11 Celebrity Friendships That Have Remained Untouched Through the Years

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Muhammad Ali once said “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Friends are the ones that make you laugh the hardest and wipe your tears when you are sad. They are just a rock of support when you need them. And celebrities are no different when it comes to needing someone to lean on.

1. Blake Lively and Florence Welch

Blake Lively and Florence Welch met after one of the singer’s shows back in NY. Lively was asked if she wanted to meet Florence backstage, and like a genuine fan, she couldn’t hold back her excitement and said yes. They bonded over pizza, and more than a decade later, they’re still besties. Moreover, Welch sang at the couple’s wedding.

2. Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone


The actresses met thanks to their friend Woody Harrelson and kept in touch online before meeting in real life. Now Jennifer and Emma always appear together in photos, visit each other, travel together, and have dinners together with other celebs, like Adele.

3. Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman

English actress Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman have been close friends for over 30 years. Their friendship began when the 2 of them collaborated on the 1991 film, Flirting. However, the 2 stars met in high school, but they weren’t exactly friends until they both began working on the movie set.

They now have a close friendship and support one another on both a professional and personal level. In an interview, while receiving an honor, Kidman referred to their close relationship as a sisterhood. “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers,” she said. “And actually, when I was thinking about it, I was like, it’s like my sister giving me this award tonight.”

4. Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston

The actresses are such great pals that Jennifer can jokingly grab her friend’s butt outside The Beverly Hilton. What’s more, Kate was one of the few people who were allowed to post photos from Aniston’s 50th birthday party.

5. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen’s friendship has progressed from on-screen foes to real-life pals. Stewart and McKellen met at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s, where they both started their careers before moving on to roles in television and film. The British actors, who have known each other for over 40 years, first became close when they co-starred in the film, X-Men, 2 decades ago.

Despite playing arch enemies in X-Men, McKellen and Stewart are actually like brothers in real life. Through good and bad times, the 2 actors have supported one another, sharing a lot of hilarious moments. Stewart even wrote a tribute to McKellen for his birthday: “Grateful for all the love over the years, whether as a dear friend, minister at our wedding, or colleague on screen and stage.”

6. Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox

Ed and Courteney are really good friends. Sheeran used to live in Courteney’s beach house, “I paid no rent and only made the bed and cups of tea.” He even played Cupid and introduced Cox to Johnny McDaid. Ed could’ve played a couple of his songs at their wedding, but the couple broke up.

7. Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston

Selena Gomez has been Jennifer’s fan since she was 8. When they first met at the Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards, Selena was so nervous that she just ran away. But nevertheless, they still became friends. Jennifer always supports her friend, and Gomez says Aniston is the kindest person in the world.

8. 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.

9. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender

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These actors are great friends and often take part in the same films. Their friendship started in 2011 on the set of X-Men: First Class. Fans even gossip about these guys, saying they’re in a bro-mantic relationship, but the actors always laugh and make fun of this rumor in their interviews.

10. 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.

11. Leah Remini and Michelle Visage

Michelle Visage has had a more extensive career than many may realize, having worked as a television producer and radio host in addition to her well-known role as a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Over the years, Visage and Leah Remini have formed a strong friendship that has endured. Both women are fiercely independent, which likely contributes to the strength of their bond.

Please note: This article was updated in July 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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