13 Famous Friendships That Have Stood the Test of Time
Friendships not only make your heart happy but also healthy. A true friend is there to support you, help you cope with difficult situations, and boost your happiness and self-worth. Everyone needs a good friend by their side, and it can seem hard to find one. Even celebrities, who are constantly surrounded by tons of people, need a special someone to support them through the ups and downs.
We at Bright Side love a persistent friendship, and we’d like to show you some examples of pure and true celebrity friendships.
1. Cara Delevingne and Rihanna
Rihanna and Cara Delevingne met at a fashion show for the first time, when Cara playfully tapped her on the rear. Since then, they have been very playful and silly around each other. Even though they may come off as party-girl besties, their friendship goes way beyond that. It’s true that they are both busy and live far away from each other, but they can count on one another for tips and guidance no matter where they live.
2. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler met at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic, they became inseparable and kept wanting to be cast together. Although they’re quite different, they are like sisters and will always support one another. They’ve appeared on many covers and TV shows together, and are known as the “comedy team” by many.
3. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
These 2 have been great friends for a very long time. Before they even met, Lily Tomlin was a big fan of Jane Fonda, saying that she even had the same hairstyle as her in the movie, Klute. In 1977, they met at the Los Angeles theater and began their friendship journey by co-starring in the movie, 9 to 5. They even gave a TED Talk about how important it is for females to be great friends.
4. Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini
Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini met through a mutual friend, Marc Anthony, while Jennifer was married to him. In 2004, at Marc’s movie premiere, Leah noticed how gorgeous Jennifer’s skin was, and she also jokingly said that she was annoying but also very humorous. She says that people can’t be smart and beautiful at the same time, but that didn’t count for Jennifer. They have been friends ever since, even after the divorce.
5. Paul Newman and Robert Redford
Paul Newman and Robert Redford have been good friends since 1968 when they were cast together in the movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. But their friendship is stronger than just a casting-connection, they’ve been there for each other during marriages, illnesses, and the births of their children. Their friendship is so strong that they go so far as to call each other brothers.
6. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro has been in many of Martin Scorsese’s movies, but they’ve been friends for even longer. These 2 met back in the day when they were teenagers, and their connection only grew as they made movies together. They can really trust each other and cannot imagine life without one another.
7. Meghan Markle and Serena Williams
Meghan Markle and Serena Williams first met at the SuperBowl in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2014, when they played flag football together, that they became friends. They formed a bond instantly and took many pictures together. Meghan and Serena are both the same age and share common interests, such as a love for hot sauce and fashion. But the thing that connected them the most was their limitless ambition in life.
8. Oprah and Maria Shriver
Oprah Winfrey doesn’t have many friends, but she does have Maria Shriver, who’s been by her side for 42 years. Surprisingly enough, they met in the bathroom in between breaks, and their friendship is based on loyalty and consistency. Maria says it was the simple things, such as grabbing a cup of coffee, that made their friendship stronger.
9. Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon
Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon first met at a hotel, when Sofia came in and had everyone in the room stargazed. But they couldn’t really understand each other at first — Reese talked in a fast, Texas accent, while Sofia had a strong Colombian accent. As their friendship grew stronger, they became travel buddies and proud work-wives, and they never miss out on getting a good laugh in when together.
10. Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian West
At first, Chrissy Teigen admitted to being nervous to meet Kim Kardashian, but when she zipped her up in the bathroom, she noticed that Kim was wearing Spanx. Kim agrees that Spanx united their friendship.
Not only are they just friends, but they’re also each other’s guides and inspiration. Kim was Chrissy’s maternity style advisor, while Kim was influenced by Chrissy’s post-baby body. They were also in Fergie’s music video together.
11. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid had a lot in common growing up. They went from showing up on reality TV shows from time to time to becoming supermodel best friends. Throughout their careers, they bonded and became such good friends that they wanted to be related — even though they are in a way through a wide string of marriages.
12. Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence
This friendship was based on a text at first sight. Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone’s first year of friendship was just texting each other often, and later developed into supporting each other career-wise and in their personal lives. The way they communicate is mostly through screaming at each other, and they would rather spend time alone than have anyone witness that. They claim that they are family and show endless support for one another.
13. Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift
These lovely ladies have been sidekicks since the very beginning — they even dated The Jonas Brothers together. Since their friendship began in 2008, Selena Gomez would always count on Taylor Swift for love advice, and they even performed “Who Says” together on stage. Taylor claimed that when you go through different transitions in life, it’s very “precious and rare” to have a friend to stick with you through it all.
Do you have a long-lasting friendship with someone? How did they influence your life?
From selling clothes on the streets of Barbados to becoming a nine-time Grammy winner, Rihanna’s journey is a true rags-to-riches story. Born to a warehouse supervisor and an accountant, she had a less-than-lavish upbringing but rose to stardom through sheer determination. Her father, Ronald Fenty, recalls her entrepreneurial spirit as she helped him sell clothes and even packaged candies for profit. Despite a hiatus from music, Rihanna has shifted her focus to her successful beauty and fashion ventures, all while embracing motherhood.