Michelle Williams brought close friend – and fellow “Dawson’s Creek” alum – Busy Philipps to a recent screening of her drama “Manchester By The Sea.” Speaking at the screening, she couldn’t help but gush about her best friend, sharing, “She’s proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man!”
We’re all for the positive power of female friendships here at ENTITY, so in honor of Williams’ kind words, here are five other celebrity BFFS who inspire us.
These two met in the ’90s at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic, later becoming favorites as the first female co-anchors of “Saturday Night Live” sketch “Weekend Update.”
Fey and Poehler would go on to star in hilarious comedies together such as “Mean Girls” (2004), “Baby Mama” (2008) and “Sisters” (2015). And both landed their own, successful NBC series while the network was revered for its jewel of a comedy block – which included shows such as “Parks and Recreation” – led by Poehler, “30 Rock” – led by Fey, “The Office” and “Community.”
And if not for their feminist, hilarious characters, then Fey and Poehler are likely most beloved for their co-hosting of the Golden Globes, which they did in 2013, 2014 and 2015 to great acclaim. Their first run as America’s favorite hosts boasted 20 million viewers, a 17 percent rise from the previous year.
One of the most famous female celebrity friendships has to be Winfrey and King. The two have been friends since they worked together at a local Baltimore TV station in the ’70s and constantly flaunt their enviable BFF-ship on social media and in appearances, despite being hounded by rumors that they are a couple. Winfrey is godmother to all of King’s children.
Winfrey, who has been linked to businessman Stedman Graham since 1986, brushes off the rumors, maintaining she would never choose to hide who she was if that were the case. Instead, she lovingly described King as “the mother I never had.”
Speaking through tears to Barbara Walters, she called King the “sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person.” The pair have worked together through Winfrey’s phenomenal career, with King hosting shows on OWN and holding a position as editor of O Magazine.
King later told USA Today that she was surprised and moved by Winfrey’s comments, as they do not often express their love for each other. They simply know it’s there, King explained, adding, “It just is.”
Aniston and Cox became friends after playing best friends – and roommates – on one of the most popular TV comedy series ever, “Friends.” And the duo have remained close since the end of the series in 2004.
Aniston was named godmother to Cox and ex David Arquette’s daughter Coco in 2005 and the two have celebrated a number of holidays and special occasions together. Cox’s fiancé Johnny McDaid even popped the question during a dinner party at pal Aniston’s house.
Back in 2014 Aniston gushed to More magazine about their friendship, sharing, “I’ve slept in her guest bedroom a lot. Without giving away too much of my private stuff, all I can say is she’s been there for me through thick and thin.”
These two have been close friends since they began auditioning as actresses, musing that their relationship lasts because they connected before they found fame. They starred together as a bank-robbing duo in 2006 film “Bandidas.” And when she appeared as Allure’s cover model for the January 2014 issue, Cruz couldn’t help but gush about Hayek.
“She’s one of my best friends,” she said, adding, “We call each other huevos [eggs] … 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.”
Cruz also revealed, “We slept in the same bed so many times and it was like she was always trying to wake me up and call me huevos.”
Kidman and Watts went to school together at North Sydney Girls’ High School in Australia and have been friends ever since. They auditioned together as teenagers and Kidman even helped Watts score a role in 1991 drama “Flirting.”
And Elle reported that after Kidman became the first Australian actress to win an Oscar in 2003 for her role in “The Hours,” Watts was one of the first people she called to celebrate.
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