Celebrity Couples Shared What It’s Like to Be Married to Your Best Friend
Some of the most successful relationships and marriages came from what was a friendship first, and celebrities like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds truly prove that. According to research, married couples who said that their wife or husband was their bosom buddy at first, have a higher chance of life satisfaction than couples who are less friendly with each other. With that said, if you’re married to your bestie, get ready for a life full of warmth and smiles together.
1. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
These 2 iconic people are married because they are truly best friends. “We don’t take each other too seriously, but we’re also friends. Falling in love is great, but do you like each other?”
They have been married since 2012, and to them, being close friends throughout their journey together is the key to a successful marriage. “We’ve always liked each other. We grow together. We learn from each other. So yeah, I’m lucky to have a buddy in that.”
2. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
These 2 lovebirds started a friendship first when Blake got a divorce and told Gwen about it. “I looked over at Gwen, who I didn’t really know, and she had these huge tears in her eyes. I thought, ’Wow, she feels super bad for me!’ That’s kind of how our friendship and bond started, that day.”
Real friends are there for each other through the ups and downs, and Gwen and Blake are a perfect example of that. “I think she’s kept me from going to the absolute bottom. It was like literally falling off a cliff and a hand reached out and caught me, is what it feels like.” Blake shared that he’s never had something like that with anyone before, “...where it just felt like no matter what, she has my back. It’s the greatest feeling.”
3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Growing up together while starring in That ’70s Show, Mila and Ashton began seeing each other as friends with benefits. Around the same time, Mila starred in Friends with Benefits and Ashton starred in No Strings Attached. Even though both of these movies are centered around the idea that dating a friend can never work out, Ashton and Mila proved this to be different in real life. They were so close back when they were younger that Ashton used to do his wife’s chemistry homework.
4. Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William and Kate met while attending university, as students, and they shared a house together in their college. “We moved in together as friends because we were living together, we lived with a couple of others as well, and it just sort of blossomed from there, really.”
In the beginning, they would regularly bump into each other in the hall, and they would eat breakfast together and share notes with each other. “When I first met Kate, I knew there was something very special about her.” Their close friendship turned into a relationship, and now they’re married with 3 kids.
5. Beyoncé and Jay Z
This lovely couple has known each other since the early 2000s, and there was a big age difference between them when they met. Beyonce was 18, and Jay Z was 30, so they didn’t want to start a relationship right away.
They were friends for a year and a half before they started dating, and in 2002 they realized their bond kept growing, and that’s when they went on a couple of dates. Over the years, they’ve worked together and released albums. “You taught me how to be a woman. You taught me how to be a friend.” What’s better than collaborating with your best friend?
6. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Sometimes, your best friend is like a therapist who helps you deal with your personal struggles. But with Samira and Lauren, therapy not only made them close friends, but partners. “For the first part of our relationship, it was more of a confidante kind of relationship where she was having lots of questions about who she was.”
Samira came out way before Lauren did, and they’ve let their relationship blossom. “We built the relationship backward — the trust and love were all there, and the other stuff came later. Which was a unique way to enter into it, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
7. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Fantastic Four was Jessica and Cash’s opportunity to form a relationship. Best friends always support one another, and this lovely couple truly proves that. “Whenever I doubt myself for a second, he’s the first one to come up and say, ’You can do this, I believe in you.’ I don’t know what I’d do without him there.”
They got married in 2008, and welcomed their first baby together in 2011. Jessica wrote: “You are a kind father, a fun seeker, a competitor at all things, a thoughtful partner, a creative thinker, a fearless dreamer, compassionate to strangers, mischievous, but you never get caught.”
Are you married to your best friend? What is your relationship like?