Some friendships in Hollywood are truly bizarre. What compels a rapper to befriend a homemaker? Or an athlete to hang out with the leader of North Korea? Stars such as Martha Stewart and Dennis Rodman have made connections with other famous and powerful people. You can’t help but wonder what they all talk about behind closed doors!
Beyoncé & Gwyneth Paltrow Met At A Benefit
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Gwyneth Paltrow met Beyoncé several years ago. Paltrow revealed to Ellen DeGeneres in 2010 she met the singer and her husband Jay-Z at a charity event in New York City. She told Howard Stern in 2015: “The greatest perk of being their friend, is that I have a relationship with people who are also—who have similar…I mean, obviously I’m not as famous or successful as they are.”
Paltrow was recently accused of being “Becky with the good hair” from one of Beyoncé’s songs and having an affair with Jay-Z. Paltrow denied it, commenting on Instagram: “WHAT??? Of course not, that is ABSURD. Good Lord.”
Jay-Z makes another appearance with a friend in a few pages.
Brad Pitt Let Jonah Hill Live At His New Orleans Home For Three Months
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Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill have a 20-year age difference, but the pair became friends after they appeared in the film Moneyball together. In 2012, Pitt and then-wife Angelina Jolie attended Hill’s 28th birthday party. When Hill was shooting 21 Jump Street in New Orleans, Pitt invited Hill to stay in the home he owns there.
Hill recalled during an interview on The Daily Show: “I was shooting in New Orleans and he let me live in his house. He said, ‘Go live there!’ I said, ‘I’m there for three-and-a-half, four months,’ and he said, ‘That’s cool. Live at my house. He’s the nicest guy.”
Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg Bonded Over Their Love Of Cooking
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Celebrity watchers were shocked when rapper Snoop Dogg and domestic goddess Martha Stewart announced they were launching a cooking show together in 2016. “My homegirl, Martha, and I have a special bond that goes back,” the rapper revealed at the time. The pair met when Snoop guest starred on Martha in 2008.
The odd couple instantly connected over making a meal together. So they decided to make the partnership more permanent with the VH1 series Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Stewart said of their partnership, “I’ve learned a new vocabulary. I have a little dictionary — I might actually write the dictionary.”
Snoop Dogg has no shortage of celebrity friends… read on to learn about another of his friendships!
Jennifer Aniston & Selena Gomez Made Pizzas Together When They First Met
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Selena Gomez has been a fan of Jennifer Aniston since she was eight years old. The pair both have the same manager, so it was only a matter of time before they met. Aniston revealed in 2014: “She’s just like a little cherub that I feel like I wanna take care of. And we’ve just met through our manager. She’s been extremely supportive and wonderful.”
The pair bonded over making food in the pizza oven at Aniston’s house. “She’s very cool and very sweet,” Gomez later said of their friendship. “She kind of gives me a lot of, like, maternal advice.”
The next friendship might be the most surprising on our list.
Donald Trump & Kanye West Go Way Back
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Donald Trump and Kanye West have been friends for a long time, the then president-elect revealed in 2016. Following the election, West courted controversy when he performed in San Jose and admitted he was a Trump supporter. He announced, “I loved the debates, I loved his approach.”
Much of the African-American community is frustrated with Trump’s policies, so West’s devotion seems misplaced to a lot of people. West visited Trump Towers in 2016 to meet with the president-elect. He later tweeted: “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
Justin Bieber & Floyd Mayweather Partied & Vacationed Together Until Their Friendship Waned
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Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather have a 17-year age difference, but that didn’t prevent the pair from becoming friends. The duo first hooked up in 2012, reportedly through the CEO of mobile gaming company RockLive. Bieber then accompanied Mayweather to the ring before his fight against Miguel Cotto.
The following year they were spotted at a strip club together, and in 2014 they got spa pedicures and massages together. Mayweather later defended Bieber when an old video surfaced of the singer telling a racist joke. They vacationed together in Bora Bora in 2015, but their friendship cooled in 2017.
Elton John Backed Up Eminem When The Rapper Was Accused Of Being Homophobic
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Eminem and Elton John became friends in 2001 after performing together at the Grammy Awards. It was Eminem’s idea to do the duet after he was criticized for allegedly writing homophobic lyrics. Elton had his back, and their friendship blossomed over the years.
