These famous celebrities are coupled up, but not romantically: they’re totally best friends. These unlikely duos, like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay Z, are friends til the end — even if it seems a little odd.
It’s hard to imagine how celebs like Russell Brand, 40, and Helen Mirren, 70, even met! But friendship knows no boundaries; when you find your bestie, you’re stuck with them through thick and thin. Click through to see more pics of unlikely friendships!
Can you believe that Serena Williams, 34, and Colton Haynes, 27, are best friends? The tennis champion and the Arrow star have known each other for a long time, although it’s not clear how they met. On October 5, the duo were spotted having fun in the sun while tubing down the San Marco River in Texas. Love it!
Gwyneth Paltrow, 43, and ex-husband Chris Martin, 38, (before the conscious uncoupling) were best buddies with Jay Z, 45, and Beyonce, 34. Gwyneth still hangs with the superstar couple — one of the most puzzling friendships in the world. What do you suppose Gwyneth and Jay talk about? New posts on GOOP? What Kanye West is really like?
We kind of love that Russell and Helen are friends. The two actors hit it off while filming Arthur in 2011, and Russell has called Helen beautiful, and said that “I really love her and I respect her tremendously.” What a gentleman! Helen is one of the sassiest broads in the world; it makes sense that she’d get along famously with totally sarcastic Russell, doesn’t it?
HollywoodLifers, who do you think has the most surprising friendship? Tell us in the comments and take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson