Is there anything better than seeing our favorite celebrities hang out as real BFFs? They may meet as actors who need to play friends on the big screen, but there’s something magical about real people becoming real friends once the cameras stop rolling.
We’ve highlighted some of the best friendships in Hollywood who are the ultimate goals. These duos can often be seen grabbing brunch and partnering up for film projects. Let’s take a look at some of the best friendships in Tinseltown.
Brad Pitt and George Clooney
One of the original ‘bromances’ to come out of Hollywood, Brad Pitt and George Clooney became friends during Oceans 11. It almost seems too good to be true: two of Hollywood’s sexiest stars hang out as besties.
Apparently, they both share a love of pranking the people close to them. Two examples include Clooney putting bumper stickers on Pitt’s car, and Pitt telling a room full of guests not to talk to Clooney. Boys will be boys!
Tobey McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio
These two BFFs go back all the way since before they were teenagers! DiCaprio has explained how he befriended Tobey McGuire when they were 12 years old and auditioning for similar parts.
Tobey McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio would both go on to star in the 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby. “When I want someone to be my friend, I just make them my friend,” DiCaprio once explained. We would love to see these two reunite on the big screen!
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox
Isn’t it amazing when real life mimics art? These two spent 10 years on our screens as best friends, and the same rings true today! 15 years after Friends came to an end, Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox have remained close friends and in each other’s lives.
In fact, sources told People magazine that Cox was one of the last guests to leave Aniston’s wedding in 2015. The two ladies kept the party going until 4 am! That’s what good friends do!
Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon
These two stunning actresses met in 2014 during the production of Hot Pursuit. The Modern Family star immediately hit it off with the Legally Blonde actress, and are often seen catching up in LA together.
In fact, Witherspoon came to the rescue during the preparations of Vergara’s wedding to Joe Manganiello. The blonde beauty offered to arrange the entire bachelorette party. Now that’s real friendship! We would love to see them back on the big screen together.
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman
These two Hollywood bombshells share more than just good looks. The Ozzie natives have been friends for more than 27 years ever since they met on the 1991 film Flirting. Now, 30 years later, the two have shared many of life’s ups and downs.
“We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time. That history binds you,” Harris once revealed in PEOPLE. It’s so important to have a grounded and close friend for so many years in Tinseltown!
Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari
These two immediately hit it off due to their hilarious love of pranks and joking around. According to close friends, Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari have been friends ever since 2015. Fans of the two can track down their Instagram stories where they are seen having fun.
According to PEOPLE, Lawrence and Ansari even went on holiday together in 2016. The two traveled to Italy together and spent time exploring the culture. Do we think this could blossom into something more? Who knows…
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
These two share more in common with each other than just walking the runaways together. Apparently, they also spend time at dinners, workouts, and parties once they stop working.
“I think Kendall and I have a really good friendship in the sense that we have different career paths,” Gigi once told E! News. However, they highlighted the fact that it’s never competitive between them and they’re both at the same point. It’s great to have a bonding experience.
Kris Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence
Here’s a friendship you probably never thought existed, but it’s one of the best ones yet! Lawrence has always been a fan of the Kardashian clan and appears to bond with Kris the most. Perhaps it’s their shared love of wine?
According to People Magazine, these two love to have a few glasses of wine and try on new clothes together. Apparently, they’ve even gotten lovey-dovey while drunk and bought each other new cars. Those are the kinds of friends we want!
Salma Hayek Pinault and Penélope Cruz
A huge sign of BFFs is the nicknames you give each other, and Salma Hayek Pinault and Penélope Cruz do not disappoint! According to an interview with Allure, Cruz explained the names and where they came from…
“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,” Cruz explained.
Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham
These beautiful icons are friends in real life, transcending cultures and generations in the name for fashion! In fact, these two go far closer than just BFFs – they’re practically family! Eva Longoria is the godmother to Harper – Beckham’s youngest child.
There’s more than that: It turns out that Beckham was a witness to Longoria’s wedding to Jose Antonio Baston. So, next time you see these two together, remember they’re not just friends – they’re family!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
It makes sense that two of Hollywood’s funniest ladies are BFFs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler both have amazing chemistry that makes them the perfect performers as well as friends. The two become friends while taking improv classes, with Poehler describing Fey as ‘like me, but with brown hair’.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would both go on to star in their own sitcoms. 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation both aired on NBC and highlighted their talent.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake first became friends when Jimmy was on SNL and have remained close ever since. A talk show host and an international popstar have more in common than people would think.
Apparently, Fallon even interrupted Timberlake’s wedding speech! ‘I paused for just a moment in between thoughts,” Justin explained in an article for Time. “And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter.’
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has so many rifts that it can be hard to keep track of who she’s actually friends with. All you need to do is look through these girls’ Instagram feeds and you can see how close they are to one another.
Selina has been kind about Taylor, explaining: “Taylor’s awesome. I love her. She’s amazing. I talked to her today. She’s literally like my big sister, I tell her everything. She’s so smart it freaks me out.”
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
These two native Boston fellas have been close friends for more than 20 years. They went to high school together at Boston’s Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. They have been supportive friends for one another ever since.
These BFFs exploded into Hollywood in the 1990s after co-writing Good Will Hunting together. They’ve both played action stars but are most comfortable when hanging out as friends. Would you like to see Damon and Affleck sharing the screen again?
Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler
Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler go back all the way to high school and have been friends ever since. For more than 20 years, they’ve shared all the ups and downs that most friends have over that amount of time.
According to their Instagram feeds, they’ve even become close with each other’s family members. One example shows a snap of Kate with “Papa Tyler.” We love it when friendship goes way beyond just the two people and transcends to families, too.
Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle
These two star sensations met on the set of Scream Queens and instantly became BFFs. Roberts and Michelle can be seen wining and dining together in LA. In fact, they share a specific hobby: pilates.
Roberts spoke to Glamour about her friendship with the Glee star. “Lea and I keep each other in shape—we do Pilates.” It’s nice to see friends look out for each other’s fitness and health. Perhaps we’ll see them on the big screen again soon.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning
These two may have had their beef during the Twilight films, but that’s just a testament to their strong performances. In reality, these two are actually BFFsplease c.
In 2016, Fanning spoke about Stweart in a speech during Elle’ Women In Hollywood Awards. The star said: “I can honestly say that my friendship with Kristen is one of the most special bonds in my life.” It’s so nice to see what close friends they are in real life.
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian
Here’s one friendship on our list that has truly stood the test of time. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian met in pre-school, which means that they’ve known each other basically their whole lives. According to an interview in Style magazine, Kim called Paris her ‘Travel Buddy.’
By 2011, tragedy would strike and the two would have an argument. Even though they didn’t speak for a few years, they made up in 2016 and have been besties again ever since.
Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone
If there is ever a celebrity friendship we want to be a part of, it’s this one! These BFFs met through Woody Harrelson, who starred alongside both the leading ladies on Zombieland and the Hunger Games franchise.
Apparently, it was Emma Stone who took the initiative to make the friendship word. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Lawrence said: “She texted me that she got my number from Woody, [and] I replied, ‘F–k off!’ And we’ve been really good friends ever since.” Deep.
Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling
Witherspoon and Kaling first met on the set of A Wrinkle in Time, and apparently recognized an instant connection. Throughout the shoot and marketing campaign, their bond grew stronger and they remain friends today.
According to Hello Giggles, the BFFs even have exclusive nicknames for each other. Karling calls Witherspoon ‘Reese’s Pieces’, whereas Witherspoon calls Karling ‘Min Diesel’. We think that’s so adorable! We can see how these two must get on and share a giggle through their unique sense of humor.
Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds
These two Ryans are also both Canadians, which may be how they remain so close while living in the craziness of the USA! You might think that these BFFs would be competitive, what with their similar looks and age, but they chose to be good friends instead.
These two are often seen photographed together and even taking part in funny online pranks. Their kindness to each other proves we don’t deserve them in our lives.
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore met while filming the 2000 remake of Charlie’s Angels and have remained close ever since. Just like their onscreen characters, Diaz and Barrymore have stayed fiercely loyal to one another 20 years later.
“We’re like more than best friends, she’s my sister,” said Barrymore, describing Diaz to Entertainment Tonight. It’s so nice to see how the film produced such a real friendship that is still going strong today.
Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez
Friendships that transcend generations in Hollywood are some of the best kinds! These two met after sharing the same management team, and coincidentally bumped into each other. Apparently, their large age gap has only helped them bond even stronger!
According to an iHeartRadio interview, Gomez expanded on their relationship and confessed how Aniston offers ‘like, maternal advice’ to the young star. We love this! Do you think Gomez will introduce a new beau to the Friends star soon?
Rihanna and Cara Delevingne
These gorgeous ladies know exactly how to party and look amazing for some great nights out. After meeting at a fashion show, the pair immediately bonded over similar interests. On Rihanna’s 30th birthday, Delevingne wrote a heartfelt caption:
“Time has flown by since we first met, and wow, has it been a wonderful rollercoaster.” Clearly, it’s a really deep and meaningful relationship. Maybe Delevingne will appear in one of Rihanna’s music videos in the future?
Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough
You don’t need to look far to see evidence of these BFFs hanging out. Judging by their Instagram feeds, they’re always out and about having fun together. In fact, Julianne confided in E! when she told them about their matching haircuts.
Ever since they saw each other sporting the same hairdo, the two have been inseparable. “We’ve just been like joined – connected at the hip,” Julianne said. Will these two share the screen together one day? We can only hope!
Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams
Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams go back all the way to their days on Dawson’s Creek together. Apparently, these BFFs often appear as each other’s date for red carpet events. Now that’s what we call girl power!
