Ben Affleck and Matt Damon; Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox; and The Banana Boat Crew (consisting of NBA Players Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, and Chris Paul) are among the most famous groups of celebrities that are friends, to name a few. Each of the close connections between these celebrities are well documented on their social media accounts that feel fans feeling #freindshipgoals.
By looking at celebrities’ social media accounts or following pop culture, one will easily know which stars are friends with each other or not. However, with the former, one can also discover friendships between certain celebrities that they believed never existed. Despite different backgrounds and/or careers, celebrities have ways of having/forming friendships with other celebrities that leave fans wondering how they even started in the first place.
Now, with that being said, here are 10 Groups of Celebrities Who You Didn’t Know Were Friends:
1. Anna Kendrick and Adam Lambert:
The Oscar-Nominated Actress (on the right) and the singer and American Idol Season 8 Runner-Up (on the left) were friends before they both became celebrities! It turns out that 2009 was the year that gave the two friends each of their big breaks.
During an interview on American Idol host Ryan Seacrest ‘s radio show in 2010, Kendrick revealed that when they ran into each other at a party a year ago, both celebrities shared and kept each other’s big secrets. Kendrick stated that Lambert told her that she, “[Couldn’t] tell anyone, but [he] tried out for American Idol and [he got] through Hollywood Week,”. In response, Kendrick then told Lambert that he, “[Couldn’t] tell anyone, but I just booked this movie with George Clooney!”.
The film she was referring to was Up In The Air, which saw Kendrick earn various awards and nominations for her role, including an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress. After those confessions, the two celebrities didn’t see each other again until The 2010 Critics Choice Awards and SAG Awards and reflected how 2009 shaped each of their careers.
2. Kris Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence:
It’s no big secret that Jennifer Lawrence (on the right) is a huge fan of The Kardashians. What surprises most people is that the Oscar-winning Actress has a tight friendship with Kris Jenner (on the left), the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. On an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Lawrence filled in as guest host, she recounted a story with Kim Kardashian (who was a guest on that episode) about the time she went over to Kris’s house for dinner and the two got so drunk that Lawrence stripped naked in Jenner’s closet!
3. Jay-Z and Chris Martin:
After first meeting each other in 2006, the rapper (on the left) and the lead singer of Coldplay (on the right) not only have been collaborating together on music professionally, but also have been great friends since then. The two Grammy winners even performed together at the 2009 Grammy Awards Ceremony. Martin’s ex-wife Gwyenth Paltrow once said in an interview that Apple and Moses (her two children with Martin) even call the rapper “Uncle Jay”!
4. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg:
Another unlikely friendship between celebrities is the one between Martha Stewart (on the left) and Snoop Dogg (on the right)? This one left all their fans wondering how did the bond start between the celebrity chef and the rapper.
To answer everyone’s question, the two celebrities first met after Snoop Dogg was a guest star on Stewart’s Show Martha twice in 2008. However, it wasn’t until both took part in the 2015 Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber that the pair’s friendship flourished. The rapper has said the best part of their friendship is that “[Martha allows] me do me and accepts me for who I am.”
5. Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini:
Although Jennifer Lopez (on the left) and Leah Remini (on the right) co-starred together in the 2018 film Second Act, a lot of people don’t know that the two have been close friends for almost for a long time. Their close bond started after Lopez began dating Marc Anthony, her ex-husband. Anthony then introduced her to Remini (who he was friends with prior to dating JLo) and her husband at one of Marc’s movie premieres. Lopez and Remini are so close that the latter is the godmother of Lopez and Anthony’s twins Max and Emme.
6. Pete Davidson and Nick Cannon:
Remember when Saturday Night Live Star Pete Davidson and Pop Star Ariana Grande dated, got engaged and broke up within the span of five months? The one person that Davidson (on the left) called right before he was about to propose to Grande, was his good friend Rapper and Actor Nick Cannon (on the right)!
The friendship between Davidson and Cannon goes all the way back several years prior to the former getting his big break on Saturday Night Live in 2013. In an interview, Cannon said when his pal called him, his reaction was “Salud!” and that Davidson was excited. In addition, Cannon offered to officiate the wedding between his friend and Grande. Unfortunately, the nuptials never happened as Grande and Davidson broke up in October 2018. Cannon made headlines over the summer for throwing shade at his close friend’s ex-fiancee.
7. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel:
Emily Blunt (on the left) and John Krasinski (in the center), one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples, are neighbors with Late Night Talk Show Host Jimmy Kimmel (on the right). The friendship between the three celebrities is very funny as it includes an ongoing prank war around Christmas.
On a 2014 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Blunt was a guest, Kimmel explained that the prank war between the couple and him and his wife Molly started in 2011 after Blunt and Krasinski broke into Kimmel’s House (which he gave them a key to and while Kimmel was at work) to set up a snowman and Santa Christmas light display in his living room! After Kimmel retaliated by installing a neon sign of an insurance list on the wall of the couple’s driveway, things have escalated ever since! Some pranks have resulted in things happening at the studio where Jimmy Kimmel Live! is taped.
8. Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams:
It looks like Kris Jenner (see #2) isn’t the only Kardashian on this list! Another surprising friendship between celebrities includes Kim Kardashian (on the left) and Serena Williams (on the right). It turns out the two have been pals over 15 years before Kardashian was even famous! Although this is one of the more low-key friendships between celebrities, the pair are close enough that Kardashian scored an invite to Williams’s wedding to Alexis Ohanian in 2017.
9. Elijah Wood and Nick Viall:
One of the most shocking friendships between celebrities is the one between Actor Elijah Wood (in the center) and Season 21 Bachelor Nick Viall (on the left). When the Lord of The Rings Star revealed this on an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (which happened while Viall’s season of The Bachelor was airing), which left all of us wondering, how in the world did this happen?
Wood stated that their friendship began after meeting through a mutual friend sometime before Viall became The Bachelor. He even defended his friend and stated that Viall was a very “Genuine individual, he’s got a lot of integrity,”.
10. Helen Mirren and Russell Brand:
Another unlikely friendship between celebrities is the British Pair of Oscar-Winning Actress Helen Mirren (on the right) and Comedian Russell Brand (on the left). This duo became tight after working together on the 2011 film Arthur. Eight years later, these two celebrities are still close friends.