Is there anything better than seeing our favorite celebrities hang out as real BFFs? They may meet as actors who need to play friends on the big screen, but there’s something magical about real people becoming real friends once the cameras stop rolling.
We’ve highlighted some of the best friendships in Hollywood who are the ultimate goals. These duos can often be seen grabbing brunch and partnering up for film projects. Let’s take a look at some of the best friendships in Tinseltown.
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore met while filming the 2000 remake of Charlie’s Angels and have remained close ever since. Just like their onscreen characters, Diaz and Barrymore have stayed fiercely loyal to one another 20 years later.
“We’re like more than best friends, she’s my sister,” said Barrymore, describing Diaz to Entertainment Tonight. It’s so nice to see how the film produced such a real friendship that is still going strong today.
Brad Pitt and George Clooney
One of the original ‘bromances’ to come out of Hollyhood, Brad Pitt and George Clooney became friends during Oceans 11. It almost seems too good to be true: two of Hollywood’s sexiest stars hang out as besties.
Apparently, they both share a love of pranking the people close to them. Two examples include Clooney putting bumper stickers on Pitt’s car, and Pitt telling a room full of guests not to talk to Clooney. Boys will be boys!
Tobey McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio
These two BFFs go back all the way since before they were teenagers! DiCaprio has explained how he befriended Tobey McGuire when they were 12 years old and auditioning for similar parts.
Tobey McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio would both go on to star in the 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby. “When I want someone to be my friend, I just make them my friend,” DiCaprio once explained. We would love to see these two reunite on the big screen!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
It makes sense that two of Hollywood’s funniest ladies are BFFs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler both have amazing chemistry that makes them the perfect performers as well as friends. The two become friends while taking improv classes, with Poehler describing Fey as ‘like me, but with brown hair’.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would both go on to star in their own sitcoms. 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation both aired on NBC and highlighted their talent.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake first became friends when Jimmy was on SNL and have remained close ever since. A talk show host and an international popstar have more in common than people would think.
Apparently, Fallon even interrupted Timberlake’s wedding speech! ‘I paused for just a moment in between thoughts,” Justin explained in an article for Time. “And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter.’
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox
Isn’t it amazing when real life mimics art? These two spent 10 years on our screens as best friends, and the same rings true today! 15 years after Friends came to an end, Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox have remained close friends and in each other’s lives.
In fact, sources told People magazine that Cox was one of the last guests to leave Aniston’s wedding in 2015. The two ladies kept the party going until 4 am! That’s what good friends do!
Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon
These two stunning actresses met in 2014 during the production of Hot Pursuit. The Modern Family star immediately hit it off with the Legally Blonde actress, and are often seen catching up in LA together.
In fact, Witherspoon came to the rescue during the preparations of Vegara’s wedding to Joe Manganiello. The blonde beauty offered to arrange the entire bachelorette party. Now that’s real friendship! We would love to see them back on the big screen together.
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman
These two Hollywood bombshells share more than just good looks. The Ozzie natives have been friends for more than 27 years ever since they met on the 1991 film Flirting. Now, 30 years later, the two have shared many of life’s ups and downs.
“We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time. That history binds you,” Harris once revealed in PEOPLE. It’s so important to have a grounded and close friend for so many years in Tinseltown!
Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari
These two immediately hit it off due to their hilarious love of pranks and joking around. According to close friends, Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari have been friends ever since 2015. Fans of the two can track down their Instagram stories where they are seen having fun.
According to PEOPLE, Lawrence and Ansari even went on holiday together in 2016. The two traveled to Italy together and spent time exploring the culture. Do we think this could blossom into something more? Who knows…
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
These two share more in common with each other than just walking the runaways together. Apparently, they also spend time at dinners, work outs, and parties once they stop working.
“I think Kendall and I have a really good friendship in the sense that we have different career paths,” Gigi once told E! News. However, they highlighted the fact that it’s never competitive between them and they’re both at the same point. It’s great to have a bonding experience.
Salma Hayek Pinault and Penélope Cruz
A huge sign of BFFs is the nicknames you give each other, and Salma Hayek Pinault and Penélope Cruz do not disappoint! According to an interview with Allure, Cruz explained the names and where they came from…
“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,” Cruz explained.
Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham
These beautiful icons are friends in real life, transcending cultures and generations in the name for fashion! In fact, these two go far closer than just BFFs – they’re practically family! Eva Longoria is the godmother to Harper – Beckham’s youngest child.
There’s more than that: It turns out that Beckham was a witness to Longoria’s wedding to Jose Antonio Baston. So, next time you see these two together, remember they’re not just friends – they’re family!
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has so many rifts that it can be hard to keep track of who she’s actually friends with. All you need to do is look through these girls’ Instagram feeds and you can see how close they are to one another.
Selina has been kind about Taylor, explaining: “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
These two native Boston fellas have been close friends for more than 20 years. They went to high school together at Boston’s Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. They have been supportive friends for one another ever since.
These BFFs exploded into Hollywood in the 1990s after co-writing Good Will Hunting together. They’ve both played action stars but are most comfortable when hanging out as friends. Would you like to see Damon and Affleck sharing the screen again?
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg
Perhaps one of the strangest friendships on our list goes to Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. These two even have their own show – Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party on VH1. On the show, these two have a ‘cook off’ together.
Apparently, the two share a bond over one special thing: acceptance. Speaking with PEOPLE, Dogg explained: “She lets me do me and accepts me for who I am.” We love this and can;’t wait to see more!
Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler
Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler go back all the way to high school and have been friends ever since. For more than 20 years, they’ve shared all the ups and downs that most friends have over that amount of time.
According to their Instagram feeds, they’ve even become close with each other’s family members. One example shows a snap of Kate with “Papa Tyler.” We love it when friendship goes way beyond just the two people and transcends to families, too.
Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle
These two star sensations met on the set of Scream Queens and instantly became BFFs. Roberts and Michelle can be seen wining and dining together in LA. In fact, they share a specific hobby: pilates.
Roberts spoke to Glamour about her friendship with the Glee star. “Lea and I keep each other in shape—we do Pilates.” It’s nice to see friends look out for each other’s fitness and health. Perhaps we’ll see them on the big screen again soon.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning
These two may have had their beef during the Twilight films, but that’s just a testament to their strong performances. In reality, these two are actually BFFsplease c.
In 2016, Fanning spoke about Stweart in a speech during Elle’ Women In Hollywood Awards. The star said: “I can honestly say that my friendship with Kristen is one of the most special bonds in my life.” It’s so nice to see what close friends they are in real life.
Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston
According to late night chat show host, Chelsea Handler, their friendship ‘just happened’. When talking to USA Today, Handler described how the two met and kept in touch. “Jen is not very far from me so I see her a lot more,” Chelsea explained to the magazine. “It’s nice to be in the neighborhood.”
The Friends star spends her time in Hollywood appearing in some of the biggest blockbusters. Now, these BFFs can spend their evenings hopping to each other’s homes. So convenient!