15 Celebrity Friendships That Stood the Storm of Time
It is always hard to find a true friend, even for an ordinary person, let alone a celebrity living in Hollywood, considering that show business is full of competition. Even among famous people, there are real friends who don’t just have fun together but also support each other during difficult times. Their friendships have lasted for years, and it seems that nothing can destroy them.
The Bright Side team collected the stories of celebrities whose friendships stood the test of time and continue to flourish to this day.
1. Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz
The friendship between Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz started 18 years ago on the set of Charlie’s Angels. As Barrymore herself has noted, “We‘ve experienced birth, life, death, marriage, divorce — highs and lows, work, boyfriends, friends, travel — there is nothing we haven’t done together,” proving that true friendship in Hollywood really exists.
2. Dylan O’Brien and Tyler Posey
Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien became friends while starring together and playing friends in the teen series, Teen Wolf in 2011. Since then, their friendship has gone up to the brotherhood level, and the duo is still going strong!
3. Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman first met and became friends while filming 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The duo has been called “frenemies” by the media because they constantly make jokes and pull pranks on each other. For example, Reynolds posted a video of him wearing funny socks with Jackman’s face on them.
4. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
Although Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have known each other for half of a century, they became true friends on the set of a superhero movie, X-Men, in 2000. Since then, they’ve starred in numerous projects together and shared happy moments. For example, McKellen even officiated Stewart’s 2013 wedding.
5. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are considered one of Hollywood’s most successful pairings. These 2 have not only starred together in numerous movies, but they’re also friends off-screen. Lemmon’s son once revealed: “My father found the brother he’d always wanted in Walt.”
6. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
The duo, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, is considered to be one of the longest-running friendships in Hollywood — their sisterhood has lasted for more than 40 years! The friends don’t just work together, but they also participate in social activities and attend red carpet events to this day.
7. Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson
2 stars of the show, Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson have become the epitome of “best friends forever” since 2010. Although the series ended in 2017, the duo still shares videos of them having fun together.
8. Katy Perry and Allison Williams
The friendship of Katy Perry and Allison Williams, unlike many others, began through common friends. As Williams explains it, she and Perry “just clicked a photo” with each other in 2014 and since then became BFFs that accompany each other at every public event.
9. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are not only runway buddies — the duo has been friends since they were teenagers. Jenner and Hadid lived near each other in Los Angeles and, this year, are celebrating 10 years of friendship. The 2 were spotted holding hands together at the Met Gala in 2021.
10. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson first starred together in the comedy film, EDtv, in 1999. And since then, they’ve become longtime buddies with a friendship that’s lasted for more than 20 years. The 2 even arrange “friendship tours” each year where they spend time together.
11. Paul Newman and Robert Redford
Paul Newman and Robert Redford became friends while starring together in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Their friendship lasted for 40 years until Newman died from lung cancer in 2008. As Redford commented at that time, “I have lost a real friend. My life — and this country — is better for his being in it.”
12. Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder
Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder remained close friends after starring together in The Vampire Diaries. But their work didn’t result only in a brotherhood but in a brother-business as well. In 2021, the duo launched their own bourbon brand, called Brother’s Bond.
13. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese seem to be the absolute winners of our list — their friendship has lasted for more than 50 years! They started to work closely with each other in 1973, but they’ve known each other for even longer since they were 16. As De Niro says, “I consider myself very lucky to have that long of a relationship with him.”
14. Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen
Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen first met each other on The Morning Show at CBS, where Andy was working as a producer. After one year of meeting, they became close friends, and they continue to go to the Met Gala together every year.
15. Tom Holland and Zendaya
Tom Holland and Zendaya became close friends on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017. As Zendaya once told Holland was “literally one of my best friends.” However, their close friendship eventually caused romantic feelings and the two started to date this year.
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