Nowadays, celebrities become celebrities for all sorts of reasons. Some reached celebrity status through a conventional route. That means they starred in a film, television show or they became the primary focus of a fashion campaign. Models can get quite popular too, especially if they are walking down the runway as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Other celebrities also became recognized because of their song or sport.
Meanwhile, there are celebrities who became famous just by being themselves and letting cameras capture their lives. These are the reality television stars and sometimes, trending social media personalities.
Regardless of the type of celebrity they are, all of them have one thing in common. That is, they all have an inner circle. This inner circle is typically made up of select family members. At the same time, it also features a number of friends. And over the years, these friends also become recognized just because they hang out with someone we already know. Check out our list to see what we mean.
20 Mario Dedivanovic
Mario Dedivanovic is Kim Kardashian West’s dedicated friend and makeup artist. Very recently, Dedivanovic received an Artist Achievement Award from the American Influencer Awards. And during a powerful acceptance speech, Dedivanovic made the decision to come out. He shared footage of his speech on Instagram with the caption “Finally free.”
19 Fai Khadra
If you often follow celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin, then you would probably have noticed that the girls have a special man friend. That is none other than Fai Khadra. According to Elle Australia, Khadra is a Palestinian model and musician who was raised in Dubai. He has twin sisters who are DJs and fashionistas, just like his famous friends.
18 Laura Simpson
Laura Simpson is none other than the BFF of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. Simpson and Lawrence have been friends for 10 years. A few years ago, Simpson attended the 2014 Oscars with her famous friend and experienced quite an adventure. According to E! News, “She got done up with professional hair, makeup, and styling and was able to come face-to-face with stars like Jessica Biel, she caught her dress on Jennifer Garner and offered Slim Jims out of her purse to Kerry Washington.”
17 Chris Appleton
Chris Appleton is a hairstylist and close friend of Kim Kardashian West. In fact, Appleton has been behind some of Kardashian West’s most fabulous hairstyles, whether she decided to remain brunette or go platinum blond. Aside from styling Kardashian West’s hair, Appleton’s other clients include Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lopez.
16 Brit Smith
Brit Smith, along with her sister Kara, happens to among the closest friends of actress Emma Roberts. According to E! News, the trio met after Roberts posted a photo from the Smith sister’s clothing line, Elkin. Upon seeing this, they decided to message Roberts and the three hit it off instantly. Today, they are the closest of friends and even spend a lot of time traveling together.
15 Lesley Patterson
Lesley Patterson is Miley Cyrus’ childhood best friend. In fact, Cyrus even mentioned Patterson’s name in the lyrics of her song “See You Again.” Unfortunately, Cyrus’ hectic life sometimes means that the two girls don’t get to hang out too frequently. Nonetheless, Patterson is always there when it matters most. According to E! News, Cyrus once posted their photos on Instagram and wrote, “My best friend Lesley said 'Oh she's just being Miley' !!!! sooooo glad my bestie since I was a littttttle BB made it to my #spotifyfansfirst #YoungerNow release party! Life is sooooo full circle !”
14 Anastasia Karanikolaou
Anastasia Karanikolaou often goes by the nickname Stassie. Karanikolaou has been a close friend of Kylie Jenner for years and in fact, the two even posts photos together on their social media pages. According to People, Karanikolaou also once told Paper, “If we don’t post a photo together for a week, everyone thinks there’s some sort of drama. But in reality, she’s like my sister, and I don’t think that will ever change.”
13 Jordyn Woods
As you know, Jordyn Woods is the popular ex-best friend for Kylie Jenner. In the past, Woods was always seen hanging out with Jenner and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Moreover, Woods also used to live with Jenner, making it easy to have a girl’s night anytime. However, the friendship between the two came to an abrupt end after it was discovered that Khloe Kardashian’s now-ex-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, was flirting with Woods at a party.
12 Abigail Anderson
Abigail Anderson is Taylor Swift’s ultimate bestie. According to E! News, the two women have been hanging out together since high school. And in fact, Swift’s hit “Fifteen” is a song about Anderson. Despite this, Anderson has no plans to capitalize on her fame by association. Instead, she is happily involved in veteran affairs in Nashville.