Eminem told The Guardian in 2009, “He’s somebody who’s in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands…the pressure and any other reasons that you want to come up with for doing drugs. I reached out to him and told him, ‘Look, I’m going through a problem and I need your advice.'”
Who is Meryl Streep’s surprising bestie?
Meryl Streep & 50 Cent’s Court Side Friendship Made Headlines
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In 2014, Meryl Streep and 50 Cent were spotted having a grand old time at a Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks game. The pair sat in the front row, and at one point were photographed holding hands. The 64-year-old star and 38-year-old singer laughed and enjoyed each other’s company.
After the game 50 Cent posted several pictures of his new friend on Instagram, writing, “Man I got a good life man lol.” In another post, he posed with Meryl and Kobe Bryant with their arms crossed and a menacing look. “Things got a little gangsta. Lol TURN UP, Turn Down for what!,” he wrote.
Matthew McConaughey Stood By Lance Armstrong After His Doping Scandal
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After Lance Armstrong was exposed in a doping scandal, he was stripped of his seven Tour De France titles and his cycling career was ruined. Most of his celebrity pals abandoned him. But actor Matthew McConaughey stuck by his side. “He told a lie, he’s not a liar,” the actor told Details magazine in 2013.
“When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain’t personal to him. I was going, ‘That son of a bitch!’ but then I thought, ‘Well, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, ‘Hey, I did this’?” The two are still friends and were recently photographed at the World Golf Championships.
Dennis Rodman Called Kim Jong Un A “Friend For Life”
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Kim Jong Un is a huge basketball fan and he loves the Chicago Bulls. In 2013, he invited Dennis Rodman to North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. The NBA star, three Harlem Globetrotters, and some reporters made the trip there together. Rodman was photographed hugging the dictator and told him, “You have a friend for life.”
Rodman visited the country several more times, and at one point appeared to bow to him from the basketball court after singing “Happy Birthday” to the leader. The athlete is just one of a handful of westerners who have met Kim, who has a tense and hostile relationship with the United States.
Which musician wrote a hit album at Courteney Cox’s home?
Ed Sheeran Wrote Songs While Living At Courteney Cox’s Home
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Actress Courteney Cox and singer Ed Sheeran have been friends for several years. In 2013, the former Friends star allowed the English songwriter to stay at her home in Malibu, California, rent-free while he wrote songs for an upcoming album. He had a good time and made sure to contribute to the household.
He told The Sun newspaper: “There was no rent but I made the bed and cups of tea and things like that. If you’re staying at your friend’s house, you should treat it like your own. Well, actually, that’s a lie – because I don’t make my own bed at home.”
Nick Jonas Calls His Relationship With Jay-Z A “Great Partnership”
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Nick Jonas credits one man for taking his career to the next level. He met Jay-Z at the Made in America Festival in summer 2015. He told Complex magazine: “Quality. That’s the key. Everything I do, I want it to have that stamp that people like Jay-Z, for instance, have on all the things they touch.”
The rapper guides Jonas in his career decisions. “I’ll throw things off him when things come up, music-wise, or when trying to come up with a name for the tour,” Jonas added. “It’s amazing to have someone like him around. I’ve been incredibly fortunate with that. The partnership already is great.”
Russell Brand Believes Pal Helen Mirren Is An “Incredible Woman”
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When Helen Mirren and Russell Brand met on the set of 2011 film Arthur, the pair became fast friends. Despite their 30-year age difference, the duo had an instant connection, however strange it may seem. She said of their friendship: “It exists in a sort of other universe, our friendship. Where there is no sex and no age difference.”
Brand told US, “I continue to be fascinated and infatuated with her, and the more time I spend with her and the more I get to know her, the more the fascination increases. She is an incredible woman.”
Kelly Rowland Has Been A Part Of Serena Williams’ Major Life Events
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Singer Kelly Rowland met tennis superstar at a concert in 2016. The pair immediately hit it off. “It was all of her energy and how great she was – and is,” Kelly Rowland said of her pal. “She is the best athlete of our time – yes, but because she’s female, the best female athlete of our time.”
Rowland attended Williams’ 2017 wedding and also went to her baby shower. She said of the baby news: “I’m so happy for her, and I’m so happy for the incredible gentleman that she has in her life. He is just incredible. He knows he’s incredible, and the two of them together just — mmm!”
