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15 Iconic Celebrity Friendships

by Emma Menteath, Editorial Lead

While you’re getting ready for your girls night out this Galentines, spare a thought for the celebrity girl friends who rely on each other for support when it comes to being chased by the paparazzi or screamed at by adoring fans. These celebs have all bonded over days spent on set, hours backstage at fashion week and demanding schedules that only other celebs could truly understand.

Here are 15 iconic girl gang friendships to inspire you and your girls this Galentines Day.

1. Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie

If there’s any friendship that sums up the noughties it’s Paris and Nicole. The two grew up together in Hollywood and eventually landed their own reality show – The Simple Life. It’s unclear why the two fell out in 2005 but their friendship still remains iconic.

2. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner

Gigi and Kendall share more than just the runway. Over the years their friendship has bloomed thanks to (surprise surprise) Kendall’s friendship with Gigi’s sister, Bella who became friends with Kendall in her teenage years after the pair met over sushi one night. Now Gigi and Kendall share a special bond too.

3. Kate Moss & Liv Tyler

Kate described Liv as a “magical unicorn” when they first met when she was 15 years old. Years later, Kate played cupid, setting Liv up with friend David Gardner, with whom Liv now has three children.

4. Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss

This pairing first became friends in 2012 when Karlie tweeted Taylor and invited her over to bake cookies. They eventually went road-tripping together through the US. Rumours have it that the two are no longer friends since Taylor failed to attend Kloss’s wedding.

5. Emma Stone & Jennifer Lawrence

These two become besties when co-star Woody Harrelson introduced them. In an interview in 2016, Jennifer said about Emma: "She texted me saying she got my number from Woody, and I replied, 'F**k off!' And we've been really good friends ever since!"

6. Jennifer Aniston & Courteney Cox

When Friends become friends. With 20 years of friendship and counting under their belt, we can’t see these two splitting up anytime soon. Did you know that Aniston is godmother to Cox’s daughter and that Courtney was the maid of honour at Aniston’s wedding to Justin Theroux?

7. Sophie Turner & Maisie Williams

According to social media reports, these two are attached at the hip. Having worked together over the last 10 years on the Game of Thrones franchise we can why these two become friends.

8. Kim Kardashian & Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy was incredibly nervous the first time she met Kim. She claims she felt like a weirdo after watching Kim’s reality show for years, but that didn’t stop her from making friends with this Kardashian. The two have now been friends for years, with Chrissy even joking that Kim always stays at her house when she’s been fighting with Kanye.

9. Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara

Reese and Sofia become friends after working together in 2014 on Hot Pursuit. Since then Reese even offered to throw Sofia a hen party before her wedding to Joe Manganiello.

10. Cara Delevingne and Rihanna

After meeting at a fashion show – rumour has it that Cara slapped Rihanna on the bum – these two become fast friends. What an introduction.

11. Cameron Diaz & Drew Barrymore

These two become friends in their teenage years when Barrymore was 14 and Diaz was 16. It wasn’t until years later that they finally got the chance to act alongside one another in Charlie’s Angels.

12. Oprah and Gayle King

The original BFFs, Oprah and Gayle have been best friends since 1976 after meeting at a Baltimore TV station. Thanks to a snowstorm hitting the area, Oprah asked Gayle to stay at her house for safety and the rest is history.

13. Naomi Watts & Nicole Kidman

Just like Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman have been friends for more than 25 years. Nicole Kidman takes a lot of pride in the fact that their friendship has lasted the test of time.

14. Ashley Benson & Shay Mitchell

While the entire cast of Pretty Little Liars may be close, there’s no denying that Ashley and Shay have a special friendship. The two are often seen hanging out together on Instagram.

15. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

This hilarious pair first bonded through the improv comedy scene in the early 90s and have since then remained close friends often collaborating on many projects together.