Sometimes Hollywood can feel like high school in the sense that sometimes unusual friendships come out of it. What we have come to notice over the years is the people we would expect to be friends in Hollywood actually aren’t always! People gravitate towards certain vibes, but some of these friendships can’t even be explained. These people met in totally normal circumstances and yet they have bonded to create friendships that no one saw coming.
There have been a lot of epic friendships that have come out of Hollywood and that have lasted a long time. We love seeing new friendships blossom, and the weirder, the better. There have been a few interesting friendships growing in Hollywood over the years and some of them are a little bizarre. It’s those kinds of friendships where we have to ask ourselves, “where on earth did they even meet?”
If you're curious about the why and how of many celeb friendships, we've got all the details. This list will have you believe in in the uniqueness of friendship all over again. It will also have you believe that opposites really do attract. Check out these 20 unusual celeb friendships we never saw coming.
20 Martha Stewart And Snoop Dogg Cook Together
These celebrities are two of the most unlikely friends that we would ever think to have come out of Hollywood. It’s hard to believe that these two have been friends now for over a decade and considering they live in completely different worlds, people are amazed that they are friends.
The key to their friendship, Snoop has said, is that Stewart accepts him for who he is.
“She lets me do me and accepts me for who I am,” says Snoop, 46. “She doesn’t try to change me.” Stewart says she’s learned a lot from him, too. “I’ve learned a new vocabulary. I have a little dictionary — I might actually write the dictionary,” says Stewart. “It’s all those fo’ shizzles and everything else.”
19 Jessica Williams And J.K. Rowling Are Powerful Women
Jessica Williams was shocked when J.K. Rowling started following her on Twitter, but the real friendship began when Rowling slipped into her DM’s. “She messages me and she was like, ‘I was looking up people who have my birthday, and I saw yours was mentioned. I was going to wish you ‘happy our birthday,’ but I bloody forgot’… she’s like, ‘Which is typical me, but I think you are funny, intelligent, brave,’” Williams said. It wasn’t long before Rowling invited her out for a drink and a friendship was born and we're totally shipping this celeb duo, as unlikely as it is!
18 Mariah Carey And Will Ferrell Laugh It Out
Now, this is not a friendship that we saw coming. The two met after Will Ferrell attended her "Mariah #1 to Infinity" show in Las Vegas.
These two ended up hanging out together backstage, but that's not the only component of their relationship, as Mariah's social media comments revealed.
Carey even took to Instagram to mark the occasion. "Shake and bake!! Thank you for coming to my show last night!! #elf forever !!" There is even a YouTube video of Mariah Carey doing Will Ferrell’s makeup. Now that’s something that we have to see!
17 Jennifer Lopez And Leah Remini Are Besties
These two have been really good friends for a long time. They likely would have met because Jennifer Lopez’s father is a Scientologist and Leah Remini used to be one. But the two are still good friends today, despite Remini’s changing feelings about Scientology. Lopez posted on Instagram a picture of the two with the caption, "And we said...I will never eva leave you...Looove hanging w this one @leahremini #bestieday #jeleah #familia.” It sounds like their friendship is still going strong, which is refreshing given how often many celebs' girl squads switch up. Then again, these ladies are all grown up and still giving us BFF goals.
16 Ariana Grande And Nicki Minaj Always Impress Us On Stage
Ariana and Nicki have had each other’s backs multiple times over the years. They support each other and appear to have a strong friendship. They are constantly calling each other “sisters” on social media.
Despite the fact that people have tried to pit them against one another, they aren’t having any of it.
Ariana said this of her friend; "I think she is one of the greatest rappers of all time, male or female. It's kind of wild that people still try to discredit her and question what she's done and accomplished," she told PAPER magazine.
15 Meryl Streep And 50 Cent Get Each Other
We had no idea that these two were even friends until we saw them courtside together at a basketball game in New York in 2014, but Meryl and 50 are apparently buds! The most surprising aspect of the photos of the two for fans was that they thought it was weird that a feminist like Streep would hang out with a rapper who talks a lot about not respecting women. We’re not sure what to think of their friendship and how the two managed to even get together in the first place. If they didn't arrive at the game together, they at least had a good time while they were there!
