16 Pairs Of Celebrity Besties Who Prove That Age Is Just A Number

Age is just a number, and that's especially true when it comes to friendship. Some of the most unlikely celebrity friendships have been formed despite huge age gaps, and it's actually pretty amazing to see.
Take the odd couple of Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, for example. They may be from two completely different worlds, but they've managed to create a successful TV show. Then there's the iconic duo of Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez. Selena has made it no secret that she's a huge fan of the “Friends” actress, and the two have formed a sweet friendship over the years.
These age-defying friendships just go to show that it's never too late (or early) to make a new friend. Who knows, you might just find your soulmate friendship in someone from a completely different generation. Go ahead, it might just be the start of something both hilarious and beautiful. Plus, who doesn't love a good "odd couple" pairing?

#1 Diane Keaton and Justin Bieber

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Despite a significant 48-year age difference, actress Diane Keaton and singer Justin Bieber share a mutual admiration for each other.
Keaton is a fan of Bieber's music, and the two have developed a friendship that led to Keaton's appearance as Bieber's grandmother in his music video for "Ghost."

#2 Dakota Fanning and Tom Cruise

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In 2005, Tom Cruise and 10-year-old Dakota Fanning co-starred in "War of the Worlds," forming a bond that transcended their 31-year age gap. To this day, Cruise sends Fanning a birthday present each year, cementing their enduring friendship. "She's lovely. I feel like I just want to protect her," said Cruise about Fanning.
Fanning expressed her gratitude towards Cruise for helping her become a better actress and declared her love for him.

#3 Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

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Following their first encounter at a charity gala in 2011, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett quickly hit it off, recording a jazz album and embarking on a tour together. At the 2022 Grammys, Gaga paid tribute to Bennett, who had retired from public life the previous year due to his battle with Alzheimer's.
Certainly their significant 59-year age gap doesn’t stop the strong connection between the two singers.

#4 Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart

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In 2008, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart met on an episode of "The Martha Stewart Show" and immediately hit it off. Their friendship grew so strong that they later co-hosted the TV Show."Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" in 2016.
Snoop Dogg described their connection as a "natural combination of love, peace, and harmony". Stewart credited the rapper with teaching her new slang and cultural references, as well as surprising her with his cooking skills. Despite their 30-year age difference, the two have formed an unlikely but enduring bond.

#5 Stevie Nicks and Harry Styles

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In 2015, Harry Styles surprised Stevie Nicks with a birthday cake backstage at a Fleetwood Mac concert, which sparked a friendship between the two musicians. Nicks later performed a song at a Harry Styles show in 2017 and has referred to him as "the son I never had."
"Whenever you hear her voice, life gets a little bit better”. Styles loves Nicks' voice and calls her everything he's ever wanted in a lady, lover, and friend.

#6 Elton John and Eminem

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Despite criticism over his past lyrics, Eminem and Elton John surprised everyone when they performed together at the 2001 Grammys and developed a close friendship. John supported Eminem in his battle with addiction and even became his AA sponsor.

#7 Bette Midler and 50 Cent

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In 2018, Bette Midler and 50 Cent collaborated on a project to create a community garden in Jamaica, Queens, which led to an unexpected friendship between the two. Midler has called the rapper a "doll" and described him as gorgeous.
50 Cent returned the love on Instagram by posting a photo of them, captioned "Bette Milder is on my list of my favorite people in the world." Despite their vastly different backgrounds, the two have formed a genuine connection.

#8 Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez

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In 2009, Aniston and Gomez first met each other in a bathroom, but they were introduced to each other in 2014 by their shared manager. Aniston once described Gomez: "She's just like a little cherub that I feel like I wanna take care of."
Despite their 24-year age difference, Gomez loves Aniston and her very helpful maternal advice.

#9 Pitbull and John Travolta

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Pitbull and Travolta became friends when they worked together on the movie 'Gotti' in 2018. They have since collaborated on different projects, including Travolta's appearance in Pitbull's music video for '3 to Tango.'

#10 Helen Mirren and Vin Diesel

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Mirren and Diesel first met when they worked together in 'The Fate of the Furious' in 2017. Mirren said they had great chemistry from the very beginning, and Diesel feels similarly.
He praised her charisma and the way she makes people feel appreciated and loved. “And for that I love her forever," he said.

#11 Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox

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In 2013, the famous singer attended a party at Cox's home, and ended up falling asleep on her couch. Later on, Sheeran played cupid by introducing Cox to her future partner, Johnny McDaid.
Sheeran also had a habit of playing pranks on Cox, including ordering S&M masks to her house and hiding them in people's bedrooms.

#12 Jennifer Lawrence and Kris Jenner

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Jenner and Lawrence have been close friends since at least 2015, with Lawrence even giving Jenner a child-size Porsche play car as a Christmas gift in 2017, after Jenner had expressed her desire to own a Porsche. Despite the 35-year age gap between them, the two have a sweet and funny friendship.

#13 Jamie Foxx and Ron Howard

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Foxx and Howard met at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009, where Foxx invited Howard to appear in his music video for 'Blame It.'
The two have since collaborated on several projects, "Ron Howard is so cool and laid-back. To me, he still has that freshness of a child," said Foxx. The two have a 14-year age difference.

#14 Elton John and Charlie Puth

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After meeting at a Los Angeles restaurant, the two musicians collaborated on a song and formed a friendship. Charlie Puth even became a regular Sunday visitor to Elton John's house, where they would have pizza together while wearing masks.
Elton John has expressed admiration for Puth, the singer-songwriter who is 45 years younger than him.

#15 Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae

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Kardashian and Addison Rae first connected in 2020 when the TikTok star appeared in a video with Kardashian's son, Mason Disick. Their friendship quickly blossomed, and they became best friends.
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