Break out your friendship bracelets – this Sunday is National Best Friends Day! And no one knows the power of a great partner in crime like celebs. From co-hosting award shows to performing at each other’s wedding ceremonies, here are seven famous best friends who have managed to stay tight in Tinseltown.
Zach Braff and Donald Faison
It should come as no surprise that the actors who brought the song “Guy Love” to life are also best buds in real life – these two might actually take home the trophy for best celebrity friends ever. They hit it off while co-starring in the TV series Scrubs and have been famously inseparable ever since. Braff was a groomsman at Faison’s wedding and even claimed in a recent reddit chat that he and Faison should get credit for inventing the word “bromance.” And we’re inclined to agree.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
The best friends that mutate together…stay together? It seems to be true for these super talented best friends. They star on Broadway and in movies together, wear matching hats on their joint trips to NYC, and McKellen even married Stewart and his wife in September 2013. It’s safe to say this adorable duo is the very best of friends.
This should come as no surprise given the title of the sitcom that originally brought them together. After 10 seasons of co-starring on Friends, both actresses regularly credit the other for helping them through difficult times like Aniston’s divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005 and Cox’s split with David Arquette in 2013. These FBFFs also celebrate life’s happy occasions together like Aniston’s engagement and Cox’s television success with Cougar Town.
Acquaintances since childhood, this pair’s status as besties solidified when Barrymore asked Diaz to co-star in the remake of Charlie’s Angels in 2000. Now the duo can regularly be spotted on vacation together or simply palling around Hollywood style.
Swift and Gomez first connected while each dating a Jonas brother. While those romances didn't work out, a best friendship between the two singers did emerge. Inseparable ever since, Swift and Gomez can be spotted sitting next to each other at award shows or, more recently, on stage together. "To the person I could call at any time of day, who has been there no matter what... you absolutely KILLED IT tonight and everyone was so excited to see you," Swift wrote on Instagram after Gomez's surprised appearance.
Talk about a sleepover we want to be invited to – though you know these girls would freeze your bra. After meeting in an improv class in Chicago’s ImprovOlympic in 1993, the pair performed together often before finally joining forces on Saturday Night Live in 2001 and in Fey’s breakout hit Mean Girls in 2004. In 2013 and 2014, they co-hosted the Golden Globes in what were wildly considered to be two of the funniest awards shows ever. Fey even dedicated a chapter of her book, Bossypants, to her love of Poehler. What we mean to say is, they kind of like each other. And we are very okay with that.
The pair has been friends since they were teenagers, but it wasn’t until they filmed This Boy’s Life together in 1993 that their best friendship was cemented. They recently joined forces again in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. And when these blockbuster brofriends aren’t starring in movies together, you can usually find them courtside by side at a Lakers game.
From the Bio Archives: This article was originally published on June 6, 2014.