Thursday, January 7, 2016

Celebrities Who've Been Friends Since They Were Kids

The Fun Guys: Adam Levine and Jonah Hill

The Maroon 5 lead singer and "The Wolf of Wall Street" star grew up together in Los Angeles and have remained friends ever since. Jonah Hill's brother is Maroon 5's band manager, and Hill officiated Levine's glamorous Mexico wedding to supermodel Behati Prinsloo.

The Little Leaguers: John Krasinski and B.J. Novak

The two co-starred on "The Office," but their friendship began on a Little League team in Newton, Mass. In fact, John Krasinksi can credit B.J. Novak with giving him a career when Novak asked him to be in a sports satire during their senior year of college.

The L.A. Girls: Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler

They starred in "Dr. T & the Women" together, but had been friends long before. The two attended Crossroads High School together in Los Angeles and are the children of famous folks. (Goldie Hawn is Hudson's mother, and Steven Tyler is Liv Tyler's father.) Celebs all know each other, right?

The Bromance: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire

Long before the two Hollywood heartthrobs starred in "The Great Gatsby" together, the two met at an audition and their lifelong bromance was born.

"After I met Tobey at an audition, I felt like I wanted this guy to be my friend," Leonardo DiCaprio recalls in a joint interview with Maguire. " I remember driving back from school and he was doing 'Hot Rod Brown Class Clown' with Whoopi Goldberg outside Hollywood High. It was a high school. And I jumped out of my car in the middle of the scene, as they were shooting, practically. I was like, `Tobey! Tobey! Tobey! Give me your number.' He was like, 'Yeah, who are you again?'"

The Sisters From Other Misters: Maya Rudolph and Gwyneth Paltrow

The "Saturday Night Live" funny lady and the Goop founder have been buddies since they were 7 years old after their fathers, both graduates of Tulane University who moved to Los Angeles to have successful careers in Hollywood, introduced them. Gwyneth Paltrow dedicated her "SNL" monologue to Maya Rudolph when she hosted the show in 2001, and even shared their 5th grade photo on national TV.

The High School BFFs: Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman
Part of the so-called "Aussie Posse" of Australian actors who have taken Hollywood by storm, the two fair-haired starlets have known each other since high school and have remained besties ever since.

Nicole Kidman said of the friendship, "Naomi Watts and I are very, very good friends and have maintained that through so many things."

"I think that's rare," she adds.

The Frenemies: Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie

Long before the two Los Angeles natives co-starred in "The Simple Life" together, they were best childhood friends. But after the show ended, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie faced some rocky times and quickly changed from friends to frenemies. Hilton has recently been posting #tbt photos of her and Richie, the ultimate sign that a friendship is back on track.

The Roommates: Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake

The two Hollywood hotties started out on "The Mickey Mouse Club" together, with Justin Timberlake's mom even acting as Ryan Gosling's guardian for six months. The two were roommates and partners in crime, regularly pulling pranks on their "Mouse Club" co-stars, who included Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. The two have remained friends, though new dad Timberlake admits it's hard to keep up with Gosling because of the actor's busy film schedule.

The Supermodels: Tyra Banks and Kimora Lee Simmons

At just 17 years old, the two women became buddies while modeling for Chanel. Tyra Banks and Kimora Lee Simmons have remained friends ever since and were even together when they met Barack Obama, long before he became president.

The Playwrights: Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson may be Wes Anderson's go-to guy in many of his films, but their friendship runs deep. The two studied playwriting together at the University of Texas at Austin. They were roommates and even "teamed up" on a term paper. (And by teaming up, apparently that means Anderson wrote the paper.)

Hope the professor saved that one!


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