Regardless of whether you’re a celebrity or a regular Joe, you’ll find that maintaining your friendships gets increasingly harder as you get older. Like, really hard! You see coworkers and even the mail man more than you see your besties from college or high school. Distance, time constraints and busy schedules can make it difficult to keep in touch, but these celebs overcame all obstacles and remained bosom buddies.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND TOBEY MAGUIRE
Tobey and Leo met a quarter of a century ago when they first spotted each other at an audition. The second time Leo met Tobey, the former “Spiderman” star didn’t remember who he was. But Leo knew in his gut that he and Tobey were meant to be good friends, and decades later, Leo is still caught in Tobey’s web.
JENNIFER ANISTON AND COURTENEY COX
Friends support each other through thick and thin, and no one knows this better than these two, who played besties on the show “Friends” and became very close, especially after their divorces from David Arquette (Cox) and Brad Pitt (Aniston), cause no one told them “life was gonna be this way”.
KIM KARDASHIAN AND NICOLE RICHIE
Future reality TV star Kim K., met Nicole, who’s Lionel Richie’s daughter, when they were both 12 years old. Since then, the two have been besties, despite some occasional (and alleged) arguments. But then again, what kind of friends don’t argue and make up, especially when you’re in the spotlight?
MEL GIBSON AND ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
The two actors met in 1990 where they co-starred on Air America. Not only did they play pals onscreen, but became buddies in real life. Gibson helped Robert recover from drug and alcohol addiction, and in turn, Robert helped Mel get through a rather scandalous divorce.
SANDRA BULLOCK AND RYAN REYNOLDS
Although both seemed like the perfect match when they starred in the film “The Proposal” in 2009, both have remained very good friends, and only friends, despite what you hear out there. In fact, Sandra is such a pal, that she tries to be present at most of Ryan’s movie premieres to show her support.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND WOODY HARRELSON
These well known actors have had plenty of roles in Hollywood, but their best role to date is that of their mutual friendship, which is more similar to two brothers than just friends. Hell, they even look a bit like each other.
BEYONCE KNOWLES AND KELLY ROWLAND
The history between these two singers goes way back, even further than when they sang together as part of Destiny’s Child. Bey and Kelly had actually grown up together and to this day, they have managed to remain a part of each other’s lives.
MATT DAMON AND BEN AFFLECK
Matt and Ben are childhood buddies, and the tabloids claim that they’re allegedly more than that. But one thing’s for sure, they work well together. Want proof? Check out “Good Will Hunting (1997) which won them several awards. No matter where Ben is, Matt is never far behind.
ROBERT PATTINSON AND TOM STURRIDGE
These two have known each other since they were 12 and have often been seen hanging out at a bar or a park and having a good time. In fact, they’re so close, that not even rumors that hinted that Tom was with Kristen while still dating Rob was enough to ruin their friendship. Hey! Haters gonna hate!
SELENA GOMEZ AND DEMI LOVATO
The song “I Love you” must have really made an impression on Selena and Demi when they met on the show “Barney & Friends” when they were both 7. But despite having a major fall out down the line, they overcame their difficulties and proved that friendship and love is stronger than hate.