Justin has made friends with countless celebs since he shot to fame in 2009. It would have been really easy for him to get caught up in a new Hollywood circle and lose touch with his friends back home — but they’re still his BFFs!
Lots of celebs drop their old friends when they become famous, but not Justin Bieber! Even with so many people clamoring for his attention, pop’s biggest star hasn’t lost sight of who his real friends are. That’s no easy task in Hollywood, and I applaud him for it!
“I don’t let anybody close to me,” he reveals in the May cover story. “I just rock with my old friends, Ryan and Chaz. I’m happy with the friends that I have.”
Ryan Butler and Chaz Somers knew Justin back when he was just a kid performing covers of popular R&B songs in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. Not only has Justin not forgotten them since then, he also generously shares his wealth without thinking twice about it!
Justin says giving Ryan a white mustang convertible as a Christmas gift seemed only fitting.
“Ryan’s been my best friend since I was really little,” he told Seventeen. “He just got his license and didn’t have a car to drive.”
Justin is tight with some of the biggest names in the music industry — Usher, Lil Wayne, Drake — and let’s not forget that time he got really friendly with Kim Kardashian! He could have let all the attention go to his head, but instead he’s stayed incredibly grounded.
The fact that Justin has kept his close-knit circle of childhood friends while his star continues to rise shows that even in the pop music world, you can be successful AND stay true to who you are!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Justin Bieber the most down-to-earth celeb in Hollywood?
– Kaydi Poirier
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