To celebrate National Best Friend’s Day on June 8, we’re paying homage to all our favorite celebrity besties. Some of these stars met on the set of movies and managed to stay BFFs even after the cameras stopped rolling. Other celebrity duos are a little more unexpected, and you would never imagine their paths would even cross.
Still, when you see these adorable BFFs in action, they really are friendship goals personified. There’s really something magical about watching the best bromances, gal pals and celeb duos on the red carpet together. Most of these celeb pairings look like they were meant to be and you can often spot them hanging out together off the red carpet. They are usually all over each other’s social media accounts too. So let’s take a look at the tightest friendships in Tinseltown, who are ultimate goals.
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore
In the year 2000, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore met on the set of Charlie’s Angels. After the angels hit it off on the big screen, the duo also developed a blossoming friendship on the set, and have remained close ever since.
Twenty years later, the loveable duo have still stayed fiercely loyal to each other and are now stronger than ever. Cameron Diaz explained to Entertainment Tonight how “We’re like more than best friends, she’s my sister.” It makes us love these stars a little bit more now if that were even possible.
Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Brad Pitt and George Clooney may just be one of Hollywood’s most eligible bromances. The pair of Hollywood heartthrobs first met on the set of Oceans 11, and it’s so good to see that these besties have stood the test of time.
Reportedly, one of the reasons their friendship is so strong is because they share a love of pranking each other. One of the highlights was when Clooney put some interesting bumper stickers on Brad’s car. Pitt then returned the favor by telling a room of guests that they shouldn’t talk to George Clooney!
Tobey McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio
This adorable friendship started way back when, when Leonardo and Tobey were just teenagers. Their paths first crossed when they were 12 and auditioning for similar parts, and Leonardo was the one that befriended Tobey.
DiCaprio once explained clearly to us all how he makes his friendships work as, “When I want someone to be my friend, I just make them my friend.” Luckily for us, this bromance then moved to the silver screen in 2013 when the duo starred in the movie adaptation of the Great Gatsby. We only hope they plan a movie reunion for the future!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
It’s heartwarming to see that two of Hollywood’s funniest comedians are also BFFs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are both talented performers in their own right, and together they have amazing chemistry and are just unstoppable.
The comedic duo first met while taking improv classes, and their friendship developed from there. Amy hilariously once described Tina as “like me, but with brown hair.” Tina and Amy have both starred in their own successful NBC sitcoms, namely 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation. We can only hope a collaboration is on the cards shortly.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake first struck up an unlikely friendship when they both appeared on Saturday Night Live (SNL) together. They soon discovered that the international pop star and talk show host had a lot more in common than they first realized.
The charming personalities became besties and continued to wow audiences with plenty of comedic sketches. Jimmy even took their friendship to the next level and interrupted Justin’s wedding speech. Justin explained how ”I just paused for a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv…for 5 to 10 minutes.”
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox spent 10 years on the set of Friends as BFFs, and we love how the same rings true today. Even 15 years after the show came to a close, Jennifer and Courtney remain besties and are very much part of each other’s lives.
When Jennifer Aniston got married in 2015, some sources told People Magazine that the two ladies kept the party going until 4 am, and Courtney was one of the last guests to leave. Well, that’s exactly what makes a good friendship.
Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon
While Sofia may be a Colombian-American sitcom star and Reese Witherspoon is an American actress from the Deep South, their opposite world’s collided on the set of Hot Pursuit in 2014. And we’re so glad that the star of Modern Family and the Legally Blonde actress hit it off straight away.
You can regularly spot Reese and Sofia catching up around Hollywood together. What’s more, when Sofia was planning her wedding to Joe Manganiello, Reese offered to arrange her entire bachelorette party. We hope these two stunning BFFs reunite together again soon on the big screen.
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman are both Aussie natives that became successful Hollywood actresses. The blonde bombshells also have more in common than you might think. Since meeting on the set of the 1991 movie Flirting, the pair have been besties for over 28 years.
As you can imagine, the power duo have shared a lot of memories together. They once told People magazine how “We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time. That history binds you.” It’s so nice to see how these besties have managed to stay friends through thick and thin, especially in the fleeting world of Tinseltown.
Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian
Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian first locked eyes at a celebrity party in 2010 and became besties at first sight. Amazingly, Chrissy later admitted that she had been a huge fan of the Kardashian clan for years and regularly watched their show. So Chrissy was actually nervous when she first met Kim at the party.
