Actors and musicians are almost always surrounded by their co-stars or other individuals in their industry. When you spend so much time with a certain group of people or a specific person, it’s natural that a friendship would flourish. This is exactly what happened to this list of celebrity friends. Most of the men and women on this list have worked together in the last, which is how they met, but it’s their similar personalities and common likes that make them more than just co-workers. Seeing celebrities become friends off the clock so to speak fills us with such joy and comradery as it makes them seem more real to us. Check out this heartwarming list of celebrities who are best friends in real life.
Taylor Swift and her squad
Whether you were aware of this fact of life or not, singer and songwriter Taylor Swift has a knack for collecting friends and creating a squad of friends who either knew each other beforehand or met through her. Her squad is built up of famous individuals like Selena Gomez, Carly Kloss, Lorde, Lena Dunham, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Kendall Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevigne and Rihanna, just to name a few. Truly, this woman collects very famous friends! We LOVE that Taylor makes it a priority to meet new people in Hollywood and is so friendly and up front with her fans about who her friends are (her social media is littered with photos of their squad meet ups!).
Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevigne
Kendall and Cara, the faces that we all seem to be seeing everywhere these days, are much more than just pretty faces. These two women are good friends who are there for each other on the modeling runway and behind the scenes. Kendall calls Cara and her other model friends the ‘Super Natural Friend Group’, whether she means because they are supernaturally beautiful or their friendship is beyond the level of normalcy we aren’t sure, but we are glad these women have one another.
Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev
Julianne and Nina met through their mutual hair stylist, Riawna Capri. What a match made in heaven that was! The two actresses have been the best of friends ever since. They go to the beach together, they are each other’s date for events, cook together and are all over each other’s Instagram accounts. We sort of want their lives, just saying.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire
The ultimate bromance is here! Tobey and Leo have been friends since the mid-1980s. Their friendship has lasted through Leo’s countless blonde model girlfriends, and Tobey’s marriage and children. They managed to co-star together in the hit film The Great Gatsby, which they enjoyed more than they imagined they would. Leo said, “the fact that I was forced to see one of my best friends every day was fantastic.”
Jay Z and Kanye West
Jay Z and Kanye have collaborated professionally in the past, not to mention that they are some of the biggest names in rap. However, in addition to their professional love for one another, they have cultivated a true friendship between themselves and their families. Jay Z and Kanye go to each other’s concerts and Jay is known to be a big fan of Kanye’s Yeezy fashion line.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston
Chris and Tom met on the set of Thor when they were portraying Thor and Loki. These two manly men can make any woman swoon when they are alone but when they are together there is nothing that can stop the swarm of women! These two friends laugh non-stop with each other and have been seen hanging out with each other and their significant others.
Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen
No one really knows how Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen met, but they are very good friends and so are their respective husbands. They go to award shows together, share play dates with their children together and are there for each other over social media (Twitter war anyone?). Kim threw Chrissy a baby shower when she was due with her daughter Luna, and Chrissy calls Kim Auntie Kim to her daughter.
Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones
Portman and Jones have been good friends for many years. The two are similar in style and have liked the same type of acting jobs in Hollywood. Natalie said of Rashida, “She would fight beasts 10 times her size to protect the people she loves. She is the kind of friend who can sub in and love you through the times when you can’t necessarily love yourself.”
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber
Singers and teen sensations Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber are some of the biggest names in music right now. There was a time people thought these two were in a relationship, then there was a time when people thought they hated each other when in fact, the two are actually good friends who collaborate together musically and enjoy each other’s company personally. We love that this boy-girl friendship is giving an example to others that it’s all about common ground.
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon
SNL funny man and now late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon and singer Justin Timberlake are the cutest pair of friends. The two met in the early 2000s when they both appeared on Saturday Night Live. Since meeting, the two guy pals have a habit of going to games together, vacation together and many other activities fit for friends. Justin is a funny guy, and they do say that humor is the most attractive thing about a person, seems as though even in friendship this is true.
Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet
Kate and Reese are relatively unique friends as they didn’t co-star with one another to meet, they’re neighbors. Reese said that Kate stopped by to meet her. “Imagine my good fortune when Kate Winslet moved into my neighborhood, rang my doorbell, and said, ‘Dahling, Sam is off shooting and I believe our children are the same age. Could they possibly have a playdate, and, oh, by the way, it’s almost 9 o’clock and I’ve had nothing to drink — do you have any wine?'”
Harry Styles and Zach Braff
This friendship was made thanks to Twitter. The two were tweeting at one another until one day Zach promised to meet up with Harry and wine and dine him properly. The two met and hilarity ensue, of course. They love taking funny photos together and posting them on social media for their loving fans. The unlikely duo (who have a pretty large age gap and career paths) seem to really like hanging out with each other.
Rihanna and Katy Perry
When singers like Katy Perry and Rihanna announced to the world that they are also friends in real life, their fans went bananas. The two singers are very much on the same page in terms of their style, funky thoughts, and overall outspoken behavior. When Katy got married back in 2010, it was Rihanna who was a part of the small group of bachelorettes, that’s how much love they have for each other!
Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner
It’s pretty cool to see model friends who actually like each other and don’t always rival one another. Gigi and Kendall are some of the top models of today and love spending time together behind the runway drapes and hanging out when they’re off the clock. The beautiful duo likes to go to restaurants together, and attend events together. They are also all over each other’s social media photos, so we can always have a sneak peak at how models really live.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
Nothing can go wrong when you’re as funny as these two women. Can you imagine what a night out with these two friends would be like? They met in 1993 at an improv theater in Chicago. They moved to New York City around the same time and followed pretty similar career paths. Fey wrote Mean Girls and starred in 30 Rock and Amy went into SNL and co-starring with Tina in perfectly hilarious comedies.
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are much more than two Hollywood A-listers, they are both from Australia and in an even bigger fan favorite fact, they attended the same high school together. Nicole stated in an interview that she and Naomi are “very, very good friends and have maintained that through so many things.” The duo is often seen together in Los Angeles with their families as well as on vacations that the two have set up for some much-needed rest and relaxation together.
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey
Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson and Dallas Buyers Club actor Matthew McConaughey are the bromance from heaven. The two friends have known each other for many years and have collaborated on my projects together. They co-starred along one another in True Detective and share a lot of the same likes. Paparazzi photos have documented these two frolicking at the beach together with their respective families in a collaborative vacation, as well as going to events together.
Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps
Actresses Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps have been friends since the day they met on the set of Dawson’s Creek. The blonde duo go to award shows together, have play dates with their children and are there for one another through thick and thin, such as when Michelle lost her former partner and father of her daughter, Heath Ledger. Busy told an interviewer, “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.”
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton
Ah the filmmaker and his muse. Director and filmmaker Tim Burton likes to use many of the same actors in his films (like his ex-wife Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp). Burton and Depp share a deep friendship that began when Burton saw Depp bring to life his many colorful characters in the most fantastic way. Burton went so far as calling Depp his muse and being the only person he can imagine in the characters he creates.
Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz
Charlie’s Angels co-stars Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz have the movie franchise to thank for introducing them to one another. The two leading ladies have been friends ever since the first film, being there for each other through marriages and children. When Drew was going through her divorce from husband Will Kopelman, it was Cameron who was there to comfort and support her.
Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox
Jennifer and Courteney are the best friends in Hollywood hands down. The two met on the set of Friends (so obviously they had to become ones in real life too) and they haven’t looked back since. Courteney was there for Jennifer when she got divorced from Brad, while the other way around took place as well. These friendly celeb women vacation together all the time and give us friendship goals for days!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
Leo and Kate met on the set of the spectacularly incredible film, Titanic, back in 1997. To us, Leo and Kate were the greatest love story to never happen, for them the were the best of friends. Since Titanic, the two have kept in touch and have been there in each other’s lives through it all. The two starred in the 2008 film Revolutionary Road together and this year are celebrating 20 years of friendship!
Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria
These unlikely friends are the epitome of style and comradery. Victoria Beckham and actress Eva Longoria met a couple years back and hit it off right away. They two are so close that Victoria was there the day Eva got married (the last time), helping her prepare for her big day, and Eva is actually the godmother of Victoria’s fourth child, daughter Harper.
Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz
Latin starlets and co-stars Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz are the picture of friendship. The two met when they starred in the 2006 film Banditas and have been inseparable ever since. Both women have gone on to marry and have children and have been friends throughout the new adventures that life brought their way. We look forward to seeing them walking more red carpets and vacationing together.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law met when they worked together on the Sherlock Holmes film. Director Guy Ritchie knew the two would be an instant hit, both as their characters and as friends. Ritchie was 100% accurate and the two have since been very good friends. Ritchie expressed in an interview, “What was essential to me is that when these guys first met as mates that they really got on with one other, and they did — within five seconds. Rudy [Downey Jr.] and Judy [Law] and I had a lot of late nights in the pub.”
Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner
Many of these celebrity friends meet through their film and television careers as they end up spending more time with their costars than their real friends. Such was the case for Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner. The two met on the set of the film Valentine’s Day and have been there for each other ever since. Most recently, Jessica was by Jennifer’s side through her dramatic breakup from Ben Affleck (which luckily didn’t go through).
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King
Oprah and Gayle are the longest best friends on this list! Everyone who has ever seen The Oprah Winfrey Show knows that Gayle King is her side-kick. There have been rumors that the two are actually an item but whether it be true or false we couldn’t care less. Gayle is actually the editor of The Oprah Magazine, so the two mixed business with friendship here. Oprah and Gayle have known each other since the 1970s! Incredible!
Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd
We had no idea but Mad Men leading man Jon Hamm and funny Apatow film protege Paul Rudd have been friends for over 25 years! There was a time they even wanted to date the same girl and it made the two compete for her love! These days, they are just a couple of chill guys who like spending time with each other when they aren’t off making art on screen.
George Clooney and Brad Pitt
George Clooney and Brad Pitt are probably the two most famous men in Hollywood at the moment. Clooney and Pitt met years ago when they co-starred in the 2001 film Oceans Eleven and remained very close ever since. They went on to collaborate on the rest of the Ocean films and have also spent a lot of time off-screen together as they have mutual philanthropic passions. Pitt and Clooney founded a charity for the victims of the Darfur genocide, among other initiatives.