“She’s one of the strongest people I know—one of the toughest bitches around,” Busy said about Michelle. “She’s still here, she’s still working, and not only is she still working, she’s like the best there is.”
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill
These BFFs may have played opposites in the surprisingly popular 21 Jump Street reboot, but they didn’t have to act much! It turns out that these two stars immediately hit it off, which clearly comes across on screen.
According to Christopher Miller, the film’s director, “they love each other – they have a for-real romance.” We’ve even seen it play out on Instagram with a few selfies over the years. Tatum and Hill are set to reprise their roles in 23 Jump Street.
Jennifer Lopez and Jenna Dewan
These two immediately hit it off together after appearing on World of Dance together. It appears that Jennifer Lopez and Jenna Dewan were destined to become best friends – at least, according to Dewan! Here’s why…
It turns out that Jenna Dewan only agreed to appear on the show so she could get to know Lopez better. Apparently, she’s “looked up to her [her] whole life.” Well, we guess it worked! Today these two remain close friends.
Kevin Hart and The Rock
Here’s another pair of unlikely buddies that met on a film set. These two are some of the biggest stars in Hollywood – one, literally – and yet they still make time for each other. They met on the set of Central Intelligence and then appeared on screen again in Jumanji.
Their chemistry is undeniable and they are preparing to reprise their roles together on the sequel, out next year. For now, these two remain close friends. We can’t wait to see them back at it!
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg
Perhaps one of the strangest friendships on our list goes to Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. These two even have their own show – Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party on VH1. On the show, these two have a ‘cook off’ together.
Apparently, the two share a bond over one special thing: acceptance. Speaking with PEOPLE, Dogg explained: “She lets me do me and accepts me for who I am.” We love this and can’t wait to see more!
Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift
It’s hard to keep track of who Swift has a feud with these days and who she doesn’t. What we DO know is that she has remained friends with Lena Dunham for a few years. Apparently, Dunham literally ‘slid into her DMs’ on Twitter and they immediately hit it off!
Their friendship has led to some iconic moments, such as the time Taylor Swift came out as a feminist, or when Dunham stood up for Swift during her Kanye controvsary. Fans can thank Lena Dunham for Swift’s sudden turn to ‘politically motivated’ music.
Bette Midler and 50 Cent
These two are as unlikely as you can get. But, much like Snoop Dogg and Marth Stewart, Bette Midler and 50 Cent can find their similarities within their differences. These two BFFs have worked on community projects together and have even joked about collaborating on music projects.
The rapper and performer have proven to be real life buddies and we love the care they have for each other. We would love to see that album from them one day! What do you think it would sound like?
Eminem and Elton John
You might think that these two only have music in common, but you would be wrong! Eminem and Elton John have been close ever since a 2001 duet performance at the Grammys. At the time, the performance was seen as controversial due to homophobic comments Eminem had made in the past.
Regardless, John remained a close friend and supporter of Eminem’s recovery to substance abuse. Over time, the two bonded and found common ground. Would you like to hear another duet from these two soon?
Ruby Rose and Taylor Swift
Despite her many trivial feuds, it appears as though Taylor Swift does actually maintain a group of close friends in Hollywood. One of them is Ruby Rose, best known for her role in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.
They may look different, but these two have a deep friendship going back months. Rose even stood up for Swift on Social Media during a turbulent time. Swift returned the favor by introducing Rose at an award show. Love these two!
Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian
You don’t need to look very far to see a Kardashian friendship somewhere in Tinseltown! Nicole Richie, one of the pioneers of reality TV, actually grew up with Kardashian and they have been friends for many years.
These two represent the two main eras of reality TV. They’ve grown up from their younger years, and the two young mothers are often seen posting their time together on Social Media. Richie even hangs out with Kris Jenner sometimes!
Blake Lively and Florence Welch
Who knew these two would ever hit it off as well as they did? Hollywood actress Blake Lively met rock singer Florence Welch a few years ago and they’ve hit it off ever since. In fact, Florence and the Machine even performed at her wedding to Ryan Reynolds.
Lively and Welch are true BFFs even to this day, although we don’t often see them in the same circles. Perhaps Lively will appear in a music video for her pal?
Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning
This unlikely friendship started way back in 2005 after these two shared a screen in Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. Apparently, Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning have remained friends ever since – even exchanging annual birthday gifts!
Fanning has actually described Cruise as a ‘lifelong friend’ and would love to work with him again in the future. Would you like to see these two reunite 15 years later? We would love to see these BFFs on the big screen together again.
Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston
According to late night chat show host, Chelsea Handler, their friendship ‘just happened’. When talking to USA Today, Handler described how the two met and kept in touch. “Jen is not very far from me so I see her a lot more,” Chelsea explained to the magazine. “It’s nice to be in the neighborhood.”
The Friends star spends her time in Hollywood appearing in some of the biggest blockbusters. Now, these BFFs can spend their evenings hopping to each other’s homes. So convenient!