Mel B & Kim Kardashian Went To Each Other’s Weddings & Baby Showers
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Kim Kardashian and Mel B were very tight a few years ago, so much so that the reality star invited the former Spice Girls singer to her wedding to Kris Humphries (which only lasted 72 days). The friends were first linked in 2010 when they were photographed laughing at Sugar Factory Lollipops at Guys and Dolls Lounge in West Hollywood.
When Mel B had a baby shower, Kardashian wrote: “I attended two amazing baby showers this weekend! One for our close friend Ashley with Kourt, and one for my friend Mel B!… They both looked sooooo radiant!!! I’m so happy for them… “
How did Jamie Foxx and Ron Howard become friends? Read on to find out.
Jamie Foxx Asked Ron Howard To Appear In A Music Video
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People were a bit surprised when director Ron Howard made a cameo in Jamie Foxx’s 2009 music video “Blame It.” He is depicted acting gangsta-like with Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker
“When I saw the finished result I did ask around: ‘Is it okay that I did this?’ I mean, I am one of the whitest men in the world,” Howard later told Entertainment Weekly. “I like singer-songwriters. But I thought it was funny that I was in it. Jamie sent me a case of champagne and I asked him if I could now blame everything on the a-a-a-alcohol. I haven’t heard back from him on that.”
Zach Braff & Harry Styles Became Twitter Pals First
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In 2014, then-One Direction singer Harry Styles attended the Sundance film festival to support actor Zach’s Kickstarter movie Wish I Was Here. Their unusual friendship made headlines. Harry tweeted after seeing the film: “I wasn’t crying. I had sweaty eyes. Loved it.”
The former Scrubs actor then tweeted: “For those of you asking, @Harry_Styles is a dynamite spooner.” The pair hit it off after Braff realized in 2013 that the singer was following him on Twitter. He explained, “And once he followed me a zillion young girls followed me, like, whatever Harry chooses is the right way to go.”
Next: she may be one of the world’s top athletes, but Serena Williams is never too busy for her close friends.
Kim Kardashian Says Serena Williams Is Never Too Busy For Her Friends
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Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian became friends at a time when the tennis star worked Wimbledon and Kardashian organized celebrity closets (this was way before Kardashian became famous). The pair are so close that Kardashian attended Williams’ 2017 wedding.
Kardashian told Vogue in 2017 that Serena is “obsessed” with karaoke and has no problem letting herself go in front of others. She added, “Serena’s the girl you can call and say anything to. She’ll never judge you, and she’s never too busy for you. Oh, and she can keep any secret.” The women have reportedly been friends for over 15 years.
Coming up: another tennis star’s unlikely friendship.
Roger Federer & Anna Wintour Spend Time Together On The Court & On The Runway
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Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and tennis ace Roger Federer have reportedly been friends since 2005. The editor was a fan of Federer, and a mutual friend introduced them, knowing Wintour would love to meet the tennis star.
“Of course, all I want to ever discuss with Roger is tennis: his tennis, other players, the next Slam,” Wintour said of their friendship. “But he wants to talk more about fashion. The truth is that Roger mostly wins that battle—he’s used to winning—and I’ve spent nearly as much time with him at runway shows as I have sitting in his box at Arthur Ashe Stadium.”
Snoop Dogg Asked David Beckham To Review His Unreleased Album
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David Beckham and Snoop Dogg have been friends for over a decade. In 2007, Beckham moved to LA while he played for the LA Galaxy. Snoop was filming a reality show there, and Beckham appeared in an episode to teach them about soccer.
In 2010, Beckham told the Associated Press he was the first to hear Snoop’s Malice n Wonderland album: “Since I moved to LA, we’ve become friends, funnily enough. His last album, he called me about 10 days before it came out and he said ‘I’ve just finished the album just this minute, why don’t you drive down to the studio and come in and listen to it?’”
Lawrence Ended Up Naked In Jenner’s Closet…
If you didn’t already know, Jennifer Lawrence is in love with reality TV. She especially loves Kris Jenner, the “momager.” The Hunger Games star found herself in a compromising position one time at the Jenner residence which Jenner discussed on Steve Harvey’s show.
