20 Surprising Celebrity BFFs (PHOTOS)

20 Surprising Celebrity BFFs (PHOTOS)

In the fishbowl world of Hollywood, having a famous best friend means having a bestie who can understand crazy tabloid rumors and jet off to a tropical island to escape the paparazzi with you.

Luckily for the ladies in this gallery, they've managed to sidestep clingers-on by finding a BFF who's equally famous as they are.

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  • Nicole Richie & Kate Hudson


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    Rather than going to the People Magazine Awards solo, newly single Kate Hudson, who split from fiancé Matt Bellamy last December, took her BFF Nicole Richie instead.

    The two posed together on the red carpet, and Nicole praised her friend by saying: "She has always been someone I respect, not just for her talent, but she truly defines what it means to be a role model.' 

  • Selena Gomez & Jennifer Aniston


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    Despite their 24-year age difference, Selena Gomez recently revealed that she and Jennifer Aniston are close friends! 

    Said Selena of the former Friends actress: "She has a pizza oven. Like, we've made pizzas at her house. She's very cool and very sweet. She kind of gives me a lot of, like, maternal advice."

  • Rashida Jones & Amy Poehler


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    Playing best friends on Parks and Recreation apparently made them close in real life too! Rashida Jones recently posted an Instagram tribute to Amy Poehler in honor of National Best Friend Day.

  • Claire Danes & Lena Dunham


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    Who can forget the time that Claire Danes adorably crashed BFF Lena Dunham's red carpet interview at the 2013 Emmy Awards? The two New York natives reportedly grew up in the same neighborhood and met through a mutual friend.

  • Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, & America Ferrera


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    While you often hear tabloid stories of co-stars being catty and competitive with one another, the cast of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are as close now as they were in 2005 when the first movie was released. Amber Tamblyn recently posted this photo of the foursome (which she captioned "brunch with my best b-tches") as well as another one, showing her, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel supporting America Ferrera at a performance of her Off Broadway play.

  • Molly Sims & Reese Witherspoon


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    As moms and "southern belles," Reese Witherspoon and Molly Sims have a lot to bond over as friends. The two are often photographed having lunch together, and Reese even made Molly an ambassador for her new lifestyle brand, Draper James.

  • Taylor Swift & Jaime King


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    Not only are Taylor Swift and Jaime King BFFs, Taylor is also the godmother to Jaime's soon-to-be-born new baby. 

    According to Jaime, the two besties like to order Chinese food and have "fulfilling conversations" when they hang out.

  • Amy Schumer & Tilda Swinton


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    Funny gal Amy Schumer is not known for mincing her words, so we know it wasn't hyperbole when she praised bestie Tilda Swinton at the Gotham Awards with this speech

    "She's the greatest friend you will ever have. She is the coolest. Hanging out with her makes me furious at everyone else I've ever met that they are not her. There's no way to describe what it's like to spend time with Tilda Swinton, other than, like, saying it's life changing and heart stopping."

    Tilda threw the love back Amy's way by writing her a poem for Time.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow & Kerry Washington


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    Gwyneth Paltrow and Kerry Washington have been good friends since high school when they were both members of the same all-girls a cappella group.

  • Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar & Reese Witherspoon


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    Sixteen years after starring in the teen flick Cruel Intentions together, the movie's stars, Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon, are all still tight! Selma recently posted this photo of the three famous moms having a girls' night out. Sarah and Selma even reenacted their famous kissing scene.

  • Mandy Moore & Minka Kelly


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    After splitting from her husband Ryan Adams earlier this year, Mandy Moore has reportedly been leaning on BFF Minka Kelly for support. The two have been photographed doing everything from shopping to hiking together.

  • Angelina Jolie & Gwen Stefani


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    With kids (Shiloh and Kingston) who were born only a day apart, Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani have reportedly become close friends, having bonded over shared playdates

    In 2008, Angelina gave birth to twins Vivienne and Knox at the exact same time the No Doubt singer welcomed her second son, Zuma.

    "Somehow [Gwen and I] keep ending up pregnant at the exact same time," Jolie told the Sydney Morning Herald at the time. "We were having a playdate and Gwen was trying to figure out what she was going to wear as she got more pregnant ... I asked her if she had any spare clothes, and she gave me this [L.A.M.B. casual black] dress."

  • Katy Perry & Allison Williams


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    When they're not hiking together in the Hollywood Hills or going out on double dates, besties Katy Perry and Allison Williams sometimes accompany each other to red carpet events, such as the 8th Annual Unicef "SnowFlake Ball" and the 2013 Grammy Awards.

  • Leighton Meester & Zuzanna Szadkowski


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    She may have played her long-suffering maid on Gossip Girl, but, in real life, Zuzanna Szadkowski plays the role of Leighton Meester's best friend!

    It was Leighton's hubby, Adam Brody, who revealed the two ladies still hang out even though Gossip Girl is no longer on the air.

  • Cara Delevingne & Rihanna


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    They haven't been best friends for long, but model Cara Delevingne and Rihanna have become super-close since meeting in 2013.  

    "Rihanna is a really good influence on Cara," said a source about the two women. "She's very grounding. Cara has found it hard to cope with fame and Rihanna has taken her under her wing. Rihanna knows when Cara needs guidance and that's why Rihanna reaches out to Cara."

  • Miley Cyrus & Zoë Kravitz


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    As the daughters of famous musicians, it's no wonder that Miley Cyrus and Zoë Kravitz gravitated toward each other. The two are so close that some tabloids have even claimed that Miley has a girl crush on Zoë.

  • Salma Hayek & Penélope Cruz


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    Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz are such good friends, they even have a cute nickname for each other.

    "We call each other huevos [eggs]," Penélope told Allure in 2014. "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."

  • Nicole Kidman & Naomi Watts


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    They're blond, Australian, and leading actresses in Hollywood, and they're also best friends! Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts became BFFs after working together on the 1991 film Flirting.

  • Kim Kardashian & Brittny Gastineau


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    Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau have been besties for over 10 years, long before either of them found fame on reality TV. 

    The two were introduced by Kim's older sister, Kourtney

    "The day that we met, we instantly became best friends," Brittny has said.

  • Jennifer Lopez & Leah Remini


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    They may seem like unlikely friends, but J.Lo and Leah Remini have maintained a close relationship for years and frequently post selfies of each other on Instagram.


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