7 Co-Stars Who Are Real Life Best Friends

Feb 13, 2021
09:12 P.M.
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Some actors are so good that we start to believe in their on-screen chemistry. It turns out that the connections are genuine between stars in several instances.


Movie and TV best friends inspire our friendships, so naturally, we become invested. As a result, it’s always a pleasant surprise when we learn that some on-screen relationships exist in real life.

There’s nothing better than a good old girl to girl connection, especially in competitive industries. See our list of lovely celebrity friendships that prove that life imitates art.

Rihanna and Cara Delevingne


The Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets co-stars met in 2013 and have been close ever since. Rihanna and Cara share a playful connection but can also lean on each other for emotional support.

“…we know we can just pick up the phone and unload on each other, and that we are always ready to listen or offer advice,”

Says Cara Delevingne

Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman


These stunning actresses only worked together once in 1991 but have stayed friends since then. Nicole expressed that she thinks their connection is rare, especially for two actresses in a grueling industry.

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams


The Stark sisters may have serious beef on-screen, but the pair is inseparable in real life. The best friends immediately bonded as they started on Game Of Thrones.

The pair openly displays their intimate connection, and they never shy away from praising each other. We are huge fans of this heartwarming twist to their on-screen character’s complicated relationship.

Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox


The Friends stars are friends in real life and have celebrated more than twenty years of friendship. Jennifer is Courtney’s daughter’s godmother, and Courtney was Jen’s maid of honor.

Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz


These Hollywood beauties have shared a close bond for over twenty years. Their connection is so strong that they even have a nickname for each other.

The duo calls each other 'huevos' as an inside joke for how they used to sleep all the time back in the day. Penelope even joined Ashton Kutcher to prank her best friend in a hilarious episode of Punk'd.

Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore


Cameron and Drew met as teens and forged a friendship instantly. Their bond only grew closer as they worked together in the girl power centered Charlie’s Angels movies, alongside Lucy Liu.

The pair’s friendship has lasted through decades and even after Cameron’s acting retirement. You can see the duo spending time together on Drew’s Instagram page.

Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams


Busy and Michelle met on the set of the teen drama series, Dawson Creek. The friends have been attached since then and even accompany each other to red carpets.

“She’s proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man! That’s the love of my life right there.”

Says Michelle Williams