“She had some time off, and I invited her over for dinner,” Jenner explains. Harvey was upset she didn’t answer how Lawrence ended up in the closet, so she spilled the beans. She said it all happened after 22 martinis. “She just took off her jeans and went for it,” Jenner says.
Perry Is A Fan Of Neil deGrasse
The astrophysicist master Neil deGrasse Tyson found a new fan from an unlikely pop star. Katy Perry and Tyson had a sit-down interview where they discussed some pretty interesting topics. Somewhere in their encountering, Tyson discovered that Perry was a fan of his work.
“You can’t get higher pop culture currency than Katy Perry,” Tyson told Variety. It sounds like the two are mutual fans of each other after a statement like that. Do you think they talk about space often?
Harry Styles Is Good With Crawford’s Family
The English singer, actor, and songwriter stud has made some pretty impressive friends. One of them is Cindy Crawford. And not only is he friends with her, but he also is in tight with the model’s family.
Friends that vacation together, stay together. That’s the case for these two as they’ve been spotted taking trips in Malibu and Ontario, Canada. Once you eat with the family, you’re in there for good barring a friendship feud.
How You Doin’ Emilia?
Joey Tribbiani is known to have his fair share of women. However, when he met the Mother of Dragons, he wasn’t trying to court her, he just wanted to be her friend. Matt LeBlanc and Emilia Clarke are fans of each other and that blossomed into a cute friendship.
The two have a lot in common as it turns out. Appearing on the Graham Norton show together, Clarke had a smitten look on her face next to the former Friends actor. Whatever the case, this is an awesome friendship.
One Of Ellen’s Favorite Guest’s Is Bieber
When Ellen has you appear on her show 26 times, it’s safe to say you two are close. That’s how many times pop singer Justin Bieber has shared the screen with Ellen on her talk show.
To make things even better, the internet (Twitter, Instagram) love to draw comparisons between the two. Saying how much they look alike is a classic running joke. At least they can’t say the line “have you ever seen these two in the same place at the same time?”
Jenny And Meryl Collide
Jennifer Lopez doesn’t seem to slow down when it comes to entertainment. This life was definitely made for her. It only makes sense that she would eventually come across the legendary Meryl Streep, who is, in her own right, one of the best actresses.
The photo you see above came from the Oscars as the two took a selfie together. Lopez captioned it, “MERYL STREEP #oscars #oscarlegend #needsomeofthatoscarjuju lol.” The juju should kick in soon enough.
Midler Gushes Over 50
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Although he has a troubled past and a hard exterior, 50 Cent manages to make friends with the most unsuspecting celebrities. And when it happens, the other celebrity always praises the rapper. Bette Midler was no different.
The two met while they were working for the New York Restoration Project. “He’s one of the newest members of our tribe,” Midler noted. “He’s really made my life worth living.” That’s just 50, showing his one of a kind charisma.
Vince And Robert Make An Unlikely Friendship
This friendship might be one of the most random ones. Comedian Vince Vaughn and actor Robert Pattinson make appearances out and about on occasion. Supposedly, Vaughn was there for the former vampire after the cheating scandal happened with Kristen Stewart.
After you get cheated on, having a friend there for you is a vital part of moving on. They help you remember who you are and don’t leave you alone. That’s what Vaughn provided for Pattinson.
Reese And Nicole Link Up
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After so many years in Hollywood, you would assume Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon would have been friends by now. Or perhaps they were friends and we just didn’t know. The mystery faded after the 2017 Golden Globes when the two presented together.
Both posed for a selfie that Witherspoon posted on her Twitter account. Her caption read, “Loved presenting with my friend & co-star Nicole Kidman at the Golden Globes! Can’t wait for y’all to see our show Big Little Lies on HBO.”
Jenny From The Block And The Former Mrs. Tatum
A friendship isn’t official until you’ve made a social media post about it. That’s precisely what Jennifer Lopez did back in 2017. Lopez shared a beautiful selfie of the two dancers on her feed announcing the new host of World of Dance.
Lopez left the caption, “Meet our beautiful host… @jennaldewan #WORLDOFDANCE #dancelife #comingsoon #NBC #1millionreasons to show up.” We know the men wouldn’t want to miss these two lovely ladies as they pose for the close up in the picture.
