21 Celebrities Who Made Up After a Nasty Feud

Samantha Sutton | Mar 15, 2019 Celebrities
21 Celebrities Who Made Up After a Nasty Feud
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In many ways, Hollywood is a lot like being back in high school. There are plenty of cliques and elite groups of friends. People are in constant competition with one another, striving to be considered the best and most popular. And, no matter what the latest celebrity scandal is -- from those cheating on their significant others to those cheating to get their kids into college -- it'll likely blow over in about a week or two, when there's nothing new left to say on the subject. 

(This, of course, applies to anything that's not Jennifer Aniston's love life, because for some odd reason, people can't seem to let that die or let the woman be happy.)

Unsurprisingly, this rule also applies when it comes to celebrity feuds

The fights that make headlines one day end up becoming yesterday's news the next. And while some of those larger spats can often snowball and last for months or even years (*cough-cough,* Taylor Swift and Kanye West, *cough-cough*) we have seen that it's possible for folks to kiss and make up after a matter of days. The key is that everyone needs to admit when they were wrong, that they spoke without knowing the full story, or that they allowed themselves to get a little too bold over Twitter. 

Hey, if some of the greats can become best friends with their ex-husband's mistress, anyone can admit that a the joke they made didn't land the way they wanted it to, or that they simply misunderstood what was being said.

We're round up 21 of our favorite celebrity fights, many of which were pretty ugly when they first began, but ultimately ended up getting resolved.

  • Ariana Grande & Piers Morgan


    After getting into a Twitter argument over Ellen, Little Mix, and using nudity to sell records, it turned out that all these two needed to make peace was to put down the technology and meet face to  face. When they bumped into each other at an LA restaurant, they apparently had some laughs and a "productive conversation," according to Ariana, leading them to realize they actually can get along and like each other.

  • Lady Gaga & Madonna


    Ever since the early days of her career, Lady Gaga's bold style has been compared to that of Madonna -- and the comparisons only continued when her song "Born This Way" sounded an awful lot like "Express Yourself." Madonna brought their feud into the public eye, and Lady Gaga addressed it in her Five Foot Two documentary, saying that she always admired the star and still did. Looks like Madonna got the message, since the two took a snuggly photo together at the 2019 Oscars.

  • Taylor Swift & Katy Perry

    Taylor Swift and Katy Perry
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    It all started when Taylor Swift did an interview with Rolling Stone, where she spoke about how the song "Bad Blood" was about a friend who tried to "sabotage an entire arena tour." That friend was Katy Perry, who hired some of the dancers that had been working with Tay. While there were curious tweets, subtle shade, and even interviews that mentioned the fight, Katy Perry brought it to an end when she sent Taylor a literal olive branch and a sweet note.

  • Taylor Swift & Kanye West

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    One of the most awkward moments in award show history was when Kanye West took the microphone from Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs and essentially said that Beyonce deserved to win. From there, things were rocky at best, but two eventually made peace and Taylor even presented Kanye with an award. 

    However, they weren't pals for long, and ended up fighting again over a song lyric, prompting Kim Kardashian to call Taylor a snake. The singer ended up turning it into a positive, though, using snakes as a symbol for her album Reputation.

  • Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj


    Again, sometimes social media can lead to misunderstandings. When Nicki Minaj tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," about the MTV VMAs, Taylor thought it was directed at her. She responded to the tweet and things got tense -- Nicki wasn't talking about Tay, after all. 

    The two did make up, though, and went on to perform together at the show. But Nicki also collaborated with Katy Perry afterward, so perhaps it is completely over.

  • Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, & Miley Cyrus

    Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus
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    Back during their Disney Channel days, both Miley and Selena dated Nick Jonas, and Miley once posted a video mocking a clip that Demi and Selena had made. So, it's safe to say that, at least to the outside world, they didn't seem like besties. Fast forward to 2019 though, and they all seem to have left that kid stuff in the past, even sharing old clips and pictures from their younger years when they all used to hang.