In a shared interview between the celebs, Chrissy said to Kim, “I don’t know, I’d been watching. I knew all about you – I felt like kind of a weirdo.” Even though she felt like a weirdo, that didn’t stop the glamorous duo from becoming BFFs. The gal pals have been there for each other through their weddings, pregnancies and everything in between.
Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari
This unlikely duo first met in 2015 and hit it off immediately. The pair bonded over their shared love of hilarious pranks and kidding around. They have been best friends ever since and can regularly be spotted joking around in each other’s Instagram stories.
In 2016, PEOPLE magazine reported that Jennifer and Aziz traveled to Italy on vacation together. The pair were spotted exploring the country and culture. Only time will tell if their friendship turns into something more.
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are another glamorous celebrity duo that actually share a lot in common. The IT girls both come from celebrity families, are fashionistas, work the runways together as models, and both have various other side ventures.
It’s heartwarming to see the glam gals are still friends off the runways. They spend their time working out, at dinners and partying together. Even though they share a lot in common, Gigi once told E! News how “I think Kendall and I have a really good friendship in the sense that we have different career paths.” She also highlighted how the pair are not competitive, which is nice to know!
Salma Hayek Pinault and Penelope Cruz
Salma Hayek Pinault and Penelope Cruz are another pair of celebrity BFFs that look like they were meant to be. The Latino actresses are friendship goals personified. They also look like they could have even been separated at birth.
A true sign of their friendship is that they have cutesy nicknames for each other. Cruz once explained to Allure magazine how “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.” Aw!
Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham
These fashionistas come from truly opposing worlds. While Eva is a Latino Hollywood actress, Victoria is a Spice Girl pop star and fashion icon. Still, when these glamorous icons collided on the celebrity carpet, they became instant BFFs.
The pair hit it off immediately through their shared love of fashion, and continue to remain close today. They’re also practically family. Eva became a godmother to Victoria’s youngest child, Harper and Victoria was a witness to Eva’s wedding to Jose Antonio Baston.
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift
It’s fair to say that Taylor Swift has been through a few celebrity friendships that have ended in bad blood. It’s almost hard to keep track of her friendship circle. Still, she has formed a tight bond with Selena Gomez, and you only have to scroll through their Instagram feeds to see how adorable they are together.
Selina explained in an interview about Taylor and explained how ‘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
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are another Hollywood bromance that has actually lasted over 20 years. The celebrity duo both grew up in Boston and became friends in high school. Their friendship grew from there, and they exploded together onto the Hollywood scene after writing and starring in Good Will Hunting Together.
The actors then went on to become action stars in their own right, but their friendship has managed to stand the test of time. Apparently, they’re more comfortable nowadays to hang out as friends, but we would love to see these BFFs reunite on the big screen together.
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg
Did you ever imagine that the rap mogul, Snoop Dogg, and the baking pro, Martha Stewart would even cross paths? Well, this celebrity duo could win an award for the unlikeliest friendship in history. The BFFs even hosted Martha and Snoops’s Potluck Dinner Party together on VH1, where they wowed the audience with a sizzling ‘cook-off.’
Amazingly the pair bonded over their love of cooking, and both have a mutual appreciation for each other. Snoop Dogg explained in an interview with PEOPLE how “She lets me do me and accepts me for who I am.” We can’t wait to see their next show!
Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler
These adorable BFFs both come from celebrity families, so it seems fitting that Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler hit it off when they met in the same LA high school. The actresses managed to stay friends after high school for over 20 years, and have shared plenty of ups, downs, and experiences together.
Kate and Liv are all over each other’s Instagram feeds and are even close to each other’s family members too. Kate Hudson recently posted a snap of herself with Liv’s dad, Steve Tyler. In the post, she affectionately calls the Aerosmith frontman ‘Papa Tyler’, and we love how close they all are.
Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle
Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle first met on the set of Scream Queens and the two starry sensations became instant BFFs. Since then Emma and Lea have continued to be tight and have been spotted wining and dining together around LA.
Emma and Lea both bonded over their shared love of Pilates. Emma told Glamor magazine how “Lea and I keep each other in shape – we do Pilates.” We love to see celebs looking out for each other!
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning
While it looked like Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning were sworn enemies in the Twilight movie saga, thankfully are just both really good actresses. In real life, the stars are actually super close besties.
In 2016, Dakota gave a speech at the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards and paid homage to her BFF Kristen. She explained, “I can honestly say that my friendship with Kristen is one of the most special bonds in my life.”
Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston
When Jennifer is not starring in Hollywood blockbusters or hanging out with her other bestie, Courtney Cox, she has also developed another close bond with Chelsea Handler. The late night chat show host, Chelsea, said to the USA today how the pair just met and hit it off.
According to Chelsea, another reason why the celebs are so close is that they get to hang out all the time together. Chelsea explained how “Jen is not very far from me, so I see her a lot more. It’s nice to be in the neighborhood.”
Cara Delevingne and Rihanna
Rhianna and Cara Delevingne first rubbed shoulders at a fashion event. Actually, there was a little more to it than that, as Rhianna walked up to Cara and “slapped her on the bum.” The pair hit it off from there and five years later starred together in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
While they do have a fun relationship, the fashionistas also share a close bond. Cara explained in an interview how “No matter where either of us are in the world, we know we can just pick up the phone and unload on each other, and that we are always ready to listen or offer advice.”
Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams
While Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams may have had their fair share of beef on the set of Game of Thrones, when the camera stops rolling, the reality couldn’t be more different. In fact, the actresses are been close since day one of starring in the series.
If you scroll through both their Instagram and social media accounts, you’ll see the stars are actually joint at the hip and seem to share a special bond. They also regularly grace the red carpet together and talk about each other in interviews.
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman seem to keep their friendship more low key than other celebrity BFFs. However, it’s understandable that they developed a special bond after starring in five movies together!
When Jason received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jennifer was the one to present him with the honor. Jennifer introduced Jason as her “partner in crime.” She added how “he’s one of the loveliest men to be around. He always gives you deep connection, full attention, authenticity, and some of the deepest belly laughs that I can remember.”
Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams
Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams first locked eyes on the set of the teen drama Dawson’s Creek and their friendship was one of the best things to come out of the show. In fact, they haven’t left each other’s side ever since the series ended.
The glamorous duo regularly accompany each other on the red carpet, and you can see adorable posts of them all over social media. Michelle explained to People about Busy how “She’s proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man! That’s the love of my life right there.”
BJ Novak and Mindy King
BJ Novak and Mindy King first met when they were co-writers on The Office. Ever since the pair have been on quite the rollercoaster ride. Over the space of 15 years, the stars have had an off and on romance, before establishing themselves as just good friends.
Mindy told Vulture magazine that “We kind of fell in love through (the show), and dated on and off for a couple of years, and now we are just, like, best friends.” She added, “Like real best friends. It’s the kind of friendship you have when you are embedded with someone that you can only get by putting in that insane amount of time with people.”
Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale
Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale both shot to fame in High School Musical in 2006. Since then, their friendship has got even more adorable. In 2019 it’s also s showed no signs of slowing down and the pair are regularly spotted together.
When Ashley got married, she asked Vanessa to be her bridesmaid. They also continued to work together and have recorded two cover songs together. This duo are too adorable for words.
Taraji P Henson and Mary J Blige
While Mary J Blige has established herself as the Queen of hip-hop and soul and has won many fans along the way. Still, it seems like one of her biggest fans is her close friend and co-star, Taraji P Henson.
Mary and Taraji first met in 2009 on the set of the Tyler Perry movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Since then, they have developed a close friendship and support each through the highs and the lows. Mary was there to cheer her bestie Taraji when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and even called her a “total inspiration.”
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
Kate and Leo famously starred as on-screen lovers Jack and Rose in the epic movie Titanic. Still, we’re glad to hear that when the cameras stopped rolling, this soon turned into a budding friendship that has spanned over two decades.
The besties regularly gush over each other in interviews. What’s more, when Kate received a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama, she even mentioned Leo in her speech and said: “Leo, I’m so happy I can stand her and tell you how much I love you with all my heart, I really do.” Aw!
Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman
Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman are another unlikely celebrity friendship on our list. The stars originally met on the set of Les Miserables and hit it off straight away. Their on-screen chemistry turned into a blossoming friendship.
Ever since that movie, the pair only have good things to say about each other. Hugh even gushed in an interview how he loved Anne Hathaway from the moment they met. Anne later profiled Hugh for Time Magazine so we can see the appreciation is mutual.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah
While both Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah are both independent ladies with blazing careers, we would never imagine that they would become BFFs. Still, these ladies go way back. They first met when Jada asked a local promoter to introduce her to Queen Latifah at a concert,
Amazingly, the stars hit it off immediately and they have remained close ever since. They even went on to star in two movies together, including Set It Off and Girl’s Trip. We can only hope another movie collaboration is in the pipeline in the future.
