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16 Celeb Pairs Whose Friendships Began Even Before Their Big Breaks

Science says that good friendships have a healthy impact on our well-being. That’s why we can get through thick and thin with the help of a long-time pal. Celebrities, with their busy lives, also need shoulders to lean on.

Bright Side believes in friendships that can withstand the test of time. Here are some celebrity duos who forged bonds way before their rise to stardom.

1. Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale

Before launching to their High School Musical fame, Vanessa and Ashley became acquainted when they met at a commercial shoot for Sears. From then on, they became the closest of friends. Vanessa even became a bridesmaid at Ashley’s wedding.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire

Leo and Tobey were already longtime pals way before their breakout roles in Titanic and Spider-Man. They shared auditions as child actors, and though the last time the 2 were seen working together was in The Great Gatsby, they remain close even today.

3. Ariana Grande and Liz Gillies

Liz and Ariana go all the way back to when they were kids on Broadway. The 2 met when they starred in the musical 13 and continued to work together on the Nickelodeon hit Victorious. Though their careers flourished separately, the pair still hangs out and has karaoke nights. Liz even had a cameo in Ariana’s “Thank You Next” music video.

4. John Mulaney and Nick Kroll

This comedic duo has collaborated on several successful projects in their time in Hollywood. However, John and Nick have known each other since they were in college and started doing gigs together in 2005. Both aren’t shy to admit that they’ve grown on each other since then.

5. Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow

Before taking over Hollywood with their box office comedies, Adam and Judd tried to make it big in Los Angeles and shared a room. The 2 even helped each other out with their debut films until they became stars of their own.

6. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian

Both born with silver spoons in their mouths, Paris and Kim were 2 of a kind. The beauty moguls have been friends since childhood, being daughters of prominent Los Angeles families. Kim even worked as Paris’ stylist before her reality TV fame.

7. Beanie Feldstein and Ben Platt

The Broadway stars started their friendship when they were 14 and even went to the same high school. The 2 share sweet moments and their love for musicals together even today.

8. Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid

Before taking over the runway, these supermodels got to know each other through Twitter during their teenage years. After spending some time online, they decided to grab some sushi, and the rest is history.

9. Andrew Garfield and Jamie Dornan

The British beaus belonged to a star-studded group, living together when they were trying to break into Hollywood. Together with actors Eddie Redmayne, Robert Pattinson, and Charlie Cox, Andrew and Jamie were once housemates back in 2008.

10. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The 2 Massachusetts natives sparked an enduring friendship back in the late 1980s when they lived just a few blocks from each other and attended the same schools. Even today, Ben and Matt celebrate their victories by teaming up on what they love most, writing films.

11. Amanda Seyfried and Mae Whitman

The Mean Girls alum and the Good Girls actress were actually childhood friends. During their early days in Hollywood, these besties used to be each other’s date on the red carpet.

12. Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson

The auteur and actor were college buddies and roommates while they were studying at the University of Texas, where they shared a love for filmmaking. It wasn’t long before they collaborated on their first feature film, Bottle Rocket.

13. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The comediennes were introduced by a mutual friend, Charna Halpern, their improv teacher, back in 1993. The 2 clicked right away and continued to have each other’s backs when they moved to New York and moved up to mainstream comedy.

14. Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner

Before starring in the long-running Game of Thrones, Sophie and Maisie met during auditions for the show as tweens and instantly became best friends. Even though the show only lasted 8 seasons, the 2 remained like sisters. Maisie was even a bridesmaid at Sophie’s wedding to Joe Jonas.

15. Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

The blonde beauties remain friends to this day. Their friendship’s 38-year journey began when they met in high school in Australia, but it wasn’t until their first project together, Flirting, that they forged a lasting bond.

16. Madonna and Britney Spears

The divas have been maintaining their strong dynamic until now. Their friendship dates back decades ago. Recently, Madonna can be spotted hanging out with other popstar royalties at Britney’s wedding.

Which of these celebrity friendships did you find inspiring? Which surprised you?

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