  • Drake Bell & Josh Peck


    Another feud that went down between former child stars? The one that happened between Drake and Josh from the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh. When Josh got married to his longtime girlfriend Paige O'Brien, Drake wasn't invited to the wedding, and he was pissed enough about it that he took to Twitter to say how hurt he was. Josh insisted that the costars hadn't really seen each other in years. After Drake had cooled down a bit and realized he should have just messaged his buddy, the two had a reunion and seemed to be back on good terms.

  • Kim Kardashian & Adrienne Bailon

    Adrienne Bailon and Kim Kardashian
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    This one technically involves the whole family, as Adrienne dated Rob Kardashian years ago -- and in 2014, she spoke out about how the "Kardashian label" hurt her career. Kim quickly came to her brother's defense, tweeting, "Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian." There was a little back and forth, but these days, it seems like things are all good between Adrienne and the Kar-Jenners. Not only did Kim share that North was a fan of Adrienne's movie The Cheetah Girls, Adrienne has worn KKW Beauty and hung out with Kourtney and Kylie in 2016.

  • Nicole Richie & Paris Hilton

    Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton
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    In the early '00s, no pair of pals were as iconic as Nicole and Paris who costarred together on The Simple Life. But something happened between the two, causing Paris to tell the world that it was "no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends" and that Nicole knew what she did. Still, in 2014, Nicole revealed on Watch What Happens Live that the two were cool again. "The short answer is: I haven't spoken to her in awhile," she said. "But we are very good friends and I love her and love her family and have a lot of respect for her."

  • Shannen Doherty & Alyssa Milano

    Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano
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    While the two ladies started out as friends on the set of Charmed, things took a turn for reasons unknown (although, it was rumored to have been jealousy), and by the time Shannen Doherty left the show, she was taking tiny digs at Alyssa. "There was too much drama on the set and not enough passion for the work," she said, adding that she was too old to be dealing with that. "I'll miss Holly [Marie Combs] a lot and that's really the only thing I want to clear up. She is one of my best friends and I love her dearly. And there were never, ever, ever any problems between the two of us, and we will always be pals."

    In 2017, though Alyssa revealed that time, life, motherhood, and even Shannen's cancer battle convinced them to reconcile. "I think we're just at ages now that what happens 15 years ago, or however long ago that was, it's irrelevant," she said.

  • Shannen Doherty & Jennie Garth

    Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth
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    They may be reuniting for the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot, but once upon a time, things weren't great between these two ladies -- mostly because Shannen wasn't afraid to let her opinion be known on set. "Poor Tori, the youngest of the three of us was, inevitably, often caught in the middle and she was always trying to smooth things over, trying to get Shan and me off each other's backs and get along, but her efforts usually failed," Jennie wrote in her book, Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde.

    Still, Jennie was supportive when Shannen battled cancer, and considering the two have opted to work together again, it seems like it's all water under the bridge.

  • Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams

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    Ryan and Rachel ended up bringing their on-screen romance off screen, but in the early days of The Notebook, they didn't even get along!

    "Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not," the film's director Nick Cassavetes revealed. "Ryan came to me, and there's 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, 'Nick, come here.' And he's doing a scene with Rachel and he says, 'Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off-camera with me?' I said, 'What?' Then he says, 'I can't. I can't do it with her. I'm just not getting anything from this.'"

  • Solange Knowles & Jay-Z

    Solange Knowles and Jay-Z
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    Solange and Jay-Z had that now-famous elevator fight at the Met Gala in 2014, and it's a moment in history that we'll never forget (especially not after Beyonce's Lemonade album). But it seems like these in-laws have -- and maybe Tina Lawson did, too, since she accidentally shared a photo of her daughter and Jay-Z in an elevator two years later.