11 Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler is a longtime friend of pop star Justin Bieber. In fact, according to reports, Bieber and Butler have been friends since the boys were only seven years old. Moreover, Butler made a little appearance in Bieber’s music video for “One Time.” Today, Butler has 700,000 followers on Instagram. And he often posts photos of himself and Bieber hanging out together.
10 Corey Gamble
Before Corey Gamble entered the inner circle of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, we didn’t really know him at all. Today, Gamble remains family matriarch Kris Jenner’s dedicated boyfriend. In recent times though, it’s become clear that he’s had some friction with the momager’s kids. This was most evident during an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” where Gamble got caught in an argument with Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick over disciplining Penelope.
9 Harry Hudson
Harry Hudson is a musician who has had close ties with the Kardashian-Jenner clan ever since. It’s safe to say that Hudson rose to fame thanks to best friend Kylie Jenner. In fact, at one point, Hudson even starred in Jenner’s very own “Snapchat movie.” Over the years, Hudson battled late-stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. But fortunately today, he is already cancer-free.
8 Hrush Achemyan
Hrush Achemyan is an Armenian-American makeup artist who also hangs out with the Kardashian-Jenner family from time to time. In fact, Achemyan has even been spotted going on family vacations and appearing on the red carpet with the entire bunch. Of her famous friends, she once told People, “They are ultimate perfection in every single angle and every single light, and they are probably the kindest clients I’ve ever worked with.”
7 Malika Haqq
As you know, Malika Haqq and her twin sister, Khadijah, are arguably Khloé Kardashian’s closest friends. In fact, Haqq often appears on episodes of the Kardashian-Jennifer reality show. Meanwhile, she and her sister also made appearances on the show “Dash Dolls.” As an actress, Haqq has also starred in films such as “ATL,” “Sky High” “20 Years After,” and “Definitely Divorcing.”
6 Larsa Pippen
Larsa Pippen is often seen hanging out with fellow mom Kourtney Kardashian. Meanwhile, she’s also been seen posing and hanging out with the other Kardashian sisters. And in fact, she joined Kourtney and Khloé for a girl’s trip in October. However, it seems that Kardashian fans are not really huge fans of Pippen. Some are even questioning her constant presence around the women.
5 Allison Statter
You could say that Allison Statter is Kim Kardashian West’s ultimate BFF. In fact, in an “Inner Circle” video on her website and app, Kim explained, “I know I always say ‘my BFF,’ and I definitely have lots of them but Allison and I go way, way back. Allison is like the first person that I would call if there was like a huge family drama.” She added, “Like, before anyone.”
4 La La Anthony
La La Anthony is the ex-wife of NBA Player Carmelo Anthony and one of Kim Kardashian West’s closest friends. And when asked about her friendship with the reality star, Anthony told Meredith Vieira, “She’s always willing to help. If I’m working on a project, she goes ‘Who’s doing that? You want me to call them and tell them they should hire you?’ She’s very kind in that way. She’s a very good, good friend.”
3 Alexa Luria
Alexa Luria has been pop star Ariana Grande’s best friend since childhood. According to Luria, it was a P.E. teacher who had brought the girls together in the beginning. Since then, it’s safe to say that they haven’t left each other’s side. In recent times, Luria has also appeared in some of Grande’s work. Most prominently, she starred alongside the singer in the music video for “thank u, next.”
2 Jonathan Cheban
If you watch “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” regularly, then you may have noticed regular appearances from Kim Kardashian West’s BFF Jonathan Cheban. Cheban also happens to a successful publicist and his former business was even featured on the reality show “The Spin Crowd.” In recent years, Cheban has also made it clear that he’s a real foodie. In fact, last October, Cheban decided to legally change his name to Foodgod, according to People.
1 Sarah Howard
Sarah Howard is Kourtney Kardashian’s other BFF. According to reports, Kardashian and Howard have known each other since high school. Hence, there is a lot of trust in their relationship. And in fact, Howard has been made COO of Kardashian’s very own lifestyle brand, Poosh. Meanwhile, Howard is also behind the lifestyle blog Beauty Banter.
Sources: People, E! News, Elle Australia