A lot of people think that all celebs know each other and hang out together all the time, which isn’t necessarily true. Lots of celebs have normal friends who aren’t even famous, some even manage to maintain childhood friendships. Keeping friendships with non-famous people keeps them grounded and humble. But of course, while they might not be thick as thieves with all of Hollywood, they do usually have a couple of celeb friends who understand the struggle of being hounded by paparazzi and the challenges that come with being famous. What’s surprising is that sometimes the celeb friends they become the closest with are not the ones you’d assume they’d have anything in common with. You know what they say, opposites attract. So let’s take a look at celebs who are closer than you think.
1. Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart
If you were asked to name Snoop Dog’s friends, never in a million years would you include Martha Stewart in that list, right? She’s the queen of classy dinner parties and the maker of the most elegant dishes, while Snoop is more about satisfying the munchies after getting high. Well, however unlikely it might seem, they actually get along very well. It all started when Snoop Dog was invited onto Martha’s show. They got along so well in fact that their friendship actually blossomed into the great show that is Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Be honest, you’re already Googling it.
2. Jay Z and Gwyneth Paltrow
Just saying their names in the same breath sounds weird and unnatural. One is a rap king and the other is a glamorous actress who’s really into yoga and healthy eating. What could they possibly talk about? But turns out they’ve met more than a decade ago and have been friends ever since. It’s weird, but hey, Hollywood is a weird place.
3. 50 Cent and Bette Midler
These two couldn’t possible be less alike. It’s almost like they live in completely different worlds. But surprisingly they’ve been friends for years now. Was it their involvement in a community garden restoration that brought them together? We’ll never know. But they’ve joked about collaborating on a project for a long time now and we really hope it happens some time. It would definitely be a very amusing thing to witness.
4. Courtney Cox and Ed Sheeran
It’s not everyday you hear that a young British singer and the star of FRIENDS are best friends. Especially these two. After all, Ed was just 14 when FRIENDS ended. He probably didn’t even watch FRIENDS when they were on TV for the first time. And sure, Courtney has starred in Cougar Town, but we never thought she would be like that in real life. We’re kidding, it’s not like that. While Courtney might be almost twice Ed’s age, they’re just really good friends. Ed even got to stay in her house for like three months when he was recording his album. Lucky guy! And since he’s friends with Courtney, he’s obviously friends with Jennifer Aniston too.