Some celebs are so inseparable that their friendship just automatically became iconic—and they were BFFs before it was even cool to be BFFs. These pairs of celebs set the standard when it comes to bestie status, and some of them have been together since way before Hollywood even existed (we’re looking at you, Cleopatra and her besties). Even if you haven’t heard of these ladies individually, you definitely know about their friendship!
Angelina Jolie & Gwyneth Paltrow
Two iconic Hollywood actresses, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have been best friends since 1998. They met each other on the set of the movie Playing by Heart and soon became each other’s confidant. The two women are also co-parents to their six children. They are both in an industry where they are surrounded by a lot of fake people so it’s important for them to have someone they can trust and who understands their struggles as actresses.
Blake Lively & Serena Williams
Blake Lively and Serena Williams have been friends for quite some time, but the two were officially introduced through a mutual friend. In fact, Blake was supposed to be maid-of-honor at Serena’s wedding to Alexis Ohanian in November 2017 but had to drop out due to her own pregnancy. We met through a mutual friend and she was my maid of honor, Serena said during an interview with Glamour. She was so supportive when we got married. The duo has had plenty of adventures together including taking a ride on Beyoncé’s private jet and celebrating Kendall Jenner’s 21st birthday in Mexico.
Jennifer Aniston & Courtney Cox
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox are best friends who have been inseparable since the nineties. They starred in the TV show Friends together. In a 2008 interview, Jennifer said: Courtney is my first call when something goes wrong. Courtney appeared as a character in We’re the Millers, which was written by Jennifer’s husband John Krasinski. In a 2005 interview with Vanity Fair magazine, she spoke about her friendship with Jennifer Aniston, saying I love her very much. I admire her so much.
Jessica Alba & Cash Warren
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are one of the most iconic sets of celebs best friends. The two met at a friend’s birthday party in 2005 and Alba later said she knew they would be friends because they shared a love for healthy food and their daughters, Honor and Haven. When asked what it was like to have her bestie with her through all the highs and lows, Alba replied It’s nice to have somebody who understands you. To laugh about everything together. To share the deep stuff.
I’m not sure if it was inevitable that my best friend would also become my business partner but when I realized he has an incredible mind for business and creative ideas that we could collaborate on I thought, Why not? We became partners and then married shortly after!
Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon
One of the most iconic sets of celeb besties is Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The two famously starred in an early 2000s Saturday Night Live sketch about their celebrity friendship. They also made a cameo appearance in each other’s music videos for Suit & Tie and My Love.
Timberlake has been one of Fallon’s first guests on Late Night, with this being his second visit to the show. And they’re so good at co-hosting award shows together! Whether it’s MTV Movie Awards or the VMAs, they know how to have fun with each other and really get into it.
Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have been friends since they starred in their breakout role together in the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle back in 1993. The pair has appeared onscreen together four times, with the latest being a cameo on one another’s show: Ryan guest starred on Tom Hanks’ Electric City and Hanks guest starred on Parks & Recreation. And off-screen, they are still close friends, often reuniting at awards shows and other events.
Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid
It’s hard to argue that the most iconic celebrity besties are Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. These two have been in each other’s lives for years, whether it was Gigi walking in Kendall’s first ever show or Kendall being there for Gigi when she needed a friend. They call each other sisters, and are always posting pictures together on their social media accounts. It feels like they’re just always having so much fun together, so they’re definitely some famous best friends to follow if you’re looking for some new celebs to idolize!
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the world’s reigning power couple. They’re also one of the most iconic celebrity bestie couples ever! The two have a very tight bond and have been friends for years. Kim even revealed that Kanye was her biggest crush when she was a teenager. It’s clear that these two are in it for the long haul, and we love watching their relationship grow. When they first started dating back in 2012, there were rumors about how Kim wasn’t happy with Kanye’s fame and ego taking over. But now things seem to be going well-both of them just had kids this year (Kim had her third child, Chicago with Kanye), and they both seem really happy together.
Even though they don’t share a birthday (Kanye is September 8th; Kim is October 21st), it seems like every other month, we hear about them getting another matching tattoo or spending time together at each other’s houses. We can only hope that this friendship will last for many years to come!