Kirsten Wig and Maya Rudolph
Kirsten Wig and Maya Rudolph are both talented and hilarious actress and starred together in Bridesmaids, which is arguably the best odes to female friendship ever. While the pair have continued to be besties ever since they actually knew each other way before the hit movie.
In fact, Kirsten and Maya first met ten years before the film at a baby shower. Funnily enough, the shower was for another Bridesmaids star, Melissa McCarthy. It seems like fate that these talented actresses were to star together one day, and we’re so happy that they continued to stay in touch now they’ve made it.
Donald Faison and Zach Braff
Donald Faison and Zach Braff both starred together for years in the hit series Scrubs together. Throughout the show, the pair developed a hilarious on-screen bromance, and that became part of the appeal.
We couldn’t be happier that the comedic duo continued their bromance even after the show finished. The pair constantly rave about each other in interviews and are still often spotted hanging out together.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney
While Julia Roberts and George Clooney may have rubbed shoulders on the red carpet before, they really became BFFs on the set of the 2011 heist movie Ocean Eleven. Ever since the Hollywood icons have remained besties.
Julia and George have managed to stay friends through it all, and regularly swap parenting tips, gossip and share the same humor. Julia even calls George her “sunny side up.” We’d just love to be a fly on the wall when these two hang out together.
Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell
Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell both met on the set of Pretty Little Lies, and it’s fair to say that the entire cast of the show are very close. Still, these co-workers are closer than most, and when you see them together on the red carpet, you can understand how tight their bond is.
Just like most celebrity BFFs on our list, you can spot Ashley and Shay hanging out regularly. The adorable duo are also all over each other’s Instagram and social media accounts.
Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini
The pop diva Jennifer Lopez first met the CBS actress Leah Remini back in 2004 at a movie premiere. The duo were actually introduced by Jen’s ex-husband Marc Anthony, and they had instant chemistry on the red carpet.
The stars remained besties ever since. Finally, they got their chance to work together professionally in 2018 on the set of the movie Second Act. J.L.O said of her BFF how “She’s cool, and we have similar upbringings. That’s why we work well together.” Aw!
Spike Lee and Samuel L Jackson
It’s fair to say that Spike Lee and Samuel L Jackson are some of the most prolific Black figures in Hollywood. And we love that they’re also tight. Their bromance began on the set of Lee’s second feature movie, School Daze.
Since that movie, their bromance has gone from strength to strength. In 2019, they took their bromance to the next level, and Samuel even presented Spike Lee with his first Academy Award for Best Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman at the Oscars.
Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling
Although Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling may have been on the same celebrity circuit for years, it wasn’t until they starred together in the 2018 movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time that sparks began to fly.
While their characters, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, may not have gotten along in so well in the movie, the pair realized they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Reese thinks Mindy is adorable and even has a pet name for her, “Mi Diesel.”
Sanaa Lathan and Regina Hall
Sanaa Lathan and Regina Hall have an unbreakable bond and a friendship that has lasted over two decades. These besties are so adorably tight that they both call each other their “human diaries” and once said in an interview “We’ve kind of transcended friends. It’s going on 20 years.”
While you could regularly spot the gal pals hanging out at glam events and strutting the red carpet together, it wasn’t until recently that they got the chance to star together on The Best Man Holiday. We love seeing best friends star together, so we hope they follow it up with a sequel.
Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev
Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev really are friendship goals personified. They glamorous girls were first introduced through their hair stylist, who insisted they had to meet. Since that point, the gorgeous BFFs have been inseparable.
In a shared interview with People, the Nina said it “It feels like I’ve known you my whole life. We’re like yin and yang.” If you scroll through their Instagram accounts, you can see their friendship in action. They regularly hang out, eating pizza, bake cookies, and wear matching outfits on vacation. Aw!
Millie Bobby Brown and Maddie Ziegler
Millie Bobby Brown and Maddie Ziegler may just be the cutest BFFs on our list. That’s simply because they are so young. Their friendship began when Millie went to a taping of So You Think You Can Dance. Millie even told People that she was totally “fangirling,” but as soon as they spoke, they “knew they’d be friends.”
Since becoming celeb teen besties, they are regularly each other’s dates to glam events, like the Teen Choice Awards. They also enjoy low-key bestie activities, like “talking all the time,” facetiming, watching Harry Potter and sleepovers. We can’t wait for this duo to have their own show!