  • Paul McCartney & Yoko Ono

    Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono
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    Yoko has been labeled as the person who ultimately broke up The Beatles, but while she and Paul didn't get along during their younger years, they do now. In his 2016, Paul spoke about their friendship in Rolling Stone

    "My big awakening was, if John loves this woman, that’s gotta be right," he said. "I realized any resistance was something I had to overcome. It was a little hard at first. Gradually, we did. Now it’s like we’re mates. I like Yoko."

  • Howard Stern & Kathie Lee Gifford

    Howard Stern and Kathie Lee Gifford
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    Howard Stern had a feud with me going on 30 years," Kathie Lee revealed on Today in 2018, while covering the fight between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. "I never met him. I never listened to his show. He hated my guts for 30 years. Hated my husband, hated my children. Hated everything I stood for."

    It wasn't until she introduced herself to him that he ended up calling her to apologize. 

    "We had a half-hour conversation," she said. "‘Will you forgive me, Kathie, please? I’m doing some hard work on my life. I know I hurt you. I’m so sorry and I need to ask you to forgive me.'"

    Obviously, she did!

  • Howard Stern & Lena Dunham

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    Howard Stern insulted Lena Dunham's appearance on-air when talking about her show Girls, and she later called into his show so that he could apologize. "I did say those things [but] I guess I just wanna tell you that I love you and I think you’re terrific," he told her, backtracking on his original statements. "I actually think it’s funny that this story blew up and I like any kind of publicity; the only person I was concerned about is you ... so I certainly apologize to you ... and I do really find your show fantastic."

  • Iggy Azalea & Snoop Dogg

    Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg
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    It all started with a mean meme ... and sort of snowballed from there. Not only did Snoop compare Iggy's appearance to a woman with albinism, he also shared a side-by-side of her and Marlon Wayan character from White Chicks, saying they looked alike. When she asked why he would do that and stated that she was "disappointed you'd be such an ass for no reason," things only got worse -- until Iggy's mentor, T.I., gave Snoop a call, asking him to apologize. Which he did.

  • Vin Diesel & The Rock


    After working on the Fast & Furious franchise together, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson thew some shade at Vin in a post, writing, "My female costars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male costars, however, are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken sh*t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."

    Still, whatever went down on set isn't an issue now, with Vin saying that it's hard when two alpha males get together

    "I don't think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way," he later told USA Today. "I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don't think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne."

  • Drake & Meek Mill


    There were accusations made by Meek Mill about Drake not writing his own lyrics, and then Drake fired back with a diss track -- a lot of back and forth. But the two men seemed to have worked things out. They ended up performing together in Boston toward the end of 2018, and Drake later said that "healing and moving forward created one of the most electric and gratifying moments of my career."

  • Debbie Reynolds & Elizabeth Taylor

    Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor
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    The actresses knew each other from a young age and even went to school together, but when Elizabeth had an affair with Debbie's husband, Eddie Fisher, it was safe to say the fun times were over. Still, they reconnected seven years later and remained friends from then on.

    "I felt you can't make a man leave, you can't make him do something he doesn't want to do," Debbie later told People. "He obviously chose to leave, didn't he? She didn't lasso him. She was just beautiful Elizabeth Taylor. And he wanted her, and he wanted to be her lover, so he left and he was. He was the selfish one. She just gave him what he wanted."

  • Naomi Campbell & Tyra Banks

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    Early on in her career, Tyra was pitted against Naomi in the fashion industry.

    "I got to Paris and it was very difficult. I did very well, very fast," Tyra said in an interview. "But then the industry was saying, 'Look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell sit your butt down, this younger one is coming to take your place.'"

    Apparently, it went as far as Naomi getting Tyra fired from jobs, but years later, there's no bad blood between the two women.

    "It does irk me that two women of color have to be pitted against each other," Naomi told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. "You can have more than one woman of color in a fashion show. Unfortunately, back then, you could only have one so the other felt ... put out."

    The two are even friends now.

    "I'm very proud of Tyra and what she's done with America's Next Top Model," she added. "I'm proud to know her."


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