21 Real-Life Celebrity 'Thelma & Louise' Friendships We Love

Kelly Bryant | May 17, 2016 Celebrities

It hardly seems possible, but Thelma and Louise celebrates its 25th anniversary on May 24. That's right, it has been two and a half decades since Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis drove into theaters to prove what women have always known -- female friendships are epic.

The movie's anniversary has us waxing sentimental on some of our favorite celebrity besties. While some have drifted apart over the years, their friendships still left an indelible mark on pop culture. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie may no longer be BFFs, but their road trippin' on The Simple Life is part of reality TV history.

Take a look at 21 of our favorite Thelma and Louise friendships. We're not sure if any of these pairs would actually drive off of a cliff together, but we'd love to be a fly on the wall of any of their girls' nights.

 

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  • Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston

    1

    It makes our hearts happy that Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox not only played best friends on TV as Rachel and Monica on Friends, but are also real-life besties, too. Weirdly, they even have an ex-boyfriend in common -- they both dated Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz.

  • Katy Perry and Rihanna

    2

    Could a pair of besties more fun than Katy Perry and Rihanna (shown here with a music producer) actually exist? We have a feeling that between the two of them they would create the most amazing playlist for a Thelma & Louise–style road trip.

  • Kim Kardashian and Brittany Gastineau

    3

    Before she was Kim Kardashian, international 'it' girl, she was besties with fellow reality TV star Brittany Gastineau (who was also on E! with the series Gastineau Girls). The pair are still super tight, which means that Brittany must know Kim better than most. Their conversations would make for some seriously interesting road trip chatter.

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  • Nikki Reed and Kristen Stewart

    4

    Back in their Twilight days, Nikki Reed and Kristen Stewart were thick as thieves. There's something to be said for friends who were there for each other as their lives went from fairly low-profile to over-the-top crazy within a few short months.

  • Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

    5

    Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts go way back to the outback. We love how these two Aussie actresses stick together through thick and thin.

  • Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips

    6

    These two met as "kids" while filming Dawson's Creek early in their careers, but Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips are still always there for each other. Busy is even godmother to Michelle's daughter Matilda, whom she had with Heath Ledger.

  • Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini

    7

    Proving that she's still Jenny from the block, Jennifer Lopez cheered Leah Remini on in the ballroom while she competed on Dancing with the Stars. JLo and Leah have been friends since their early days in New York, and they're both such badasses we think they truly could be the real-life Thelma and Louise.

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  • Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

    8

    There are any number of celebs who Taylor Swift could call her best friend, but Selena Gomez is always her number one. The besties who can go to the Grammys together as each other's date are the greatest ones of all.

  • Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham

    9

    Not sure why, but Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham always seem like a slightly odd bestie coupling, but you know if you hit the road with these two you'd always be well-dressed.

  • Amber Rose and Blac Chyna

    10

    Say what you want about them, but Amber Rose and Blac Chyna always have each other's back. There's something to be said for a friend who will stand up for you no matter what.

  • Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs

    11

    Friends since their days on Charmed, Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs are such good pals they even starred in their own reality show together. Off the Map chronicled their adventures as they road-tripped across America. Sound familiar?

  • Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough

    12

    Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough are like sisters from another mister. They vacation together, they spend holidays together, and Nina even occasionally tags along as a third wheel on date night with Julianne and her fiancé Brooks Laich.

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  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

    13

    Okay, so we actually think that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are way too smart to get into any sort of true hijinks, but hanging with them would definitely be a nonstop laugh-fest full of witty, sarcastic humor.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney

    14

    So maybe Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney don't exactly have the reputation for being the most free-wheelin' celeb BFFs on the planet, but just think of how healthy and well-dressed we'd all be if we hung out with them 24/7.

  • Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

    15

    As they're part of the newest generation of supermodels, it's only natural that Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid would become super close. And we think that behind those killer catwalk struts and that smizing, these two are probably pretty goofy.

  • Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz

    16

    Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore have been super-close since they filmed the first Charlie's Angels together and we absolutely adore their chemistry. They've braved Coachella together, which means they can do anything.

  • Jaime King and Jessica Alba

    17

    As many of us know, finding a solid mom friend is incredibly important in navigating this whole life-as-a-parent thing, and Jaime King and Jessica Alba totally have that in one another. In fact, Jessica is even godmother to one of Jaime's kids.

  • Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek

    18

    In a place like Hollywood that's filled with a lot of BS, you need a friend who is going to cut through the nonsense with you and keep it real. Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek seem to have found that with each other and we love 'em for it.

  • Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie

    19

    Ah, to get back to happier times when Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were the ultimate best friends heading out on a continuous cross-country adventure on The Simple Life. They may no longer be pals, but we'll forever cherish the precious reality TV moments they gave us.

  • Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

    20

    Certainly no celebrity besties list would be complete without Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King. These two have been buddies forever and always seem to have a blast hanging out together.

  • Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence

    21

    It feels like Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence could get into a lot of trouble together in the best possible way. We can't think of two celebrities more perfectly suited to be best friends than these two actresses who always keep it real.

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