12 Celebrities Who Define Best Friendship Goals

These dynamic duos show us what it means to be a true friend.

Courteney and Jen, Matt and Ben...best friendships are perhaps the most enduring relationships in Hollywood. There are co-stars-turned-confidantes, former flames that decided to stay friends, and, of course, the beloved bromances. Beyond the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, our favorite actors and actresses reveal the importance of finding a true connection off-camera. If you have a best friend who has helped you navigate life’s ups and downs, you can relate to these celebs’ friendships. To celebrate National Best Friend Day, here are the most adorable friendship quotes from the celebrities about their other halves.

1

Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps

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“I’m so in love with her. She’s proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man! That’s the love of my life right there.” Michelle Williams


2

Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman

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“We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time. That history binds you. We have a strong respect and love for one another.” Naomi Watts


3

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart

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“We became friends on X-Men. Ian loves talking about it. There are so many parallels in our careers and our lives…but he was successful and became a star immediately. I saw him and I was amazed, overwhelmed by the quality of his work. I started our relationship as a fan.”Patrick Stewart



4

Mindy Kaling and B. J. Novak

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“I will freely admit: My relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell. He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend. I guess you could describe our relationship as ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.” Mindy Kaling


5

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

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“I’ve known him for 35 years, and we grew up together. We were both in love with the same thing—acting and filmmaking. I think we fed on each other’s obsession during really formative, important years and that bonded us for life.” Matt Damon


6

Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush

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“I think, underneath, there was an understanding between the two of us, like, ‘We’re in this to win it.’ And we’ve got all these male bosses telling us how teenage girls should act and feel, and we’ve got all these different variables coming at us. And I think now, as grown-up women, we can look back, the same way Brooke and Peyton could, and be like, ‘Man, we survived some stuff together, huh?’ And that’s a good feeling. I think when you’re in the trenches with someone, whether you agree with each other at the time or not, once you’re past it, there’s a bond there you can’t deny.” Hilarie Burton



7

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

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“People think of us as a ‘comedy team’ and I am not quick to correct them. Why wouldn’t I want to connect myself to the fiercest and most talented voice in the comedy world?” Amy Poehler


8

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

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“There’s absolutely no judgment in Court. You’ll never feel scolded. She’s extremely fair, ridiculously loyal and fiercely loving.” Jennifer Aniston


9

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

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“I remember talking backstage during those VMAs. I was totally nervous and you were nervous and we both ended up having good night. We’re good luck to each other—like each other’s rabbit foots.” Jimmy Fallon



10

Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz

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“She’s one of my best friends. We call each other huevos [eggs]. It was because when we were working together, we didn’t have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now. So it was a way to call each other lazy.” Penelope Cruz


11

Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham

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“Eva is beautiful inside and out. She does so much for other people. And she is so much fun. I love hanging out with Eva. She is such a sweetheart.” Victoria Beckham


12

Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore

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“We’ve been in this industry for a really long time together, and that’s a feat. To have people that you’ve known for that long, those are real relationships, real friendships. We’ve gone through a lot in life together.” Cameron Diaz