Mariah Did Will’s Makeup
We know the huge voice Mariah Carey has on her. We also know the funniness Will Ferrell packs with him. When two of the best in their categories link up, gender roles drop and Carey does Ferrell’s makeup.
The comedian went to Carey’s Las Vegas show and she couldn’t have been more thrilled. The two snapped a picture and Carey captioned it, “Shake and bake !! Thank you for coming to my show last night !! #elf forever !!”
Justin Bieber’s Secret Friend
Justin Bieber posted this selfie on his Instagram way back in 2015. It’s safe to assume they’ve been friends for some time now, but it most definitely is a surprise for most. Bieber didn’t even have a caption for the picture.
That tactic makes you wonder a little. Is Bieber more than friendly with Jennifer Aniston? Probably not, but it’s nice to know that this unlikely tandem exists. Bieber should do a cover for the Friends theme song.
Caitlyn Jenner and Naomi Watts Grab Dinner
When Caitlyn Jenner announced she was transitioning into a woman in September 2015, she received an incredible amount of support from Hollywood and beyond. One fellow celeb who really showed her support was actress Naomi Watts.
Watts, who is known for her roles in movies like The Impossible and Mulholland Drive, was spotted dining at Hollywood hotspot Nobu with Jenner after she came out. Around the same time, Jenner was frequently spotted with her new girl gang.
Kate Hudson and Cara Delevinge Are Two Peas In One Weird Pod
Kate Hudson stole our heart in movies like How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days and Almost Famous. Cara Delevigne is a high fashion model with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Both of these ladies are bold and don’t seem to really give a dang what anyone thinks about them.
With that in mind, is it really that surprising these two have been spotted together? Not really, but what’s extra cool is that they spent Thanksgiving together in the photo above. And yep, that’s Kurt Russell hanging out on the couch! Thanks for the invite.
Alexander Skarsgård and Jack McBrayer Are Best Friends
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Alexander Skarsgård and Jack McBrayer play completely different characters on their respective television series. Skarsgård is best known for playing a sultry, blood-thirsty vampire on True Blood. McBrayer, on the other hand, is known for his role as NBC page Kenneth Parcell in 30 Rock.
While the backstory of their friendship is unknown, the duo has been best friends for more than six years and has been spotted together since 2012.
Selena Gomez and Petra Collins Are a Creative Duo
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Selena Gomez is a household name, while Petra Collins is relatively unknown. But Collins is one of the biggest names in photography and has a beyond-impressive resume. She’s worked with huge celebrities like Dakota Johnson, Barbie Ferreira, and of course, Gomez.
These gal pals met on a photoshoot and clicked so well that they are now best friends. Collins regularly photographs the star and even recently shot her music video for Gomez’s song “Fetish.”
Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra Say It Was Friendship At First Sight
Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have a beautiful friendship. The gal pals are constantly sticking up for each other, supporting each other, and even met at an event that was all about women.
In an interview with India West, Markle gushed about her Quantico bestie saying that it basically friendship at first sight. “And you know when you meet someone and you just ‘click’… It was just an easy, natural progression.” She added, “We’ve managed to keep in touch via email and text, and try to see each other whenever we’re both in the same town.”
Blake Lively and Taylor Swift Almost Had Bad Blood
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In 2015, Blake Lively made an innocent Instagram post that fans thought was shade directed at Taylor Swift. While the two dismissed rumors they were fighting, of course, the internet took things too far.
Fast forward to a few months later, Lively and Swift were both in Australia for separate projects. While down under, Lively attended Taylor’s 1989 World Tour. Late that night the two posted this sweet picture together.
Kanye West and Kristen Stewart Popped Bottles At a Paris Nightclub
This friendship might be even more bizarre than Kanye West’s friendship with Donald Trump. But believe it or not, West and Kristen Stewart are gals.
Alright, alright, many these two aren’t exactly best friends, but in any case, they were spotted hanging out at a club one night back in the today. The two were photographed sitting in the same booth at a Paris nightclub where they were quite literally popping bottle together. Who knew?
Elton John Must Have a Thing For Rappers
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First Enimen and now this? Legendary musician and performer Elton John has been frequently spotted hanging out with his friend, Chris Brown. In interviews, Brown has referred to John as a “good friend.”
While the pair definitely seems like an unlikely duo, John is known for mentoring troubled young men. After Brown was arrested for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, John reached out to help.