14 Pairs of Celebrities That Have Been Friends Since Youth, and Fame Is Not a Problem

Finding a best friend forever is like finding a treasure. When you feel bad, you can find comfort in your friend; when everything is great, you share the joy, and it gets even better. When they were young, many stars were lucky enough to find a person they’ve managed to be friends with through the years.

We at CHEERY had no idea how close these famous people were with each other, and we’re sure these stories will leave you impressed.

1. Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman

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These 2 Australian actresses have been friends for 30 years. They were friends at school, and, as Naomi said in an interview, they got especially close on the set of Flirting in 1991. The actress congratulated Kidman on her birthday, saying, “This woman is everything to me.” And Kidman said, “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers. And we’re like sisters”.

2. Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore

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The actresses have been friends since they were teenagers, when Drew worked at a coffee shop and Cameron was a model. You can see that they are good friends not only thanks to their photos together but also by reading how they talk about each other. Barrymore remembered that Cameron “was always kind. She was friendly and goofy and really nice.” And Diaz admires her friend, too, “She is one big heart, Drew! She doesn’t even wear it on her sleeve, it’s like she is just a heart.”

3. Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie

The celebrities have been friends since kindergarten. Later, their friendship became stronger thanks to Paris Hilton and doing The Simple Life reality show. And they also attended Paris Hilton’s wedding together.

4. Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin

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These actors became friends in the 90s, while filming the thriller The Good Son. Once, when they were asked on Twitter if they were still friends, Culkin replied with the movie reference, “Of course we’re friends. Не and I will always be brothers. Until he inevitably drops me off a cliff.”

5. Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens

Unlike what many people think, the actresses became friends way before High School Musical. Tisdale said in an interview that they met and instantly became close during the filming of a Sears commercial: “From that day on, we were super close.”

6. Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler

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The actresses have been friends since childhood: they went to the same school together. And they still communicate a lot and appear on each other’s social media. Fun fact: both Hudson and Tyler have been through a divorce and have 3 children.

7. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire

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The future main characters of Gatsby and Spider-Man met at an audition when they were 12-year-old boys. It’s been over 30 years since then, and their friendship is still as strong as ever. It was DiCaprio who organized the audition for Maguire for The Great Gatsby. In one of his interviews, Leonardo said, “Every project we do, we talk about it. Every single choice I’ve made, I’ve talked to Tobey about it and vice versa.”

8. Lisa Kudrow and Conan O’Brien

The actress and the tv-host met when they were young at an improv class and even dated for a short period of time. But time showed that friendship between them is way more sustainable and valuable than a romance.

9. Adam Levine and Jonah Hill

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The leader of Maroon 5 and the star of Don’t Look Up grew up in Los Angeles together. They are so close that the actor even calls Levine his older brother, “Our fathers met in the office of our middle school headmaster.” By the way, in his youth, Adam even devoted a song to Hill’s younger sister, Beanie Feldstein, when she was only 5 years old. The girl shared this good memory on an Instagram post.

10. Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein

Actress Beanie Feldstein defined her friendship with Ben as “soulmate connection”. They became friends back when they were at school. They dreamed of acting in Broadway together, and never missed a single musical at school.

11. B.J. Novak and John Krasinski

Before they became stars of 9 seasons in The Office, these friends went to the same school and were in a little league baseball team in 6th grade. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Novak said, “John Krasinski and I have known each other our whole lives in the weirdest, most coincidental way.”

12. John Boyega and Letitia Wright

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It turns out, the actors are not just partners in successful films, such as Star Wars and Black Panther but also close friends. They grew up in London, entered the same acting school, and often talked about their classes in cafés. The actor shared his nostalgic feelings and wrote this under a photo of him and Wright, “We spoke about the future in a McDonald’s after drama classes. Look at God and look at this amazing woman.”

13. Kristen Stewart And Dakota Fanning

The actresses have known each other for so long that Stewart had a hard time remembering the exact number of years in her speech during an event, “I’ve looked up to you since I was, like, 10... No, you were 5? Who knows, maybe I was, like, 9? Oh my God, dude, I love you so much.” It turns out that the actresses have a very strong relationship. But it didn’t stop them from portraying Bella and Jane, who were enemies in the Twilight saga. Fanning thanked Stewart, “She has held my hair back and talked me through heartbreak.”

14. Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling

Ryan and Justin met in the 90s, when they were teenagers and got roles in Mickey Mouse Club, where they became friends. Justin said in an interview that Ryan lived with him during filming. He said that his mom was Ryan’s guardian for around 6 months. And he added that they were probably closer to each other than anyone else on the show because they had to share a bathroom.

How long have you been friends with your best friend? Is it true that real friends can only be found in childhood?

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