Heartwarming Celebrity Friendships That Withstood The Test Of Time
- April 4, 2023
Meghan Markle & Serena Williams
You may not expect the Duchess of Sussex and a tennis player to be besties, but these two are smashing friendship stereotypes left and right! They were brought together during the 2010 Super Bowl before Markle became royalty, and their friendship was instantaneous. Megan discussed their friendship on her now-defunct blog and said, “We are both the same age, have a penchant for hot sauces and adore fashion, but what connects us more than those things is perhaps our belief in exceeding expectations – our endless ambition.”
The two pop sensations met in 2008 when Swift and Gomez dated the Jonas brothers, Joe and Nick Jonas respectively. The pair can frequently be seen attending events together and often post cute dedications to each other on social media. During a 2017 interview, Selena Gomez joked that their friendship, “was the best thing we got out of those relationships.” It’s wonderful to see women coming together and staying together even when the men who helped them meet don’t stick around!
Levine and Hill were friends back in high school, causing trouble together as one would expect! The pair became fast friends after their fathers met and introduced them during their teen years. The Grammy-winning Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill have been inseparable since their early years and have even stated in interviews that they think of each other as family. They’ve remained close throughout their adult lives, and now their sons are best friends as well!
BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling met in 2004 as writers for the hit comedy series The Office. At one point, their friendship did turn to romance, but when that didn’t work out, the pair easily went back to their super close and super platonic relationship. Kaling said this about their relationship during an interview with InStyle in 2015, “He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend. I guess you could describe our relationship as a ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.”
Debi Mazar and Madonna met in a nightclub elevator during the 80s, sparking an instant connection that would last their entire lives. Debi became Madonna’s makeup artist and hair stylist once the star’s career began to kick off, and even appeared in a handful of Madonna’s music videos. Their friendship never became strained despite Madonna’s impressive rise to fame. While they couldn’t have their traditional weekly girl’s night after a while, they still made an effort to find time for each other, and the pair remains close to this day!
Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff met at a house party in 1985, and their instant connection led to the formation of their hip-hop group, “DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.” The friends released their first album, “Rock the House,” in 1987 and released four more albums before Smith’s career took off and their group took a backseat. Jeff began working on solo music projects once Smith hit it big as an actor, and the pair have remained close friends despite their careers going in different directions.