19 Times Female Celebrities Praised Each Other on Twitter

Celia San Miguel | Jul 22, 2016 Celebrities

Sometimes it feels like there's more beef on Twitter than at an Outback Steakhouse. Sadly, many of the name-calling, taunting, finger-wagging, and shade-throwing exchanges transpire between female celebrities who, in a perfect world, should be commending one another rather than bickering. With all the real-time wars happening on Twitter — Kim Kardashian vs. Taylor Swift, Khloe Kardashian vs. Amber Rose, and so on — it's hard to remember that the social media platform can also breed encouragement and solidarity. But female celebrities do, in fact, praise each other's artistic endeavors, athletic achievements, career accomplishments, entrepreneurial efforts, and social activism on a regular basis — even if these back-and-forths don't garner nearly as much coverage as those involving insults.




In a world that so often vilifies strong women, it's important to support and uplift other trailblazing females. These tweets between female celebrities are a refreshing reminder that such displays of #girlpower do occur. Here, 20 times female celebrities praised each other on Twitter.


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  • Kim Kardashian & Serena Williams


    Tennis phenom Serena Williams got served — sweet words of praise, that is! After she cinched the 2016 Wimbledon championship, thereby nabbing her 22nd grand slam title, Serena Williams received a congratulatory tweet from Kim Kardashian. The reality TV star described Williams as "the GOAT" (Greatest of All Time) and thanked her for inspiring the world. Two queens high-fiving each other? Who wouldn't bow down?

  • Jamie Lee Curtis & Jennifer Aniston


    Scream Queens star Jamie Lee Curtis gave Jennifer Aniston a round of virtual applause after the Friends alumna penned an essay for the Huffington Post ​about her frustration with the media's scrutiny of female celebs — from the fat-shaming barbs to the never-ending baby bump alerts — and how these tabloid headlines reflect the narrow-minded way in which society continues to view women as a whole. "We don't need to be married or mothers to be complete," Aniston wrote. "We get to determine our own 'Happily Ever After' for ourselves."

  • Demi Lovato & Ariana Grande


    Forget petty rivalries between young female singers! There's nothing but love between Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande. In October 2015, Ariana Grande gushed about Lovato's powerhouse vocals on her Confident album via Twitter. Seven months later, when Ari's Dangerous Woman album shot to the top of the iTunes charts, Demi responded in kind, offering her effusive congrats via Twitter.

  • Amy Schumer & Katie Couric


    After a gunman opened fire at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater during a July 2015 showing of Amy Schumer's movie Trainwreck, claiming two lives in the process, the comedienne spoke out on the need for stricter gun control legislation. A year later, she again tweeted about the cause while also praising Katie Couric and her riveting documentary on gun violence Under the Gun.

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  • Jessica Alba & Jennifer Lopez


    Actress Jessica Alba, head honcho of The Honest Company, has often spoken about Jennifer Lopez being her foremost #girlcrush. After catching JLo's "All I Have" special in Las Vegas, Alba ventured backstage and posed for a snap with her idol and fellow VIP guests Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Meghan Trainor, and Laverne Cox. Alba posted the snap on Twitter with a caption about JLo being "a true inspiration."

  • Kerry Washington & Madeleine Albright


    In May 2016, former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright tweeted a photo in which she's seen posing with Kerry Washington at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, accompanied by caption about how much she enjoyed chatting with the Scandal star. Washington, who earned an Emmy nod for her role as Anita Hill in the HBO film Confirmation, responded with a tweet celebrating Albright's accomplishments and thanking her for supporting the film.

  • Reese Witherspoon & Taylor Swift


    Reese Witherspoon applauded Taylor Swift on March 8, International Women's Day, by tweeting a GIF featuring an excerpt from an essay Swift wrote for the Wall Street Journal. In the essay, Swift mused about the future of the record business, writing, "My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet ... is that they all realize their worth and ask for it."

  • Anna Kendrick & Beyoncé


    After watching Beyonce's introspective, concept-driven, cinematic, masterful, and emotionally charged Lemonade special on HBO, Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick expressed her amazement on Twitter, writing, "I feel changed. How was that THAT good? How???"


