty icon, as well as a perfect mother.
10. Salma Hayek & Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz opened up to Allure in January 2014 about her best friendship with fellow actress Salma Hayek. “She’s one of my best friends,” Cruz said of Hayek. “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.” According to Cruz, they used to share a bed together, and Hayek was always waking Cruz up, calling her huevos. Nobody knows how to call you lazy quite like a best friend, right?
11. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
Best friends since day one, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé have been through a lot of ups and downs together. But the pair still remain best friends through it all. Rowland even posted a photo of her rocking Beyoncé's famed "Formation" pose on Instagram on her birthday this past year. That's a ride or die friendship.
12. Beyoncé & Gwyneth Paltrow
Because Beyoncé is an equal opportunist, she lets new best friends into her life too. E Online chronicled the history of Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow's best friendship, with plenty of gushing moments from the two celebrities. Paltrow's kids even call Jay Z "Uncle Jay," which is a sure sign that these two are bonded for life.
13. Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, & Stella McCartney
Fashion designer Stella McCartney doesn't just outfit Liv Tyler and Kate Hudson, she hangs out with them on a regular basis. Tyler talked about more famous friendships to Town and Country in 2014, but noted that she's got normal friends too. Believable, but there's just something about seeing three awesome babes take the red carpet together, isn't there?
14. Kate Mara & Amber Tamblyn
Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn met on the set of 127 Hours, and together the duo will star in James Franco's newest, The Heyday of Insensitive Bastards, as sisters. Recently, the duo took London together, touring the Tower of London (as pictured above) with the hysterical caption: "Best friends or best murderers?"
15. Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid
The two young beauties have been best friends since they hit the modeling scene, and show no signs of going anywhere soon. According to Elle, the duo even has a celebrity couple name for their best friendship. KenGi.
16. Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss
From Vogue cover shoots, to Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, to Fourth of July parties, to Christmas cookie extravaganzas, Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss are quite possibly the most adorable best friends on this list.
17. Nina Dobrev & Julianne Hough
Dobrev and Hough have been thick as thieves for years. In 2013, Dobrev told Cosmopolitan, "it's been cool to find an active buddy — there are lots of girlie girls around. We don't talk about makeup; we talk about life." The pair are well known for their dance parties on Instagram.
18. Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff
From starring in Spring Awakening together on Broadway to their roles in the hit show Glee, Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff are serious bestie material. Groff interviewed Michele for Teen Vogue, and the two couldn't stop talking about how close they are. "In this lifetime, if there is anything you need, it's a best friend," Michele told Groff. She went on to say that the pair has been through so much together, and that he's always believed in her.
19. Nicole Kidman & Naomi Watts
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts aren't just celebrity friends, they go way back. The Australian actresses actually began their friendship as classmates when the two were both struggling actresses, according to PopSugar.
20. Jennifer Aniston & Courteney Cox
It's no secret these leading ladies have been best friends for years. From the beginning of the careers on their hit show Friends and still to this day, to pair remain close as ever. Aniston opened up to More magazine about their friendship, saying that Cox has been there for her through "thick and thin."
21. Bella Thorne & Zendaya
These two pals met on the set of their Disney Channel show Shake It Up! in 2010, and have been best friends ever since. Seventeen reported on the two giving all of their fans best friend goals in February 2016, when Thorne put Zendaya on blast for her parking job like only a best friend could.
22. Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, & America Ferrera
Your four favorite ladies from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants have remained best friends throughout the years, as shown here from a snap from America Ferrera's Instagram. In February 2015, Ferrera confirmed the foursome's best friendship during a visit to The Meredith Viera Show. "They’re my girls, three of my best friends to this day," Ferrera said. Aw.