14 Demi Lovato And Kim Kardashian Are "It" Girls
Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian hold a lot of respect for each other and they consider each other to be good friends.
Lovato even gave a shout out to Kardashian-West online and Kim returned the favor.
Demi applauded Kim for "revolutionizing our generation's view...of what beautiful is. You can think whatever you want about the Kardashians, but they really did help tons of women feel comfortable in their own skin, and I like to carry that message on."
Kim clearly feels the same because she said this about Demi, “Demi, thank you for always being a true friend, for always following your heart and for being an inspiration to me and countless other girls around the world. Your strength and kindness will never go unnoticed. I am looking forward to seeing you grow both personally and professionally even more and to creating many more unforgettable memories together.”
13 Jonah Hill And Adam Levine Have Always Been Friends
These two have known each other for a long time before either of them was famous, but without knowing the back story, you'd think Adam and Jonah were unlikely bros. But they are close friends and have been since their teens, and they have stayed that way even through all the fame. "Our dads met in the principal's office in junior high. We were in carpool, we lived at each other's houses," Jonah shared. "He's the kind of guy that you never would be [jealous of] cause he's... so generous and nice to people," Hill added.
12 Snoop Dogg And David Beckham Respect Each Other
Yes, this is definitely another unlikely match that we couldn’t have thought up if we wanted to. One’s a rapper and the other is a soccer player, but these two just seem to go together like two peas in a pod.
Snoop Dogg speaks highly of his friend and it’s pretty obvious that he has a lot of respect for David.
"He's a great father, a great husband, and a great friend, I love our friendship and some people in life just come together for some odd reason." It’s true, you never know why some people enter your life and stay there.
11 Justin Bieber And Floyd Mayweather Support Each Other
Justin Bieber is a huge fan of Floyd Mayweather, and Mayweather has even taken some time to teach the Biebs how to box. Bieber has walked out into the ring with Mayweather multiple times. The two have taken a step back from their friendship recently since Bieber has been going to church more. “Justin Bieber is at a point, he’s in a place right now, that he’s focused on church, he’s focused on his new team, he’s focused on the Lord, and the only thing I can do is give him the utmost respect,” Mayweather says. “To each his own. I’m not here to be negative and talk bad about anyone.” Bieber chimed in saying, “We just need to create boundaries and stuff when it comes to certain things."
10 Miley Cyrus And Kelly Osbourne Can Relate
Miley and Kelly are similar in the fact that they are both eccentric in the public eye. Despite that, people were still surprised when the two did become friends.
Another similarity that they share is the fact that they both have famous fathers, but that's not the only thing they've bonded over.
“We hang out at each other's houses, eat dinner, talk, put on music and make up stupid dance routines," Kelly noted, and also shared that, “What you see is what you get with Miley Cyrus and that's what I love about her. She is who she is without any apology."
9 Courteney Cox And Ed Sheeran Care For Each Other
There was a time that Courteney Cox allowed Ed Sheeran to live at her Malibu home, rent-free. Now that's the mark of a true friend! He stayed there for a couple of months while he was being inspired to write new material for an upcoming album. Ed said of Courteney's friendship and warmth; “There was no rent, but I made the bed and cups of tea and things like that. If you're staying at your friend's house, you should treat it like your own. Well, actually, that's a lie because I don't make my own bed at home.”
8 Jonah Hill And Channing Tatum Have Real Chemistry
These two met on the set of the remake of 21 Jump Street and they became forever friends. There is humor between the two and that’s something that makes for a great friendship.
Many believed that the two would never be friends in real life, but Hill disagrees.
“People ask if we would have been friends in high school because in the movie our characters weren’t friends, but I think we would have been best friends in high school. We are from very different places, but we have very similar morals on friendship. I’ve rarely gotten along with someone as well as this guy. We hang out all the time. Last night, I was like, ‘I miss Chan. I haven’t seen him in a few hours.’ He was in the same hotel, and I wanted to see what he was up to!”