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  • Lady Gaga & Kesha


    The raw emotion in Kesha's voice as she sang Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me, Babe" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards was palpable to anyone who listened — including Lady Gaga. In a congratulatory tweet, Gaga showed her solidarity with Kesha, who made headlines after a judge refused to liberate her from her contract with producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke. "Girl these boys won't be in charge forever," Gaga wrote. "The wisdom of women is rising."

  • Susan Sarandon & Shailene Woodley


    Actress Susan Sarandon, a staunch Bernie Sanders supporter, tipped her hat to Shailene Woodley on Twitter, commending the Divergent star for her political and social activism. Woodley, who also spent months on the campaign trail stumping for Sanders, organized the Up to Us cross-country caravan to the Democratic National Convention in hopes of bringing grassroots activists together and having them demand systemic change. It seems like, at least in spirit, Sarandon is jumping aboard the caravan!

  • Jessica Chastain & Lena Dunham


    It took less than 140 characters for Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain to throw her support behind Lenny Letter, an email newsletter for young feminists launched by Girls creator/star Lena Dunham and series co-producer Jenni Konner. As of March 2016, Lenny Letter had amassed over 400,000 subscribers — thanks, in part, to the support of celebrities like Chastain and Kerry Washington.

  • Viola Davis & Misty Copeland


    In June 2015, Misty Copeland made history as the first African-American principal ballerina in the American Ballet Theater's history. In March 2016, shortly before Mattel unveiled its Misty Copeland Barbie, Viola Davis took to Twitter to thank Copeland for being an empowering role model for young black girls — among them her own 5-year-old daughter, Genesis.

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  • Kelly Clarkson & Adele


    "Piece by Piece" singer Kelly Clarkson has always striven to make social media a friendly, positive space in which to exchange ideas and create empowering networks. Not only has she brushed off fat-shaming trolls, but she's gone out of her way to voice her support for other musicians. When Adele released "Hello" in October 2015, Clarkson hopped onto Twitter to tell the British chanteuse just how much she loved the new single.

  • Ilana Glazer & Samantha Bee


    With her poignant and satire-heavy TBS series Full Frontal, political commentator and comedienne Samantha Bee infiltrated the notorious boys' club that is late-night TV. Ilana Glazer, star of Comedy Central's Broad City, had Twitter buzzing about Bee and her unique slant on current events.

  • Katy Perry & Sia


    "Chandelier" singer Sia is a firework in Katy Perry's mind! After catching a performance by the Aussie singer/songwriter at 2016's Coachella Music Festival, a floored Katy Perry took to Twitter to express her admiration, describing Sia's show as an "elevated, spiritual experience."  Talk about a strong endorsement!

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  • America Ferrera & Eva Longoria


    Ugly Betty star America Ferrera cheered on her friend Eva Longoria via Twitter as the latter ventured behind the camera for an episode of NBC's Telenovela. The January 2016 Telenovela episode was Longoria's second directorial effort, following a 2014 episode of Devious Maids.

  • Britney Spears & Charli XCX


    "The new Britney song is fire," singer/songwriter Charli XCX tweeted about Britney Spears's new single, "Make Me." Brit immediately thanked her for the props and invited her to fly to Las Vegas for some quality girl time.

  • Dolly Parton & Kelly Clarkson


    When Dolly Parton discovered a video of Kelly Clarkson covering her 1974 song "Jolene" during an August 2015 performance in Albuquerque, the Tennessee-bred country music icon lauded the performance via Twitter. Clarkson, meanwhile, retweeted the message and conveyed her gratitude and amazement with the phrase, "Remember that one time Dolly freakin' Parton tweeted me?" Dolly, Kelly, and Jolene -- what else does one need?

  • Margaret Cho & Uzo Aduba


    In a video for Teen Vogue, Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba read a letter she penned to her younger self, and the contents were so compelling that comedian Margaret Cho felt the urge to share the highlights with her own Twitter followers. In an effusive tweet, Cho called Aduba a "national treasure" — a classification we can all agree with!

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