David Beckham and Gordon Ramsay
These two English men have been friends for years and have been seen together practically everywhere. Former soccer player David Beckham and renowned chef Gordon Ramsay have spent years going to games together with their respective families, as well as enjoying each others company in England and in the United States when they are there at the same time. Invasion of the Brits it is!
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
These two are some of Hollywood’s oldest friendships. Matt and Ben, both Boston men, have been friends since the 90s. The two wrote the film Good Will Hunting together as well as starred in it. They won the Academy Award for their screen play and the rest really is history. They have been seen on red carpets, vacations, and events together. Matt was there when Ben and his (now back together) wife, Jennifer Garner, were going through their initial divorce proceedings.
Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart
Charlize and Kristen met on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman. They may have played the opposite sides of good and evil in the film but in real life, they struck up a real friendship. Charlize said, “I really, I really, really love that girl. I love that girl, like, I would jump off a building for that girl. She’s amazing, she’s amazing.”
Mario Lopez and Eva Longoria
Now, these two go way past friendship and well into family mode. Mario and Eva have been in each other’s lives for many years. They go shopping together, dine together and do everything you would do with your best friend except slightly more expensive perhaps. Mario, being the host of Extra, has Eva co-host with him several times, all the while telling the audience jokes about their friendship.
Robert Pattinson and Tom Sturridge
Robert is remembered for his role as Edward in the Twilight series, Tom is known for his acting gigs and his relationship with Sienna Miller that produced their child. These two hip friends do everything together both in the United States and across the pond. Rob and Tom are often snapped walking Rob’s dog together, or going to a bar or other such venue just as long as they’re together.
Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock
Ryan Reynold and Sandra Bullock met years ago through celebrity friends. They have since worked together in the film The Proposal and have shown the true meaning of friendship to one another when each of them went through a nasty divorce – Ryan from Scarlett Johansson and Sandra from Jesse James. As it goes with male and female friendships, people always assume these two were also romantically linked, but they weren’t.
Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis
Zach and Bradley have known each other since 2000. The two friends decided to work together on several projects like Zach’s 2002 show Late World, several Funny or Die episodes, and, of course, The Hangover films. This funny duo had us believing that they didn’t like each other in The Hangover (at least in the beginning). We had no idea these two went back so many years, it’s truly delightful to learn that stars are friends too.
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift
While we already discussed Taylor Swift’s affinity for the squad of friends, she has a special friendship with singer Ed Sheeran that seems to be the best of the best. Taylor loved Ed’s music so much she used to write it on her hand, when Ed heard about that he had his manager contact hers so they could collaborate on the song Everything Has Changed back in 2012.
Selena Gomez and Lily Collins
Singer Selena Gomez and actress Lily Collins (daughter of musician Phil Collins) met through mutual friends a while back. In an awkward turn of events, these two friends actually dated the same guy, actor Taylor Lautner, before they met. Luckily they didn’t let that little fact ruin their friendship. Selena and Lily love going shopping together and meet up at after parties.
Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth
They were friends before they were famous so it makes sense that they are still besties today. Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth starred on Laguna Beach together, introducing the world to the world of the privileged children of California. The two are so close that when Lauren got married, Lo was in her wedding party. Now that Lauren is having a baby we bet that Lo is going to go all out with buying her new ‘niece’ some adorable garbs.
Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale
Zac and Ashley met on the set of the production that shot them both to fame, High School Musical. Each of them went on to work on films and television shows and are both followed by millions of people on their social media, but more importantly, they are good friends off screen too. Ashley was there for Zac at the premiere of his film Lucky One, and Zac was there at Ashley’s wedding.
Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow
We were kind of surprised to learn that Beyonce and Gwyneth area actually friends in real life. The two have actually been friends for years. Beyonce said in an interview, “She is what I strive to be one day.” and in the same interview Gwyneth said Beyonce is “the most talented human being on the planet.” These two friends have us believing that no matter how busy you are, you can always make room for your friends.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Marcus Mumford
We love it when musicians and actors become friends, it’s like a mix of the two best parts of Hollywood personified in a friendship. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and musician Marcus Mumford supplied us with our music and acting mix. The two are good friends and can be seen in each other’s candid street paparazzi photos. Jake often goes to Marcus’s concerts with his band, Mumford and Sons.
Kelly Osbourne and Miley Cyrus
Is it because they each had purple hair at some point in their life? In all seriousness, Kelly and Miley have been friends for a while and have a lot in common too. The most prominent thing they share is the fact that they are both daughters of musicians. The two became super close when they shared the set of the film So Undercover.
Minka Kelly and Mandy Moore
These two are not only good friends but they could pass for sisters! Actresses Minka Kelly and Mandy Moore live next door to each other and do a lot of things together when they are not busy with their respective careers. Minka and Mandy (they even have similar names!) have been friends since 2007 and have filled our screens with shots of them going for lunch or shopping together.