7 Britney Spears And Kate Hudson Have Game Nights Together
Imagine having Britney Spears crash one of your game nights with your friends! That’s exactly what happened to Kate Hudson. She was having a chill night at home with a few friends playing board games and Spears crashed the party. The two totally hit it off and rocked together, winning all the games that night. Kate Hudson posted on Instagram about the moment and seemed thrilled. “That moment when @britneyspears shows up to your game night...” Talk about a cute story for the two of them and we love the fact that they are friends, especially since their celebrity likely never would have seen them cross paths otherwise.
6 Ruby Rose And Ellen Page Are Always There For Each Other
Ruby and Ellen are super close and Ruby considers her part of her girl gang. We bet you most people don't know that about these two leading ladies!
She posted on social media just how she felt about her pal Ellen.
"When your best friend is the most talented, funny, beautiful, generous, humble human being it's hard to not smile until it hurts. Ellen, I am so proud of you and will always be grateful for everything you are and will always be to me." Wow, talk about a great supporter. It’s amazing to have these kinds of friends in your life.
5 Charlie Sheen And Lindsay Lohan Give Each Other Advice
The two starred together in Scary Movie 5 and Charlie Sheen came to her rescue. He actually gave her $100,000 to pay off her tax debt and although people thought that they were dating, he has stated that they were just friends. On the topic, he said that he "love[s] her, I respect her, and I've never laid a finger on her that wasn't on film." He was interested in mentoring her. "I have a kinship with somebody [Lohan] who clearly needs a mentor, whether she wants one or not. She can continue to hang out with her dress shredding club buddies or turn to me for some advice from a guy who's been down the road as well as every other side trail on the journey."
4 Kris Jenner And Jennifer Lawrence Are Hilarious
There is no more unlikely of a friendship than Jennifer Lawrence and Kris Jenner. How hilarious is this picture of them? Lawrence has always been obsessed with Keeping Up With the Kardashians and she actually had the opportunity to hang out with Kris Jenner.
Jenner even talked to Steve Harvey about the budding friendship.
“She had some time off and I invited her over for dinner,” Jenner explains of how the night unfolded. “We started having a few cocktails and we were having so much fun. And so you know, as girls do when they all get together, we ended up in my closet – looking at clothes and some stuff and she started trying some stuff on.”
3 Jennifer Aniston And Selena Gomez Have A Sweet Friendship
The two have the same management team, and that’s how they met, but it turned into a quick friendship that is so sweet. Gomez said to E! News, “We met through my management — they manage her as well — so it was kind of like a friendly meeting and instantly she’s, like, inviting me to her house.” They didn’t just bond over that either. “She has a pizza oven. Like, we’ve made pizzas at her house. She’s very cool and very sweet. She kind of gives me a lot of, like, maternal advice.” What a sweet friendship!
2 Helen Mirren And Russell Brand Really Bonded When Acting Togethere
Who would have thought that these two would ever be friends, but apparently, they have a fiery friendship!
The two of them worked together in the movie Arthur and apparently had great chemistry together.
He explained his relationship with Mirren as "...an intellectual tangle of emotions between a Dame and a vagabond. She is an incredible personality, very beautiful; ordinary when she needs to be, remarkable when required. I really love her and respect her tremendously.” It sounds a little more than a friendship, but we'll take Russell's words at face value.
1 Vince Vaughn And Robert Pattinson Are Best Buds
We would never have pictured these two together but here they are. The two have been seen on a few different occasion partying together and even had Joaquin Phoenix with them as well. There’s a 12 year age difference between them, but that didn’t seem to stop them from getting along. Vince was actually a shoulder to cry on when Robert Pattinson had to go through that whole cheating scandal with Kristen Stewart. At the time the couple had reconciled but it wasn’t long afterward that Pattinson broke up with her for good. Hopefully he got some good advice from his buddies.
Sources: People, Time, Billboard, Daily Mail, Marie Claire