Most of us have a friend by our side that we can call on when the going gets tough. The same thing goes for celebrities. They have demanding schedules and face an enormous amount of pressure being in the spotlight. Thankfully, when times get tough,
they can turn to their fellow famous friends for support.
Though it is said that celebrity
friendships last a long time is something special, especially in a movie industry that thrives on competition and rivalry. However, sometimes it's a fellow celebrity who understands what it's like to be in the limelight.
Today we are going to share with you the 15 most iconic celebrity friendships, proving that no matter how famous you get, you always need your closest friends by your side. From Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's long-lasting friendship to Katy Perry
and Allison Williams's unlikely pairing, keep reading for more details!
#1 Tom Holland and Zendaya
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In 2017, while working on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland and Zendaya grew close. Holland was "literally one of my best friends," as Zendaya previously said. But over time, their tight relationship gave rise to romantic emotions, and last year the two began dating.
#2 Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese
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Given their friendship's longevity (more than 50 years), Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese appear to be the absolute winners of our list. Although they first collaborated closely in 1973, they had known one another since they were just 16 years old. "I consider myself very lucky to have that long of a relationship with him," De Niro adds.
#3 Paul Newman and Robert Redford
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While co-starring in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman and Robert Redford become close. Prior to Newman's death in 2008 from lung cancer, their relationship lasted for 40 years. Redford said at the time ,“I have lost a real friend. My life — and this country — is better for his being in it.”
#4 Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
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In addition to being pals on the runway, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have been close since they were adolescents. The relationship between the two superstars is a prime example of a beautiful friendship in Hollywood. Hadid shared with E! News, "Kendall and I have a really good friendship in the sense that we have different career paths but we're both kind of on equal points in our careers where we really understand each other." At the Met Gala in 2021, the two were seen holding hands.
#5 Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson
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Since 2010, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson, two Pretty Little Liars actresses, have epitomized the phrase "best friends forever." Even after the show was canceled in 2017, the couple continues to post videos of themselves having fun.
#6 Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
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The acting partnership of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau is regarded as one of the best in Hollywood. These two are not just pals outside of the Movies
they have appeared in together. Walt is the brother that Lemmon's kid reportedly said, "My father found the brother he'd always wanted."
#7 Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds
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Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds, both actors, originally met and grew close while working on the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The two have been referred to as "frenemies" by the media since they are often making jokes and playing practical jokes on one another. For instance, Reynolds shared a video of himself wearing funny socks with Jackman's face on them.
#8 Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz
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On the set of Charlie's Angels, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz first became friends 18 years ago. There is nothing that Barrymore and her pals haven't done together, as she put it, "We've experienced birth, life, death, marriage, divorce — highs and lows, work, boyfriends, friends, travel — there is nothing we haven't done." This demonstrates the reality of true friendship in Hollywood.
#9 Dylan O’Brien and Tyler Posey
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In 2011, while co-starring and portraying pals in the adolescent drama Teen Wolf, Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien got very close. Since that time, their relationship has developed into a brotherhood, and they are still together today!
#10 Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
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Despite having known one another for fifty years, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart only developed a real friendship in 2000 while working on the set of the blockbuster film X-Men. Since then, they have worked on several projects and enjoyed joyful times together. McKellen even performed the ceremony at Stewart's wedding in 2013.
#11 Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
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One of the longest-lasting friendships in Hollywood is between Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda; their sisterhood has endured for more than 40 years! The buddies still hang out together, go to red carpet events, and collaborate on projects outside of work.
#12 Katy Perry and Allison Williams
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Unlike many other friendships, Katy Perry and Allison Williams's started through common friends. Williams claims that after "just clicked a photo" with Perry in 2014, the two have become best friends and go to all of the same public events together.
#13 Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson
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In the 1999 comedy EDtv, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson shared their first on-screen partnership. They have remained close friends for more than 20 years since becoming best friends. Each year, the two even plan "friendship tours" where they get to spend time together.
#14 Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder
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After co-starring in The Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder remained good friends. However, the results of their efforts included not just a brotherhood but also a brother-business. The two started their own bourbon company, Brother's Bond, in 2021.
#15 Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen
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Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker originally got to know one another while Andy was a producer on CBS's The Morning Show. After a year of getting to know one another, they developed strong friendships and have continued to attend the Met Gala together ever since.